Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
When it comes to game shows there have been few that have caused the global mania and massive fandom that the Millionaire show has done.
So those clever clogs at Playtech have come up with a stroke of genius- why not create a replica called the Who Wants to be a Millionaire slot that allows fans and novices of the game alike to have a crack at testing their nerves or reaching for a Lifeline? So how were the goods, and would I get my chance at taking home the gob-smacking progressive jackpot or simply fall at the first challenge?
This is a slot designed to test your nerves and showmanship with a treasure trove of bonus fun.
Look and feel
This slick slot has high end graphics which borrow faithfully to the original show and this makes for an immersive experience playing the game.
You find yourself in the atmospheric blue semi-darkness of the live TV studio, an audience surrounds the reels, and at the centre of the action is the gameshow host facing a contestant ready to play in the famous black seat.
This slot is so authentic that its borrowed the dramatic original show music to accompany the game and this is a great addition to making a nail biting atmosphere and racking up the tension.
The reels are topped with the ever growing progressive jackpot up for grabs!
Who Wants to be a Millionaire slot is a 5 reel, 3 row and 50 pay line crowd pleaser, designed to have you on the edge of your chair.
There are numerous icons of play are a game’s intricate logo, a graph of votes, a dollar sign and a question mark. Fans will also spot the icons for the Lifeline elements of the show including Phone a Friend, Ask the Audience and 50:50. The essential black chair is also here along with an outline of a host and vital giant cheque.
The game’s Wild is the word “Wild” between a flight of studio stairs; five in a row is worth an attention grabbing x 5,000 your stake! This substitutes for all symbols except the intriguing double Scatters which are represented with a Jackpot Ladder and the bonus Prize Pick Scatter. There is also a special Free Spins logo icon.
Spinning all the way to the bank
If Luck is smiling on you and you land three or more of the Scatter icons you will be awarded my favourite, free spins.
To get the winning and spinning underway, lure three, four or five of the Free Spin icons onto the reels and you will be awarded a very respectable 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively.
And there’s more, during this feature Wilds appear with a number and this is the number of free spins that the Wild will hang around for a while “shifting” one reel left with each spin- creating more winning potential but disappointingly this feature can be retriggered in the mode.
Go on and land three or ideally more of the Prize Pick icons on the reels, more icons mean more lucrative prizes. Now in a mini picking game you get to choose a prize. Don’t mind if I do!
Climbing the Jackpot Ladder
Here you get a chance to get close to the original game’s action. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Scatter icons and trigger the juicy jackpot feature which offers you the same number of steps up the gradual ladder of cash amounts that take you towards the big one- the jackpot.
You need to correctly answer the quiz by hitting the play button which might give you the “collect” option ending the feature, the right answer or the chance to use a Lifeline to take those unwanted collect options away. If you can progress through the feature making the right choices and if Lady Luck is by your side then you might just release the ever increasing jackpot prize- kerching!
Who Wants to be a Millionaire is a ballsy game, after all – the expectations on it are massive. The atmosphere, sound and vibe goes a long way transporting you into the heart of the action, but what will keep you here is the potentially life-changing progressive jackpot on offer and all extras that make for a pacey and exciting ride.