Slots developers are constantly trying to create new slot games to keep slot players interested in their machines. Until recently, these new releases trod familiar ground, and the only changes to the slot machines were extremely subtle in nature. It wasn’t until Australian software developer Big Time Gaming introduced Megaways slots to the world that a fundamental change to the rules of slots was witnessed.
Breaking The Rules
The standard slot has between 10 and 50 winning lines, and most of the time, these lines are fixed, or they can be lowered. However, with Megaways slots, winning lines can run into the hundreds of thousands. This is because there are usually six reels with another reel lying horizontally across the main platform. The number of symbols on each reel is not set in stone either. The symbols come in different sizes, and anything from two to seven symbols can land on each reel. Most Megaways slots are cascading in nature, and the popularity of these games means that many preexisting games are being given a Megaways makeover.
Aztec Gold Megaways
Aztec Gold Megaways from iSoftBet is one of the newest of the Megaways slots, and it will be landing at a casino near you this month. The game boasts an ancient Aztec theme, and like most Megaways games, it has a medium to high volatility. The RTP is 95.99%, and the maximum paylines that can be activated are 117,649. While the graphics aren’t exactly mind-blowing, they do convey the Aztec theme effectively. Here the highest paying symbols are the bird, the snake, jaguar, and the Aztec god. The game utilizes the familiar cascading reels feature, and each winning cascade is met with a free spin. Despite the game being low on features, the main special feature that is present is pretty decent.
The Aztec Gold Cash Respin comes into play when 5 Sun Disc scatters land on the reels, and these unlock three respins. The scatters are locked into place. Any further scatters that land are also locked, and the respins reload back to 3. Each scatter has a coin value attached to it. Some hide one of three jackpots. Once a winning sequence is broken, and the three spins have been used, all coins and multipliers are added up to a final bonus tally. This feature adds some much-needed spice to this game and makes it worth spinning.
Divine Fortune Megaways
Divine Fortune is a fine looking slot with some spectacular imagery that accompanies the bonus round. The music only adds to the appeal, and next month sees the release of the Megaways version. It promises to be just as stunning as the original, but on a mega scale. The falling wilds respin remains, but new features are added, including three new bonus win symbols that are part of the free spins bonus round.
There is no let-up in the Megaways craze. Because of this, we can expect many more slots to get a Megaways makeover real soon.