Updated 5th August 2020
A Guide to Megaways Slots
Online slots players will have undoubtedly heard of the Megaways phenomenon, even if they’ve not played any of the relevant titles available at Bet UK. This guide will help to explain exactly what Megaways slots are, as well as providing in depth analysis of some of the biggest games in the genre, and a comprehensive list of all the Megaways games available across our popular online casino. Read on to find out more.
What Are Megaways Slots?
Megaways are the brainchild of Big Time Gaming, a provider that players may know from the likes of the Danger High Voltage slot, and their purpose is simple: to offer players a frankly astounding number of ways to win while spinning the reels. While slots like Microgaming’s Immortal Romance offer 243 ways to win, Big Time Gaming’s creation dwarfs them, as up to 117,649 paylines can be in play on every spin of most Megaways slots. The exact amount in play will generally be unclear until the reels come to a halt, but with up to seven symbols appearing on each reel, even not hitting the full amount still creates some fantastic winning potential.
Are Megaways Slots Better Than Other Online Casino Games?
Whether or not Megaways slots are better than other online casino offerings such as table games, or live casino games is a matter of opinion and personal preference. What we will say though is that Megaways generally carry a variant of a Cascading Reels feature, as well as a Free Spins bonus round, both of which add some contemporary mechanics to the world of online slots. To that end, we’ve even seen some classic games given the Megaways treatment, so even if you’re a fan of Fishin’ Frenzy or Eye of Horus for example, it’s good to know that there are expansions upon the originals.
List of Megaways Slots
There are several Megaways slots available right here at Bet UK, and with Big Time Gaming forming partnerships with some of our biggest providers, we’re seeing a wide variety arrive in our collection on a consistent basis. Below are some brief overviews of all of the Megaways slots in our arsenal, and if any pique your interest, then feel free to click the button below the preview and explore the game in further detail.
Best Megaways Slots (A-M)
88 Fortunes Megaways
The sequel to SG Interactive’s 88 Fortunes offers more ways to win, as well as a valuable Free Spins bonus round. Clearly 243 possible paylines in the popular original weren’t enough, as 88 Fortunes Megaways offers up to 117,649 on every spin of the reels. Still featuring the symbols that are associated with Chinese superstitions of luck, such as golden fountains and jade statues, you can choose exactly which ones you want to be in play during your game rounds. Fu Bats act as wilds, while Gong symbols can potentially trigger the Free Spins bonus if enough of them appear.
Aztec Gold Megaways
Aztec Gold is best known as being a staple one-armed bandit of many Vegas casinos, and iSoftBet have taken the land-based phenomenon and given it an online boost by adding the potential for huge multipliers that go beyond the 3,000x offered by the original. In a Mesoamerican setting, Sun Disc scatter symbols can trigger the Cash Re-spins feature, with mini, major and mega cash prizes up for grabs worth 30x, 100x, or 1000x your stake. All in all, a total prize of 19,200x your stake is the maximum prize to be found in Aztec Gold Megaways, particularly if the cascading wins pile up.
Big Time Gaming are the developers you have to thank if you’re a fan of Megaways slots, as they are their original creation. Therefore, it’s understandable to expect that their offerings in this genre would be second to none, and the Bonanza slot seems to indicate that theory is correct. As one of the provider’s most prominent treasures, Bonanza is incredibly popular for its potential to award instant 10,000x prizes during the Free Spins round. What’s more, further Free Spins can be added to your total if more scatters appear in the top reel during the bonus - especially valuable if the unlimited win multiplier reaches a dizzying height.
Buffalo Rising Megaways
Blueprint Gaming take players to expansive North American plains in Buffalo Rising Megaways, where 10,000x wins are potentially available on every spin of the reels. The spectacular visuals are a huge draw for this online casino game, as the rocky desert landscape is populated by a wide variety of wildlife, with each symbol more valuable than the last. The Free Spins bonus round is accompanied by an unlimited win multiplier, and you can choose your preferred volatility before the feature begins, which is a stylish inclusion for what is already a fantastic Megaways slot game.
