Spicy Meatballs Megaways slot

Spicy Meatballs Megaways slot review

spicy meatballs megaways slot gameSpicy Meatballs Megaways slot by Big Time Gaming is another food-themed one to join Extra Chilli Megaways and the far more sugary Opal Fruits slot but if you prefer a meatier meal, the one previous to this in the form of Beef Lightning Megaways. Now there's not much meat about the joint here as it's mainly vegetables on the reels but there is a stove above them and we get a blurry kitchen background with jaunty music to spin to as well. So can we add some meat to the bones of our bankroll here or will those spices prove too hot for us?

On the reels...
There are 6 reels of 2-7 rows each and no scrolling row so 64-117669 ways here on Spicy Meatballs Megaways slot. The 6-of-a-kind pays are 10x bet Aubergine, 3x Red Pepper, 1.5x Blue Chilli, 1x Green Pepper with six card values of 0.9 to 0.7x. Wilds can appear on reels 2-5 singly and symbols can be stacked with replacement tiles cascading down for winning ones. You have no scatters here for reason I shall explain shortly but there are random Meatball Wilds. Above the centre 4 reels are 1x cooking pots and randomly during a spin or a tumble they can drop a Meatball Wild onto the top position of the reel below them. This will have a 1x multiplier and remains until it drops off the bottom of the reel or doesn't count in any further tumble wins. As it falls, for every row it gains 1x in multiplier so can reach 7x on a full reel or 2x on the smallest 2-row reel. More than one counting in a win and they multiply each other.

Free Games
There are no scatters as we need 5+ consecutive wins within a single spin to trigger 8 free games with +1 for each tumble over the 5. It's quite likely this sequence will involve a Meatball Wild so any multipliers on any of those will carry over into the round. If you get 5 tumbles in a spin during this bonus +4 spins extra spins are awarded with +1 for tumbles over the 5. You will also be guaranteed to get a Meatball Wild activated from a random position over reels 2-5 during each spin. When these Meatball Wilds are used, any increased multiplier is sticky throughout and that's what they'll start at if used again so can only go up. There's no limit and you can get more than one per spin so theoretically some huge multipliers can be gained if you're really have some cookin' luck!

Our View...
Spicy Meatballs Megaways slot has a 96.57% RTP but I cannot really say I think a lot of this game. It all seems rather predictable and stereotyped with poor base game performance, in fact I'd say the base game is brutal. The bonus is hard to trigger and often pays 10-25x and is over in a flash. You are relying on the one 'Hollywood spin' in the bonus where you get say the Wilds come in on reels 2 and/or 3 with high rows so they increase and count over multiple wins in the same spin, accruing high multipliers. To that end, it's frustrating to see most times in the bonus the Wild selected is on reel 4 or 5 and as soon as the reels stop you've no connecting symbols to make it count. The game is highly volatile and you could well see some hot and spicy wins in the feature but I think your taste buds will be burnt off well before you do...

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