Relive the 1988 cult horror movie on the slot from Barcrest, powered by Scientific Games. Beetlejuice Megaways is bringing the self-proclaimed freelancing ‘bio-exorcist’ and the rest of the cast from the film to a set of variable slot reels with up to 248,832 ways to win. Join him to create havoc on the reels with wild substitutions, the Mighty Ways mechanic that expands the game window, a Mystery Symbol feature and a free spins round with retriggers and an unlimited progressive multiplier that can lead to wins of up to 6,220 times your bet or 250,000 credits, whichever is hit first.
Beetlejuice Megaways is a cascading video slot with five reels, up to six rows and 32 to 7,776 ways to win in default mode. This can increase up to 12 rows with 248,832 ways, courtesy of the Mighty Ways feature (more to that shortly). Pays are awarded for two to five matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left. Relive the cult horror movie on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to a huge 500 credits per spin, although some operators may opt for lower maximum bet settings. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 96%, although early versions indicated a dual RTP setting with 94% and 96%. Always check the help file to see what version you will be playing.
A generic blue-purple canvas taken from the movie is the main background to the giant game window. Betelgeuse with his creepy smile stands to the left, changing to his serpent alter-ego in the bonus feature. Some of the characters from the cult film feature prominently on the reels while some parts of the original soundtrack provide the main audio.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, followed by Shrunken Head, Miss Argentina played by the late Patrice Martinez, Beetlejuice in his Snake form, Lydia played by Winona Ryder and Beetlegeuse played by Michael Keaton. The latter is the most valuable with 5x your bet when five land across the reels. As special symbols we have a wild, appearing on all reels and substituting for any regular pay symbols. Plus, the Beetlegeuse logo serves as the scatter while a ghost figure acts as the mystery symbol.
Being part of one of the world’s largest iGaming group comes with benefits, particularly when looking for reel mechanics or features that can be implemented or combined into a new slot. On Beetlejuice, Barcrest borrowed the group’s Mighty Ways mechanic we have seen on the likes of Spartacus: Legendary Warrior.
At the core of the gameplay is the cascading symbol mechanic that we know from Megaways games. Any winner landing will shatter to make place for new symbols to drop into the empty spaces and potentially creating new winning combos. The process continues as long as you hit a win after a cascade.
But that’s not all on Beetlejuice Megaways as it benefits from the Mighty Ways feature. The default grid comes with a maximum 5×6 size and 7,776 ways to win. At the start of every spin sequence in the base game and bonus round, the Megaways mechanic will randomly cascade 2, 3 or 6 symbols onto every reel, creating anything from 32 to 7,776 ways while the second half of the grid is covered by a semi-transparent curtain. It will lift after the first win in a spin when symbols in the top half contribute to the next.
The number of symbols on each reel but not the symbols itself are mirrored from the bottom half. For example, if reel one has two positions at the bottom, it will have also two positions in the top half. Thus, the Mighty Ways mechanic will increase the number of ways to range from 1,024 up to a staggering 248,832 ways. The curtain will come down again at the end of a spin sequence in both the base game and free spins.
The second item on the feature list are the Mystery Ghost Symbols. The scary ghosts can appear on any reel and at any time in the base game and free spins. All in view will reveal a common pay symbol once the reels have settled, excluding wilds or scatters.
The main event as one most Megaways games is the Free Spins feature. Hitting three, four or five scatters will award 8, 12 and 16 Free Spins respectively. During the feature, the same amounts of scatters will retrigger 4, 6 and 8 free spins, no limits. The round is played with an unlimited progressive win multiplier. It starts at x1 and will increase by x1 after each winning reaction, again, no limits as to how high it can go. The Mighty Ways and Mystery Symbols are active throughout the feature.
The story of the Maitlands couple meeting their early demise in a car accident and inhabiting their vacation house as ghosts, much to the detriment of the new owners the Deetz family has been on of the movie highlights in the late 80s. Beetlegeuse is summoned to get rid of the ghostly couple only to create more havoc in the house and lives of the new owners. Barcrest did a commendable job in bringing the spirit of the plot to a set of Megaways slot reels, which was not a given considering their more than questionable releases in the last years. The Mighty Ways mechanic adds another layer of suspense to the gameplay as the vastly increased game grid can deliver mega-sized wins of up to 6,220 times your bet.
|Deposit Bonus||100% Refund Bonus, up to £111|
|Extras||77 Bonus Spins on Starburst or Book of Aztec|
|No Deposit Offer||23 Bonus Spins on Starburst or Book of Aztec|
|Minimum Deposit||£ 10|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||30 days|
|Operator||L&L Europe Ltd|
|Max bet size||£5|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||£ 100,00|
|Deposit Bonus||60 X Bonus|
|Free spins||40 X Bonus|