Wild Portals Megaways slot review
Wild Portals Megaways slot by Big Time Gaming has a new formula and appears to be an extremely volatile game. It has a block Wild as with The Final Countdown slot and like Spicy Meatballs Megaways it can increase the Wild multiplier during any game. We don't have a top scrolling reel of 4 symbols as with many other games such as Bonanza but there's some big potential hidden here! There is a futuristic background lit with laser lights and music that increases in urgency as the wins appear, with the typical Big Time Gaming gems and card value symbols.
So can this game be a portal to an inflated bankroll or will it be the gateway to hell?
On the reels...
Wild Portals Megaways is quite a straightforward game so there's no top scroll of 4 tiles, the symbols are only stacked in most cases up to 2-high with 2-7 rows for each of the 6 reels meaning 64-117649 ways are possible each play. The Purple Gem is the best 6-of-a-kind at 10x stake, then Red Gem 1x, Green or Blue 0.6x with six card values of 0.5 down to 0.3x. These may seem low, but we have a special 2x2 Wild Portal Symbol which randomly appears on reels 2-5 in Wild Portals Megaways and will choose a low-value symbol from 9 to A and remove all instances of it, letting replacements drop in from above.
Aside from this that is the only time symbols are replaced on Wild Portals Megaways. Each symbol removed will then add 1x to the Wild Portal multiplier and once the chosen symbol is fully removed you get paid if there's a win present. This Wild Portal can randomly reactivate once it has cleared the initial symbol and then select another card value so if you're lucky quite a large spin multiplier can build up, no limit.
You need 3 Gold scatters for the basic 8 free spins and get +2 for each one over the 3. If you see 3 more in the bonus you get +2 spins awarded with again +2 for each one over the 3. You are now guaranteed the 2x2 Wild Portal each spin and the multipliers added are not reset between spins so can easily climb to 30x or more, meaning potential here of 10,000x or more. If you get a win in the base game of 75x plus you can swap this for the bonus round, or if 25-75x can gamble the win on a segmented wheel with green portions sized according to how big the win was.
Wild Portals Megaways gives a good 96.58% RTP and this cannot be changed at any casino unlike with lower ranges offered by other developers. The game is pretty basic to watch and listen to and has quite a low win frequency as it's really all about the Wild Portal appearing to give decent hits, as there's no cascades unless the Portal is active. When the Wild Portal reactivates a few times in any one spin it can drop some big hits in and those replacement tumbles it creates may be vital to landing the elusive third scatter! Free games can take a while and like the base game they are very volatile but entertaining too. Retriggers for extra spins are not rare at all and you really need to see as many ways in play as possible for the big hits, regardless of how high the multiplier gets. You could well find these portals as wild as I did...