It’s the fastest winning name within the iGaming industry, Megaways™! The past years, a good number of software developers developed a Megaways™ slot with a license granted by Big Time Gaming. Now NetEnt put Twin Spin Megaways™ on the menu! Read all about the Megaways™ engine and how NetEnt combined the exciting slot engine with the popular Twin Spin™ slot.
Twin Spin Megaways™: one of NetEnt’s first Megaways™ titles. It’s a fantastic addition to a popular title – and it’s coming your way!
It’s only recently that I got to know the Megaways™ slot and I have to say, there are quite a few entertaining games available. They all show the same kind of layout and gameplay. The majority of the Megaways™ slots consist of 6 reels with up to 7 symbols to appear on each reel for an amazing 117649 ways to win. Some offer fewer Megaways than other games, and some even more. This is what the Megaways™ engine is all about and why more and more developers are eager to create their own version.
While the Megaways™ engine is often combined with the Avalanche™ feature, the Megaways™ engine itself is owned by Big Time Gaming. The idea involves 6 reels with a maximum of 7 symbols on each reel. This is the average as some games offer less or more Megaways.
NetEnt’s Avalanche™ feature
NetEnt introduced the Avalanche™ feature in Gonzo’s Quest™ in 2011, the year Big Time Gaming was established. It’s this company that came up with the Megaways™ engine and its 117649 ways to win, becoming a serious name within the industry. BGT first hit the market in 2015 with its Dragon Born title. But it wasn’t until the Bonanza Megaways™ launch in 2016 that Megaways™ entered the mainstream and took the online slots world by storm.
Soon, we can enjoy our favourite Avalanche™ engine in the upcoming Twin Spin Megaways™ slot as NetEnt didn’t hesitate to use the popular combination. Obviously, in combination with the Twin Reel feature.
What to expect from the Megaways™ engine in combination with the Twin Reels feature, you can see in the above preview video. However, as usual, I give you an extended preview of how it all works as soon as the Twin Spin Megaways™ slot appears in the NetEnt Casinos on the 12th November 2020!
Megaways™ and Twin Spin reels, a great combo!
It’s super simple! The Megaways™ engine slot appeared to be a success with over 40 titles available right now including the very first titles Dragon Born Megaways™ and Bonanza Megaways™. The Twin Spin™ slot is one of NetEnt’s most popular games. Despite its simplicity!
Actually, the simplicity of the Twin Spin™ slot is what made the game so popular. It’s the Twin Reels feature that drives this popularity, which leaves two adjacent reels linked with each spin. It simply means that two out of 5 reels show the exact same symbols to create a better chance of winning combinations.
This success also leads to the launch of Twin Spin Deluxe™ in 2018 and now again to Twin Spin Megaways™. You get the point, right? There must be something excellent about this game for another two games to appear based on one NetEnt slot!
How does the Megaways™ engine works?
The Megaways™ engine is built on a simple idea that changes the number of symbols on a reel constantly. Different from most video slots, the Megaways™ engine is responsible for a variety in betways. Each game, the number of Megaways™ is shown at the top of the game with 117649 as the maximum in the Twin Spin Megaways™ slot.
All Megaways™ slots contain a random reel modifier which varies the symbol height on each reel with every spin. This is caused by the size of the symbols. Each reel shows different sized symbols for the number of symbols to change with each spin.
This way, the number of ways to win varies every time you spin the reels in Twin Spin Megaways™ slot. You thought 243 ways to win in the Twin Spin™ slot was attractive, get ready for a maximum of 117649 Megaways™.
The magic of the Megaways™ slots is that the game is super unpredictable. Only one thing is for sure in NetEnt’s first Megaways™ slot. Each spin has to reels that are the same! And as this is the case with the Avalanche™ feature, a winning combination lets all symbols involved disappear to be replaced by new symbols!
What is the Linked Reels feature all about?
The Twin Reel feature is central to the Twin Spin™ franchise. In the Twin Reel feature, two or more adjacent reels are randomly chosen at the start of each spin. In both the main game and during Free Spins. They simply become identical twin reels, linked together for the duration of the spin.
In combination with the Avalanche™ feature, only the first spin of an Avalanche™ can have Linked Reels. As soon as the symbols that are part of a winning combination disappear, the Linked Reels fall apart. Of course, to appear again when no more winning combinations appear and the Avalanche™ ends.
Other Twin Spin Megaways™ slot features
The game also features Wild symbols and Free Spins. Wilds substitute for all symbols except for Scatters.
During Free Spins, Wild symbols can have a x2 or x3 Multiplier. When a Wild symbol with a x2 or x3 Multiplier becomes a part of a winning combination, it increases the number of occurrences of the winning symbol on the reel it appears on by 2 or 3 respectively.