Get to visit the imposing historical halls of the Royal Mint on the Megaways slot from Big Time Gaming. Paying homage to the century-old building that was home to the British mint from 1809 to 1967, you will be spinning the reels with up to 117,649 ways, cascading symbols and reactive wins. Hit four scatters spelling M-I-N-T in one game round to trigger the Free Spins feature or collect gold bars to benefit from the Heartstopper Enhanced Free Spins and your visit to the royal halls could be worth more than 40,000 times your bet.
Royal Mint Megaways is a video slot with 6 reels, up to 7 rows and 1,024 to 117,649 ways to win. Speaking of minting coins, it will cost you between 0.20 and 20 coins/credits to spin the reels on this slot. It comes with maximum volatility and an RTP of 96.48%.
On every spin, the Megaways game engine is choosing randomly two to seven symbols for reel 1 and 6 as well as two to five symbols for reels 2 to 5. Additionally, thanks to the trademarked Triple Reaction mechanic there are two extra reels at the top and bottom of the game window with four positions, extending from reel two to five, where more symbols appear on every spin. Overall, each reel can have up to seven symbols, creating virtually unlimited variations from the minimum of 1,024 up to the maximum number of ways.
The Reactive Wins feature comes into play the soon you hit any win. All symbols that are part of the combo shatter to make place for new ones to cascade into place, potentially leading to multiple winners in one round. The spin sequence continues until no new wins occur after a reaction.
Knowing the affinity of the BTG CEO for the 1970s and various rock bands, we always assume each game coming from their Australian studios would have a connection to either of those themes. Hence, we went in search of a Royal Mint band or album/song, but indeed this time it is about the British coin maker who produces coins and medals not only for the UK but for over 60 countries worldwide. The stone building dating back to the early 19th century serves as the background and frame for the game window. During the free spins, you will be entering the mighty vault inside the building. The pay symbols are held on pieces of marble while two columns on either side display the progress for the Heartstopper feature. The top and bottom carts on the extra reels are driven by a Perpetuum style conveyor belt while a rather serene soundtrack gives way to the usual BTG reel and win count noises at the appropriate times.
BTG kept their tried and trusted pay symbol set with card royals from 9s through to As at the low end, awarding between 0.8x and 1.7x your bet for a single six of a kind. The high-value symbols are a range of gems in green, blue, red and purple colours. Hit six across the reels from 2x to 50x your stake
There is also the wild symbol that appears on the top and bottom horizontal reels only, performing the usual substitution duties. The scatters are the characters M, I, N and T, with all four needed in view at the end of a spin sequence to trigger the free spins. A +4 symbol landing at the same time will award additional free spins.
The days before the official reveal of the latest BTG creation are meanwhile always filled suspense as we are waiting to see what they cooked up in their slot kitchen. The team manages to surprise us time and again with new formats, features and pay mechanics. However, for Royal Mint, there is nothing really new as such as they took elements from various existing BTG slots, put them through the mixer, cranked up the volatility to the maximum and ‘voila’ we have Royal Mint Megaways. Think of Bonanza, Opal Fruits and Lil’ Devil combined and you will have a good impression what to expect.
Core to the gameplay is still the cascading reel mechanic with reactive wins and a free spins round. Having four scatters forming the word MINT in view at the end of a spin sequence will trigger 12 Free Spins. Any +4 symbol landing at the same time will add four extra free spins. During the feature, gold bars appear in the top and bottom horizontal carts, awarding +4 free spins for three scatters and an additional +4 free spins for each extra scatter. The bonus round is played in the well-known Megaways style with progressive multipliers. Every winning reaction will increase the win multiplier by x1, with no limit to the maximum.
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The second part of the excitement and potentially bigger wins will come from the Heartstopper™ Enhanced Free Spins. Every time you hit only three scatters in a spin sequence in the base game, a gold bar lights up on the two meters on each side of the game window. After accumulating 40 bars, the game will add the M to the meter on the left and you will need to land now only the last three characters, I-N-T, in a spin sequence to trigger the bonus round. You will get the same number of free spins for this feature but with one vital difference. The win multiplier will start at x2 and increase by x2 after each winning reaction, no limits. The collections meters will reset at the end of the round, ready for you to start accumulating more gold bars.
Looking at Royal Mint Megaways, we will be now chasing for the “T” instead of the elusive “D” we know from Bonanza. To be honest, it feels in some way like a sequel to the epic slot that propelled Big Time Gaming to stardom in the online casino world. However, it has some added elements, admittedly not new either, that differentiate it and provide extra suspense to the gameplay. Especially the Heartstopper Enhanced Free Spins will be the source for most mega wins, although triggering it will take patience, patience and patience, oh, not to forget, a good bankroll as collecting 40 bars does not guarantee a feature trigger. You still need to hunt down I-N-T in a spin to benefit from the extra feature.
|Deposit Bonus||100 % up to £300|
|Extras||300 Spins Starburst|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Minimum Deposit||£ 10|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||14 days|
|Operator||Genesis Global Limited|
|Max bet size||£5|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||40 X Bonus|
|Free spins||40 X Bonus|