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Wheel of Wonders

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Brace for an encounter with mighty heroes and wild creatures on the slot from Push Gaming. Wheel of Wonders is taking you back in time to ancient Mesopotamia in a highly volatile quest to discover hidden treasures across six dynamic reels. Scoring wins will build them up to 46,656 ways along with awarding instant prizes and other valuable rewards from three Ancient Wheels. Expand the reels to the full size and revel from the top as you enter the free spins with unlimited progressive multipliers and retriggers from the Wheel of Wonders that can lead to wins of up to 47,233 times your bet.

Update 15th October 2020: Wheel of Wonders will be pre-released on 28th October 2020 as an exclusive at Casumo Casino. It will go global as scheduled on 12th November 2020.

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20 no-deposit spins + 100% up to €300
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Deposit Bonus20 no-deposit spins + 100% up to €300
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No Deposit Offer20 Bonus Spins on Book of Dead
Bonus availableValid until further notice
Time to meet requirements6 months
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OperatorCasumo Services Limited
MGA licenceMGA/B2C/217/2012
Max bet size€5 or 0.50 per bet line
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Deposit bonusNo limits
ExtrasN/A
No deposit max cashoutN/A
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Deposit Bonus30 X Dep. & Bonus
Free spins30 X Bonus
ForfeitableYES
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Slot Details

Wheel of Wonders is a dynamic video slot in a 6×3 format with 729 ways as default. Throughout the gameplay, the grid can increase up to a 6×6 size with 46,656 ways. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can venture into the ancient world on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high if not extreme volatility with an RTP of 96.50%.

The reel journey on Wheel of Wonders is taking you to a faraway desert with ruins from an ancient temple in the background. A few scattered greens are remnants of the time when the place a sprawling oasis. A majestic game window is planted into the hot sand with three Ancient Wheels on top that will play a significant role during your desert adventure, all under the watchful eye of Gilgamesh. Admittedly, I had to look up the pay symbol list to find the name and then google to find out who he was. An ancient superhero in Mesopotamian mythology. Rounding off this short history lesson is a heart-wrenching soundtrack with oriental elements and increasingly dramatic crescendos once the reels start expanding.

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The pay symbols start at the low end with crafted stone blocks carrying card royals from J through to A, awarding 1x to 2x your stake for a single six of a kind. They are followed by more elaborate stone icons with wheels, battle axes, ancient vases and lion paws. The top symbols are snakes, eagles and lions. A six of a kind will yield 5x to 50x your bet. A bust of Gilgamesh is the wild symbol, performing the usual substitution duties. There are no scatters on this slot.

Wheel of Wonders Slot Features

Push Gaming is not your standard slot developer who will release a new game on a weekly basis but when they do, it is always something special. Cue in Jammin’ Jars, Razor Shark or Mystery Museum. Each has distinct pay and reel mechanics that combine high volatility with mega win potential. Wheel of Wonders fits well into that category, peaking at a staggering 47,233x stake in test simulations. Theoretically, a base game spin can yield over 115,000x while the free spins round is virtually unlimited. Well, let’s see what secrets we can uncover on this reel expedition to the desert.

Wheel of Wonders Reel Expansion

Core to the gameplay are the dynamic reels and the cascading symbol mechanic. Each spin will start in a 6×3 format with 729 ways to win and three extra rows at the top covered by broken stone pieces. Landing a win will set it all in motion, removing all symbols from a combo and opening a random position in the covered area; thus gradually increasing the number of ways to win up to a maximum 6×6 size with 46,656 ways. One position will be uncovered for every win on a cascade, e.g. hitting a 3-of-a-kind As and a 4-of-a-kind Ks in the same cascade will open two positions.

New symbols will then tumble into the empty spaces and hitting another winner will repeat the process and uncover additional positions. Keep an eye on the Ancient Wheels at the top of the game window as each uncovered position is collected. Completing the extra rows will award one spin on the Ancient Wheel with extra prizes and modifier features. The reels are reset at the end of every base game spin.

Wheel of Wonders Ancient Wheel feature

The Ancient Wheel spin is stored until no more wins occur after a cascade. The screen darkens and a wheel with 16 segments appears, containing a range of rewards and modifiers. It will spin once to award one of the prizes based on how many rows have been uncovered.

  • One Row uncovered – Wheel Level 1: Random coin win from 1x – 5,000x bet, random win multiplier between x2 and x10 or one of three modifiers – Restore, Embellish, Transmute
  • Two Rows uncovered – Wheel Level 2: Random coin win from 1x – 5,000x bet, random win multiplier between x2 and x10 or one of four modifiers – Restore, Embellish, Renovate, Transmute
  • Three Rows uncovered – Wheel Level 3: Random coin win from 1x – 5,000x bet, random win multiplier between x2 and x10 or one of four modifiers – Restore, Embellish, Renovate, Transmute

Landing on coins wins or bet multipliers will end the spin sequence once they are awarded. Hitting one of the feature segements will instantly trigger the modifier and apply it to the current spin. Scoring a win due to the modifier will keep the spin sequence going and cascades coming until no new wins occur or the full 6×6 size is reached. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Restore: A random number of covered positions are opened up and symbols cascade into created spaces, leading potentially to new wins.
  • Embellish: The symbol with most instances in view is upgraded to a higher-value symbol.
  • Transmute: A random number of symbols in view are transformed into wilds.
  • Renovate: Each low-value symbol in view is upgraded to a separate mid or high-value symbol. The upgrades can result in the same symbol.

Wheel of Wonders Free Spins

Uncovering all reel positions within a single spin sequence will trigger the Wheel of Wonders feature followed by a Free Spins round. The wheel has again three levels, based on whether you triggered the feature with an Ancient Wheel still stored. The Wheel of Wonders will spin once to award a win multiplier for your free spins. This can range from x2 to x20 from level one to level three. Upgrades to the top level can be won from the lower level wheels.

Once the win multiplier has been awarded, you will be heading into the bonus round with initially 5 Free Spins. The feature is played on the fully expanded reel set with 46,656 ways and the won multiplier from the Wheel of Wonders. Scoring a number of cascading wins within a single free spin will retrigger the Wheel of Wonders for additional win multipliers and also award extra free spins.

  • Bronze Wheel of Wonders Retrigger: Awarded for 5 cascading wins within a single free spin.
  • Silver Wheel of Wonders Retrigger: Awarded after 9 cascading wins within a single free spin.
  • Gold Wheel of Wonders Retrigger: Awarded after 15 cascading wins within a single free spin.

The activated Wheel of Wonders will appear and spin once to award an additional win multiplier, which will be added to the current one. Plus, the Bronze, Silver and Gold Wheels will retrigger +2, +3 and +5 free spins respectively, no limits.

Final Verdict

Well, if there ever was an exhilarating rollercoaster reel journey to abandoned temple ruins in a forlorn desert, Wheel of Wonders clearly ranks at the top. The slot is beautifully designed with stunning graphics and smooth animations that give the entire gameplay a suspenseful yet seamless flow. The volatility felt sky-high in our rest runs but we scored rather easily a few wins exceeding 200x bet in the base game alone. Add the multiplier in the free spins and the potential reel treasures could be just as endless as the sand in the desert.

Last Update: 15th October 2020


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