Vegas Megaways is yet another online pokie that is brought to you by Big Time Gaming which means that expectations are high. The main features of Vegas Megaways include multipliers, free spins, and cascading symbols, which all take place in a game that is known for its Megaways mechanism. As you’d expect from a game called Vegas Megaways, this is a highly volatile pokie with a 96,29% RTP, and a top prize of 72,310x the stake. The Vegas experience has been squeezed into an online pokie, and whilst the graphics are meant to blow you away, you do get a sense of the lively casino floor.
Vegas Megaways Review
BTG’s Vegas Megaways expands the catalogue of their Megaways games with a Vegas theme. Seasoned players will probably quickly notice how much the game resembles Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Megaways, as in many aspects this is a reskin of the 2018 pokie that was designed by Big Time Gaming as well. The colourful lights and flamboyant signs will make you feel in Vegas too and even the Vegas Megaways name sounds tempting.
Nice to know
|Launched||27 July 2022|
|Software||Big Time Gaming|
|Features||Additional Free Spins, Avalanche / Cascading Wins, Buy Feature, Free Spins, Free Spins Multiplier, Megaways, Multiplier, Multiway), Risk/Gamble Feature, Scatter Symbols, Wild|
|Theme||Las Vegas, Casino|
|Min. bet/line||$ 0.20|
Review Vegas Megaways
Vegas Megaways is an online pokie from Big Time Gaming that takes place in a brick and mortar casino floor that is packed with pokie machines. The Megaways gives you between 2 and 7 symbols per row on every spin, leading up to a max of 117,649 ways to win. Whilst you spin you’ll encounter cascading wins and increasing multipliers every cascade in the free spins. This is a bonus game with up to 50 free spins and super big winning potential with a max win of over 27,000x the stake in the base game and over 72,310x the bet in the free spins round.
How to Play
Vegas Megaways makes use of the highly popular Megaways mechanism, which means that the 6 reels in the game contain 2-7 symbols and a tracker reel that holds 4 symbols. All of this combined brings 117,649 ways to win in true Vegas fashion with the cascading symbols in full flow. Here’s a glance of how to play Vegas Megaways:
- Look up Vegas Megaways in the library of your favourite online casino.
- Limits: set your limits before you make your first spin. Preferably, do this for:
- Loss Limit.
- Single Win Limit.
- Hit the big spin button to trigger the Vegas-inspired reels.
- The game rules and payouts are found within the menu button.
- The auto button lets you play automatically with some additional settings.
- Number of auto-spins from 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100x.
You’ll find yourself in the middle of a Las Vegas casino where the look and feel might suggest that you’ve had too many drinks, but through the vagueness of the casino floor you’ll hopefully still be able to recognise where you’re standing. The pokie machines are lined up, there is a bar waiting for you to take a seat, and there are colourful lights making sure that everyone feels comfy. The symbols in Vegas Megaways are also rather classic with A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals. Then we have, in order of value, high values like 4-leaf clovers, lucky horseshoes, cherries, and of course: diamonds. The diamond is the most valuable symbol with 6 in combination awarding 50x the total stake. There is also a multi-coloured wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols except the BTG gold coin scatter about which we’ll tell you more below. Here’s a table explaining all symbols:
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5||Payout for 6|
|Diamond||2, 5, 10, 25 or 50x bet|
|Wild||Substitutes All Symbols Except Scatter|
|BTG Gold Coin Scatter||Appears during Wild Bomb feature|
The features in Vegas Megaways are quite simple which basically means that you’ll get wild symbols, a Reaction feature and a free spins round. The free spins round has some extra features up its sleeve as you’ll discover below:
The wild symbol only appears on the horizontal reel at the bottom of the play field. Wilds replace any regular symbol to ensure that combinations are completed.
The Reaction feature, also called cascades feature in other pokies, comes into action with every winning spin. The Reaction starts with removing all winning symbols. After this, new symbols are landed on the grid. If this leads to another win, a new Reaction will start. This continues until there are no more new wins on the reels.
The free spins round of Vegas Megaways starts when you land 3 or more scatters. Before the round starts, you can choose whether you want to play the VIP Free Spin Gamble feature or not. If you choose this, you will see a ladder with 12 steps. The bottom tree starts with 0 spins and the top one awards the max of 50 spins. The number of scatters will decide where you start. To move up the ladder, you have to make a pick from the four card suits. A right pick will take you up one step, but a wrong one will take you one step down. When you get to the bottom step, you go straight back to the Vegas Megaways base game. There are 3 more VIP Tips you can use when climbing the ladder. These are in-game guides that help choosing.
- Remove Two: removes 2 wrong answers, giving you the 50/50 gamble feature.
- Winning Odds: highlights the most likely suit to win.
- All Odds: gives you the odds for each suit.
If you have reached the numbers of 10 spins and 20 spins, you’re guaranteed to get at least that number of spins. There is a kind of safety net here so that you can never fall below these numbers. Win multipliers come into play when the free spins start.
Vegas Megaways uses Big Time Gaming’s very own Megaways engine meaning it can lead up to 117,649 ways to win. The idea behind this is pretty straightforward: each reel contains between 2 and 7 symbols each. The more symbols on each reel, the more ways to win. The Vegas Megaways RTP is set at 96.27% which is what we’d hope as it’s above the 96% pokie average. At the same time it is slightly below the norm for a Big Time Gaming pokie that tends to be around 96.4%. The variance in the game is very high (9 out of 10) whilst the hit frequency rate comes at 32.3% which basically means you’ll get a win on average every 3.09 spins. When it comes to the max potential win, the most you can win is 72,310x the total bet. This can be won in the free spins round which is largely thanks to the multipliers. In the base game, the maximum win is 27,040x the total stake.
Vegas Megaways is anything but original. Big Time Gaming has virtually copy-pasted the gameplay from their own Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Megaways and the Las Vegas game theme isn’t very unique either. On the upside, the potential max win is huge. This still might not be convincing enough for everybody to forget about the copied gameplay. We believe that the Las Vegas setting and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Megaways don’t match very well, but we hope that there are enough players who will still enjoy the game if it hits the 117,649 full potential. Considering BTG’s popularity amongst online casinos, it shouldn’t be a problem finding this game in your favourite casino.