Wheelz witnessed scenes of pure Chaos earlier this month as one player from New Zealand jubilantly etched their name into history by scooping the largest win we’ve ever seen.
There may only be three months since Wheelz lifted off, but that’s all it took for our winner to land a colossal-sized $609,800 NZD (€363K) win playing a game that is not shy of dishing up monster prizes.
Powered by mobile specialists Hacksaw Gaming, the curiously quirky Chaos Crew burst onto the scene last year amid much fanfare. The stars of the show are a pair of odd critter acquaintances, known simply as Cranky and Sketchy. The duo show up on occasion across the 5x5 reel setup to help you out, all backdropped by gritty back-alleys daubed in graffiti and kissed by licks of neon.
Besides the adrenaline-fuelled gameplay, a standout for many is the slot’s electro soundtrack that complements the action. Such was the clamour for its public release that the developer made the unprecedented move of making the audio available via Spotify - freeing up players to get their Chaos Crew fix at all hours!
Ok, now back to business.
While it’s possible to knit some sizeable wins together in the base game, the slot’s Free Spins round is what propels it to stratospheric heights.
In typical fashion, the bonus feature is triggered by landing a trio of Scatters. Players begin the feature with three lives, and the round only concludes once all lives are lost. To prolong the feature, at least one symbol must drop into a vacant cell on each spin. Once a symbol lands, your tally resets back to three and the process continues ad infinitum.
This is where commonality with regular slot play abruptly ends.
You’ll notice a multiplier value affixed to each reel once the round is underway. These climb whenever triggered by a corresponding symbol falling during spins, before they’re all totted and applied to your current stake at the end of the round.
Look out for the lucrative ‘Epic’ versions of Cranky and Sketchy falling, which either add or multiply the current values sat above each five reels by up to 20+ / 20x.
It was Cranky who made his presence felt to stunning effect 2 minutes into the sequence, boosting the last reel value from 201x all the way to 4,020x in an instant!
On a side note, eagle-eyed viewers will note that our winner was betting at stakes of $100 per spin - the maximum allowed in the game. Remember to only gamble what you can afford to lose. It’s possible to land big wins without betting this much - especially in games that offer progressive jackpot prizes.
Incidentally, the result, worth 6,098x in Multiplier terms, follows hot on the heels of another historic win witnessed at the Wheelz family of iGaming brands recently.
Over at our sister site, Caxino, one Finnish player carved out their own slice of history enjoying some turns on Dead or Alive 2 - the highly anticipated follow-up to NetEnt’s seven-year-old Wild West blockbuster. Read about the €242,641 win at Caxino that went down last month.