Yahtzee Slot Machine
Yahtzee is a much loved dice game played which has been played by many millions of people since it first appeared in 1956. More than 40 million of the original game sets have been sold worldwide. The game consists of a number of rounds where players will try to achieve a various combinations when rolling five dice, examples of these combinations being 5 of a kind and straights – each one scoring points. At the end of the game, the player with the most points is declared the winner.
This slot by WMS aims to give the impression that you are participating in a Yahtzee party. The symbols include groups of happy people alongside pizza, drinks and popcorn and three ‘Yahtzee’ game boxes throughout the years. The slot is certainly vibrant – full of colour and energy and each spin is met with an uplifting beat. Throughout you’ll also hear the sounds of the party, with players chatting and laughing. At times during the game you’ll actually participate in a game of Yahtzee where you’ll have the opportunity of winning a huge jackpot prize.
Yahtzee Slot Machine Features
The basic set-up of the game is five reels with 25 win lines. To add to this you’ll pay another 15 credits to activate the feature bet. There are five stake amounts at this slot – 40c, 80c, $1.20, $1.60 and $2 and you’ll click on the appropriate box to set the stake. You’ll gain standard wins as you would at any other slot by landing at least three consecutive symbols in a row from left to right. The three top paying symbols are the Yahtzee boxes – the red, the yellow and the cream boxes paying 500, 200 and 150 coins respectively when landing 5 in a row.
The game has a wild symbol which looks like a firework. This wild will substitute for any other symbol to give additional wins and if it should form part of a win line you’ll be taken to another screen. Here you’ll roll two dice to give you a multiplier for the win. To add some excitement, the totals on the two dice will either be added together or multiplied (unless you roll two ones and then the multiplier will be 11).
At the top of the screen is a bonus meter with 5 slots. Every time the bonus symbol appears on the final reel, one of the slots is lit up. Each lit up symbol acts as a multiplier for the bonus round which you can activate at any time once you have one or more – although waiting till you have all five lit will give you the largest potential wins.
4 to a Yahtzee Bonus Round and Jackpots
This bonus round is triggered when landing the scatter symbol at the game represented by 5 rolling dice. This is a difficult feature to land as you’ll need to land the scatter on each of the five reels, but should you achieve it, the rewards are there. The feature sees you taken to the same screen as the bonus round, but here you are already guaranteed the four of a kind with just one dice roll to come.
The game has two Jackpots on the main screen.
The 1st roll Yahtzee Jackpot is won if a player rolls Yahtzee on the first roll of the dice in the bonus game (if playing after collecting all 5 bonus symbols). The much larger back to back Yahtzee bonus is won if a player rolls a Yahtzee and then does it again immediately on the next roll.
Yahtzee Slot Conclusion
This game has been created with the aim of combining both slot play and the game of Yahtzee. At first the game is a little complicated as there are a number of rules to read, but you’ll soon get the hang of exactly what is going on. Once you are on top of things, it’s a game that you’ll certainly want to play again, although whether all players will be willing to get that far is open to question. Yahtzee fans will certainly enjoy the game.