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Wheel of Wealth returns to the Windows Phone Store

Wheel of Wealth returns to Windows Phone

If you recall, the Windows Phone game Wheel of Wealth was recently pulled from the Windows Phone Store due to a intellectual property infringement complaint. The developer vowed to resolve the issues surrounding the complaint and today we received some good news.  Wheel of Wealth is  once again listed in the Windows Phone Store.

For those not familiar, Wheel of Wealth is a Wheel of Fortune-styled game where you are given a hidden word or phrase puzzle. You spin a wheel to determine how much each correctly guessed letter is worth. With each successful guess, you get to spin again. Every letter of the alphabet is available except for vowels. Those you have to buy with your earnings.

Wheel of Wealth make over

Wheel of Wealth adds a turn based, online aspect to the game where you play against other Wheel of Wealth players (registration is free).

The re-release version, v2.1, gives the game a visual makeover and a disclaimer in response to the complaint. Additionally, the developers are working on a Windows 8 version that should be ready at or around the Windows 8 launch.

Version 2.1 should be pushed out as an update for those who didn't uninstall the previous version of Wheel of Wealth.  If you need to reinstall or just can't wait for the update to be pushed out, the new and renovated Wheel of Wealth is still a free, ad-supported game that you can find here at the Windows Phone Store.  

If you like puzzle games or online, turned based games Wheel of Wealth is definitely worth a try.

QR: Wheel of Wealth



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willied says:

Looks nice. It needs a speed improvement, though.

Shantek says:

Thanks for the feedback. Version 2.0 brought huge speed improvements, and the plan was to disable access to previous version to increase overall speed, however that was thrown off with these issues. We welcome any feedback on how it can be improved and you can contact us through the game at any time

willied says:

Thanks for the reply. The speed issue is mainly when I'm at the home screen and click any of the options and also when I am waiting to click continue after I take my turn. I'm on an HTC Trophy running Version 2.0. It's great otherwise!

Shantek says:

Thanks for the extrra info. These are issues we are always working on, so keep an eye out for updates as we aim to improve the overall experience wherever possible.And as mentioned poreviously, we are always contactable via the about menu in the game if you come across any other issues.

Bob101910 says:

Feels much faster than it used to. Wheel speed used to be faster though

Shantek says:

The difference between version 2.0 and 2.1: The overall spin time for the wheel is still exactly the same. 2.0 the wheel would start to spin really quick and then ease out when slowing down. However it now spinds for the same time, but slowly eases in and then goes fast and eases out. So it just gives it the illousion that the wheel spin is longer

willied says:

Sounds good.

dandunk says:

Just got my update. Love this game, lots of fun and many players to compete with.

Shantek says:

I would like to personally thank everyone for their support while we were working through the issues. We are now back and have a lot planned for our users!

aubreyq says:

Congrats, Shantek! I remember last time some people in the comments were predicting you were going down, blah blah blah. I'm glad you were able to get the app back in the Marketplace.

Shantek says:

Thanks for the kind words. Really appreciate it

ZuNuKoo says:

I'd consider buying this game of they offered an ad free version. Its a really well developed game. Unless this is already possible. Priced day around.. $.99.

ryude says:

I used to be addicted to this game, I'm glad it's back.

Where can I buy a prepaid card?? And how do I redeem it?

NaterBater says:

I'm pretty sure you can't buy one unless its from someone on eBay. They were offered as a promotion with purchase of a new phone.

mister2d says:

Can't find this in the WP store.

Shantek says:

It's not visible just yet by manually searching as it's only just been republished a few hours ago, it is expected to be showing up in the next 24 hours. For now you should be able to download via the link in this article. If not, try it again soon

Bob101910 says:

Thanks for getting this back on the marketplace! My favorite WP7 game. Couldn't get it again when I got a new phone, but now I can :D

Great!!! Glad to see the game back up and running! Now to get my friends in!


Oh.. one request.. please please please can you move the 'Show Scoreboard' link to between chat and log?
keep hitting the ad a lot :(

Shantek says:

There is no room between chat and log, as that is where the dollar value is shown. However it's been a highly requested change so expect to see it changed in version 2.2. Thanks for your suggestion. Feel free to submit any other ideas you have to us at any time through the game about menu

favipx2@ says:

Don't know if someone already ask it. Possible to get a paid version out? I'd love to play w/o ads.

Shantek says:

This is something we are looking in to

tristan88 says:

This game is great but I've been addicted to shanteks other game get high with words since the beginning of summer. Good work all around.

Tjarren says:

I've played this game too much since I first heard about it (was it here?) many months ago.  The update looks really nice.
I usually dominate in the game, but I have noticed for good players, it really aids your chances if you are the one that initiates the game.  Some of the changes in 2.0 balanced that out a bit, but it still seems to be the case with good players.  I guess it's just a necessary evil.
Regardless, great job on a great WP game.

splash112 says:

Everytime I play with someone online the other player is idle

wpguy says:

First time player. Good game!

Lastnv says:

God WP apps suck, they can't even get the official game.

Munkeyphyst says:

the official Wheel of Fortune app produced by Sony has been available in the marketplace since July. Troll harder...

Gilgameshi says:

Wheel of fortune?

Murgatroyd7 says:

I liked a lot better when I wasn't supposed to have it.

Munkeyphyst says:

It's always like that, no? :D