Yahtzee

Yahtzee – Slot WMS Gaming

One of the many varieties of dice is Yahtzee (in the early versions – Yatzie). It was invented by Milton Bradley, who took as a basis various popular folk games, like Yacht, Yogi and Generala. In fact, it is a version of poker in the bone. Opponents throw in turn cubes, collecting various combinations and filling a special tablet. At present, Hasbro owns the rights to it. Details of the rules of the game will be considered in a separate article on the portal BlackJackZilla.com, and this review is devoted to the video slot of the same name, which the developers from WMS Gaming created based on its motives.

Yahtzee Slot

Description

Yahtzee is a 5-reel free slot machine with twenty-five constantly active lines, on which paid combinations are formed. In the rules section there is a diagram of their location on the screen.
The total bet on spin is forty coins. Twenty-five of them are accepted on the line, and fifteen are a bonus bet that activates the prize functions (they are described below). The nominal value of coins varies from one to five cents, and up to two euros are accepted for spin.  A set of game options for the video slot “Yazzy” includes progressive jackpot, special characters, additional multipliers, bonus rounds and other possibilities. All of them are discussed in detail in our review. Games for chances are not here. Payments are calculated on the basis of chains composed of identical pictures. They should appear on active lines, starting with the first drum on the left. In this case, only the highest combination is paid for in each individual sequence. Its coefficient, indicated in the table, is multiplied by the bet on the line. Not all symbols act according to general rules, as described in the next round.
As stated in the official rules of the game, the theoretical return of the model ranges from 94.89% to 96%

Symbols

The pictures used in Yahtzee are somehow related to this game. These are boxes with game sets, funny participants, as well as drinks, pizza and other accompanying pleasures.
In addition, there are a few special characters. This is Wild, Roll and Bonus, which you can learn from the inscriptions. Let’s figure out their capabilities:

  • Wild falls on all the drums, except for the first, which prevents him from forming paid combinations. It is needed in order to replace the missing pictures in chains of ordinary elements. To do this, he must find himself in a suitable position. In any of the spins in the upper right corner of the screen there may appear an inscription announcing the activation of an additional multiplier. In such cases, payments on combinations made with the participation of Wild, increase by x2 – x36.
  • Roll starts the round 4 to a Yahtzee Free Roll Bonus. To do this, five of these pictures should be simultaneously on the screen, sitting on the adjacent drums.
  • Bonus appears only on the fifth drum. These symbols are accumulated on a special scale located above the main screen. A player can start a bonus round at any time. However, the more he collects such pictures, the more favorable conditions will be in the bonus game.

 

Bonus Games

We will not describe in detail the rules of both bonus rounds offered in the video slot Yahtzee. They are so intuitive that you will be able to understand them as you go, as soon as you become a participant in the rally. Let’s just say that both games are related to the yazi, so you have to throw dice, hoping for the maximum result.

Jackpots

In the slot machine there are two accumulative jackpots, which you can get in the thematic bonus rounds. Details of the drawing are specified in the user agreement.

Interface

Since this model is completely Russified, it is not necessary to explain the meaning of these or those inscriptions on the buttons of the control panel.
To select the desired size of the total bet on the spin, use one of the buttons with the amounts indicated on them. 
There is an automatic betting mode and a payout table with combination coefficients, short rules and a line layout scheme. In more detail, all the features of the model are discussed in the reference section.
The rotation of the reels can be stopped ahead of time if you press the same button you started the round (rightmost).
Above the drums and to the right of them there are information boards with data on the current multipliers and the sums of the accumulation jackpots. Under the screen there is a line with tips on the game.
There are almost no user settings. You can only turn off the sound and manually select the screen size. In a separate window, the autogame options are opened. There are many more.
You do not need to download the Yahtzee slot machine. This model works in flash mode and opens in the browser on the online casino site.

Conclusion

You might think that the rules of this game are too complicated. In fact, there are just a lot of unusual options, but in practice it’s very easy to play on a video slot. All prize rounds and other functions are understandable on an intuitive level. You will see for yourself if you test Yahtzee within a couple of minutes. To the pluses of the game can also include pleasant graphics, user-friendly interface, the availability of translation into Russian and a fairly high level of return.

Where can I play?

WMS products are offered by many online casinos. As a rule, they allow testing gambling machines without registration in the “for interest” mode. Our reviewers tested a video slot in the EU Casino, where it is available with a translation into Russian.  Looking forward to your opinions on Yahtzee. Write comments in the comments to the article.

Game Features

Number of drums 5
Number of game lines 25
Progressive Jackpot Yes
Line betting 0.01 to 0.05
Maximum Bid 2
The scatter symbol Yes
Wild symbol Yes
Bonus Game Yes
Doubling game (risk game) No
Automatic game mode Yes
Payout percentage 94.89% – 96%
It’s possible to play for free without registering No