Get ready for a modern fast-paced reel adventure with a nostalgic touch on the Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways slot from Blueprint Gaming. Turns out after making good use of the licensed Megaways engine, Blueprint decided to take inspiration (speak copy) from another popular game from Big Time Gaming. Anyone who has tried Queen of Riches will instantly recognize the pay mechanics with synced reels and workings on this semi-clone.
However, the developer made the effort to give the slot its own twist. Traditional slot symbols, Matching Megaways, Mystery Symbols and Mystery Spins will drive the suspense to the maximum with every spin having a win potential of up to 10,000 times your stake.
Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways is a video slot with six reels, two to seven rows and 729 to 117,649 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three to six adjacent mathching symbols from left to right only. The medium to high variance game can be played on mobile and desktop devices with bet sizes from 0.10 to 10 credits per spin. The RTP of this high variance game is set a rather low 95%.
The nostalgic visuals of slots from yesteryear have received a vibrant 21st-century update. Retro-style lights on each side of the game window will start flashing on winning spins and flicker when the number of synced reels goes higher than the standard two reels. A generic disco-like soundtrack accompanies the usual reel and win count noises.
The nostalgic design continues on the pay symbols. They start at the low end with the card royals from 10 to A, paying 0.4x to 0.5x your stake for a single six of a kind. They are followed on the medium level by traditional fruit machine symbols – cherries, lemons, grapes, oranges and melons. Hit six across the reels for payouts ranging from 0.5x to 1x your bet. The premium symbol is a blazing seven, awarding 10x your stake for a 6OAK. There is also a simple wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols while the slot logo acts as the mystery symbol.
There are no free spins or bonus games on this slot but quite a number of mechanics and modifiers that will provide the excitement on the reels. Starting off the action are the In Sync reels, which are linked reels that will display the same symbols when the reels stop. At the start of every spin, the game will randomly link anything from two to six reels. They are easily recognized as lights will come on in the background of the selected reels. For extra suspense, the game will first choose two reels to sync and then randomly add adjacent reels to the left or right.
Matching Megaways is a new mechanic for determining the number of ways on each spin to accommodate the synced reels feature. The amount of pay symbols landing on reel one is copied to all other reels, leading to only five fixed choices for the number of ways to win.
Mystery Symbols can land randomly on any spin and will unveil one common pay symbol when the reels stop. They will pack a bigger punch when the game triggers a Mystery Spin as all synced reels will have only mystery symbols on them, meaning they will unveil one common symbol.
Despite being a semi-clone of not just Queen of Riches but also the very first slot with synced reels which is Twin Spin from NetEnt, Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways is well-designed with a very engaging gameplay as all reels can sync on any spin. While not on each occasion but for most instances that will lead to a guaranteed mega win.
Although the slot is quite likeable, we can only hope that Blueprint has not run out of ideas for the Megaways engine and they will surprise us again with something completely new in the near future.