What are Megaways Slots?
If you are one of our loyal Slot Boss customers you’ll have noticed that a newer style of slots is starting to find its way regularly into the Slot Boss library and that style is Megaways. As this is being written, we have what we regard as the five best Megaways games on our site but we’d be very surprised if that number wasn’t doubled or even tripled by the end of 2019.
Megaways is Big Time Gaming’s invention in which you will never know how many win lines each spin will create. Every time a Megaways slot is spun each reel can have between two and eight symbols which can create tens of thousands of winning combinations.
In order to explain Megaways slots, we believe it is best to look at a game whilst we describe it, so we’d recommend having the Tiki Treasures Megaways slot open so you can read and experience the slot at the same time. Once you’ve passed the game’s two opening pages, you’ll arrive at the slot reels. In this case, Tiki Treasures allows players to play with anywhere between 2 and 7 symbols on each reel meaning that the maximum the reels can spin is 7x5, which allows us to work out exactly how many ways we can win but we’ll get to that a bit later. As there are more ways than ever before to win, the winning potential of each symbol is slightly smaller and due to the aspect of the cascading reels of Tiki Treasures, players have the opportunity to stack their wins.
If you’re wanting to know the mathematics behind Megaways, keep reading, if not we’d recommend scrolling down to the next section entitled: “Five things you must know about Megaways”. So let's get into the mathematics of the piece and if it slightly confuses you at first, trust us, you’re not the only one and it is definitely worth knowing about.
So in Tiki Treasures, we have the potential for 7 symbols per reel and a grand total of 117,649 ways to win. So how does this work? Well we start off with the reels, we have seven symbols per reel, so we simply need to do 7x7 to find out the total for one reel. Then we need to continually times the number we get by the number of columns the reels have. For example:
7 X 7 = 49
49 X 7 = 343
343 X 7 = 2,401
2,401 X 7 = 16,807
16,807 X 7 = 117,649
As the reels maximum size is 7x5, this gives us our total number of paylines which in this case is 117,649.
Slot Boss Megaways Slots
Here at Slot Boss, we prefer quality over quantity so we currently offer three of the best Megaways games on the market.
Red Tiger have jumped into the Megaways family with their Mystery Reels slot. This classic fruit slot is a revamped edition of their original Mystery Reels slot. Here you will find a more traditional fruit themed game that has free spins and a mystery symbol bonus. If you can land a Mystery Symbol on the reels it will clone itself a random number of times. When all of these symbols are in place they will reveal a mystery symbol for a guaranteed win. If you can land three free spin symbols on your reels you could end up winning between four and 40 free spins.
Get ready to reel them in with the fantastic Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways slot. This is another revamped version of an ever-popular game: Fishin’ Frenzy. In this slot you will find 15,625 different ways to win over the game’s six reels. This is another Megaways game which offers free spins with between 10 and 50 being available. You can enter the bonus through landing three or more boats on your reels. Keep an eye out for the fisherman on these spins as he will reel any fish he sees in and award you their instant payouts. The great thing about this slot is that if you want the bonus feature you can buy into it for 100x your stake.
Slots ‘O Gold Megaways is another brilliant Megaways slot that is played on six reels with 15,625 potential win lines. This Irish themed slot from Blueprint Gaming comes with not only thousands of ways to win but also re-spins and the Great Wheel bonus. This game is also a Jackpot King game meaning every spin has the potential to win the huge progressive jackpot. When playing keep an eye out for the lucky leprechaun as he will expand to make entire reels wild whilst triggering a re-spin. The Wheel King can be activated offering spins of a wheel with a “big win” multiplier section. Slots ‘O Gold is another welcome addition to the Megaways family.
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