Survivor MegaWays Slot Review (Big Time Gaming)
Survivor marks Big Time Gaming’s second MegaWays slot of 2020.
The slot comes with unusual 100,842 ways to win, Dual Reaction, 2x Unlimited Wild Multipliers and Free Spins. And it’s the only one with an Extra Reel in the middle and not the top. As you’ll see in the review below, that move changes the game dynamics quite a bit and can still produce competitive wins of up to 45,000x. Bets range from 20p to £50 per spin, so every player should be able to find their sweet spot in this branded slot.
Survivor MegaWays is available exclusively at LeoVegas Casino for two weeks from 15 April 2020, and will be released to other Big Time Gaming slot sites on 28 April.
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Dual Reactions + Unlimited Wild Multipliers
This 6-reel slot is based on a reality TV franchise which still airs in some countries after 20 years since the premiere in 1997.
Dual Reactions means there are two reels in the game and both are tied with symbol reactions, making winning symbols explode on each win. What’s unusual is that instead of that extra reel being at the top or bottom (or both like Royal Mint), it’s right in the middle of a 7-symbol-high reel-set.
The Extra Reel adds additional symbols on reels 2 – 6, and it also contains Wilds. There are two wild symbols in this slot which replace for all other symbols except Scatter. These Wilds drive the excitement of the Survivor slot as they both have unlimited multipliers which increase with Urn symbols.
Urns + Multipliers
Depending on the size of the Urn symbol, each Wild can gain +3x multiplier with one symbol or a maximum of +18x in a single spin. If the Urn symbol appears above the Extra Reel, the Red Tribe Wild gets the multiplier; if below then the Blue Tribe Wild gets it. And yes, Wilds can multiply each other, so the best-case scenario comes down to a whopping x361!
Despite that and high-paying masks which can magnify wins by up to 50x for a full line win, big wins in the base game are not widespread. So most of that big win potential is more likely to be found in the bonus.
Free Spins Bonus – Wild Multipliers + Re-trigger Chance
The Free Spins bonus triggers with 3+ Scatters. For that you’ll get 15 freepsins + 5 for each additional Scatter.
There’s nothing extraordinary about this feature other than the fact that any Wild Multipliers will carry over into the bonus. Better yet, during the free spins Wild Multipliers don’t reset and appear more frequently. Get 3 Scatters to re-trigger the feature!
All it takes to win big is to get those Urns running sooner than later and get both Wilds lined up for a neat MegaWays treat. Keeping realistic expectations: The best and worst runs that I had in this feature over long two-day sessions ranged between 11x and 200x. The bonus itself seems to trigger once in 1,000 spins which is about average for Big Time Gaming slots.
Outwit, Outplay, Outlast
Survivor MegaWays makes good use of the proven slots mechanic without failing to put a small twist on it to make it fun for fans as well. The result is a relatively simple slot on the outside that everyone can play. However, not everyone will appreciate it for not every player will outlast the volatility spikes which this game will inevitably throw at their “contestants”. Those who are not willing to accept the challenge may want to consider something more amusing like Rick and Morty MegaWays.
P.S. Stay tuned: BTG has a new mechanic in the works which promises to be the next big thing!
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