The Centurion slot saga has ensured that the Roman Empire lives on in the modern day, and this Megaways version from Inspired Gaming is packed full of intriguing bonuses. While some of the staples of the original have unfortunately been exiled, the likes of Prizes on Parade and Wild Power Spins remain, offering significant prizes to lucky players. Caesar himself can dispense the Free Spins bonus round, where wheels are spun to determine the number of free games and the starting multiplier. As if Centurion Megaways wasn’t enough, there’s also a Slingo Centurion alternative in the series, which presents these same features in a dynamic format.
Deal or No Deal Megaways
It’s almost inconceivable to think that anyone would have a hard time struggling to understand the theme of Deal or No Deal Megaways, such was the popularity of the TV show, but for the uninitiated, you can expect to see a series of numbered red boxes. In the case of this Deal or No Deal game, they appear as one of the paying symbols, but their main role is within the bonus round. Choose a box as your own, and then open the remaining boxes to remove Instant Cash Prize and Free Spins values from the reels. The banker will call from time to time, to make you an offer that you are free to accept or refuse. If you refuse, you’ll be awarded the contents of your selected box at the end of the round. Beyond this Megaways version, we also host the likes of Deal or No Deal Live, a live casino alternative, and Deal or No Deal Slingo.
Desperados Wild Megaways
It’s over to the Wild West for an explosive Free Spins round in this Inspired Gaming title, as Desperados Wild Megaways sees winning combinations detonate and new symbols land in the vacant chasms. This slot also gives players a decision to make when it comes to the Free Spins bonus, as there are two different versions available, with Jail House Free Spins offering 12 free rounds and sticky multipliers, while there’s also the choice of 8 Sunset Free Spins with an instant win multiplier attached.
Dragon’s Fire Megaways
Dragon’s Fire Megaways sees Red Tiger Gaming add the Megaways mechanic to the original Dragon’s Fire. The 117,649 potential paylines found here add some extra winning potential to what is already a slot packed with bonus features - all of which make the jump to the Megaways version. The Dragon’s Egg Multiplier can climb as high as 50x, and will remain in place as long as consecutive wins keep on coming. The Dragon’s Eye can open and award an instant cash prize of up to 10x, and the Fire Blast feature can turn symbols wild or even trigger the Free Spins bonus round.
Dragon’s Luck Megaways
Dragon’s Luck Megaways is a game that carries a wide variety of intriguing bonus features, and that’s before you even get to the fact there are up to 117,649 ways to win on every spin of the reels. Mega Coins and Dragon Coins can prove important in assembling big wins, but it’s the likes of the Dragon’s Blessing feature that players are more likely to keep their eyes peeled for, as the two dragons that adorn the reels can spit fire to add high paying symbols onto the grid. It’s worth mentioning that the original Dragon’s Luck was included in our list of the best Red Tiger slots.
Eye of Horus Megaways
The original Eye of Horus is included in our list of the best Blueprint Gaming slots, and so it was only natural that it would get a sequel. Eye of Horus Megaways takes the main elements of the first game and gives them a visual makeover, with a more modern layout, although this slot is one of the rare instances of 117,649 winning paylines not being the maximum. Instead, just 15,625 are available, but those that are fans of Egyptian slots will be undeterred, as a valuable Free Games bonus is still up for grabs which can offer as many as 12 to play through. Expanding Wilds may also come into play to add payout potential, as well as adding additional Free Games to the tally.
Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways
One of the most popular games on Bet UK, Fishin’ Frenzy, gets the Megaways treatment from Blueprint Gaming. The original is one of the best Blueprint slots that the esteemed developers have provided us with, and Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways continues the legacy, offering up to 15,625 ways to win. A fairly simplistic game, even with the addition of classic Megaways features, the Free Games bonus can see up to 50 awarded if you trigger it with enough Boat scatter symbols, while the Fishermen can then reel in the cash prizes if they land during the round.
Great Rhino Megaways
As with several of the other Megaways slots in our extensive collection, Great Rhino Megaways is an adaptation of a pre-existing and wildly successful title, this time being a sequel to the Great Rhino slot. What isn’t common with most of the other Megaways games is that Great Rhino Megaways offers up to 200,704 ways to win, which is a significant increase on the standard 117,649. The Super Respins bonus of the original may not have been kept on, but the Free Spins bonus has been made more valuable, offering players a choice of volatility.
