Review of Wonder Woman Slots
I don’t pretend to hide my love of comic books, or my love of strong, positive, female role models, so there was a very good chance that this review was going to be biased. The good news is that this slot game is genuinely a lot of fun to play, and fans of “The Amazon Queen” will not be disappointed.
Most girls who grew up in the 1970s will always have a soft spot for Wonder Woman because she was the pioneer of female-driven superhero television shows. Linda Carter lassoed her way onto the small screen and busted criminals of all shapes and sizes, and proved that a woman truly could do anything that a man could do. Wonder Woman is widely accepted as being a role model for feminism and the Women’s Rights Movement, and without her trailblazing efforts there simply wouldn’t have been strong female characters to follow like Xena Princess Warrior. Thanks, Linda!
This review will touch on everything you need to know before playing the game for yourself, and I promise that I won’t go on anymore gender-based rants. And not to worry fellas – there’s tons of fun stuff in this game that will appeal to you guys too.
The reason I provide you with screenshots from games is so that you can quickly check it out to see if you’re going to enjoy the look and feel of it. With Wonder Woman Slots there were a ton of great designs I could have showed you, and from the images below it’s clear that a picture is worth a 1,000 words.
Each of the three different universes that you will visit are shown below, with the last one being the background if you activate the Bonus Bet. You’ll also notice how great the board and symbol designs are, and who isn’t impressed by that amazing array of colors? Sure this game is starting to show its age a bit, but the original design was done so well that it still looks sharp today.
Since 1941 Wonder Woman has been fighting for justice and equality for all. Throughout the years both she and her alter ego, Diana Prince, have battled sexist villains who doubted a woman’s abilities, and kept the world safe from harm. Not many people know that as an agent at the Department of Metahuman Affairs she was actually a key factor in the Allies of the Marvel Universe winning World War II.
Originally it was said that Wonder Woman was sculpted from clay, however in recent years it was revealed that she was in fact the daughter of Greek God, Zeus. It is unknown at this time if Zeus accepts that he’s the father or if he will have to go on the Maury Povich Show to find out the truth. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)
The storyline in the game basically takes you on Wonder Woman’s journey across the universe from Themyscira to her epic battle with Ares, giving you the ability to win tons of cash along the way.
The creators of this slot did a great job of incorporating different items of Wonder Woman’s outfit into the game. Most fans will expect the unique symbols of her tiara and the Lasso of Truth, but I’m sure many were surprised when they saw her special earrings that allow her to breathe both underwater and in space.
Sadly the game’s developers chose to pair the items from her outfit with card symbols like 9s, 10s, and Jacks instead of popular characters from the comic books like Circe, Giganta or Doctor Psycho. If they would have been slightly more creative with the symbols it would have taken this game to the next level of greatness.
- 9 with Indestructible Bracelets of Submission
- 10 with Special Earrings
- J with a Shield (Jack)
- Q with a Sword (Queen)
- K with a Golden Tiara (King)
- A with a Lasso (Ace)
- Ares the God of War
- Zara, Priestess of the Crimson Flame
- The Invisible Airplane
- Themyscria (Wonder Woman’s Home)
- Wonder Woman (Wild)
- Wonder Woman Symbol (Scatter)
Normally you would want nothing to do with Ares the God of War, but since he is the highest paying symbol in this game, you’ll want to see him as often as possible. He will give you 5,000 coins for 5 of a Kind, while Zara pays out 2,000 for the same. Wonder Woman’s Invisible Airplane and home city of Themyscria each pay out 500 coins for hitting five of them in one spin.
It should be noted that the Wonder Woman Wild symbol will only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, but the scatter symbol can appear anywhere on the board.
Unfortunately Wonder Woman Slots does not have a progressive jackpot and is not part of a jackpot network. However, if you consider that you can win up to 100 times your wager in the bonus round, that should almost make up for it.
There actually was another slot released a short time after this game was launched called, “Wonder Woman Jackpot“, which of course has a jackpot that’s available for players to win. However there are a few other differences between the two games, and personally I actually prefer this version.
The bonus round in Wonder Woman Slots is only accessible once you have activated the Bonus Bet Feature by pushing the button in the bottom righthand corner of the game. This means that you are betting more coins each spin, but all of the prizes are now doubled. Also, activating the Bonus Bet gets you a 50x multiplier on all scatter wins, so these increased payouts are definitely worth the investment.
