Out in the next few weeks, Vegas Megaways™ is the latest addition to the Big Time Gaming Megaways™ catalogue. Let’s take a preliminary look at this gambling-themed game and give our initial review.
Vegas Megaways™ is an upcoming title by Big Time Gaming, the creators of the Megaways™ mechanic themselves.
Its expected release date is later on this May (2022), and is set to be gambling-themed, with the background, symbols, and even the features taking inspiration from this.
From our first look at the game, we can tell you that it will come with the standard Megaways™ grid, made up of six reels that hold up to seven symbols each, plus an extra horizontal reel with four symbols. When these reels hold the maximum amount of symbols possible, the game will give you the full 117,649 ways to win.
All this is going to be packaged in a high-volatility game with two RTPs (96.27% during the base game and 96.30% during the free spins) and a max win that will reportedly go up to 72,310x your stake.
We explore all these elements in more detail below, but keep in mind that neither the game nor the demo are out yet. In other words, everything we say here is still conjecture, and we will reformulate our opinion once the game is out.
Graphics & Sounds: 80%
Bonus Features: 84%
Overall score: 82%
Although the Vegas Megaways™ slot hasn’t been released yet, we already know quite a bit about its features – and we have to admit that they appear to be quite fun!
Lining up three or more scatters symbols, which we assume are the Diamond symbol, will award you a minimum of eight free spins. These come with an unlimited win multiplier that will increase after each win, as well as the opportunity to retrigger them.
But these free spins also come with another special feature…
When you land the eight free spins, you can opt to collect or else gamble them for a chance to win up to 50 – though, like any gambling game, you could also lose the lot.
How this feature will actually work has still not been revealed, but we did a bit of digging and think we’ve figured it out.
So, from what we know so far, this feature will ask players to pick a card suit symbol and then press the ‘Gamble’ button to see if their choice matches the one generated by the game. Since there are 11 steps between the eight initial free spins and the 50 free spins-mark, we assume players will need to play this feature 11 times to get to the top.
Of course, this is purely based on luck, which is why this feature comes with VIP tips, which will either remove two of the symbols, give you the best winning odds, or show you all the odds.
This slot is also a Bonus Buy Megaways™, which means it gives players the chance to buy 10 or 20 free spins directly – though it doesn’t look like it gives you the opportunity to gamble them.
This feature doesn’t come cheap, though, with 10 free spins costing 75x your stake and 20 free spins costing 150x your stake.
The Vegas Megaways™ RTP for the base game is set at 96.27%, which falls short of making our highest RTP Megaways™ slots list. This, however, goes up to 96.30% during the free spins feature. Having said that, that 0.03% will not make much difference to individual players over a couple of spins.
The game also has high volatility, which means you can expect to receive fewer but larger wins throughout, and the maximum win possible is 72,310x your stake.
Not much is known about the betting range for this title yet, though it looks like the smallest possible bet will be €/£0.20, and the highest will be €/£20. While this game is a contender for our best low-stakes Megaways™ list, it’s unlikely to excite high-rollers who’d want to stake large sums per spin – but, don’t worry, check out our list of high-roller slots Megaways™ titles to find a game that works for you.
We haven’t been able to play the Vegas Megaways™ slot demo just yet, but similar to Vegas Dice Megaways™, we believe its name indicates what the game is about: gambling, casinos, Vegas, baby!
In terms of usability, meanwhile, we expect this game to be just as good as other BTG titles. Indeed, if games like Bonanza Megaways™, Dragon Born Megaways™, and Kingmaker Megaways™ are anything to go by, this title will be easy to use, with sleek graphics, and a fantastic soundtrack.
We’ll update this section as soon as we know more about it!
As we’ve mentioned throughout our Vegas Megaways™ slot review, this game is set in Sin City. So, it should come as no surprise that the symbols we know of so far are reminiscent of casino card games (card suit symbols), traditional slots (cherries), and lucky emblems (horseshoe, four-leaf clover).
We still have no idea what the paytable will look like or what special symbols there will be just yet. So far, however, we are assuming that the Diamond symbol is the Scatter.
Again, there isn’t much information about this just yet, but we are sure that BTG will make this game easy to play on any device, be it Android, iOS, or Microsoft.
Once the game is out, we also expect it to feature on many of the best Megaways™ mobile apps, allowing you to choose to play it via mobile browser or directly on the app.
One of the best things about the titles on our Megaways™ slots list is that they all follow the same playing model. So here’s how we expect you’ll be able to play the Vegas Megaways™ slot once it’s out.
Step 1: Head to one of our legal and licensed casinos in our Top Table List above.
Step 2: Sign up to play for real money, and don’t forget to claim your bonus.
Step 3: Go to the Vegas Megaways™ page and load the game – this should work well on both desktop and mobile devices.
Step 4: Select your stake per bet through the Coin widget and press the ‘Spin’ button.
It’s hard to give a final verdict on a game we haven’t been able to try, but from what we’ve heard and seen so far, this game doesn’t seem to bring anything new to the table in terms of features, theme, or design. Even so, we will reserve our final judgement for once we’ve played it.
|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|
While conducting our Vegas Megaways™ review, we discovered that the game will have two RTPs. The base one will be 96.27%, while the free spins will have an RTP of 96.30%.
Initial reports say BTG will release this game on 18th May 2022.
To our knowledge, you can’t play it anywhere just yet. Nevertheless, we’ll upload it here as soon as we get our hands on it.
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