WoW! Who knew Microgaming was so intent on building a full series of poker machines when the original Wheel of Wealth was launched years ago? There are now four editions to the brand’s WoW Pokies, including the classic 3-reel version, the 5-reel Multi-Player version, the ‘Free Spirit‘ (horse-themed) version, and the Wheel of Wealth Special Edition Pokies that we’ll be talking about today.
The Special Edition of Wheel of Wealth is another 5 reel game featuring the same bonus prize wheel as the rest of its WoW Pokies cousins. It’s a fruit-filled reel spinner with a max payout of 10,000 coins and just enough features to keep the average player entertained.
Wheel of Wealth Special Edition Review
Wheel of Wealth SE is a 5 reel, 25 payline game with sharp graphics that stand out all the more vibrantly against a pitch-black background. Symbols include affluent items, like planes, sports cars, gold bars, diamonds and piles of cash, as well as low-paying fruit symbols like apples, oranges, grapes, cherries, limes and watermelons.
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The Wheel of Wealth logo is the Wild. It won’t spread or expand across the reels, but when it replaces another standard symbol to create a paying combination, it will deliver a 2x multiplier on those winnings. Lining up 5 WoW Wilds on a single, active payline will dish up the game’s largest base-game payout of 10,000x the line bet.
The $ Coin is a Scatter, but not the type of scatter most of us are used to. Its only function is delivering Scatter Pays, worth up to 200x the total bet with 5 on the screen. Unfortunately, there’s no free spins feature in Wheel of Wealth Special Edition Pokies. The only “free spin” found here occurs when the game’s namesake feature is triggered.
The wheel symbol that reads “Bonus” will activate a Pick Me bonus round called Reel Bonus when 3 or 4 line up on an active payline. It’s not a scatter, so you’ll need to land them left to right. Players can earn up to 2,000 coins (8x total bet) during the Reel Bonus feature. If you happen to strike all 5 Bonus symbols on a line, it triggers the Wheel of Wealth Feature.
When the Wheel of Wealth game activates, the screen changes to show a multi-colored, multi-slotted prize wheel. Spinning the wheel can award anywhere from 200 to 10,000 coins, (up to 40x total bet).
WoW Pokies SE – Final Thoughts
The bonus game payouts in Wheel of Wealth Special Edition Pokies are, honestly, disappointing. I would think a game with no free spins and a wheel bonus could do better than 40x the total bet. However, the base game paytable is surprisingly than generous – especially compared to some of Microgaming’s 243 Ways machines.
Lining up 5 alike fruit symbol can pay anywhere from 50x to 100x the line bet, and that’s just the lower paying symbols. Players can collect up to 750x for planes, 500x for cars, 300x for diamonds, 250x for gold bars and 200x for cash stacks.
All in all, Wheel of Wealth Special Edition Pokies is, at the least, an entertaining game. The Wheel bonus doesn’t hit often, but the Reel Bonus feature triggers frequently enough. I’ve never struck it rich on this game, but I do enjoy playing it from time to time.