Santa King Megaways Review
The slot uses 6 reels and a bonus reel on top that spins horizontally with 4 symbols per spin. On the 6 main reels can land a random number of 2 to 7 symbols each spin. You can win from up to 117,649 ways. Play with wagers from 0.20 to 20 credits on all devices this highly volatile game. Its return to player rate is 95.56%, which is a bit low.
The game includes cascades, Lit Reels, Reel King, Super King and Mega King mini-slots. They reward bet multipliers up to 10x and free spins. You can trigger between 8 and 25 free spins with 1 to 6 Reel Kings. Santa King Megaways lets you gamble the collected number of free spins. The free games play with an increasing unlimited multiplier and red-lit reels. The jackpot win per spin is generous – 10,000x stake.
The game is set on a blue backdrop wallpaper with snowflakes. The grid appears large with 6 reels and an extra one on top. The Reel, Super and Mega Kings are displayed to the left, the spin and menu buttons are to the right of the grid.
On the reels can land simply styled card symbols, various fruit icons and sacks of presents. The images are colourful but simple. The soundtrack is perfect for Christmas. You listen to Jingle Bells and other classic hits.
Santa King Megaways Gameplay
The pay-table consists of 9 to A card with low values. The cherries, plums, watermelons and Santa sack full of coins and presents are the premiums. All symbols need 3 of a kind except for the sack of present that requires only 2 symbols to create wins. The symbols pay 0.80 to 7.50 times the stake for 6 of a kind. Only Santa’s sack pays 50x stake for 6 symbols. The wild is the crown with a substituting function. It appears on the horizontal extra reel only.
Match 2 or 3 symbols on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reel to get wins. The 6 reels and the extra one ensure up to 117,649 win ways. Part of the gameplay is the Cascade feature. It removes winning symbols dropping new ones on the empty spaces. The cascades keep on rolling as long as you score winning combinations. They end after a losing cascade. Then, you have to click a paid spin.
Santa King Megaways Features & Bonuses
The Lit Reels is an old school feature, which turns up to 6 reels yellow in the base game on every spin. Each created cascade also lights a reel yellow. If you get all 6 reels lit, you move to the Reel King feature. One more cascade after that gives you the Super King Feature. One extra cascade after the last one sends you to the Mega King feature.
If you succeed to trigger any of the latter features, you get a minimum of 1 Reel King on the screen over the reels. It spins a one-line mini-slot game. During it, if 3 coloured symbols land, they give you 1x, 2x, 5x or 10x bet win. These symbols can also land on a yellow background and if you get 3 of them, you move along the Free Spins trail. You see it on the top of the screen.
The free spins trail and the active number of Reel Kings you get depend on which one you have activated:
Reel King – 8 to 12 free spins with 1 to 2 Reel Kings;
Super King – 8 to 20 free spins with 2 to 3 Reel Kings;
Mega King – 8 to 25 free spins with 3 to 6 Reel Kings;
The trail may seem a bit complicated if you haven’t played it before. When you get a non-winning combination on the mini-game and fewer than 3 lit reels, the respective Reel King disappears. The feature ends when all Reel Kings leave the screen this way. If you do so and have won free spins from the trail, you move to them.
Before playing the free spin, you have the opportunity to gamble their number. To do so, you spin a wheel and can win fewer free spins up to 0 or more up to 25 in the best case. Hit the ‘Take’ button or win 25 free spins to start the bonus.
You play the Free Spins with a win multiplier starting from x1. It increases by +1 with each winning cascade without limits. The reels will light during free spins but in red after each cascade starting from the leftmost reel. The lit reels and the multiplier do no reset between free spins. If all 6 reels are lit in red, 2 scrolls will spin. They can reward you with 1 to 3 more free spins and increase the multiplier up to +3.
Inspired Gaming retained most of the features from Reel King Megaways. They made some changes to the graphics only. This game is suitable for getting you in a Christmas mood. You can play it since November when it is planned to be released.