Enter the mysterious tent that magically appears on a moonless desert night on the slot from Fantasma Games to discover the enchanting world of Medallion Megaways. The mystical medallion will grant up to three slot features to those daring to spin the reels. Respins, wild expansions with multipliers and a free spins round with a progressive multiplier can lead to wins in excess of 10,000 times your bet.
Medallion Megaways is a video slot with six reels and up to 46,656 ways to win. Using the patented Megaways game engine, which Fantasma Games licensed from Big Time Gaming in 2018, the slot will randomly choose on every spin two to six symbols to land on each reel, creating anything from 64 to 46,656 ways to win. Pays are awarded for minimum three adjacent symbols from left to right only.
Stake sizes range from 0.10 to 80.00 credits. The game has medium to high variance with an RTP of 96.23%. Autoplay will let you choose 5 to 500 consecutive spins with a number of options as to when the run should stop.
On clear and moonless nights in the endless desert, a lone tent magically appears sometimes. Sheltered from the howls of the icy desert winds, a night full of mystery and gambling may now begin. The enchanted tent with a plush seating area is in the background of the frameless game window while a quirky oriental soundtrack is only interrupted by the usual reel sounds and win count noises.
The pay symbol set comprises a range of coloured gemstones that change in size according to the random amount of ways to win. The maximum size is three symbols high. At the low end, you have three dark coloured unmarked gems, paying 1x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by blue, purple and red gems marked with a star, awarding 2x your bet for a 5OAK. The premium symbols are a green gem marked with a triangle, a blue gem marked with a moon crescent, a red gem with a golden star and a black gem marked with a smaller orange gem. Hit six across the reels to win 6x to 30x your stake.
The wild is a red and blue crystal that will expand and/or transform into a multiplier wild if the feature is active. It appears on reels two to five only and substitutes for all regular pay symbols. Translucent jade stones will trigger the Void Respin feature if they are active on the spin.
We were looking forward to discovering how Fantasma Games would design their second Megaways slots after Flower Fortunes as they surprised us with some novel pay mechanics and feature triggers that made the slot stand out from the usual Megaways titles. And we have not been disappointed. The creative team dug deep into their chests to develop yet again new mechanics that will be the key to mega wins.
But first to the Avalanche mechanic and Win Multiplier. As usual with cascading Megaways games, symbols drop from the top onto the reels at the start of every spin. Any winning combination will start a chain reaction whereas they will explode after the win is paid to make room for new symbols to avalanche into place. The spin sequence continues as long as new wins occur after an avalanche. Additionally, the win multiplier will increase by x1 after each reaction. In the base game, it will reset to x1 at the end of a spin.
Central to the gameplay on Medallions Megaways is the display with the three feature stones at the bottom of the game window, showing Wild, Free Spins and Respin. The Wild and Respin features are active as default when you start playing the slot. Thereafter any combination of features can be activated or deactivated by the Medallion. Any activated feature can trigger on any spin when the corresponding symbol lands on the reels.
The Medallion can appear randomly after any spin in the base game. It will spin once to land either on the gold or the silver side. Stopping on the silver side will deactivate one feature stone while stopping on the gold side will activate one or more feature stones. It will trigger the free spins if the Free Spins stone is activated.
The Expanding Wild will be awarded when the Wild Stone at the bottom is active and a wild crystal lands anywhere on the reels. It will expand to cover the entire reel and on top will display a random win multiplier between x2 and x6. More than one landing on the same spin are multiplied by each other, plus by the current Win Multiplier from the spin sequence. This can lead to some insane multipliers in the base game and free spins.
The Void Respin will be awarded when the Respin Stone at the bottom is active and the jade-coloured stone marked with a green crystal lands on any reel. It will remove 2 to 10 non-winning symbols, increase the win multiplier for the spin sequence by x1 and avalanche fresh symbols into place, creating potentially new winning combinations.
The Free Spins are triggered when the Medallion activates the Free Spins stone. You will get 10 free spins which cannot be retriggered. Any win multiplier from the triggering spin will be transferred to the bonus round and will not reset to x1 after a free spin. Instead, it will keep increasing by x1 after every winning reaction until the end of the round, no limits. Plus, both the Expanding Wild and the Void Respin features are activated for the duration of the free spins.
It is refreshing to see how creative developers make use of the immensely versatile Megaways engine. While the mainstream providers have stuck to commonly known game formats, the young Fantasma Studio is surprising us with out-of-the-box formats that are fun to play and have huge win potential.