Wild Portals Megaways
Sit tight and be prepared to be teleported to riches in this Wild Portals Megaways pokie that is brought to you by Big Time Gaming. With a total of 6 reels and up to 117.649 paylines, this sci-fi setting comes with a Wild Portal symbol that lands on each spin during the Free Spins feature which can only increase along the way. Then there is also a Win Exchange feature where you can swap your wins for direct entrance to the free spins. Wild Portals Megaways comes with a relatively high 96.58% RTP rate and an impressive max win of 116.030x stake. Find out more about it in our Wild Portals Megaways review.
Wild Portals Megaways Review
Megaways have been included in many online pokie games already and Wild Portals Megaways from Big Time Gaming is yet another addition to their large portfolio of Megaways games. Big Time Gaming is key responsible for the Megaways function in the first place, so it comes at no surprise that they frequently make use of it in their own launches. Wild Portal Megaways gives players a total of up to 117,649 ways to win and a high variance level for players in New Zealand and other regions to experience.
The online pokie comes with some other great features which are all closely related to the Megaways feature. One of the highlights of the game is the free spins round that can be activated via different routes. On every spin in Wild Portals Megaways, a wild portal can open up on the 2nd to 5th reels, and this will substitute for all pay symbols, that is except the scatter symbol. It then continues to bring some other features to life in this BTG pokie. Check out this Wild Portals pokie game by reading our full review of it here. And why not go ahead and have a few spins? We’ve got the free demo version of the game for you.
Nice to know
|Launched||25 May 2022|
|Software||Big Time Gaming|
|Features||Avalanche / Cascading wins, Free Spins, Free Spins Multiplier, Megaways, Multiplier, Multiway, Risk/Gamble (Double) Game, Scatter Symbols, Sticky Wilds, Wild|
|Min. bet/line||$ 0.20|
Review Wild Portals Megaways
We’re not completely sure where this pokie game actually takes place, but we would label it as a futuristic/space theme. It does look like the designers of Big Time Gaming have put a lot of attention to the gameplay as the visuals are below average. We’re not trying to say it’s bad or poor, but we’ve seen a lot better of this provider. The Wild Portal symbol is probably the best part of it, whilst we have to admit that we quickly muted the sound button to lower the overly repetitive dance music. Do we sound too negative now? Let’s just say that Wild Portals Megaways is very average, which just isn’t good enough for BTG. Or Big Time Gaming may have raised the bar to such a height that we’re spoiled to expect more.
How to Play
As you’d expect yourself by now, Wild Portals Megaways makes use of the highly popular Megaways mechanism, which also means that the 6 reels in the game contain 2-7 symbols and a tracker reel that holds four symbols. All of this combined gives us 117,649 ways to win in a theme that is characterised by gems which means that there are heaps of colours waiting for you. Here’s a quick primer on how to play Wild Portal Megaways:
- Head to the green spin button to start the Wild Portals reels.
- Click the burger menu icon to go unfold the game’s rules and paytable.
- Use the arrow pointers to adjust the stake to your bankroll and preferences.
- Play responsible and make limited use of autoplay if preferred.
With gems everywhere, Wild Portals is a pokie that comes in very bright colours. It sort of looks like you’ve been taken to a dance floor, with silver-coloured metal walls and a round flying saucer in the ceiling that can’t be missed. Pressing the spin button will start upbeat music with fast drums that are re-looping on every spin. The grid is put in the middle of a futuristic setting and is displayed in the same silver-metallic colour. The lower paying symbols in this funky spacecraft are 9, 10 J, Q, K, and A. They pay either 0.1x-0.2x for landing 3 and 0.3x-0.5x the bet for combinations of 6 symbols.
The high values are gemstones that come in the colours green, blue, red, and purple paying between 0.25x and 0.5x for a line of 3 and 0.6x to 10x the bet for a full payline of 6. The purple gemstone in Wild Portals Megaways is the only symbol paying more than the bet for a full combo which specifically means you’ll get 10x the bet. The red gemstone gives you 1x the bet. The way to make huge wins in Wild Portals Megaways is to form combinations with high multipliers. The wild is a portal that lands on 2×2 positions and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter symbol that takes you to the free spins.
