Exploring the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire slot
On first look, fans of the show will feel right at home. As well as the familiar logo and colour schemes, you’ll find that the reels and playing areas look just like the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire set. The symbols on the reels differ a little from the TV show, however, bringing a bit of casino glamour to the party. You’ll see the typical 9 to Ace card values that can be linked together in winning combinations, but also some shiny gemstones and diamonds that make up the more valuable winning symbols.
There’s also an extra row at the bottom of the reels, which brings four extra symbols into play and is the only place where you’ll see the wild symbols. Line up enough of these and you’ll enjoy some extra free spins – and who doesn’t love those?
You’ll also find the game rules and pay tables on the slot, so you can find out more about the game or learn the combinations – handy if you want to know how much you might win!
How to play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Once you’ve settled into the hot seat and prepared yourself for some serious spinning, it’s time to make a big decision – no, not if you want to take the money and run just yet, but how much you wish to wager on each spin. Who wants to be a millionaire differs from your run-of-the-mill slot machine in that there aren’t any paylines.
Instead, it’s all about matching as many symbols as possible against the six reels. The basic win is six symbols matched across adjacent reels, but the more matching symbols you can get the better.
Once you’ve chosen your basic wager per spin, which can be as low as 20p, it’s time to decide how much you want to multiply your stake by. You can stick with lower amounts to make the gameplay last longer or push the boat out and go all the way up to £100 a spin! This may seem a lot, but when you realise that there are up to 117,649 ways to win and symbol combinations that can payout up to 50,000 times the original stake, that slightly more pricey spin could well be a sound investment.
Once you’ve chosen how much you want to stake on each spin, it’s time to get those reels turning. As mentioned, there are some important symbols to look out for. First, there are the 9 – Ace card symbols that make up the lower wins, but it’s the gems and diamonds that you need to look out for. If you match 6 purple diamonds across the reels, then you’ll pick up a huge 50 times your original stake!
How to win at Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Although it isn’t possible to cheat your way through Who Wants to be a millionaire like Major Charles Ingram, there are ways to walk away with some serious cash without having to put too much money into this virtual slot game.
Naturally, you can win coins by simply lining symbols up on the reels, but there are ways to improve the number of ways to win. One of the best features of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire slot is the super-volatile free spins.
Land three Who Wants to be a Millionaire logos across three adjacent reels, and you’ll unlock the Hot Seat free spins feature and you’ll pick up eight free spins, each offering a chance to win. However, just like in the TV show version of the game, you’re suddenly met with a critical choice – walk away with your eight free spins, or gamble and continue up the ladder.
You don’t have to answer questions, but the game could either take your free spins away from you, or gift you more as you continue to gamble them – all the way up to a huge potential 50 free spins. Just select A, B, C or D, and you’ll get the right or wrong answer – simple as that!
Again, just like the TV show, you’ve also got a series of lifelines to help you lock in the spins you’ve already won, with Ask the Audience, 50-50 and Phone a Friend each locking in your free spins if you get lucky.
The best draw for a big win however is of course the massive 117,649 ways to win that are typical from a Megaways slot game. Pretty much every spin could be a winner and you won’t be forever chasing a full house of symbols, with the free spins and re-spins potentially bringing the ones you need back into play.