Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is, of course, the globally successful TV game show broadcast in the UK between 1998 to 2014. Now Big Time Gaming presents a beautifully executed six-reel, 20-payline, medium-variance slot version. There’s a game engine from MegaWays, providing more than 117,000 ways of winning.
The slot is a faithful recreation of the telly quiz, with the familiar blue and silver graphics and design, and plenty of action to keep you entertained. Meanwhile, the theme tune is synchronised to what’s happening on the reels.
Look forward to symbol-drop respins plus a free spins round with some dynamic multipliers. There may be no actual general knowledge questions, but there’s still plenty of fun in store!
How to play
Playable, as you’d expect, across all devices, starting from 20p a spin or for as much as £100 a pop. A win of more than 50,000x original wager is achievable with a maximum stake of 20 coins.
Spotlights like the one in the show light up the game window, to the right of which is the familiar Millionaire logo.
Wild and Scatter symbols
There are 10 pay symbols plus a Wild and a Scatter.
Symbols include A to 9 values, which are the lowest payers. In increasing order of value the green, blue and red gems are the medium payers. Create winning combos by landing identical symbols on neighbouring reels. The purple diamond is the highest payer, at 50x stake when you land six of them.
The Wild is a question mark on a round tile in rainbow colours, the Scatters are in the form of the game’s logo.
If this happens, the winning symbols vanish and new ones drop in to replace them. As long as you keep creating a new winner, this continues.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Special Features
Free spins galore
Launch this feature when you land at least three Scatter symbols on the same whirl, which in this game is the Millionaire logo. Three Scatters gets you four free spins, four bags you eight.
The hot seat free spins gamble feature
Land at least three Scatters on any reel to trigger this. There’s also the chance to take a punt and win more. Choose one of the options A to D the game will offer you. Get it right and you win more free spins.
To help you are the lifelines familiar to fans of the TV show, which pop up randomly. ‘Ask the Audience’ gives you a percentage for every option – such as C – 85% chance. Meanwhile, go 50/50 for a straight toss-up, or use ‘Phone a Friend’ to find the most probable winning answer.
Choose and lock in with the ‘Final answer’ button. You’ll even have the few seconds of suspense Chris Tarrant always three in to add to players’ agony on the TV version.
Work your way up the 12 rungs of the ladder on the free spins feature. Success at the second and seventh ladders gives you 10 or 20 free spins. Reach the top of the ladder and bag 50 free spins.
These also come with a multiplier with a potentially huge impact, while retriggers are another possibility. The multiplier is x1 at first but goes up each time a winning reaction symbol drops.
Finally, land three or four logo symbols in the mini reels beneath the main set to bag a further four or eight free spins.
Return to Player (RTP)
This is pretty standard for a slot game, at 96.24%.
This slot version of one of TV’s most popular quiz shows is definitely worth a go if you loved Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on TV or TV-themed slots generally. It’s also one to try if you’re a fan of the MegaWays game engine.