The Megaways frenzy shows no signs of slowing down, quite the contrary. With more studios signing licensing agreements with Big Time Gaming for the trademarked game engine, it is only natural that we see every month increasingly more new Megaways games hitting the casino lobbies. Some might start questioning if the quantity will water down the quality as well as whether there will be a point of saturation or even oversaturation with this relatively new slot genre.
Currently however, every new Megaways slot release is feverishly awaited by the playing community as everyone expects some new twist, feature, surprise, pay mechanic, call it as you see fit to surface that will be the next trending subject on the social media and streaming channels as well as in the forums. With the number of releases growing every month, there is bound to be some repetitive appearance of features that have become rather popular such as the Mystery Symbol on Megaways from Blueprint Gaming.
At GMBLRS, we pride ourselves for having all current and upcoming Megaways slots listed and reviewed. In some cases, it is only a sneak preview when we are still waiting to receive the details or demo links, but rest assured that in such cases it will be completed at the earliest date possible. Some game providers are more secretive than others which makes it sometimes difficult to write a full review well before the official release. With the help of our sources and relationships in the industry that we have built by being involved in online gaming for over a decade, we strive to have reviews ready for you to read well in advance of the official launch.
September and October 2019 are already well-stocked with upcoming Megaways slots from various providers such as Blueprint Gaming, Red Tiger Gaming, Iron Dog Studios and of course Big Time Gaming. In this newsletter, we take a look at some of the creations that will soon appear at your favourite casinos.
Just launched, the slot is the sequel to the 2018 Dragon’s Fire slot that has earned itself a place in the top rankings for hyper wins exceeding 10,000x bet. Building on that legacy, Red Tiger Gaming gave it the Megaways makeover with up to 117,649 ways to win and included two random features, a progressive win multiplier and a free spins feature where the win multiplier is not reset. Altogether, it can lead to wins in excess of 10,000 times your stake.
The slot is an impressive art piece that showcases the creative capabilities of Red Tiger Gaming. The dragon watches over the reels and will launch in a majestic style during the random features. The Fire Blast will turn will set up to four reels on fire leaving a random number of wilds or scatters in its wake. The Dragon’s Egg Multiplier is active at all times and will increase by x1 after each winning spin. In the base game, it will reset after a losing spin but in the free spin it will carry on growing up to a staggering x50. On a lucky day, you might also trigger the Dragon’s Eye boost which will increase the win multiplier by up to x10 in one step.
Blueprint is taking yet another one of their successful games for a Megaways refresher by giving it up to 177,649 ways to win. Not much information has transpired until now but a published teaser video indicated that the gameplay includes a new Mystery Mirror feature where one pay symbol is randomly selected at the start of a spin that will trigger a Win Streak should a win land with it on the same spin. Plus, the wizard will appear to add random wilds or mystery symbols to the reels or will shuffle symbols to guarantee a win. Lastly, the free spins will be played with a random multiplier of up to x50 on each spin.
Being part of Scientific Games comes with benefits such as access to the Megaways engine after the parent company signed a licensing agreement in 2018. After Barcrest, Red 7 and WMS, Bally is the fourth studio from the group to release a Megaways game, and funnily enough, they all used some of their most popular existing games to give them a Megaways makeover. Time will tell if the old titles still have what it takes even in a set of new clothes. Bally chose 88 Fortunes for their first Megaways title, a slot released in 2016 which has been a big success for the developer.
A randomly triggered Picker feature, increased golden symbol pays and a free spins round with unlimited multipliers can lead to wins of up to an estimated 5,000 times your bet. The Picker feature triggers randomly when the gold coin pot starts shaking after a spin an awards 10 to 15 free spins with starting multipliers from x2 to x5. A 5×3 grid will allow you unlimited picks until you match three icons to determine which free spins round you will be playing. A free spins round can also be triggered by hitting four or more scatters, awarding 8 to 12 free spins with a starting multiplier of x1., In both cases, the win multiplier will increase by x1 after each winning reaction.
The parent company 1×2 Gaming signed in 2018 a licensing agreement with BTG for the use of the trademarked Megaways engine and the Pirate Kingdom Megaways will be the first creation to come out from Iron Dog Studio. We are eagerly awaiting to get all details about the new slot as it will be a clear sign whether the relatively unknown game studio has what it takes to create an exciting Megaways game. What we know is that it will use the standard Megaways mechanic with cascading symbols and reactive wins. A free spins round is also included which could mean that the maximum win potential is well over 10,000 times your bet. A rather blurry screenshot is all that we have at this moment but we expect to receive the full promotion package within the next days.
Initially releases an exclusive Megaways slot to LeoVegas under the name of the casino, Blueprint went on to create a reskin that will soon hit all casino lobbies. While the visuals have gone through a thorough makeover, the slot comes with the same features – reactive wins, cascading reels, Mystery Symbols, two Bonus Bet options and a free spins round with unlimited progressive multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 50,000 times your stake.
A scenic view of the African savannah is accompanied by Mystery Symbols in the base game and free spin with all landing on the reels revealing a common pay symbol. Key to the biggest wins ist the Bonus Wheel which is triggered with minimum four scatters. A two-tiered wheel will determine the number of free spins from 5 to 30 and the starting multiplier from x1 to x10. For those impatient to wait for an organic trigger, there are now two Bonus Bet options, costing 20x and 100x the default stake and giving instant access to the Bonus Wheel. In all free spins round, the win multiplier increases by x1 after every winning reaction, no limits.
The highlight of this newsletter as the creators of the Megaways engine are preparing themselves for their next Megaways adventure. In a clever move, they secured the rights to one of the oldest and most popular board games featuring the witty Mr Monopoly and infused it with Megaways DNA. The result is a spectacular slot that combines the progress track of the board game with exhilarating reel action that can lead to wins of up to 14,700 times your bet on every single free spin.
The news is so fresh that we don’t even have a screenshot yet but it will feature the Reel Adventure mechanic we know from BTG’s Holy Diver slot with now Mr Monopoly wandering around the track to award spins at maximum Megaways, multipliers, and free spins triggers. Just like in the real board game, you will be collecting properties, houses, utilities and train stations that will become very useful in the bonus round as they award extras such as multipliers and extra free spins. No doubt we will be eagerly awaiting to test the new game as soon as possible.
That’s it for now, plenty of Megaways games coming your way in the next weeks and there even more already lined up beyond that. There will be even a Christmas-themed Megaways slot this year, hitting the casino lobbies just in time for the festive season.
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