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5||Payout for 6|
|Purple Gemstone||2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.25, 0.5, 1.25, 2.5 or 10x the bet|
|Wild Portal||Replaces All symbols + activates Wild Portal feature|
|Gold Energy Portal Scatter||3+ Activates Free Spins feature|
Wild Portals Megaways comes with 3 bonus features. In this game it’s all about the Wild Portal feature which is where the Wild Portal opens and removes a random low value symbol. With the Wild Portal multiplier each time it happens by 1, this also applies during the Free Spins feature as 1 Wild Portal symbol appears on every free spin. Finally, you have a Win Exchange feature where you can play the free spins feature when you win at least 75x the bet. Here’s an overview of the features and what they are meant for:
Wild Portal Symbol
The Wild Portal can land on every spin in the game. Make sure to pay attention to reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 as this is where it lands. When it does, the portal takes up 4 positions in a 2×2 block, substituting all other symbols except the scatter symbol. This creates great chances to win on multiple paylines.
After a win is paid out with the Wild Portal, it’ll open and reveal any of the low value symbols. All symbols of the same type on the grid will then be collected in the portal whilst new symbols drop down to fill the grid and award you new winning combinations. The portal might even change into another symbol type and collect those new symbols from the grid as well. This continues until no more symbols are collected. The total number of collected symbols is the multiplier number by which the previous win is multiplied.
You need to land three of this golden pyramid-looking symbol to trigger a total of 8 free spins. Every scatter symbol over 3 will give you 2 additional free spins. Landing three scatters in the free spins awards 2 extra spins + 2 spins for every scatter beyond.
The Win Exchange feature is offered in other online pokies by Big Time Gaming as well. It sort of works as a bonus buy feature, but in the Win Exchange you can only buy the free spins if you make a big win. You can also gamble a win for a chance to activate the free spins. Whenever you land a win between 25x and 75x the bet, you’ll be given the chance to gamble it which makes it optional. If you do decide to make use of this feature, you will need to spin a wheel that is filled with red and green colours, giving you extra free spins if you land on the green and blowing up your win if you happen to land on the red colour. Do note that the bigger your win, the higher your chances of spinning the free spins feature. Making a win of 75x the bet or more will give you 8 free spins and collect the rest of the win.
Wild Portal Megaways Free Spins
Wild Portal Megaways is all about the free spins feature which is where it can become really intense in this game. First, you’re guaranteed a wild portal on every spin. Next, the multiplier is carried over from the triggering spin and thus may increase in the free spins round. You can trigger 2 extra spins by landing 3 scatter symbols and 2 more spins for every extra scatter.
Bets in Wild Portals Megaways range from $20 to $16 per spin. There is also a stake box that is found to the right of the reels (on the web version) or just below the reels (on mobile/tablet). Here, you will see arrows that change your bet according to your preferences. The Wild Portals Megaways RTP comes at a very convenient 96.58% which is quite high compared to most of today’s online pokies. As you’d expect the variance in this game is very high, but major wins are actually available on every base game spin as well as in the free spins. When it comes to the payouts, you can win up to 20,200x your total bet from every base game spin. In the free spins feature, the max payout per free spin is 24,060x the total bet and 29,580x the total bet.
BTG’s Wild Portals Megaways is pretty much everything a seasoned player would expect from a Megaways pokie. Almost, that is. In Wild Portals Megaways, the cascading symbols are mostly removed from the gameplay, although they do sort of come back in the Wild Portals feature. This is at least something new for a Megaways pokie that has followed the same recipe for some years now, apart from adding more ways to win. The free spins feature can especially be lucrative if you manage to hit the right symbols, and the increasing multiplier will play a major role. Make sure to consider the Win Exchange feature with the game’s highly volatile gameplay if you go ahead and make your first spin. All in all, Wild Portals Megaways is a Big Time Gaming production, giving players great numbers, which should be more than enough for a lot of Kiwis to give the reels a spin.