In October 2018, Red Tiger Gaming acquired the Megaways license, and Mystery Reels Megaways is their first attempt at producing a Megaways slot. This isn’t a completely new slot – it is, in fact, a rehash of their Mystery Reels fruit-themed slot that they released last year. Slot fans were slightly disappointed when they found this out as they were expecting a brand new slot, but once they started playing, that disappointment soon faded. This is a game that will definitely keep you entertained.
It is safe to say that you won’t be disappointed with this slot, as it has enough bonus features to keep you thoroughly entertained for a long period of time. One such feature is the mystery symbol feature, which can appear at any time. When activated, it clones itself for a random number of times across all the reels and then appears as a single symbol. There is also a free spins feature and many betting lines, but these are talked about in more detail below.
Slot game developers concentrate a lot on creating slots with fantastic graphics as they feel that avid slot players will lose interest pretty quickly if they come across a slot that has standard or sub-standard graphics. Whether this is true or not, it seems that Red Tiger Gaming decided not to take any risks as the graphics for Mystery Reels Megaways are very good. When you open up this slot game, you will be greeted by the classic slot symbols, but all in 3D.
The symbols that you will find on this slot include a bell, a red number 7, a bunch of grapes, a watermelon, a horseshoe, a pair of cherries, a star, a plumb, and an orange. The highest paying symbol is the red number 7 – if you manage to land 6 of these along with an active betting line, then you will be rewarded with 50x your stake. The lowest paying symbol is the pair of cherries, as they reward just 0.8x your stake for 6 along a payline. There are no wilds, but that doesn’t really matter.
Everyone loves it when a slot game has a free spins feature, and when you come across one that doesn’t, it can be pretty disappointing. Thankfully, that is not the case here. You will be rewarded with eight free spins if you manage to land three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You can accept the 8 free spins, or gamble by spinning a pie wheel. If you take the gamble and win, you can get up to 40 free spins, but if you lose, you will still get four free spins.
In order to help their slots stand out from the ever-increasing crowd, slot game developers often add huge progressive and standard jackpots to their slot games. This slot does not have a jackpot, but you definitely shouldn’t let that deter you from giving it a go. That is because if you happen to play on a day when Lady Luck is on your side and smiling at you, you could see yourself walking away with a whopping 10,000x your stake. What’s not to like about that?
When it comes down to betting lines (also sometimes referred to as paylines), you can never have too many. This is because the more that there are, the better your chances will be of picking up some cash. This slot game doesn’t have “Megaways” in its title just for the sheer fun of it! Oh no, it has that in its title for the simple reason that it has up to 117,649 betting lines. This is absolutely outstanding and helps this game to stand out from regular slots.
When an avid slot player comes across a game that they haven’t seen or heard of before, one of the first things that they will do is go on to a search engine such as Google and check what its return to player, or RTP percentage is. This is because it will then give them a good idea as to how much, theoretically speaking, they will get back over a period of time. This slot has an RTP of 96.18%, which is reasonable. This means that if you spend £100, you can expect at least £96.18 back.
After they have found out what the return to player percentage is, if they are still interested in giving the game a go, they will then try and find out what the game’s volatility is. The reason for this is because it gives an idea as to what type of wins you can expect and how often. The volatility of this slot is high, which means that you won’t get many small wins. However, if you are patient, you could be at the end of a very big win.
The original Mystery Reels was an entertaining game to play, but the Megaway mechanics that have been applied to this rehash makes it far more interesting to play. To add to this, you can win up to 10,000x your stake, which is more than double of what you could win in the original. It is not that much different to the other Megaway slots out there, but that’s not really a negative. Red Tiger Gaming, it is fair to say, have done a very decent job with this slot.