Who Wants to be a Millionaire Mystery Box Review
Who wouldn’t love to be a millionaire? Just think – you could get up when you want, spend all day doing exactly what you want and then go to bed when you want.
Of course, non-millionaires can do that too, although paying the bills becomes a problem if you do that too often!
A few people have become millionaires thanks to the Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz show that was once required viewing. Hosted in the UK by ex-Tiswas lead dude Chris Tarrant, the show ran in the UK from 1998 until 2014. It has now been revived, hosted by gammon-faced pistol-head Jeremy Clarkson. The show has versions too in countries all over the world.
How to Play
It’s the standard setup when it comes to the Who Wants to be a Millionaire Mystery Box online video slot with five reels and three rows. There are no paylines in the traditional sense, as you only need to land identical symbols on consecutive reels in order to win. All winning combinations need to start upon the left-hand reel, and consist of three symbols at the bare minimum.
You select a stake-per-spin, as opposed to a coin value. This stake can be as low as 0.10, or as high as 40.00. Use the selectors in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to choose your bet size, then click the ‘play’ button on the right to start the reels spinning.
A colourful ‘x2’ symbol counts as the wild symbol in this game and substitutes for all symbols aside from the scatter symbol. All wins that contain this wild symbol are doubled.
- 5 x Purple Gem symbols = 25 x stake (max £1,000)
- 5 x Red Gem symbols = 3 x stake (max £120)
- 5 x Blue Gem symbols = 2.5 x stake (max £100)
- 5 x Green Gem symbols = 2 x stake (max £80)
- 5 x Ace symbols = 1 x stake (max £40)
- 5 x King symbols = 1 x stake (max £40)
- 5 x Queen symbols = 0.7 x stake (max £28)
- 5 x Jack symbols = 0.7 x stake (max £28)
- 5 x Ten symbols = 0.6 x stake (max £24)
- 5 x Nine symbols = 0.6 x stake (max £24)
The jackpot for this game is ONE MILLION POUNDS! Only kidding … this game does not have a progressive jackpot. The most you can win is £50,000 at max bet level for five Purple Gem symbols with a x50 multiplier during free spins.
The mystery box symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. When it lands, the mystery box will open to reveal any of the paytable symbols.
All prizes can be gambled. If you select the gamble feature you will be presented with a ladder of six potential gamble amounts. Each successful gamble climbs you up one step of the ladder until you reach the top. If you play an unsuccessful gamble then you lose all. You can quit at any time by clicking the ‘collect’ button.
The familiar ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ logo appears in this game as the scatter symbol. If you land three scatters anywhere you earn seven three spins. Landing four earns you a dozen free spins and five earns you the maximum of twenty.
During free spins the Free Spins Multiplier comes into play. This sits at the edge of the screen and commences at x2. Every scatter that lands edges the meter up one, until the top of the ladder is reached at x50. All prizes during free spins are multiplied by the current state of the free spins multiplier.
Every time you climb the ladder an additional free spin is awarded except on rungs 4, 8 and 12 upon which three additional free spins are awarded. If you make it to the top then every scatter that lands awards an additional free spin.
Graphics and Sounds
The music and sounds used during this game are so good you’d swear you were watching an episode of ‘WWTBAM’ while you are playing. All the familiar noises from the TV show are used, including the theme tune which plays while the reels are spinning.
The reels themselves cover the ‘WWTBAM’ studio, which is all lit up but nobody has turned up to watch! The rest of the graphics simply get the job done.
Okay, so this slot is very unlikely to make you a millionaire, but that shouldn’t really put you off playing it. This is a decent effort indeed from Big Time Gaming, and a worthy companion to one of the world’s most famous TV quiz programmes.
Author And Contributing Editor
Anita is a well-known bingo-lover and has been involved with online bingo since the late 1990’s. She has been along for the ride and seen the industry grow and develop into what it is today. She has worked with the biggest names in the industry and has a reputation for being fair and to the point in her writing.