Stargate Megaways Overview
In 1994 a movie called Stargate was released, which I loved by the way. A movie about some sort of gate that took the characters to another time or alternative universe, where ancient Egypt has state of the art technology. It was a very popular movie which even spawned several tv show spinoffs.
Now almost 30 years later, SG Interactive decided to release a new Megaways slot game using this as the main theme.
The game uses original images and sounds from the movie.
Stargate Megaways uses 6 reels that are between 2 and 7 symbols high and has a row of symbols above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Each spin you will receive between 324 and 117.649 ways.
The game also offers wild symbols that can appear on the top row. Bonus or scatter symbols are not available.
The maximum win for Stargate Megaways is 25.000 times your bet. Which is a pretty big number.
Stargate Megaways Features
This slot game uses cascading symbols. All winning symbols are removed and new symbols fall on top, or slide onto the top row. Now you can get another winning combination. This keeps happening until no new winning combination appears.
Random bonuses and Free Spins Feature
On the left of the reels you will find a meter with 9 spots. Each winning cascade will fill one spot on this meter. The meter resets on any new bought spin.
When you reach the 5th spot on the meter you will receive one of the following random bonuses:
- Random Wilds – Up to 6 random wild symbols are added to reels 2, 3, 4 and/or 5
- Expanding Reels – Will change the reels to give the maximum of 117.649 ways
- Wild Reel – Reel 2, 3, 4 or 5 will become a full wild reel
- Mystery Symbols – Up to 10 random symbols on the reels are changed into one and the same symbol
- Regenerate – All symbols are removed and you get a new cascade
When you reach the 7th, 8th or 9th spot on the meter you will trigger 5, 6 or 7 free spins respectively.
Before free spins start you get to pick 7 spots on a grid to reveal either blank spots or special signs. These signs are special modifiers that will become active during free spins. You can activate up to 7 modifiers during free spins.
The available modifiers are:
- Extra free spins – Between 1 and 25 extra free spins on top of the starting one
- Multiplier – A multiplier that will be active during free spins. Getting more than one will multiply each other, so for instance a x2 and a x4 will become x8
- More Ways – After each spin the minimum number of ways is increased
- Cash Prizes – A cash reward between 5 and 100 times your bet
- Wild Gates – Extra wild symbols appear on the top row
- Expanding Wilds – Wild symbols, which can now land on the normal reels, will expand to cover the entire reel
- Reincarnate – A special Eye of Ra symbol can now appear on reel 6, when landing it will reset the free spins to the starting number
As you might see, this game comes with a lot of fun features. The random bonus on spot 5 of the meter is a fun little extra, but the real fun starts with the free spins bonus. Getting several different modifiers during your free spins works great and getting a good combo is a lot of fun. This bonus reminds me of games like Golden Fish Tank and Lucha Maniacs by Yggdrasil Gaming. Which I also enjoyed a lot.
Of course, with a branded theme, this can also work against the game. Because if you don’t know or like the source material, you might skip the game. I suggest, don’t. Even if you don’t know anything about Stargate, the game is still very enjoyable and looks good.
I think they managed to create a new Megaways slot that feels a bit different than others. So I think they did a great job and I really enjoy this game.