Millionaire Megapays slot review
Millionaire Megapays slot from Big Time Gaming is the second to use their new Megapays format. We saw Bonanza Megaways get the treatment first with the progressives added to it and a new name of Bonanza Megapays slot. Now we are rewarded with another as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Megaways slot now gets the same makeover. Same theme as before too, the Endemol TV quiz show makes the music and background. So can playing this be the right answer for our bankroll or is there no safety net here?
On the reels...
We have the 2-7 random rows of the Megaways mechanic here over six reels which can display 2 to 6 rows each with a scroll of 4 symbols under the centre reels. So the amount of ways possible in a spin is 324 to 117,649 ways on Millionaire Megapays slot. Symbols can appear stacked, winning tiles are removed and replaced via tumbles from above. The 6-of-a-kind pays are 50x stake Diamonds, 7.5x Red Gems, 2x Green or Blue Gems and six card values from 1.75x down to 0.8x. Wilds only appear on the scrolling row underneath and logo scatters can land on any reel.
If 3 game logo scatters appear in view we are rewarded with 8 free games which can be collected or gambled upwards in the increments displayed on the ladder, to 50 maximum.
You have 2 safe zones at 10 and 20 free games but if you lose gambling the initial 8, you get no bonus! You get presented on each gamble with either 'ask the audience', '50-50 split' or 'phone a friend' and it's pseudo skill, picking the best or most obvious option doesn't necessarily mean a winning gamble but you can collect at any time commencing your free spins won which award a 1x increasing multiplier for every winning tumble, so pretty standard fare here.
There are 4 jackpots displayed over the reels of the game. These are seeded initially at 100 Mini, 1500 Midi, 20,000 Major and 300,000 Mega. To have a chance of winning one of these, a random feature bell can ring after any spin. A single card value from a down to 9 is selected on a mini symbol reel. The selected value turns gold and you get re-spins over a Vegas vista played on Megaways reels. Your symbol is sticky and re-spins stop when no additional symbol(s) land. For the Mini Jackpot you need to collect 4-7, Midi 8-11, Major 12-14 and the Mega 15 or more.
Millionaire Megapays slot has a RTP of 96.38% but be aware the contribution to the progressives is 9.44% so you are playing the slot at 86.94% if not winning one! The game is exactly the same as WWTBAM Megaways with the pays also identical to those of Bonanza and Extra Chilli slots, as is the increasing multiplier free spins round. It's similarly just as hard to bonus too! So if you're prepared to play a volatile slot with a lower basic RTP for the chance to win a progressive, then the game will appeal to you. When you understand that the lower the stake you play with, the higher the likelihood of never seeing a random progressive feature trigger is, then you may reconsider...