The first branded Big Time Gaming title is Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, a 6-reel video slot that benefits from the Megaways game engine which can offer up to 117,649 ways to win. One of the most popular TV shows of all time finally got a video slot version with the Free Spins feature that offers the Hot Seat and increasing win multipliers.
Once you start playing the 2018 release, you will find yourselves in the very studio, but don’t expect to meet the host or other contestants. The Big Time Gaming title features 6 reels and benefits from the Megaways game engine offering up to 117,649 ways to win. Up to 7 symbols can appear on one reel. Also, there is the seventh reel that lies horizontally and has 4 cells, adding one more row on the reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The slot pays left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Only the Diamond will pay even for two of a kind. Thanks to reactions, or cascading reels, all winning symbol explode and make room for new symbols to appear. Betting starts at $0.20, while the biggest possible wager is $10 per spin. The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire slot offers the Autoplay option, where you can activate up to 100 automatic spins.
Symbols that populate the reels include Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires, while the TV Show Logo is used as Scatter that triggers the Free Spins feature. Wild will substitute for all regular symbols on the reels. Low-paying symbols are represented by simple playing cards.
The central attraction of the BTG title is the Free Spins feature, triggered by three Scatters that appear on the reels. Gamers will get 8 free spins to begin with, but after that they will sit in the Hot Seat and here they need to answer questions to get up to 50 free spins. Punters can use all the standard helps from the TV Show, including Phone a Friend, 50:50 and Ask the Audience. If you are not sure about the answer, you can always walk away, but remember that on rung 2 and rung 7 you have safety nets.
The Free Spins feature comes with an unlimited win multiplier, which goes up by 1x after every winning combination. Logo Scatter can appear only on the reel 7 during the feature and every time it does, one extra freebie will head your way. Up to 8 extra free spins can be triggered.
The Diamond is the symbol that pays best, offering 50 coins for five of a kind. The biggest possible payout in a single spin is set at 50,000x the bet, which is quite good. Our advice to you is to try to get as many free spins in the Hot Seat, because it will give you more time to build up the win multiplier. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a very good video slot when talking about special features incorporated, but we expected more when talking about visuals. The reels are set in the original TV studio, but there are no authentic symbols that populate the reels.