Tue, May 14, 3:57am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:24pm
This pokie is based on the original TV versions of Wonder Woman from the 1970’s – rather than the modern remake. The huge cabinet and special effects are very much up to date. You’ll see plenty of clips while you play. These include the famous transformation involving spinning around, and Wonder Woman running in pursuit of the latest villains!
There are some interesting aspects of the game-play too. These include a unique way to win progressive jackpots, using coloured medallions, plus a free spins bonus where you can choose how many symbols are transformed into Linda Carter. Here are the wonderful reasons to check out this superhero themed casino pokie:
Triggering the free spins is simple enough. Like on 100’s of other pokies, you’ll need to get 3 special symbols in the triggering spin. The transformation of Linda Carter into Wonder Woman now fills the screen. When this disappears, you are left with 3 choices of how to play your free spins.
With all symbols stacked on the reels, your chances of a big win are increased for all the options. If you have some ‘gamble’, then the small number of spins gives you a shot at covering all (or most) of the reels.
While you spin the theme tune to the TV series plays. This can get stuck in your head! The expanding wild symbols from the base game are in play, these will often help you connect multiple win-lines.
At the top of the tall cabinet, you’ll see 3 progressive jackpots. These are not the life-changing mega jackpots that some pokies have, though at several thousand dollars, the top one is worth hitting.
These are colour coded with special bold medallions in yellow, blue and gold associated with each one. To win a jackpot, you simply need a matching colour on reels 1 and 5. If you do get one on reel 1, reel 5 will spin for longer (along with a sound effect) to increase your anticipation levels!
Wonder Woman Gold uses a 5×4 grid for the reels with 50 win-lines. Symbols are stacked on every spin, meaning one or more will often dominate the reels. In setups like this, the individual line wins are smaller – with your biggest hits coming from those times you cover all or most of the reels.
Wild symbols are in play, these show a gold Wonder Woman symbol. If a wild hits anywhere on a reel it will expand. You’ll then see a full-sized superhero, and the entire reel will be wild.
Higher prizes come from different versions of Wonder Woman, plus other characters (including baddies) from the TV shows. Smaller wins come from props like the headband and boots. Playing cards fill-in with the tiny wins.
Combining a 1970’s theme with an up-to-date pokie has been brilliantly achieved by the designers at Bally. The balance of regular play and clips / animations is not as intrusive as you’ll find with other games – though keeps things entertaining.
When you get the main bonus round, the driving Wonder Woman theme tune, will certainly have you singing along – hopefully while big wins hit the reels with all those transformed symbols. There are plenty of clips of the other characters from the shows too. Even if you are too young to remember this, they are short and entertaining enough to keep the pokie fresh.
This pokie hits the right balance. It is lively and entertaining, with the slightly kitsch 1970’s theme providing plenty of smiles. At the same time the game-play is solid. There are enough options to keep things engaging, without going over the top in complexity. The highlight is the free spins bonus with stacked transformed symbols. You’ll need to decide how many spins to take, and balance this with how many lower paying symbols get transformed.