You are cordially invited to attend a special event at Party Casino as they reveal their own Megaways slot, courtesy of Blueprint Gaming. Get to spin on a reel set with up to 117,649 with wild substitutions, mystery symbols and a bonus feature where you can gamble for up to 30 free spins with unlimited progressive multipliers and you could pocket party favours worth up to 25,000 times your bet.
Party Casino Megaways is a cascading video slot with six reels, up to seven rows and up to 117,649 ways to win. Entrance to the reel party on desktop or mobile starts at 0.10 credits and peaks at 10 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility based on how much you use the bonus gamble feature, all with a factory RTP of 96.06%.
Courtesy of the standard Megaways engine, you will have a variable number of ways for every spin sequence. At the start, 2 to 7 symbols tumble onto reels one and six and 2 to 6 symbols on reels two, three, four and five. Note the extra horizontal reel on top of the game window where more symbols will appear abeam reels two to five. Overall, the set-up gives you a sheer infinite amount of possible reel and row combinations that range from 324 to 117,649 ways to win. A display in the top right corner shows the current amount of active ways to win for the spin.
To score a winner you will need to land two to six matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left. The symbols from the combo will set off a chain reaction, shattering and disappearing in the process to make room for new symbols to cascade into the empty spaces. This will continue as long as a new winning combo occurs after a reaction. Wins are accumulated from all cascades and paid before the next spin starts.
Blueprint seems to produce these customized games in series, giving them a generic background that reflects the corporate colours of the ordering client. In this case, we get a dark blue colour marked with card suits in the base game that changes to a glowing purple in the bonus round. As usual, the Megaways reel set is at the centre of attention with clear and simple symbols taken from the casino world.
Open the game to find at the low end the usual card royals from 9 through to A, paying 0.8 to 1.75x your stake for a six of a kind. The high end consists of typical casino items – playing cards, dice and roulette wheels – as well as the Party Casino logo as the top symbol. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 50x your stake.
A simple Wild icon in gold colours appears in the horizontal reel only and substitutes for all regular pay symbols. A purple-coloured casino chip marked with ‘Bonus’ is the scatter, appearing in the base game on the main reels and in the free spins in the horizontal reel only, while a golden tile acts as the mystery symbol.
While the ascent to stardom is down to Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza, the honour of bringing the Megaways engine into the mainstream falls to Blueprint Gaming. They are now clearly in the lead when it comes to numbers, actually, one feels that they have set up an automated production line. Start with 15,625, 46,656 or 117,649 ways, add from a range of base game and bonus features, set the RTP and voila, at the end of the line a newborn Megaways game emerges. Party Casino Megaways certainly falls into that category as we have seen it all in one way or another on other slots.
We have the usual Mystery symbol where any landing in view on the main grid and horizontal reel in a spin or free spin will reveal a common symbol including the top symbol once the reels have stopped, providing extra potential to score a multi-line win. However, they cannot contain wild or scatter symbols.
Your best chance of hitting mega wins comes in the Free Spins round with unlimited retriggers and progressive multipliers. Landing three or more scatters in one spin sequence will trigger the feature. First, you are invited to pick on scatter to reveal a random number of free spins. The minimum starts at 8 for three scatters with any further scatter adding minimum four spins to the tally.
Once selected, the game leads to a second screen showing the Free Spins Mega Wheel with eight segments. Players have now the option to gamble for more free spins or collect the amount from the triggering spin. The gamble is not available when the free spins feature was triggered with 28 or more free spins. The first two levels could end in losing the entire round, so some caution might be recommended on spinning the gamble wheel. Here’s the sequence on the gamble trail:
You can decide to take the won free spins at any stage. The gambles are described by the provider as being set as 60/40 in favour of the player, with the exception of the initial step to 12 free spins which is 50/50. The kicker in the free spins is the unlimited progressive win multiplier. It starts at x1 and increases by x1 after each winning reaction, with no limit on the maximum.
Well, no big surprises await on Party Casino Megaways but it offers solid slot action as we have come to expect from this game type. While being a copy of existing Blueprint titles, players at the casino will be able to spin on an individual version that is not available anywhere else. The maximum win potential of 25,00x bet only adds to the attraction.