The Labslots team still fondly remember the Who Wants to be a Millionaire gameshow. We tuned into every episode we could catch, captivated by the host and the prospect of using trivia to win big. While the gameshow may no longer be around, Big Time Gaming online slots have moved in to fill that void; Millionaire Mystery Box. Now, we return to the familiar studio, in hopes that luck will help pull us through! Available special features include mystery symbols, a Gamble bonus and a free spins round with a multiplier ladder.
Fans of the show will be happy to see the studio was recreated to the last little detail. There are no crowds to cheer you on, but that is the only difference. We would have liked to see the developers take some steps to make the place feel more alive. As it stands, the only change to the background image occurs during special features. The calm, darker blue colour is swapped out for a bright pink. Outside of that, the only visual changes we see are stage lights turning on or off with each spin.
Millionaire Mystery Box Slot Features
- RTP: 96.36%
- Betting Range: £0.10 – £40.00
- Max Win: £4,800,000.00
- Similar Slots: Cash Noire, Legacy of Dead, Who Wants to be a Millionaire Megaways
How it Works in Millionaire Mystery Box
You play this Millionaire Mystery Box game on a five-reel board with 243 ways to win. Thanks to this system, we do not have to keep track of active paylines to determine what icon combinations win. Instead, wins are formed simply by collecting three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions. Provided the aforementioned icons start with the leftmost reel, they will always grant a cash prize. Using the control panel, we can spin the reels, look at the paytable, change our total bet and set up Auto Play. We can wager between £0.10 and £40.00 on each spin, starting with the leftmost reel.
Symbol designs are a mixture of playing card royals and gems of different shapes and colours. We are not all too excited with any of the icons, but we do like the consistency throughout it all. All playing card royals look like they are made out of differently coloured gems, which helps them to fit with the rest of the symbols. Ultimately, we do not have a lot to say about any of the higher value icons. Beyond the fact their colour and shapes are slightly different, none of them stand out. A rainbow coloured symbol is a Wild, while a blue box with a question mark is a mystery icon. The gameshow logo serves as this release’s Scatter.
Whenever a Wild lands and substitutes for any other symbol, it will double the prize of the initial winning combination. Wilds can replace any icon except for Scatters. They only appear on reels two, three and four, and are incredibly hard to miss!
Another special symbol that only appears in the middle three reels is the Mystery Box. When it lands, it will randomly selected an icon, and will transform into it! All mystery boxes will always transform into the same symbol, giving us an opportunity to improve our odds of winning.
Every win gives you the ability to Gamble. Succeed in climbing higher, and you can double your initial win. That said, losing even once means losing all your gains and the initial prize. If you are happy with the results and want to pause, you can click the Collect button to end the Gamble early.
Find three, four or five Scatters to win seven, twelve or twenty free spins, respectively. During the free spins round, a multiplier ladder is active. Each time a Scatter lands during the bonus, it moves us one position up the multiplier ladder. Each movement will cause the multiplier to increase, and it will grant some extra free spins. Reach the maximum level, and you will have received 17 extra free spins and a 50x multiplier! Upon reaching max level, any Scatter that lands on the reels will grant an extra free spin. This continues until the bonus expires.
The Verdict: Millionaire Mystery Box
When you are used to a UK online slot site developer creating huge things like Megaways, something relatively simple like Millionaire Mystery Box can feel out of place. However, it is a fantastic slot that is well worth checking out. Available special features keep things interesting. While the free spins is the obvious goal to aim for, you can score decent prizes even without it. However, if you plan on taking home the 12,000x jackpot this game promises, you will need to reach the maximum level and that 50x multiplier!