The Megaways engine from Big Time Gaming has been taking the online casino world by storm since 2016. And surely you’ve come across some Megaways slots already! Because by now, many of these slots are topping the charts and dominate most game browsers. However, if you still find yourself wondering what Megaways slots are exactly, this blog article is just what you need! Here we’ll explain what Megaways is, how Megaways works and which Megaways slots are worth giving a try.
What are Megaways slots?
Megaways is a random reel modifier created by Big Time Gaming. The engine changes the number of symbols appearing on each reel during a single spin. In short, this means that with every spin a different number of symbols lands on each reel. Potentially, this could offer tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of ways to win. With Megaways slots you have to land identical symbols, from left to right, on adjacent reels to create a winning line. You won’t have to line up symbols along specific paylines.
How does Megaways work?
So why did this type of casino games become so popular? Even though Megaways slots might sound a bit complicated, in reality it’s actually pretty straightforward. The number of symbols that appear is selected by the Megaways engine entirely at random. In standard Megaways slots there are six reels and up to seven symbols that could appear on each reel.
This could potentially create thousands of different ways to win with each spin, 117,649 to be exact. It happens when all six reels are displaying the maximum number of seven symbols per reel. This works out to 7x7x7x7x7x7 = 117,649 –
though not all Megaways slots offer up to 117,649 ways-to-win! For example, in White Rabbit there are even up to 248,832 Megaways to win! In Holy Diver there are 586,971 (!) ways-to-win, if you manage to unlock the Bonus Game, that is.
When playing a Megaways slot, you’ll notice that the slot displays the potential ways to win on each spin. These numbers are usually shown in a box at the top. This is pretty helpful if you’re not that big on math!
Some of the best Megaways slots available at Casumo
Megaways has become so popular that Big Time Gaming took the decision to license the mechanic to other game providers. This allowed them to create their very own titles based around Megaways.
Bonanza, Extra Chilli, Temple Tumble and Diamond Mine are some of the older titles that our players love to play. But we thought it would be nice to list some of the more recently released Megaways slots available at Casumo. Have a look!
Take a journey back to ancient Rome in the Centurion Megaways slot! Created by Inspired Gaming, this 6-reel slot comes with Cascading Reels and offers up to 117,649 ways-to-win. On any spin, the Centurion could summon up one of 5 random modifiers. Landing 3 or more Scatters on the same spin will award you a spin of the Bonus Wheel. Here you could land pick-me features, Free Spins with expanding multipliers or Wild Spins where up to 4 reels could turn wild. Potentially this could give you even more multipliers.
Desperados Wild Megaways
The Desperados Wild Megaways slot is a 6-reel game with up to 117,649 ways-to-win. The slot has a Cascading feature and is all about the 2 Free Spins features and its potentially increasing multipliers. Note that in the Jail House Free Spins feature, Wilds are sticky! This might lead to increased multipliers for wins of up to 12,500 x your stake per Free Spin.
Great Rhino Megaways
Head to the wild plains of Africa for a volatile slot safari in the Great Rhino Megaways slot. This 6-reel game is created by Pragmatic Play with a potential number of Megaways up to 200,704! Highlights are the Tumbling Reels game mechanic and the Bonus Round where you get to choose from a variety of Free Spin and Multiplier combos. Each tumble could increase that multiplier during the Free Spins.
Wish Upon a Jackpot Megaways
Wish Upon a Jackpot Megaways is a fairy tale-themed slot from Blueprint Gaming with 6 reels and up to 117,649 ways-to-win. There’s a Fairy Godmother who appears randomly to give you Random Wilds, Wild Stacks with multipliers or Mystery Symbols. These extras apply in the Free Spins too and there’s a potentially unlimited multiplier!
Legacy of the Gods Megaways
The Legacy of the Gods Megaways slot is powered by Blueprint Gaming and has 6 reels and 117,649 ways-to-win. The game offers Cascading Symbols, Mystery Symbols and a Free Spins feature where you choose from 4 options which vary in volatility. In each, there’s an Unlimited Win Multiplier. The maximum payout is 50,000 x your stake per spin.
The Dog House: Megaways
This upgraded 7×6 reels video slot brings back everything you adore about The Dog House, but with 117,649 ways-to-win. Bite into Raining Wilds and Sticky Wilds to increase your win potential! Both Free Spins features are triggered by 3 or more scatters. Depending on the amount of scatters, you’ll get awarded a different number of Free Spins with up to 30 in the Raining Wilds feature.
Odin Infinity Reels Megaways
The Odin Infinity Reels Megaways slot is powered by ReelPlay and combines both the Infinity Reels mechanic from ReelPlay and the Megaways engine from Big Time Gaming. With each win, the number of reels increases by 1 as does the symbol multiplier. Playing with 12 or more reels could give you an 888 x your stake bonus. In the Free Spins feature, you can play 1 of 4 levels which sees the symbol multiplier increase by up to 4 for each reel added. The maximum win is 20,000 x your stake per spin.
The Survivor Megaways slot is powered by Big Time Gaming and has 6 reels and up to 100,842 ways-to-win. The game is based on the US reality series (Survivor). With a Reactions feature, it’s all about the 2 Wild symbols which come with multipliers increasing with each Urn landing. These Wild multipliers could also multiply and apply to the Free Spins feature with potentially unlimited Free Spins. The maximum win is 39,960 x your bet per spin.
Dragon’s Luck Megaways
Fire-breathing dragons make Dragon’s Luck Megaways by Red Tiger Gaming a scorching hot slot with 6 reels and up to 117,649 ways-to-win. It comes with 3 special features which could give you Mega Coins up to 4×4 in size! There are also transforming Dragon Coins and a Dragons’ Blessing feature where two dragons increase the value of transforming symbols. Unfortunately, this game doesn’t have any Free Spins on offer.
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Find your Megaways
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