Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last decades you know what Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire is. The famous TV game show first aired in Great Britain 1998 but has become an international show and is now owned and licensed by Sony Pictures. The format is pretty simple - the contestant has to answer multiple-choice questions correctly to win big cash money prizes. The more correct answers you get, the more you win. If you choose the wrong answer it’s game over.
Big Time Gaming has in a short time become one of, if not the most, popular slot provider. Two of their slots won by a landslide when the slots Bonanza and Danger High Voltage was number 1 and 2 in votings on CasinoMeister for the best iGaming Software Experience Award. BTG has revolutionized the market with their licensed Megaways™ which first was seen in the game DragonBorn. Other casino providers such as BluePrint and Red Tiger has followed in BTG’s footprints and bought the right to use Megaways™. Due to that we can also enjoy games like Diamond mine and Buffalo Rising.
It’s been a while since Big Time Gaming released a new slot. But in November a new anticipated slot under the license of Sony Pictures will join Big Time Gaming’s portfolio of Megaways™ games. It’s based on the TV show “Who wants to be a millionaire?” and the slot comes with the same name. It will first be released exclusively on LeoVegas the 18th of November before getting a full release through Scientific gaming and Microgaming networks.
So what exactly can we expect with this slot? What we know about the game so far is that it will be a crazy high variance on the slot, with the max win of 50,000x the bet and the RTP at 96.24%. It seems to have become trendy with slots with really high volatility. Just look at the latest releases from Pragmatic Play - Peking Luck and Da vinci Treasure’s or Blueprint’s Napoleon slot. So it's not all that surprising to see yet another extreme volatile slot from Big Time Gaming. The Who Want’s To Be a Millionaire slot can be played with a stake from €0.20 to €20. It will NOT include the option to buy a bonus round like some of the latest titles from BTG like White Rabbit, Book of Gods and Extra Chili.
This is what Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming said about their creation Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
“The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? game will showcase our latest innovations when it comes to math and game mechanics, as well as the most mind-blowing graphics we have created to date.”
Okay, that’s cool. And we already know the crazy potential and variance of the slot. So let’s talk about the features in this slot. At first glance it can look very similar to other games from the same provider. But as soon as you manage to collect three scatters in the shape of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire logo - you have reason to be excited. When getting in to the bonus round you can either walk away with 8 spins or gamble to make it 10 spins or more. After landing on one of the 3 options 50/50, Ask the Audience or Phone a Friend you will have to choose between A, B, C or D. If you lose, you will get no spins at all. If you do manage to answer the correct letter, you will have a safety net at 10 spins. Meaning if you gamble again and lose, you will still have 10 free spins. There’s also another safety net at 20 and the maximum spins you can collect is 50. In the actual free spins you will get an additional multiplier from every win just like Bonanza and Extra Chili. You can also re-trigger and get more spins when 3 or more scatters lands in the extra bar at the bottom.
The 50/50 lifeline works exactly as it sounds, it removes 2 options so that you only have to pick between two options. The Call A Friend option means that your imaginary friend will pick a letter with a certain amount of security written out in percentage. By looking at features from the slot i’ve found that the “ask the audience” option is the most tricky. It will show you what the imaginary audience thinks is the correct letter. Even though picking the audience favorite probably is the best tactic, it seems to be wrong plenty of times when the majority of the audience picked what you did. To get all the way to 50 free spins you have to be very lucky. When Who Want's To Be A Millionaire is released you will see a lot of 10 spins features before you get to the 50 spins jackpot.