Slot Vegas MegaQuads Slot Game Review
Slot Vegas MegaQuads marks the introduction of another exciting new gameplay feature by Big Time Gaming, the brains behind the ever-popular Megaways slots.
Slot Vegas employs the new MegaQauds mechanic, which features four separate grids of reels that merge at various stages during the game to increase the number of potential payouts up to an astonishing 16,777,216 ways to win during the free spin bonus round. This high volatility slot game has a 96.59% RTP and is packed with features, including wilds and scatters, along with multipliers that increase as the game continues and which come into play in both the base game and the free spin bonus round.
How to play
Slot Vegas MegaQuads features four separate sets of symbols, each comprising 4 reels, 4 rows and 256 ways to win. When you hit 2x Rainbow Wild symbols on adjacent grids (i.e., the top two grids or the bottom two grids), they merge for a single spin to create an 8 reel, 4-row game with 65,536 ways to win.
Coins range in size from £0.01 to £1.00, and as twenty paylines are nominally in play on every spin, the minimum bet is £0.20, while the max you can bet is £20 per spin. Wins pay on adjacent reels from left to right, and payouts are multiples of the total stake per spin.
There are four premium symbols — purple diamond, blue lucky 7, red lucky 7 and green lucky 7 — each of which has a separate multiplier. Every time you hit a 4 of-a-kind (or greater) winning combination featuring one of the premium symbols, its multiplier increases by between 1x – 5x, depending on how many symbols feature in the win. The multipliers continue to grow until the free spin feature is triggered, where they remain in play, but once the bonus round has been completed all of the multipliers re-set to 1x.
- Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the Rainbow Wild and the Scatter
- Wild symbol can be stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4
- Rainbow Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter
- Rainbow Wild symbol appears only on reels 2 and 3
- VIP symbol is the Scatter
- Hitting 4x or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the Free Spins Bonus
- 8x purple diamonds = 2 x total stake (up to £40)
- 8x red lucky 7 = 0.9 x total stake (up to £18)
- 8x blue lucky 7 = 0.8 x total stake (up to £16)
- 8x green lucky 7 = 0.7 x total stake (up to £14)
The maximum jackpot on offer in Slot Vegas MegaQuads is 45,000x the total stake, which is worth £900,000 when betting the max. As there are up to 16,777,216 ways to win in play during the Free Spins bonus, the jackpot can be won by hitting a variety of different winning combinations.
During base play, the maximum win is £5,120 for hitting 4x purple diamond symbols on all 256 ways to win on a single set of reels when betting the maximum coin size.
Rainbow Wild bonus
Hitting a Rainbow Wild on adjacent grids of reels during base play merges them to form a single 8 reel, 4-row grid, which creates 65,536 ways to win. An additional Wild symbol is randomly added to reels 4 and 5 of the 8 reel game, with any 5x, 6x, 7x or 8x purple diamond or lucky 7 wins increasing that symbol’s multiplier by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x.
Free Spin bonus round
Hitting 4x or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels awards 6 free spins, with an extra 3 free spins awarded for every additional Scatter. Additional free spins can also be won during the bonus round.
The multiplier applied during the Free Spins round begins at the combined multiplier total in play when the feature is triggered. Multipliers continue to be applied during the bonus round and are then re-set to 1x once the bonus round is completed.
During the free spin bonus round, the grids are linked vertically, creating two sets of 4 reels with 8 rows of symbols, giving you 4,096 ways to win on every spin.
If the Rainbow Wild bonus is triggered during the free spins, the two grids merge to produce a giant grid made up of 8 reels and 8 rows, which gives you a staggering 16,777,216 ways to win.
Graphics and Sounds
Slot Vegas MegaQuads is, as the name suggests, set in the gambling capital of the world. However, the four separate sets of reels and the large multiplier totals on the left take up most of the screen, so this is not the most visually impressive slot in the Big Time Gaming stable. The colour scheme is suitably gaudy, with relatively simple animations on a winning spin and when the Rainbow Wild bonus is activated. There are slower anticipation or heart-stopper spins on reel 4 when you have hit 3 symbols on a line.
The somewhat kitsch look of the game is replicated by the music, which features a medley of fast and furious banjo classics. In an extended gaming session, this could become quite irritating, so thankfully there is a mute option.
Overall, this is the sort of slot where it is the exciting gameplay and potentially huge payouts that draw you in, rather than the look and sound of the game.
This is a high volatility game that is likely to have the most appeal for the slots aficionado rather than the occasional player. This is because the payouts during base play tend to be relatively small, with the really big wins coming gradually courtesy of the multipliers or during the Free Spins bonus round, and so patience is required. There is nevertheless plenty of variety in the gameplay, with the configuration of the reels, the ways to win and the size of the payouts changing all the time.
As the first title to be released featuring the MegaQuads mechanic, this is a game that we definitely recommend checking out. If you like Megaways slots, you’ll find much to enjoy in Slot Vegas, so try it for yourself at our recommended UK online casinos.
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