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Holy Diver Megaways

Holy Diver Megaways

Get headbanging to the Holy Diver smash hit from heavy metal band Dio in the bonus round on the slot from Big Time Gaming. Not only fans of the famed band but all players will get to experience a completely new game mechanic called Reel Adventure, three levels of free spins, insane win multipliers of up to 343x and up to 586,971 ways to win, and not to forget a colossal win potential of up to 23,306 times your stake.

Holy Diver Slot Details

Holy Diver Megaways is a video slot with 6 reels and up to 117,649 ways to win in standard play, using BTG’s patented Megaways engine. On every spin, the game is choosing randomly two to seven symbols for each reel, creating a minimum of 64 ways up to the maximum of 117K. This can increase in the free spins to a jaw-dropping 586,971 ways to win. At the bottom is the display with the new Reel Adventure mechanic that will apply reel modifiers and also collect symbols for the free spins trigger.

Bet sizes range from a low-roller friendly 0.10 credits up to a still-modest 20 credits. The game is somewhat less volatile than other BTG creations and has an RTP between 96.39 and 96.54%, depending on what level of free spins a player is choosing to collect. Thanks to the HTML5 format, the game can be played on any desktop or mobile device across all OS platforms.

Those who are expecting a dark heavy-metal theme on Holy Diver might be disappointed but nevertheless, BTG has created yet another marvel in slot design. It is maybe best described as a medieval adventure with elements from video games and level progressions. The game window is the well-known 6-reel set which is placed on an ornamented stone structure.

Below sits the Reel Adventure display where a knight in full armour is walking or running along a path to award reel modifiers and collect free spins symbols. On the left is the Shield Of Fortune collector with four gems that need to be accumulated from the Reel Adventure mechanic to trigger the free spins. A generic soundtrack with reel and win count noises changes dramatically in the free spins when rock fans can start headbanging to the hit song from Dio.

BTG fans will find a familiar set of pay symbols on Holy Diver Megaways as the game studio stuck once again to its standard pay symbols and colour palette. At the low end, you will see the card royals 9 to A, followed by green, blue, red and purple gems. Pays for a six of a kind range from 0.5 to 15 times your stake. Wild symbols only appear on the reels via the Reel Adventure modifiers. The game has no scatters as the free spins are triggered by collecting minimum once four gems.

The Reel Adventure Mechanic

With Holy Diver, BTG has shown once again their creative and innovative potential. At the bottom of the game window sits the animated Reel Adventure display, showing a knight progressing on a path filled with treasure chests. To get to the next chest will take one to five spins. He will kick the chest to reveal one of four reel modifiers in the base game. The contents and mechanics are different in the free spins round.

  • Standard Symbol Bonus – One of the lower value royal values is picked at random and all in view on the spin are turned into a wild symbol. This looked like the most common awarded modifier.
  • Sword Bonus – The knight will turn up to 3 reels into stacked wilds that can also be marked with a multiplier of up to x7. Hitting three wild reels with the maximum multiplier would lead to an insane win multiplier of x343.
  • Fireball Bonus – The knight randomly replaces up to four symbols on the reels into a flaming wild symbol. They can explode to turn adjacent positions also into wilds.
  • Gem Symbol Bonus – The knight will transform all occurrences of one or more gemstone symbols into wilds. They will have an x2 or x3 multiplier in the free spins on level 2 or 3.

The Shield Of Fortune Collector

We are used to having bonus rounds triggered by hitting scatters on the slot reels. The mechanic works differently on Holy Diver. The Shield Of Fortune on the left of the game window is a collector with the four differently coloured gem symbols. You will need to collect one of each to get to the Level 1 Free Spins. At this point, you can choose to play the 10 free spins on level 1 or carry on collecting a further four gems to reach the Level 2 Free Spins. The same can be repeated to progress to the Level 3 Free Spins. The collector is bet size sensitive in such that you have to progress through the levels for each bet size. We tested the game extensively and it took us around 50 to 400 spins to collect once four gems.

During the free spins, all gem symbols landing on reel two to five will turn into a wild symbol. On level one they are a simple wild, while on level two and three they become an x2 and x3 multiplier wild. The levels reset at the end of a free spins round that is played.

In clear words, you can choose your own volatility for your gaming session. Taking the free spins on level one all the time will give you more bonus rounds with smaller wins or keep progressing to the higher levels and have fewer bonus rounds but with higher win potential.

The Holy Diver Free Spins

The head banding will start the soon you decide to play the free spins as the Holy Dive song will kick in and blare from your speakers. The free spins are automatically triggered when level three is reached. The game awards initially 10 free spins with the chance to collect more during the feature or re-trigger it entirely.

Additionally to the gems turning wild on reels two to five, you can count on the knight to have some extra surprises for you. Instead of kicking chests to award reel modifiers, he is seen running along in a castle and battling a mystical hooded figure standing in his way. When defeated, these will either leave you with nothing or reveal shiny diamonds. The first four diamonds will award +1 spin each and the fifth re-triggers the feature with 8 extra free spins. With every re-trigger, then potential ways to win are increased from 117,649 up to a maximum 586,971 ways. The gem collector is reset to level 1 once the free spins conclude.

Final Verdict

Not everybody will be headbanging to Dio’s Holy Diver, but rest assured everyone will when the big hits land on this astonishing slot creation from Big Time Gaming. They are taking a slotting experience yet again to another level which will see pundits lining up to play the game. The entire gameplay is engaging at all times and utterly suspenseful when the reel modifiers trigger or during the free spins rounds. We are also very pleased to see that BTG has not included a feature buy option this time as it would have defeated the purpose for the progress mechanic.

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One response to “Holy Diver Megaways”

  1. spoo42 avatar spoo42 says:

    It was interesting to see something new from Btg when Holy Diver came out – but I didn’t really enjoy it.

    Ok it looks nice, and sounds good (music from Dio if you like that kinda thing.) But its a collection type game. When you trigger free spins, you can choose to delay and play further on to the next level, then delay again. Problem with this – while you could potentially get an amazing win at the end – it could also give you a dud.

    The ideas nice and its all well executed, but unless you really like that kinda thing – it doesn’t really do it for me.

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