Wheel of Fortune Ultra 5 Reels
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$1.00 - $20.00
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Triple Wheeled Action with a Refreshed Design
Ultra 5 Reels is another huge slot from IGT. It is multi-station, with players sharing 3 large mechanical bonus wheels. In terms of both game-play and design, this is an updated version of ‘Triple Extreme Spin’. This time the video screen reels look curved, giving a slightly 3D effect. There is also a different way of assigning pointers when you do hit the bonus wheels.
Progressive jackpot prizes are a big draw for Wheel of Fortune slots. Ultra 5 Reels has a huge progressive which is linked between different casinos. This gives you the opportunity to hit literally life-changing money on any spin. You’ll also find an on-reel game involving up to 5 mini wheels.
5 Curved Reels with 30 Win-Lines
One area this slot differs from Triple Extreme Spin is in the reel setup. Instead of diamond-shaped reels, you get a regular 5-reel, 3 rows setup. These looks unusual, with the curved design and vivid purple colouring. There are 30 win-lines in play (those can’t be adjusted). Each spin will cost you 50 credits. That covers all 30 lines, plus 20 coins to enable the features. Bet multipliers of up to 10x are available.
Fruits and Coloured 7’s: Line Wins
Higher paying symbols are 7’s in 4 different colours. Keeping the tradition of slots over the years, the red ones give you the biggest prize. You will also find white, blue and green ones.
Smaller wins come from fruit symbols. Cherries, grapes, pairs and oranges can be found on the reels.
You will find wild symbols in play. These are simply substitute for the regular symbols, and do not have their own line win attached. As usual, wilds do not substitute for the special bonus symbols.
Spin Mini-Wheels with Special Scatter Symbols
If you hit 3 of the special scatter / wheel symbols anywhere in view, you get to play a quick-fire bonus game. This involves up to 5 wheels spinning, each one awards a cash prize. This does not need any intervention. The wheels spin (with a classic clicking sound) one at a time. Your prize is then added together at the end. Prizes are on the smaller side, though you will hit this feature more often than the main wheel bonus game.
Spin 3 Wheels for Cash Prizes: The Main Ultra 5 Reels Bonus Game
There are special bonus symbols which appear on the middle 3 reels – and you need all 3 to trigger the main bonus game.
This does involve the 3 huge mechanical reels, though first you’ll need to spin a special 3-reel slot. Pointers will be awarded for each of the wheels, with up to 3 pointers possible. This can give you a lot more chances to win.
Next you press to spin the main wheels. These all spin at the same time, enhancing the overall immersive feel of this slot. All the wheels show credit amounts, with some of these being on the large side. Your wins are totalled, and then your bet multiplier is applied at the end.
Linked Progressive Jackpot
Like with all the Wheel of Fortune slots, a big draw is that you can win a huge progressive on any spin. You will see this above the upper screen. It can reach 7 figures and is usually in the higher 6-figure range.
To win, you’ll need to line up the special Wheel of Fortune symbols on an active win-line.
Ultra 5 Reels is a very recent slot and uses the latest video-screen technology to make your Wheel of Fortune experience immersive. There are several reminders of the long history of these slots. Those include the game-show style sequences, where a hostess congratulates you on your wins. There are also crowd noises, and of course that shouted ‘Wheel-of-Fortune!’ when you trigger the bonus.
I like the design of the reels. These are like a futuristic version of the traditional 3-reel games, with plenty of shifting colours and smooth animations.
Is Ultra 5 Reel the Ultimate Wheel of Fortune Slot?
You’ll find graphics which are as good as anything on the casino floor with this game – which is loud, brash and deliberately over the top! While the game-play is very similar to the other triple wheel game, the design is definitely an improvement.
With a progressive jackpot, on-reels mini-game and triple wheel spin bonus round, there is plenty to keep you entertained.