Microgaming Presents First Megaways Slots
Following the news that Microgaming had signed with Big Time Gaming for the Megaways mechanic, the Isle of Man-based gaming company will release the first two slots based on the popular mechanic this January. We’ll take a closer look at Shamrock Holmes Megaways and Forgotten Island Megaways, made by All41 Studios.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways was one of the first slots that came out from Microgaming’s exclusive game labs in 2021. Available for play at Microgaming casinos since 5 January, this 117,649-ways leprechaun slot features a largely familiar framework with the signature Rolling Reels that can award multiple successive wins. Getting 4 Scatters in view will trigger a free spins bonus with an unlimited win multiplier that can boost wins of up to 28,000x. However, even 3 Scatters can do the trick of activating a feature; in this case one of two types of re-spins with Guaranteed Megaways, ie 117,649 in one go!
Made by the same studio, the Forgotten Island Megaways slot follows similar mechanics at very high volatility, including the extra reel and Rolling Reels that make the symbols cascade on every win. Unlike the Magic Forest Re-spin in the Shamrock slot, this legendary king of the apes can produce a random Kong Spin with a starting multiplier of up to x10 that will increase further with each win. Get 4 Kong Scatters and you’ll enter a big win territory of the jungle, featuring re-triggerable free spins with a starting multiplier of x2.
In Forgotten Island Megaways, players also have the opportunity to buy the bonus. There are three choice or levels of the bonus, depending on what starting multiplier you want to go for. Each one has a fixed cost of 80x, 120x and 150x bet, respectively. You can test the feature buy option for free or real money when the prehistoric gorilla will show up at Microgaming casinos from 26 January 2021.
Other new non-Megaways slots by Microgaming to keep an eye on this month include:
- Golden Stallion™ Ultraways™ from Northern Lights Gaming (14 January) -- high volatility and up to 196,608 ways to win,
- Hyper Strike™ by Gameburger Studios (19 January) -- Scatters pay up to 2,000x and re-triggering free spins),
- Pachinko by Neko Games (20 January) – inspired by the colourful pinball-slot hybrid from Japan.
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