One more Wheel of Fortune slot machine is being released, this time the version being called Hawaiian Getaway. It’s clear what the inspiration for this game show themed slot has been for IGT. The Wheel has been extremely popular as a feature, even in slots which are not necessarily inspired by it directly, and I’m sure this title will be fun as well. Let’s go in and make sure though, shall we?
IGT decided to go with a 5 reels/25 lines setup for Hawaiian Getaway. The game has its respins and the 5x multipliers which come with them, stacked symbols, Wheel Bonus features and even a jackpot which will give you a prize of 1,000x the stake ($250,000).
Betting and Prizes
While you have to activate the 25 lines of the game, you will find that they’re not that expensive, if you decide to keep things to the minimum level. The wagers will start from just $0.50, and those with a bolder strategy can end up spending up to $250 each round.
On the prize side, you have a fixed jackpot that’s worth as much as 1,000x the bet, so you can win $250,000 that way. Even the regular wins could prove fun, particularly if you get the multipliers of up to 5x to give you a helping hand.
Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway Slot Features
Wheel of Fortune: Hawaiian Getaway will give you a lot feature wise, and the options available are not boring ones, so I’ll give IGT that at least, they don’t make boring content.
Many of the symbols you see in the game will land stacked, though the size may vary. A Re-Spin feature can be triggered, should 3+ adjacent stacks cover multiple reels. This is the Big Kahuna feature, and it uses up to 5x multipliers for the re-spins which come in, while trying to get additional matching symbols.
The wild is in the game as well, a valuable feature which you may use to create new winning combinations. The only requirement is for the symbol to appear just where it’s needed, or it’s no good to you.
Given the name, it’s obvious that the Wheel of Fortune is going to be the main attraction in this slot. Hawaiian Getaway has its own Wheel Bonus that it triggers, provided that you get 6+ Bonus icons anywhere in view and in a paid spin. One spin of the wheel is provided, and from it you can win cash prizes, the Jackpot Bonus, free spins or the frenzy option.
Frenzy is going to give you 2 to 6 additional points on the wheel, with multiplier prizes and extra bonus features. The free spins are self-explanatory, and you get 10 rounds from them, and then you can retrigger them, plus you can get the Big Kahuna Re-Spin to activate and bring its 5x multipliers. Another potential result can be the Jackpot Bonus, which can pay 1,000x the stake at most.
Theme & Design
It’s partly a Hawaii inspired design, and it has its Wheel of Fortune connection as well. The two work well together, and you end up with a decent looking slot which has as its symbols images of the Wheel, of flowers, posters and Royals. The symbols land stacked inside.
You have the features and the 1,000x jackpot to thank for making this slot machine an interesting one to most players. IGT gives us a decent new slot machine in the Wheel of Fortune franchise.