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Wheel Of Fortune Wheel Of Fortune - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Wheel Of Fortune - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Use the spinner to spin the wheel and select letters to spell the secret word.

Wheel Of Fortune was produced by Gametek in 1989.

Gametek released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Gametek was based in United States.

Other machines made by Gametek during the time period Wheel Of Fortune was produced include:


Name Wheel Of Fortune
Developer Gametek (United States)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10422
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Rotary: Analog
  • Buttons: 1 - Select
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Wheel Of Fortune Side Art Image

Game Play

Basic Rules:

  • If the wheel lands on any given amount, say $1000, and if you guess the correct consonant in any given puzzle in rounds 1-3, you win the $1000. Furthermore, if there is more than one consonant in the puzzle, your $1000 will be multiplied (e.g. four R's in a puzzle awards you with $4000).
  • Each vowel you buy will cost you $250, however, you will not lose more than $250 even if there is more than one single vowel in a puzzle (e.g. if there are three A's in a puzzle you will not lose $750). But you will still lose $250 if you guess a vowel incorrectly.
  • If the wheel lands on "Bankrupt" you will lose all your money (however, the money you carried over from round 1 will not be lost).
  • If the wheel lands on "Lose a Turn," the turn goes to the other contestant.
  • If the wheel lands on "Free Spin," you can spin again. This option is one way to keep you in the lead.


  • Round 1: Whichever contestant wins the puzzle in the first round, his or her earnings will be calculated at round's end (and one of the other two contestants will have to catch up to be the new winner).
  • Round 2: Really nothing to it, it is basically similar in rules to Round 1. This is the last round where you can spin to guess a letter.
  • Round 3 (the "Speed Up" round): The wheel is spun automatically before the round begins. If the wheel lands on $1000, each consonant or vowel you guess correctly will award you $1000 or be multiplied if there is more than one given consonant or vowel in a puzzle.
  • Round 4 (final round): Only the contestant with the most earnings at the end of round 3 can participate in the final round. Beforehand, you can choose a prize you want. When playing the final round, you must choose five consonants and one vowel (a common combo is R-S-T-L-N-E). After entering the combo, you must fill in the blanks on your own. If you correctly solve it, the prize you chose will be yours.

Three incorrect guesses causes a loss of game. Credits can be added to continue the game indefinitely, even after Round 4.

Wheel Of Fortune KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.15 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Wheel Of Fortune Census

There are 14,948 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,545 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,379 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Wheel Of Fortune collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 9 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Wheel Of Fortune machines for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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