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Big Cat King Megaways Slot Review
Big cats are the name of the game on this jungle-themed Megaways slot created by Blueprint Gaming. The software provider knows its way around a Megaways engine, with previous famous releases like Ted Megaways and Fishin’ Frenzy under its belt. Big Cat King Megaways brings plenty of exciting features to the table as well as 117,649 ways to win. The game is set for release in October 2020.
Symbols and Payouts
The lead characters on this video slot are the big cats that make up the 5 premium symbols. Six lion symbols pay out the highest at 50x the bet for 6-of-a-kind. The premiums then decrease in value through tigers, cheetahs, leopards and panthers. The lower paying symbols are made up of royals and include A, K, Q, J, and 10, in descending order of value. The game also incorporates scatter symbols, mystery symbols, and wild symbols that substitute for all symbols except the scatter.
A winning combination is struck when 3 or more identical symbols land on adjacent reels, starting at the first reel. There are 6 reels in total, and each reel can hold between 2 and 7 symbols. It’s a Megaways slot, so the number of slots on each reel will change randomly from spin to spin. When all the reels contain the maximum number of 7 slots, the game offers 117,649 Megaways, or paylines. To keep players guessing even more, Blueprint has added an additional reel row above the regular 6 reels, which contains 4 symbol slots.
The Wild symbol boldly presents itself with the word, ‘WILD’ written across it. The bonus symbol does the same but also has a large diamond in the centre, and the mystery symbol is decorated with a cluster of tropical leaves. When the mystery symbols appear on the reels, all the mystery symbols on the screen are transformed into the same regular symbol. The regular symbol that they turn into is completely arbitrary, adding a good dose of anticipation to the spins. They can award some fantastic wins when they modify into a high-paying premium.
The maximum possible payout on a single spin is 50,000x the bet, which can result in wins as high as 250,000 when playing the maximum bet of 10.00. The minimum bet possible on Big Cat King Megaways is 0.20, and the game pays with an RTP of 96.5%, well above average.
Big Cat King Megaways plays with the Cascading Symbols mechanic that we have become familiar with on the Megaways slots. Every time a winning combination lands the player is paid for the win and then all the winning symbols explode and are replaced by new symbols. The new arrangement of symbols is considered again for any wins, and if any winning combinations have hit the process repeats itself. The cascading feature allows the slot to pay consecutive wins on a single spin, which can see players winning large amounts when chain reactions happen.
The ‘Roaring Free Spins’ are the highlight on this Megaways slot. They have the potential for a hugely rewarding session as they incorporate an infinite win multiplier as well as unlimited additional free spins. The spins are triggered when 4 or more bonus symbols hit. Landing 4 bonus symbols awards 12 free spins, and an extra 5 free spins are awarded for every additional bonus symbol that lands.
Before the free spins begin, the ‘Spin Booster’ feature appears on the screen. Players can choose to buy a spin on the wheel to try and win additional free spins. Each spin of the wheel costs a certain multiple of the player’s bet. Land on a winning segment and you’ll receive the free spins listed, but land in the red zone and you’ll forfeit your free spins. It’s a risky feature for sure, but luckily it’s optional. Players can simply click ‘COLLECT’ to take their free spins at any time.
The Roaring Free Spins feature begins with a 1x multiplier in play, and is displayed to the left of the reels. After every winning combination, the multiplier increases by 1. The cascading feature is still in full swing during the free spins, which means that the multiplier increases after every reaction, so it can increase numerous times during a single spin. The multiplier value does not reset until the end of the Free Spins feature.
Another huge benefit of the free spins is the potential for unlimited free spins to be triggered. During the spins, the bonus symbols will only appear in the top reel. If 3 bonus symbols appear, 5 extra spins are added. If 4 bonus symbols appear, 10 extra free spins are awarded.
Finally, the game gives the option for players to buy the Roaring Free Spins feature. During the base game there’s a large ‘Buy’ button on the left of the screen if a player is playing in a country that allows this feature. The cost of the feature depends on the desired number of spins:
- 5 Free spins at 25x the bet
- 8 Free spins at 50x the bet
- 10 Free spins at 75x the bet
- 12 Free spins at 100x the bet
The spins are pricey, but they can be well worth it as the RTP of the game increases to 96.75% during the feature.
Verdict: Big Cat King Megaways
Big Cat King Megaways probably won’t win any awards this year for originality, but it plays as a Megaways slot should. The model is tried and trusted, and pretty much guarantees an entertaining session. It’s also been a while since Blueprint released a jungle-themed slot, so it was about time. It plays great on all devices and has a medium-high volatility, which can result in some sizeable rewards.
The graphics and soundtrack are both pleasing. The game features bright colours and orchestral background music that boosts up during the bonus games for added excitement. If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted rumble in the jungle, Big Cat King Megaways might be just the slot to scratch that itch.