The most important reason to activate the Bonus Bet is because it allows you to enter the “Ares Showdown Feature“, and if you defeat him you get 100 times your wager. Unfortunately the bonus round cannot be triggered during the Wonder Wilds free games mode. The bet actually is a great deal because your wager amount only increases by 20%, yet all of the prizes are doubled, so it doesn’t make much sense to play this game without turning the bonus feature on.
When you hit three Scatter symbols and reach the Ares Showdown, the graphics are very intense – you are running head-on into a horde of zombie skeletons, with the game sternly commanding you to “attack”. The hordes come at you three different times, and each time you can backhand them and beat bonus prizes from their rotten skulls. Fun times!
You win the 100x prize if you are lucky enough to backhand Ares three times and thus be declared the victor of the battle.
Three or more Wonder Woman Wild symbols anywhere on the reels will give you eight free spins. While you’re freerolling Wonder Woman will occasionally drop from the sky and whip the reels with her Lasso of Truth in a firm but fair way. She does this in order to lock the Wild symbols into position and give you a better chance of winning large prize amounts. When Wonder Woman whips the Wilds (whew) she also increases the number of spins that the Wilds will stay locked into position for, (up to a maximum of five), with the number of spins appearing in the corner of the symbol.
The best part about the free spins mode in Wonder Woman Slots is that all of your wins while freerolling are doubled, and then added to your normal scatter and payline wins. I hate making statements like this without tangible proof, but I genuinely do feel like Wonder Woman dishes out more free spins than the average game. There were a few times where I had been playing for under an hour and got into the free games mode numerous separate times, but maybe it was just a lucky run.
Even though Wonder Woman Slots was released in the late 2000s, it still looks very cool today. I don’t know if it’s the fonts that they chose, the sharp images on the reels, or the psychedelic backgrounds, but this game is extremely pleasing to the eye.
The graphics when Wonder Woman drops from above to whip the Wild symbols with her lasso is fantastic. Not to mention the times when she appears and simply punches punches them into oblivion. Such a violent game!
The game’s graphics reach a high point during the bonus round as you run through the skeletons, bashing them in the face as they scurry by. Your final fight with Ares will have you on the edge of your seat as the punches fly and the battle rages.
Audio & Soundtrack
The Wonder Woman theme song from the original television series is an absolute classic, so I was very happy to discover that three Wild symbols not only trigger the Free Spins Mode, but also trigger the funky piano of the original song. This particular version has a fantastic extended piano bridge in the middle of it that will have your head bobbing as you play. I personally think that the music during the free games is some of the best that I’ve ever heard in any slot game, but maybe I’m biased.
All of the other audios in the game are what you would expect, and are not obtrusive in any way. Since this is a NextGen DC Slots game, it has the “horse galloping” sound effect every time you spin the reels. I have no idea why every game from them contains this audio.
There is another strange sound effect that happens when you’ve activated the Bonus Bet – every time a Wonder Woman Logo Bonus symbol lands on a reel there is a piano slide that sounds like the beginning of Abba’s “Dancing Queen“. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I do have to listen to that song when I finish playing so I can get it out of my head.
Wonder Woman is thought to be the greatest thing to ever come out of the Amazons, and now she has a slot game that matches her reputation. Anyone who enjoys reading comic books and gambling online will immediately fall in love with this game because it’s a ton of fun to play and there’s never a dull moment.
This is hands-down one of the most colorful slot games I’ve ever played, so if you enjoy great game design, you’ll definitely want to check it out. This demigoddess brings both the action and the fun, and you will be able to play for long stretches without getting bored…and let’s not forget about the fantastic soundtrack and sound effects.
The Warrior Princess is as feisty as ever, and looks fantastic considering she’s around 5,000 years old. I wish I knew her secret.
Bonus Video of Wonder Woman
Does anyone else remember just how great the Wonder Woman television series staring Linda Carter was in the 1970s? She handed out firm justice weekly to anyone who dared to commit crimes or challenge freedom. And yes, I used to make myself dizzy imitating her trademark spin in my living room.
Here is a little flashback video for both those who used to watch the show, and those who have no idea what I’m talking about. The beginning introductions from every season of Wonder Woman. Enjoy!