Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland? It is because they had not invented airplanes yet. And what do you call a fake Irish stone? It’s called a Shamrock!
Alright. Enough with the St Patrick’s day jokes and back to our domain, where we are anticipating a few releases to go with the celebrations come the 17th. The first to cross our path is Wishing Wheel from iSoftBet, where they have gone for a re-skin of Hot Spin Deluxe, which was a remake or rather an improvement of the original (Hot Spin). In that case, let’s see how well this tried-and-tested mechanic plays out amidst leprechauns, shamrocks, and the like.
Play Wishing Wheel For Free- Mobile & PC
We are heading into St. Paddy’s Day in style with the new one from iSoftBet! Play Wishing Wheel for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- RTP Percentage: 96%
- Volatility: High
- Default Layout: 5×3
- Default Bet Range: €0.2-20
- Wild Substitutions
- Wishing Wheel Bonus (6 Special Features)
- All Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS, Linux, Windows, Blackberry OS., etc.
- All Browsers: Chrome, Opera, Mozilla, Chromium, Edge, Explorer, etc.
- Tech: HTML5
Slot Details: Skin, Algorithm Stats, Paytable, & Basic Rules
The first glance is all you need to determine that Wishing Wheel is a clone. Well, unless you haven’t come across Hot Spin deluxe. There is the same 5×3 grid, which comes with an enlivening attachment on the side, which we will come to later. The only change is the imagery, which virtually everyone will find more entertaining, especially now when we are looking forward to St. Patrick’s day fun.
Backing an entertaining theme is a reliable set of dependable stats. Those are one, A Return to Player percentage that sits on the average mark at 96%, and two, a high volatility setting. That said, anticipate a spinning session where dead and low win spins last a while only for a big win to patch up the damage caused.
Playable with bets ranging from 0.20 to 20 Euros, Wishing Wheel pays for all combinations that contain identical symbols lined up from the leftmost reel. While the premium (pot of gold) requires at least two, the rest require at least three for a payout. A golden coin acts as the wild to help complete combinations by taking the place of regulars.
Wishing Wheel Bonus
Three appearances of the wishing wheel symbol on the reels will activate the wheel at the side of the grid. It spins to award up to 15 free spins with one special feature active. Let’s discuss the special features, all of which will be presented playfully by the leprechaun at the top of the grid.
1. Mystery Pipe
Six, eight, or twelve grid positions spawn an identical symbol.
2. Rainbow Wilds
Five, seven, or ten positions on the grid will turn wild.
3. Mega Reels
The first to third reel or the second to the fourth will become one giant reel.
4. Shamrock Sync
Two to three reels spin together to reveal the same result.
5. Rainbow Reels
Up to three reels turn wild.
Probably the most exciting, the named feature turns the entire playing area into one giant symbol. All you can do is cross your fingers and hope that you land the premium.
Random Wishing Wheel
The wishing wheel can activate on a random base game spin, awarding one of the special features discussed above. A multiplier of up to x10 can also be revealed and be applied to the resulting win.
Wishing Wheel- Our Verdict
Wishing Wheel is one of those where the re-skin feels better than the original. We mean, everything from the naming of the features to how they play out seem natural, not to mention the boosted entertainment value, which for the most part is brought about by the playful leprechaun. On the re-skin quality, this is easily a 10/10.