Microgaming has time and again introduced interactive features in its online pokies so as to make them more interesting and challenging. Wealth Spa is one such online pokie. You have to decide whether you want to enter a bonus game early on or wait till you are able to afford a more lucrative one. Wealth Spa is live at Microgaming online casinos such as Casino Mate and Royal Vegas.
Wealth Spa is perfectly constructed because it brings out the ambience of both luxury and relaxation, with a hint of spoofing this indulgence of the rich. The pastel shades used in the online pokie along with soft background music create a soothing atmosphere suited to a spa. The high paying symbols with detailed graphics are the services offered in the spa and include reception, bath, massage, sauna and swimming pool. The win animations are somewhat comical. For example, the lady in the bath symbol is shown relaxing in a tub and sipping champagne while gossiping on a cell phone. The low paying symbols are also thematic instead of playing card icons. They are the accessories used in spas such as gown, herbs, hot stones, salads and fruits. The game logo is the wild symbol and the gold credit card with which the rich pay for the spa treatment is the scatter symbol.
The interactive bonus feature in Wealth Spa online pokie is triggered in a very unusual manner. The token symbol landing on the middle row of the fifth reel can provide the entry to one of the bonus features. If the token lands anywhere else on the reels then it acts as a 2x multiplier. As soon as you get a token you can spend it to enter the lowest level bonus game. Or you can accumulate it and go for a higher level bonus game when you have collected the required number of tokens.
The Smoothie Bonus costs one token. The price of the bonus feature increases by token each for the Hot Stones Bonus, Body Wax Bonus, Bath Oil Bonus and Massage Bonus. Once you have five tokens you are automatically taken to the Massage Bonus where you select the body spots you want massaged. You will win a random number of free spins for each selection. These free spins are played on a more lucrative payout table. The dilemma to the player is whether to spend tokens for lower level bonus games and cash the benefits immediately or hold out for potentially larger benefits that may not ultimately materialise.