With a space theme that could rival the Starburst slot, there are four fantastic jackpots up for grabs in Hypernova Megaways, which can be yours if the right combination of symbols land during the Jackpot Respins feature. Reel Play have included this potentially rewarding jackpot bonus elsewhere, but there’s no doubt that the possibility of winning 2,000x your stake via the Platinum Jackpot makes Hypernova Megaways a huge success. The out of this world visuals also send it rocketing to the top of our most graphically-pleasing titles, so if that’s something you look for in your gameplay then you can do worse than taking a second look.
Irish Riches Megaways
Blueprint Gaming combine the popular Irish theme with their progressive jackpot system in the Irish Riches Megaways slot. As has been well documented elsewhere at Bet UK, the Jackpot King system can lead to life-changing sums of money being won while playing any of the games on the network at any stake, but that’s not all that Irish Riches has to offer. The Free Spins bonus round incorporates the cascading reels feature, while also offering an unlimited win multiplier that increases with each successive cascade.
In Megaways Jack, Iron Dog Studios adapt the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, where modifiers can help you climb to the valuable Free Spins at the summit. Much like the story on which it’s based, both magic harps and magic beans can combine to lead to untold riches. The former can bestow various modifiers on a random spin, such as extra wilds, multiplier of up to 5x your stake, and a leg-up to climb the beanstalk, while magic beans can also increase the rate at which you climb towards the summit. Making it up the beanstalk will award a number of Free Spins, potentially with a multiplier attached.
Legacy of Ra Megaways
Egyptian games always prove popular, and Blueprint have created this fantastic release full of winning potential. Legacy of Ra Megaways is at least in part inspired by the likes of Book of Dead and the Cleopatra slot series - two examples of seminal Egyptian slots that have influenced all those that have come since - but has made the theme unique. The main thing to look out for as you accompany the female explorer across the reels are the bonus symbols, as three or more of these will award up to 50 Free Games, where expanding symbols can come into play.
The classic board game that is often cited as the reason for household arguments the world over, Rich Uncle Pennybags watches over SG Interactive’s Monopoly Megaways, a game that somehow adds further innovation to the huge number of paylines. This is largely achieved through the Monopoly Board feature, with Rich Uncle Pennybags taking a stroll around Train Stations and Properties, possibly even awarding Chance Cards for additional bonuses. While this Megaways version implements the motif spectacularly, for those that are huge fans of the board game, you may be interested to learn that there’s also a live casino edition in the form of Monopoly Live, as well as a Monopoly Slingo instalment.
Montezuma Megaways is an SG Interactive online slot that takes a hugely popular real-world slot machine and turns it into an outstanding Megaways game set in South America. Without sacrificing any of the charm found within the classic version, there are thousands more paylines added, as well as some interesting bonuses. The Re-Spin Wheel can spin after any losing round at random, offering an extra chance to secure a win. Meanwhile, the Free Spins can see the win multiplier boosted significantly if additional scatters appear, and there’s also a Bonus Guarantee that means you’ll win at least 30x your stake during the round.
Mystery Reels Megaways
Another upgrade to a previous game, as Red Tiger add some modernity to the Mystery Reels slot (which is part of our incredible hourly jackpots network), Mystery Reels Megaways offers the standard aspects of Megaways slots. Where it differs, however, is in the fact that the number of Free Spins you win can be gambled to potentially turn 8 into 40 to play through. What’s more, mystery fruit symbols can land on the reels and duplicate themselves, turning into matching paying icons once all are in place. All of this can lead to wins of up to 100,000x your stake.
Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways
Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways adds a great deal of interest, as Blueprint Gaming implement Mystery Symbols and In-Sync reels in this intriguing game. The former can lead to big wins, by transforming into any of the paying symbols from the paytable. However, the In-Sync reels are a crucial bonus feature, as two or more reels can spin and reveal the same symbols when they stop. If this is applied to all six of the reels, with 117,649 paylines in play, and high paying symbols appearing, this can lead to huge jackpot prizes.
Best Megaways Slots (N-Z)
Odin Infinity Reels Megaways
Odin Infinity Reels Megaways combines Big Time Gaming’s most popular slot game mechanic with Reel Play’s, to create an unprecedented offering. As the name suggests, the size of the reels in this slot game have no limit, which can lead to sensational jackpots. Each win will result in an extra reel being added, before they then respin, which can see further wins produced. If this happens, the process repeats itself, with no maximum size of the reels. There is, however, a cap on the potential winnings from each spin - even with infinite reels in play - but with that limit set at 20,000x your stake, it’s unlikely you’d be too upset about walking away with that substantial figure.
