Get ready to play the legendary board game on the slot from Big Time Gaming. Monopoly Megaways will bring back all those happy memories of getting around a circular grid to buy houses, train stations, hotels and more only that now you will be doing it on a set of slot reels. Mr Monopoly will walk around the Reel Adventure track to award reel modifiers, free spins and other extras while a free spins round with even more extras and an unlimited multiplier can lead to wins of up to 14,700 times your bet on a single free spin.
Monopoly Megaways is a video slot with 6 reels and up to 117,649 ways to win in standard play, using BTG’s trademarked 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. The Reactive Wins feature comes into play the soon you hit any win. All symbols that are part of the combo explode to make place for new ones to cascade into place, potentially leading to more wins. The spin sequence continues until no new wins occur after a reaction.
The Reel Adventure mechanic known from Holy Diver Megaways is making another appearance and will award reel modifiers and other extras. Available on desktop and mobile devices, the bet sizes range from 0.10 to 20 credits. The slot has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 96.39% (unconfirmed).
The pay symbols start with the BTG-typical card royals from 9 through to A, followed by items from the Monopoly board game – dog, battleship and top hat. An artistic ‘M’ icon is the wild and top-paying symbol, substituting for all regular symbols. Hitting six across the reels will pay the BTG-usual 50x your bet.
If you ever played Holy Diver Megaways, then you will have a good impression on how the Reel Adventure mechanic works. However, instead of a knight progressing towards the castle, we have now Mr Monopoly wandering along the board game track. Depending on where he stops, he will award a series of reel modifiers and extras that can have quite an impact on your potential winnings.
The gameplay will intensify and the suspense level will reach its climax the soon you enter the Free Spins feature. It is triggered after you added the fifth house on a property or via the Chance card. The game will award eight free spins and +1 free spin for each house beyond the 5th and every train station you obtained in the build-up to the feature. The default win multiplier in the free spins starts at x1, however, any utility you collected up to the round will increase it by x1.
Let the fun begin! Mr Monopoly will wander around the board just like in the base game every time you hit a winning combination. Landing on selected locations on the board will see him award you an extra bonus.
Unfortunately, even the best things in life come eventually to an end. On Monopoly Megaways, that means that you lose all utilities, houses and train stations, which you will have to collect again as outlined in the Adventure Reel paragraph. You get to keep though all properties and houses where you didn’t land during the free spins.
Could Monopoly Megaways be the next Bonanza? While there are dozens of Monopoly slots out there, they all pale in comparison to this creation, well, pale is saying it in a modest tone. Big Time Gaming has shown yet again that their creativity knows no bounds as Monopoly Megaways trumps all other titles by a mile.
To be honest, personally, I can’t wait to play this game for real money as it is highly engaging, very entertaining and utterly suspenseful in the base game and free spins. Combining the two mechanics, Megaways and Reel Adventure, with the legendary Monopoly game will take slot playing to a new level and will give all and soon-to-be Megaways fans a thrilling reel ride with high volatility and huge win potential.
Please note that we have written this review based on preliminary details we received about the new slot and will update it immediately should there be any discrepancies as well as adding graphic material.