With the arrival of Yggdrasil, Pragmatic Play, red Tiger and NetEnt in South Africa the slots range of betting sites contains now a variety of slots. Some slots are featuring the word ‘Megaways’ in their name.
In this article we have a detailed look into Megaways slots, what makes them special and also which slots are available in South Africa.
What are Megaways Slots?
MegawaysTM slots were originally developed by the Australian game development company Big Time Gaming (BTG) which has been acquired by Evolution in 2021. Therefore BTG is now part of the same group as slots other slots providers NetEnt and Red Tiger.
Compared to traditional video online slots the Megaways slots have a special random reel modifier mechanic included which enhances the playing experience. Standard slots have a fixed amount of reels and paylines but the innovative random reel modifier breaks up the old ways. This modifier randomly changes the number of symbols on a reel with every spin which can then result in many more ways to hit a winning combination. More means bigger in the Megaways world: the more symbols are shown, the more paylines are possible and the bigger the wins.
Big Time Gaming has licensed its technology to other game developers, including its sister companies NetEnt and Red Tiger but also to others such as Yggdrasil and Pragmatic Play. All of them now launch titles with this mechanic themselves.
Originally Megaways slots had 6 reels and between 2 and 7 symbols. This allowed for to 117,649 ways to win. Some new releases go even further and games like Raging Rhino Megaways TM have an unbelievable 200,704 winning paylines. That’s the ultimate spinning entertainment!
Where to play
At the moment Supabets and Hollywoodbets are leading the way and have added a lot of slots content over the past months. Recently both added slots games by Yggdrasil Gaming and Pragmatic Play who have both some MegawaysTM titles in their range. Supabets went even a step further and also integrated NetEnt Slots.
The following Megaways titles are currently available by Yggdrasil:
- Atlantis Megaways
- Big Bucks Bandits Megaways
The below games with Megaways mechanic by Pragmatic Play are at the moment ready to play at Supabets and Hollywoodbets:
- Buffalo King Megaways
- The Dog House Megaways
- Starz Megaways
- Madame Destiny Megaways
- Great Rhino Megaways
- Christmas Carol Megaways
- Curse of the Werewolf Megaways
- Power of Thor Megaways
The NetEnt slots portfolio also has Megaways titles:
- Fruit Shop Megaways
- Twin Spin Megaways
- Dazzle Me Megaways
- Divine Fortune Megaways
Slots with the Megaways mechanic are also available in the Red Tiger slots range:
- Dragon’s Luck Megaways
- Dragon’s Fire Megaways
- Golden Leprechaun Megaways
- Gonzo’s Quest Megaways
- Mystery Reels Megaways
- Piggy Riches Megaways
All Pragmatic Play Megaways slots have a high volatility. This means that wins don’t happen often but when they do, the payout is big. Yggdrasil games are categorised as medium-high. Lastly, the NetEnt Megaways slots differ in volatility from med/high to high.
Ways to Win
The Megaways mechanic increases the amount of possible paylines. Below table gives an overview of the maximum ways of winning of the at present available game titles:
|Slot name||Ways to Win|
|The Dog House||117,649|
|Curse of the Werewolf||46,656|
|Power of Thor||117,649|
|Big Bucks Bandits||117,649|
Curse of the Werewolf is a very innovative video slots where the Megaways mechanic was moreover combined with the Infinity Reels math model. Therefore, the game has potentially infinite ways to win.
Best paying Megaways slots
That is to say looking at the RTP (Return to Player) of a slot is important as it gives you a good indication which slot is more beneficial for you. Below you find therefore the RTP overview for the currently available Megaways title for your reference:
|Slot name||RTP Base Game|
|The Dog House||96.55%|
|Curse of the Werewolf||96.50%|
|Power of Thor||96.55%|
|Big Bucks Bandits||96.10%|
Play Megaways Slots for free
You can always try the range of slots for free with demo mode. This only requires you to firstly register an account with a betting site. Then login, launch the game you want to try and give the demo mode a go.
Moreover, the Bet&Win team has written detailed slot reviews for highly popular slots. Wherever possible we have also added demo play functionality.
The Return to Player varies between titles. Pragmatic Play’s Megaways slots titles have an average 96.50% RTP. Red Tiger Megaways slots have a less favourable RTP.
White Rabbit by BTG has the highest RTP of all Megaways slots at 97.24%. The most popular title Bonanza Megaways has a RTP of 96%.
Megaways Slots TM are online slots with a innovative random reel modifier mechanic which allows for more ways to win. Some Megaways game titles have up to 200, 704 ways to win! For a detailed overview about which slots of the Megaways range are available in South Africa and how to play them, read our Megaways Slots article.
We hope this article gave you some insights into Megaways TM slots and hence helps you to make a decision of which one you want to play. For more information about the best slots in South Africa please also visit our slots section. There you will find detailed reviews about online slots available at the best betting sites.
Note: Megaways TM is a trademark by Big Time Gaming.