The dice game Yahtzee has been a bestseller for over 40 years and now slots players can enjoy the thrill of hitting a perfect five in an online slot version. Powered by WMS Gaming, this 5 reel, 25 payline game comes with wild multipliers as well as a pair of bonus features that can deliver some chunky payouts. Get rolling from between 40p and £2 per spin.
Visually, the video slot version of Yahtzee is rather nicely done – the colours are brash and bold and try and summon up a party feel. Symbols include lower value drinks, popcorn and chocolates and three Yahtzee-playing couples. Rounding out the standard symbols are a trio of Yahtzee boxes. Land 5 of the red box for a payout of 12.5 times your total stake.
The fireworks symbol is the wild – appearing on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, it replaces all other symbols apart from the Bonus and Roll symbols. When the wild forms part of a winning combo, you’ll be awarded a multiplier which is calculated by adding or multiplying the value on 2 dice. Get lucky here and you can boost your win by up to 36x.
Land the Bonus symbol on reel 5 and you’ll light up the meter above the reels. Once 5 lights are shining, you’ll trigger the Yahtzee Bonus Game meter. You’ll then get 3 rolls of the dice to try and land a 5-of-a-kind Yahtzee. You’re guaranteed to bag a winner here even if you do miss out on a Yahtzee.
Land 5 of the Roll symbol on successive reels and you’ll trigger the 4 to a Yahtzee Free Roll Bonus feature – 4 dice of the same value will be held leaving a single die to be rolled. Here you’ll either win a 4-of-a-kind payout or better still a Yahtzee.
This game also comes with two possible jackpot payouts – to be in with a chance of winning them, you need to be playing at the maximum stakes of £2 per spin. Either roll a Yahtzee with your first 2 rolls in the Yahtzee Bonus or roll 2 consecutive Yahtzees in the 4 To a Yahtzee Free Roll Bonus feature. Back to Back Yahtzee jackpots award eye-watering payouts of 40,000 times your stake!
On the variance scale, Yahtzee sits somewhere in the medium range. Some decent wins are possible in the base game but the best opportunities to land a biggie come via the unconventional bonus features. Fans of Yahtzee will enjoy this online adaptation. The jackpots on offer here are enough to convert sceptics who have never before succumbed to the charms of the dice.