Max Megaways Overview
It’s time for a new release from the original creator of the Megaways mechanism, Big Time Gaming. And to be honest, this game came quicker than I thought.
Their new title is called Max Megaways. And no this does not refer to the maximum number of Megaways possible, but to a James Bond type guy names Max.
The game uses a secret agent theme and comes with a lot of random bonuses and a very cool free spins feature with several different modifiers.
The game has 6 reels that are between 2 and 7 symbols high during each spin. And also has a top row of symbols above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. This setup can give a maximum of 117.649 ways per spin.
You will find standard card symbols, the well-known gem symbols Big Time Gaming uses in a lot of games. And also wild symbols, which only appear on the top row. Finally you have scatter symbols which are golden suitcases with either gold bars or a diamond in them.
Max Megaways comes with a massive maximum payout of 139.200 times your bet. Absolutely huge!
Max Megaways Features
Winning combinations is removed from the reels and all symbols fall down. New symbols fall on top and/or are added to the top row of symbols. After this you can get another winning combination and the process keeps repeating until no new winning combinations appear.
During the base game one of four random modifiers can be triggered at any point.
- Maximum Megaways – Giving the maximum number of Megaways possible
- Vertical Wild – All symbols on a reel will become wild
- Horizontal Wild – All symbols in the top row become wild
- Wild Bomb – A bomb is added to the top reel. After all pays are done, all symbols except scatters and wild are destroyed and new symbols appear.
Free Spins Feature
3 scatter symbols will award 10 free spins and any extra scatter symbol will add 2 more free spins.
Before free spins start you get to pick from 5 spots to give you modifiers which are active during free spins.
If you trigger the free spins with only Gold Bar Scatters, you get 2 picks. If you trigger free spins with the special diamond scatter, which only appears on reel 6, you get 3 picks.
The modifiers are:
- Double Multiplier – The general multiplier will go up by x2 after each reaction
- Duplicating Wilds – Wild symbols that appear on the top row will change all symbols on the reel underneath wild
- 2 Scatter Retrigger – 2 scatter symbols will add 4 more free spins
- Increased Ways – Each reel is at least 5 symbols high during each spin
- No Lower Symbols – 9, 10 and J symbols don’t appear during free spins
Free spins have a general multiplier that starts at x1 and will increase by x1 after each reaction. Except if you happen to activate the Double Multiplier modifier.
Scatter symbols only appear on the top row during free spins. Getting 3 of them will add 4 more free spins, Except if you happen to activate the 2 Scatter Retrigger modifier.
Some casinos will offer the option to buy the free spins feature. For 75x bet you get 2 modifiers, for 200x bet you get 3 modifiers.
The game also comes with something they all Win Exchange. If you win 100x or more your bet during a base spin, you can trade this for 10 free spins. If you win between 25x and 100x your bet, you can gamble the win for a chance to win 10 free spins or lose it.
Let me start with the fact that I love Big Time Gaming. I think they have amazing games with unique features and huge win potential.
And this new Max Megaways is no different. It combines a lot of great features all in one game. 4 different random bonuses and 5 modifiers of which you can activate 3 at the same time during free spins. Combine that with a massive maximum win of over 100.000 your bet and you have a great game.
I also think it’s fun that they called the game Max Megaways. Because that’s a term used on a lot of games for Maximum Megaways, but here it’s a secret agent. Just funny.