Piggy Riches Megaways
Red Tiger Gaming’s Piggy Riches Megaways has become a firm favourite, and is battling for the title of top pig-themed slot in our collection. You might not think there are many, but both Blueprint Gaming’s The Pig Wizard and Red Tiger’s own Piggy Pirates are strong challengers. Piggy Riches Megaways includes all the hallmarks of Megaways games, with Cascading Reels and Free Spins on offer, in addition to Mega Wilds. The Free Spins bonus round sees a total number awarded at random, up to 22, with a win multiplier of up to 10x attached - something that can leave lucky players as happy as a pig in… whatever pigs like being in.
Pirate Kingdom Megaways
The team behind Megaways Jack present the nautical offering of Pirate Kingdom Megaways. The main feature is that this slot can guarantee maximum reel sizes during the Free Spins bonus, via the Locking Reels mechanic. Each time a reel reaches the height of seven symbols during this round, it will remain fixed at that height for all future Free Spins. This can prove to be especially valuable if the first few spins produce several locked reels, and you have several more to play through. There’s also an unlimited win multiplier that can boost your jackpots further.
Raging Rhino Megaways
This SG Interactive title fits nicely into our collection of animal slots, as well as proving to be a very popular game. Raging Rhino Megaways doesn’t solely focus on the wildlife in its title, as gorillas, leopards, and alligators can also appear as part of paylines. However, the rhino is certainly the most valuable of these, and cascades that feature them can steadily stack up the wins. A classic Free Spins round with unlimited win multiplier attached is the reward for finding enough scatter symbols as you spin.
Rainbow Riches Megaways
SG Interactive’s Barcrest division are the minds behind Rainbow Riches Megaways, a game that adds to the saga of fantastic Irish online slots. Encompassing the theme of the luck of the Irish, Rainbow Riches Megaways features pots of gold, horseshoes, and leprechauns amongst gems and live casino playing card values of 10-A. A Super Gem Bonus joins the Cascading Wins and Free Spins Bonus rounds amongst the main features, and all of these can combine to offer 10,000x jackpots. You can find out more about the Rainbow Riches series of games by reading our handy Rainbow Riches guide.
Reel King Megaways
The Reel King slot machine is one of the UK’s favourites, as it can be found everywhere from public houses to land-based casinos. Since making the jump to the online world via Novomatic, it’s also become one of the most popular slots in the virtual world, ultimately spawning a sequel, as Red Tiger produced Reel King Mega. While that game offered increased chances to win, Inspired Gaming got their experienced hands on the series and produced Reel King Megaways, offering up to 117,649 paylines on every spin. There’s also a dynamic way of unlocking the Free Spins bonus round, with reels lighting up with every cascade. Once all six are illuminated, your Free Spins will be determined, and the round can be retriggered by lighting them all up again.
Rick and Morty Megaways
The cult TV show has been adapted into this magnificent bonus-filled slot game with three different Free Spins rounds, as Rick and Morty Megaways sends the hapless duo swirling through the vortex to take on old foes and escape with jackpot prizes. Fans of the series will be suitably delighted by the various in-jokes and references to the source material, as Pickle Rick and the Vindicators make an appearance across the bonus features. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Rick and Morty, it’s worth noting that the top prize to be found here is 50,000x your stake on any spin.
Royal Mint Slot
The original brains behind Megaways slots, Big Time Gaming, present a stunning game set in front of the former home of the Royal Mint in London. Royal Mint slot delivers all of the wonderful features associated with Megaways games, expertly implemented as you would expect. Much like their Bonanza slot, the main focus is the Free Spins bonus, which can be triggered by spelling out the word MINT across the reels via the scatter symbols. This can be made slightly easier to achieve via the Heart Stopper feature, which collects gold bars and then locks the letter M in place once 40 have been accumulated.
