Montezuma MegaWays Slot Review (SG Digital/WMS) — Free Spin Multipliers Up to 100x!
Williams is back with a third MegaWays remake: Montezuma MegaWays!
It’s based on the popular 30-line slot made in 2014 which stood out with its Free Spins bonus with loose re-triggers and a spinning win multiplier that could 10x every win. The classic is back with a modern twist that is Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays, adding up to 117,649 ways to win, Cascading Reels™ and an even more promising Free Spins bonus with a familiar wheel but up to 100x win multipliers this time. All that can generate wins of up to 12,500x or 250,000 credits, whichever comes first.
The release follows Medusa MegaWays and Raging Rhino MegaWays. Montezuma MegaWays is available for play from 22 January 2020 at recommended and licensed WMS slot sites like Unibet.
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Base Game — Cascading Reels + Montezuma Re-spin Wheel Feature
Here’s a quick overview of the base game.
Montezuma Megaways is played with cascading reels with no multipliers between wins like Bonanza.
There are 6 main reels plus the Montezuma Wheel on top of reels 2-5, which rotates and acts as an extra row. That row/wheel only can also contain non-paying Wild symbols. There are 10 standard (stackable) symbols, of which 6 are regular high-paying symbols with a top reward for a 6-of-a-kind of only 0.2—1.00 credits. There’s also one extra-high symbol (which is the key to big wins), which pays up to 25x.
From time to time the game may on a non-winning spin also throw in a random Montezuma Wheel re-spin, but it doesn’t always guarantee a win!
Overall, base game wins are very low though usually above the total bet. Unless you’re prepared to sit through hundreds of spins which takes to trigger the main feature, things can get boring rather quickly. That said, choose your bets wisely from the available 0.20 – 20 credits per spin.
📌 Note: It seems that mostly the UK-friendly version has made it to most licensed casinos as the Buy Pass aka Feature Buy is difficult to find anywhere (featuring Bonus Bank feature that helps you save money to buy the feature for less).
Free Spins Bonus – Unlimited Multiplier + Multiplier Feature + Bonus Guarantee
Get 3 or more Scatters to trigger a moment of glory that is the Free Spins bonus!
Just like in the regular Montezuma, the number of spins will be determined randomly by the Montezuma Wheel: anywhere from 12 to 30 Free Spins. The feature is played with a different set of reels, so wins are easier to come. Moreover, the Free Spins have a progressive win multiplier that increases with every win and cascade.
The best part about the bonus is the Montezuma Multiplier feature which triggers with 2 Scatters. What it does is award a spin of a special Montezuma wheel with x4-x100 multipliers to be added to your existing progressive multiplier! What are the chances to win 100x multiple times within one feature is a question we have to ask the developer.
The biggest disappointment is the fact that the freespins cannot be re-triggered. However, thanks to the Bonus Guarantee feature, you’re guaranteed to win at least 30x total bet (which is 3x more than in the original slot).
Win Up to 12,500x Total Bet
If you like slots with the land-based feel to them then Montezuma MegaWays is a recommended game to try out that’s reminiscent of the original hit release by WMS. The RTP of 96.05% is good enough for WMS and Scientific Games and better than the 30-line game which has 95.86%. However, if I could then I’d play Montezuma with the Buy Pass™ feature as it has an even better RTP of 96.18% – 96.19% and is that much more interesting to play.
On the other hand, I’m not a fan of the pace of the game, can complain about small base game wins and not being able to re-trigger the Free Spins like before. If you’re like me then I’d pick one of the MegaWays slots from Blueprint Gaming instead.