Power of Merlin Megaways Overview
Pragmatic Play has just released a new online slot game called Power of Merlin Megaways.
Merlin and also the Knights of the Round Table has always been a very popular theme and seems to work well for any online slot game.
The game uses 6 reels that are between 2 and 7 symbols high during each spin. And also a top row of symbols above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. This setup can give a maximum of 117.649 ways per spin.
Besides all normal paying symbols you will also find wild symbols. These appear on all reels, except the first reel and also appear on the top row of symbols. Scatter symbols, of course needed to trigger free spins, can be found on all normal reels and the top row.
Power of Merlin Megaways comes with a huge maximum payout of 40.000 times your bet. Which is rare for any Pragmatic Play slot, but of course amazing. It’s also a high volatile game.
Power of Merlin Megaways Features
Winning combinations are 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.
Lightning Bolt Wilds
On the top row a Lightning Bolt symbol can appear during both the base game and during free spins. This lightning Bolt symbol doesn’t count as any paying symbol but does trigger a bonus.
When a Lightning Bolt appears it will randomly pick one of the normal paying symbols. All instances of this symbol on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 will now be transformed into wild symbols.
If the Lightning Bolt moves on the top row because of a tumble, it can trigger again.
Free Spins Feature
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 scatter symbols will award 10, 14, 18, 22, 26 and 30 free spins respectively.
If you win less than 30 free spins, you get a option to gamble them for more, up to a maximum of 30. But be aware that if you lose, you will lose all free spins and you will go back to the base game.
During free spins a general multiplier will start on x1 and will go up by x1 for every winning tumble. With no limit.
Lightning Bolt Wilds are also active during free spins. 3 scatter symbols during free spins will add 4 more free spins.
For 150 times bet, some casinos will offer the option to buy the free spins feature. This will award at least 4 scatter symbols and the option to gamble free spins for more, just like a normal trigger.
Power of Merlin Megaways isn’t anything new. It uses features that have been done before. But they are features that are interesting and can also award some great wins.
I’m always a big fan when they keep the tumbles and the increasing multipliers, which this game does.
They have also added the gamble feature, so you can increase your numbers of free spins. But I have to be honest, be aware of that. I know the game says that winning the gamble is 64% and up after the first gamble. But somehow I seem to lose the gambles 7 out of 10 times, which doesn’t seem to add up. But maybe I was just the unlucky player each time.
Let’s talk about that maximum payout last. It’s massive, especially for a Pragmatic Play slot. Most of their Megaways games go up to 10.000 times bet, so this is a huge upgrade and I like it a lot.
Overall Power of Merlin Megaways might not bring anything new to the table, but is a highly rewarding and fun game.