Safari Gold Megaways
Safari Gold Megaways is another stellar Blueprint Gaming Megaways slot that takes players to the African savannah in search of big wins. While out on safari, peer through your binoculars in an attempt to spot mystery symbols, cascading reels, and Free Spins, which can all combine to offer wins of up to 50,000x your stake on any spin of the reels. The number of free games in the main bonus round can be unlimited, if you continue to land additional scatter symbols throughout, which can also help to pile up the wins.
With a theme that you’re bound to have come across as you play online casino games at Bet UK, Ted Megaways is another in a long line of titles based around the bad-tempered bear from the 2012 comedy film. However, if you’ve played the original Ted slot or the Ted Jackpot King version, you may initially be struck by the absence of some of the more eclectic bonus rounds from those games in this Megaways sequel. Fear not, as all of that winning potential has been combined into the more succinct Mystery Ted and Thunder Buddies Bonus features, with the latter including a meter that can be filled to dispense further Free Spins and the minimum number of Megaways in play for the rest of the round.
Tiki Treasures Megaways
Blueprint Gaming take elements of Maori mythology and combine them with their patented Jackpot King feature to create a stunning slot game set on the shores of a sandy island, in the form of Tiki Treasures Megaways. The nature of Tiki is steeped in mystique, and that’s exactly what you find here, as mystery symbols can appear in random positions to transform into paying versions. There’s also a Free Spins bonus that lets you choose between low, medium, and high volatility, so you can tailor the specifications to suit your style of play. This can lead to vast wins, although they may only be a fraction of the eye-watering sums offered by the Jackpot King feature.
Temple Tumble Megaways
With a lower amount of 46,656 possible paylines to be found, the winning potential in Temple Tumble Megaways is still huge, particularly if enough Tumbles occur to break the reels and award Free Spins. It’s an interesting feature that rewards players for excavating the Aztec ruins, and then offers the choice between three different modes, so you can choose to add the possibility of extra spins, multipliers, or a combination of the two. Relax Gaming may be better known for live casino games such as Roulette X2, but this foray into the world of Megaways slots is a successful one.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Slot
Big Time Gaming step up to the plate once again to put their Megaways function into practice with the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Slot. Take your place in the famous hot seat as you attempt to earn Free Spins to win jackpot prizes. Along the way you’ll be greeted by the classic lifelines of the TV show to help you claim as many as possible, via the prize board. The key is knowing when to collect your winnings, and when to play on. If you’re a fan of this slot then you may be interested to learn of the Slingo Who Wants to Be a Millionaire spin-off.
Wish Upon A Jackpot Megaways
The original Wish Upon a Jackpot is held in high regard at Bet UK, and the wait is over for a sequel. Blueprint’s Wish Upon A Jackpot Megaways may condense some of the bonuses of the original, but the Fairy Godmother can once again appear to award base game boosts at random. These can be magic beanstalk wilds with a multiplier attached, pigs can fly wilds, or a golden arrow mystery spin. One of these bonuses can also be incorporated into the Free Spins bonus round for increased wins.
Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways
Wish Upon a Leprechaun Megaways is an Irish slot that adds thousands of possible paylines to the highly regarded Wish Upon a Leprechaun slot. All of the symbols relate to the stereotypical lucky nature of characters often found in Irish folklore, with horseshoes being some of the most valuable. Golden clovers can also act as mystery symbols, transforming into others to potentially form winning combinations. There are other reel modifiers on offer too, with guaranteed numbers of Megaways, lucky streak spins, and respins all up for grabs. You can also trigger up to 50 valuable Free Spins here.
Megaways Free Play
If any of the Megaways games we have here at Bet UK are of interest to you, you can load them up in a free to play demo mode to get a better understanding of their features and bonuses, to decide if they’re a good fit for your preferences. To do so, create a Bet UK account, load up the information page of the game that you wish to take a closer look at, and select the ‘Demo’ button at the top of the screen. You can then experience the ins and outs of the Megaways slot without having to keep an eye on your budget.
Bet UK’s Megaways Slots
So that concludes our guide to the biggest and best Megaways slots available to our players here at Bet UK. It's worth bookmarking this page, so you can check back from time to time to find out about all of the new Megaways games that we have added to our collection. If you’ve found this guide to be informative then you might want to explore the rest of our online casino news, where we cover the likes of Irish slots and provide 'how to play' guides for the best live casino games.