Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ – Iron Dog studios’ newest addition to the Megaways™ franchise, takes inspiration from the super popular British talent show. With up to 117,649 ways to win, multiplier wilds, tumbles, and multiplier free spins, the Megaways™ effect is in full force with this one! Read on for the full Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ review!
With Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™, Iron Dog Studios have brought together two of Britain’s most popular national pastimes: exciting casino games and talent shows! You could hardly ask for a better combo. If you enjoy each individually, why not try them out together?
Graphics & Sounds: 70%
Bonus Features: 70%
Overall score: 70%
Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ is set up like a classic Megaways™ slot. Its 6-reel and 7-row design has become a staple of this game engine, and you’ll find it all over some of the best Megaways™ slots in our list.
The theme is, of course, the mega-successful reality show Britain’s Got Talent. With almost 10 million viewers for every season of the show, you can’t fault Iron Dog for wanting to get a slice of the action!
Visually, Iron Dog has managed to create some of the aura surrounding the all-important stage from the show. With a brightly-coloured Union Jack serving as a backdrop for the reels, it’s not easy to forget which country the show originates from.
The reels themselves are decorated with a high-gloss finish, and are flanked by a Megaways™ meter to the left, and a column of 4 stars to the right. This last visual element serves a function which we’ll get into when we discuss some of this game’s features.
The sounds are expectedly gameshow-esque, with a bright and percussive score serving as the background music. The rest of the sound effects are quite well done, helping everything add up to that game show feel.
Iron Dog has done a decent job at keeping all the symbols on theme too. The exception is, of course, the low-paying symbols, which seldom get any thought put into them. You’ll find 10 to Ace royals here, which isn’t anything out of the ordinary for a Megaways™ slot.
The high-paying symbols are represented by a range of recognisable items from the show. White and red ‘X’ symbols are at the bottom of this tier, followed by a microphone, and a white-and-gold star. The highest-paying symbol is the Britain’s Got Talent logo, which is done in white, complete with a blue halo effect.
This symbol has a 500× payout for a six-of-a-kind combination – now that’s worth getting over your stage fright for! There’s also a red buzzer wild symbol which can appear on reels 2 to 6. This substitutes any other main game symbol.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of what this game has to offer over other Megaways™ titles. If you’re a fan of Big Time Gaming’s engine, we’re sure you’ve got used to how Megaways™ games work by now, so we won’t go into too much detail on that.
The short of it is that landing 3 or more alike symbols on adjacent reels starting from reel one is a winning combination. The payout increases with every additional symbol in the combo. Each of the 6 columns on the reels can show up to 7 symbols, making for a maximum of 117,649 different ways to win!
Apart from this core mechanic, Megaways™ titles often have a slew of additional features and extras packed in. Let’s take a look at those now.
Tumbles is a popular additional feature present on most Megaways™ titles. You might have heard of this feature through its multitude of aliases. Rolling reels, cascades, cascading reels, falling reels, and other pseudonyms all refer to this feature.
The idea is simple: winning combinations are removed from the reels allowing for more symbols to fall from above. This means that more winning combinations can potentially be formed on the same spin! No wonder this one’s a fan favourite.
You’ll notice that with each consecutive time tumbles are activated, a star gets filled in red on the right-hand side of the screen. This is because tumbles serve an additional function in this game which we’ll get to below.
We didn’t mention this additional symbol in the symbols section, because it deserves a slot in the features section all by itself. The X2 Wild is represented by a golden buzzer symbol. Just like the regular wild, it appears randomly on reels 2-6.
As the name suggests, this wild will double the value of your winning combination. That’s not all, though! Up to three X2 Wilds can appear and form part of the same combination, making for an X8 multiplier on that combo. Now that’s a nice bump to any payout!
What’s a Megaways™ game without a great free spins section? While a little difficult to get to, Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ free spins don’t disappoint. We mentioned earlier the 4-star symbols that get filled in with red for every successive tumble.
This is where those come into play. Once all 4 stars have been filled in, 8 free spins are awarded. For every additional tumble after that, you’ll get another 2 free spins, up to a maximum of 14!
Once you’re in the free spins section, any reel that reaches 7 symbols locks at 7 for the duration of the free spins round. Each locked reel also awards an additional spin at the end of the round!
Apart from this, you can also get more free spins by having additional successive tumbles within this bonus free spins section. 4 additional tumbles will earn you another 2 free spins.
Now that we’ve gone through all of the features, some of you might want the specs on the game’s internal workings. Let’s take a look.
The Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ RTP is 96.20%. This is just a hair higher than most other Megaways™ titles, which average around 96%. It’s worth noting that if you pay your way into the buy free spins section, the RTP ranges from 95.79% to 96.12%, depending on how many spins and locked reels are active. This is quite sneaky on Iron Dog studios’ part, and we’re not quite sure we like it.
The Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ maximum win is 40,000×. That’s quite the stash if you manage to land it!
Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ is a very high-volatility game. This means that while wins are infrequent, they should be quite large in value. Therefore, it is very likely you will encounter some dry spells, so be prepared for multiple spins without getting much return.
While testing out the game, we noticed this ourselves. It was sometimes quite difficult to get to a win, and it took an even longer time to get to the free spins section. Because of this, we recommend that you have a well-padded wallet when playing this game!
Of course, Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ supports play on both desktop and mobile devices, regardless of the operating system. This means that smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers are all supported, regardless of whether they’re Android, iOS, or Windows.
Assuming you’ve got your head around the simple way in which the Megaways™ engine works, then you’re all set! Controls are a breeze to get used to in this game. Everything is laid out around the centrals reels, and is easy to get to.
Along the bottom edge are your bankroll amount, last win amount and time. On the right side are the free spins buy option (assuming it’s available in your country), as well as the spin button. At the bottom of the reels, you’ll find the more information button, bet selector, and Autoplay function with win and loss limits.
Finally, at the top left of the game, you’ll find a main menu button along with the almighty Megaways™ counter, which shows you the current number of paylines active.
As with any game, players will find some features to their liking and some others not so much. Here’s what we thought were the main pros and cons for Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™.
So what do we think of the game overall? Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ is a fun title which brings some interesting features to the table. We like that the providers didn’t go for the obvious with their feature set, instead throwing us a bone with the not-as-common way to access the free spins and the multiplier wilds. Overall, we think it’s a fun slot that’s well worth trying out. So get on stage – now’s your time to shine!
|Number of ways||117,649|
|Number of ways||117,649 Megaways™|
|Number of ways||Up to 117,649|
|Number of ways||470,596|
|Provider||Big Time Gaming|
|Volatility||Medium to High|
|Number of ways||117,649|
|Number of ways||15,625|
|Number of ways||Unlimited|
|Provider||Big Time Gaming|
|Number of ways||N/A|
The Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ RTP is 96.20%.
The Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ maximum win is 40,000× your stake.
Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ has the Tumbles, Multiplier Wilds, and Free Spins features.
Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ was developed by Iron Dog Studio.
Like other Megaways™ titles, you can win at Britain’s Got Talent Megaways™ by landing three or more of the same symbol on adjacent reels, starting from reel 1.
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