As a child I probably played more Yahtzee than any of my friends. In fact, Yahtzee played a prominent role in me learning my various poker hands, as I learned how to put together combinations that included a full house and four of a kind through this classic game. WMS Gaming has picked up on this wonderful game and opted to develop a slot that tries to capture the imagination of punters who have similar childhood memories of this dice game.
Yahtzee is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that features a variety of family reel symbols, Wild Symbols, and a Roll Feature that awards you win multipliers and big wins or a chance to play for a jackpot prize. Artwork in the game is very bright and vibrant, and you will see that the symbols include classic versions of the Yahtzee games, popcorn, Mom and Dad, Brothers and Sisters, and pizza. The symbols want to give off the impression that you are participating in a fun packed family fun night, and I have to say that they are reasonably successful in that aspect.
The Bonus roll feature in the game takes players to a room where a table is surrounded by players and gives them a chance to roll for a Yahtzee (five of a kind) to win a jackpot. To win the prize players have to go ahead and roll five sixes on the dice, which is obviously not easy to say the least. The Wild Roll feature awards a win multiplier to the spin that activated the feature, and sees a set of two dice that are rolled and then added together to create the multiplier number.
If you are looking for a video slot that brings back fond memories from your childhood, Yahtzee is probably a good choice. The game mixes the dice game in prominently, and also brings a few nice slot mechanics with it.