Towards the end of 2018, Red Tiger agreed on a deal with BTG for their popular Megaways game mechanic, with a view to incorporating it into their own titles both old and new, and combining it with some of their own innovations such as daily jackpots, Smart Spins, and tournaments.
Megaways has been a hit with players since it was dreamed up by the developers at BTG, as it offers up to 117,649 ways to win and brought something genuinely new to the market. The potential for jackpot sized wins coupled with the exciting new style of gameplay really hit the spot.
Mystery Reels Release
Red Tiger have chosen their previously released title Mystery Reels for their maiden voyage using the Megaways engine, and it is due out in just over a week. This isn’t the most entertaining game in their back catalogue, so it’s not the obvious choice if you ask me, but it wasn’t a bad game and the addition of Megaways could well give it an extra dose of adrenaline.
Initial reports from those with advanced access are promising, and players can expect 6 reels, a minimum of 64 ways to win per spin, and an RTP of 96.18%. Free spins can be gambled for more and you could end up with between 4 and 40 in total, plus, a random mystery symbol can clone symbols on the reels to create more wins.
As far as classic fruit machine themed slots are concerned this one looks to be up there with the best; it held my attention anyway and I tend to prefer stronger themes as a general rule.
The free spins feature is where the money will be made since the multiplier increases by one for every cascade win and doesn’t ever reset during the feature. There is also no upper limit either *rubs hands together with glee*. The game is a volatile beast, though, so it might take you some time to get there.
Is this more exciting than the original? Undoubtedly. It’s a tentative toe in the water from Red Tiger I’m guessing, testing out their latest toy before they go in hard with some new titles and possibly one or two updated old favourites.
As one of only three providers with a license to use the Megaways engine at the moment they certainly have everything to play for.