Released February 2020
The Royal Mint Megaways slots game can be found at casinos using Big Time Gaming software. Big Time Gaming is one of the newer software developers in the online gaming market. Alongside many of the smaller casino software providers Big Time Gaming focus exclusively on Slot Games. The company was founded by two individuals who reportedly were involved in the early days of New Tech Media that (via various sales and takeovers) ended up being part of OpenBet. Big Time Gaming publish the slots house edge information of all their games as standard. As such we can say that the House Edge of Royal Mint Megaways is 3.52%.
Royal Mint Megaways is a 6 reel slot with each reel varying in height. The number of symbols that make up a reel can change at random, with the potential for each reel to contain 7 symbols. The game does not use traditional paylines, instead it operates with a maximum of 117,649 different possible “megaways”, playing from left to right. On reels 2-5 there is an additional symbol to the top and bottom, described in the paytable as extra reels.
Avalanches – Every time you form a win the symbols involved will disappear, existing symbols will drop down into those places and new symbols will be added at the top of the reels. Win again and the process will repeat and will continue doing so as long as you keep landing wins.
Wild – The Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols other than Scatters but can only appear on the extra reels to the top and bottom of the normal reels.
Scatters – The “M”, “I”, “N” and “T” symbols are needed on a single spin to trigger the game’s Free Spins feature.
Free Spins – if you trigger the Free Spins you will be given 12 Free Spins and an additional 4 spins for every triggering symbol above the minimum 4 needed. During the feature Scatters can only appear in the extra reels and you need 3 of them to trigger an additional 4 Free Spins and every Scatter above the minimum 3 needed will gain you an additional 4 Free Spins. The Free Spins come with a Win Multiplier, which begins at x1 the bet and increases by 1 every time you land a winning combination.
Heart Stopper Free Spins – To trigger the Heart Stopper Free Spins you need to collect 40 Gold Bars and then trigger the Free Spins as normal. Each time you land 3 Scatter symbols (that’s one short of triggering the Free Spins) you will collect a Gold Bar. Once you have 40 an extra Scatter will be added to the reels per spin and once you land 4 in a single spin you will trigger the Heart Stopper Free Spins. During the Heart Stopper Free Spins the win multiplier begins at x2 the bet and increases by 2 after each win.