When players are spinning the reels of a slot game, it is akin to spinning the iconic Wheel of Fortune. It’s why so many players play slot games, to begin with, because while they’re hoping to have some fun, they’re also aiming to spin their way to a fortune.
Precious stones are always associated with fortunes and riches, and they’re very much the star of the show in this IGT release. As you will gather from the name of the slot, Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds focuses on one precious stone, in particular, the emerald, with everything themed around it.
On loading Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds, it's immediately obvious that this is a game taking a simple but effective approach. It's not a slot with layers and layers of detail, but it really hones on the emerald in all forms, which will be great for those who like shiny things.
Players can get the reels spinning in this IGT slot from 0.75, and there is an upper betting limit of 30.00, which will attract those with a bit more to spend. There are also multiple jackpots to aim for, which is sure to be a big draw for players.
The regular icons in Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds begin with royals, which are 10, J, Q, K and A, and pay up to 50x. There are then the three emerald icons – a broach, a ring and an emerald stone. They can pay up to 200x, and because they feature emeralds, they are in keeping with the theme.
As well as the regular icons in the base game, there are several special symbols, including a wild, treasure chest, scatter and free spins logo. In typical fashion, the wild icon has the power to substitute for other regular symbols on the reels to help form winning combinations.
The Wheel Bonus is one of the first features to play through in Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds, but to get it started, players will need a combination of the Wheel of Fortune scatter icon on reel 1, and the Treasure Chest scatter on any of the reels apart from reel 5.
Where the wheel stops and the indicator points is the prize that the player will win, it’s also possible in this scenario for the indicator to land on a jackpot wedge. And, if that wasn’t enough, multipliers can also come into play here.
Free spin icons landing simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 will lead to ten free spins. And it’s a feature that can be retriggered, and the Ca$hLink 2 Feature can also play a part too. The Ca$hLink 2 Feature in the free spins bonus round will combine the total value of prizes displayed on the Coin scatters.
During most of the features, it’s possible to trigger the Nudging Wilds and Coins feature, allowing players to nudge reels up to three positions up and down. And, for anyone who likes a jackpot, there are give up for grabs – Mini, Minor, Major, Mega and Grand, usually via the Ca$hLink 2 Feature.
IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds may look basic from the outside looking in, but when you dig a little deeper, there are some excellent features to enjoy, with some great winning potential, especially with five fixed jackpots in tow.
David Winter is our in-house casino aficionado with over 10-years experience in the industry. Having written for several major casino groups in the UK and Europe, we are proud to have snagged him for ourselves. He’s been with us for six years now and writes about all our upcoming slots and our casino strategy guides.