Posted in Game Reviews, New Games October 23, 2019
Big Time Gaming Announces the Release of Monopoly Megaways
Two of the most entertaining titles in the iGaming world are set to collide thanks to the esteemed software developer Big Time Gaming. The ever-popular Monopoly is the newest slot to the Megaways collection. What this means for players is that they get a familiar-looking game which offers not only up to 117,649 ways to win, but also the Reactions and Reel Adventure systems that are thrown in the mix for good entertainment.
Monopoly Megaways is a 6-reel slot featuring reel modifiers, Free spins, and other extras. The Free spins feature is especially remarkable as it’s capable of paying out up to 14,700 times your bet on a single Free spin. The game runs on BTG’s trademarked Megaways engine, offering up to 117,649 ways to win in standard play.
Every time you win, the Reactive feature comes into play. All the connected symbols explode and make a place for new ones, potentially leading to further wins. The symbols will keep blowing until no new gains occur after a reaction.
As for the bet sizes, they are adjusted to fit both the high rollers and casual gamblers. The range offered is between £0.10–£20.
The game is highly volatile, and it comes with an RTP of 96.39%, which is well above the industry standard. When it comes to payout potential, the good news keeps on coming. The base game rewards are 3,500x at most, while the game’s ultimate potential (in the Free spins mode) is 14,700x. This means that you can win up to £294,000 for a single Free spin!
The pay symbols combine classic card royals from 9 through A, followed by items from the Monopoly board game – a battleship, dog, and top hat. A capital M in a jazzy-encrusted gold symbol is the Wild and top-paying symbol. Hitting six of them across the reels will pay 50x your stake.
The Reel Adventure mechanic is the core of the game, and it provides all sorts of modifiers to enhance your chances of winning. If you have ever played Holy Driver Megaways, then you will have the impression of how these mechanics work. Instead of the brave knight from Holy Driver, it’s Mr. Monopoly that plays a vital role in this game. Every time you land a win, Mr. Monopoly starts walking around the board and, depending on where he lands, you will win different modifiers and extras that can boost your potential winnings.
- Landing on ‘Go’ will boost your next spin with a maximum number of Megaways.
- Landing on the Train station for the first time will make the station yours and will get +1 Free spin for your next feature.
- Landing on a Community Chest sends you to a random property, adding one to four houses.
- Landing on Chance will send you to a random property where you own houses, and will either activate the Free spin feature or give you one Free spin.
- Landing on the property on consecutive reactions populates them with one new house.
The Free spins feature is triggered once you added the fifth house on your property or if you land on Chance. The base level is eight Free spins, but you will get+1 Free spin for every train station you obtained up to that point, and one Free spin for each property that has more than five houses. The default win multiplier in the Free spins starts at 1x, but landing on a property will increase it by one.
During the Free spins bonus round, you can win further multipliers and Free spins. They too are awarded via the Real Adventure mechanics as follows:
- Each time you land on a utility you own, the multiplier will increase by one
- Each time you land on a station, you will receive one Free spin
- Landing on Chance awards a spin of 117,649 Megaways, sends you to a random property or adds five Free spins.
Safe to say, Monopoly Megaways is the best Monopoly-themed slot around – BTG have truly excelled themselves this time. While there are dozen of Monopoly slots out there, they all are pale in comparison to this creation. This is the perfect Megaways slot that combines excellent mechanics with high winning potential and superb video game narrative. Not only does it utilise unlimited win multiplier mechanics and reaction wins, but it also offers players a chance to try out BTG’s revolutionary Reel Adventure system.
Overall, Monopoly Megaways is a fantastic slot which brings together two innovative game mechanics and the classic board game. BTG has shown yet again that their creativity is limitless as it took Monopoly Megaways to an unprecedented level.