Wild Turkey Megaways
You won’t be invited to an indigenous gaming adventure that often, so make sure you accept the invitation as you’re about to join a bunch of turkeys that worship wild symbols. This also explains the name of this remarkable Wild Turkey Megaways pokie. Delivered by the Swedish iGaming giant NetEnt, the casino game offers a 6×7 grid layout and no less than 117,649 ways to win which is clearly a lot, but about average for pokies with a Megaways mechanism. In the game’s free spins feature, you will begin with 10 free spins, but look at the Wild Turkey transformations as this is what brings the true excitement to your screen. With a 96% RTP and top wins as high as 10,500x the stake, we believe you’ve got about enough reason to head to this remote, but beautiful mountain range.
Wild Turkey Megaways Review
The Swedish iGaming provider NetEnt seems to be a bit distracted as they’ve significantly lowered their production, but sometimes they remake their most popular games. Although we prefer from scratch games it does let them stay in the picture. The most seasoned New Zealand gambling may remember the original Wild Turkey game from 2013, and the newer version Wild Turkey Megaways is a remake that integrates the dynamic Megaways grid system. In this instalment, the player is taken to the same turkey village, but the graphics seem to have found their inspiration in what looks like the Mayan civilization. We have to say that NetEnt was definitely ahead of its time in the visual department back in 2013, as the original title performs strongly in comparison with this newer edition. The about 100,000 extra win ways makes the turkey turn wild feature even more thrilling. Also, the 10,500x top win potential is higher than in the first title (8000x). In our opinion, Wild Turkey Megaways offers both nostalgia and a strong Megaways game. We therefore think that both experienced and new players will enjoy this new online casino game by NetEnt.
Nice to know
|Launched||20 July 2023|
|Features||Free Spins, Avalanche / Cascading wins, Megaways, Wilds, Multiway (+1024), Random Wilds / Additional Wilds, Scatter symbols, Stack Symbols, Sticky Wilds|
|Min. bet/line||$ 0.5|
- ✅ Buy Feature
- ✅ Average 96% RTP
- ✅ 117649 Ways To Win
- ✅ Single RTP
- ✅ 10,500x Max Win
- ✅ Medium-High Variance
- ❌ Not An Original Game
Review Wild Turkey Megaways
If you go way back in the online casino industry you will certainly know who NetEnt is and what they stand for, but those who have been around since 2020 onwards will have less of a clue what this Swedish game developer is capable of. They might have had their best days, but every now and then they still showcase their skills with Wild Turkey Megaways being the latest addition to their vast game lobby. Yet, it might feel like this game developer is stuck in a rather nostalgic pattern. In recent years, they have shown a tendency to remake classic pokies with Wild Turkey Megaways being yet another good proof of this.
How to Play
Wild Turkey Megaways is a bit more difficult to understand due to its Megaways mechanism. We reckon that fellow New Zealanders will like to discover how to play Wild Turkey Megaways which is why we have come with the overview below:
- Spins are played with 6 reels, although the number of symbols that land can vary between 2 and 7. This also means that the total of winning ways will depend on each new spin.
- This pokie comes with cascading reels; winning symbols will disappear too consequently allow more icons to fall into place.
- Clicking on the green spin button will start each new game.
- Use the plus (+) and minus (-) tabs to set your bet.
- The minimum bet starts at 0.10 per spin.
- Bets, wins and the overall balance are shown below the game’s grid.
- Scroll upwards for the settings, these are found above the grid. Here you can adjust the audio and take a closer look at the paytable.
Pretty much using the same visual setting as the original casino pokie, Wild Turkey Megaways is colourful and vivid. We find the audio to be rhythmic which adds to the overall gaming experience. The Swedes have kept true to the original title that was launched a decade before the Megaways edition. As for the symbols, you will quickly discover how winning combinations disappear from the game’s grid, which consequently creates space for other symbols to fall down. This will happen from above after which they will occupy the game’s empty spaces. If new wins appear, an Avalanche action will trigger. As for the symbols in the game, the turkeys and royals dominate the paytable, which should make it easy for players to recognise which ones are the high and low value symbols. The different card royals 10 to A make up the low value symbols, which means they’ll award from 0.4 to 0.5x the stake. This happens in the case of a 6-of-a-kind winning way. The 5 turkey characters are the game’s high value symbols, worth 0.8 to 3x the bet.
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5||Payout for 6|
|10||0.1||0.2||0.3||0.4x the stake|
|J||0.1||0.2||0.3||0.4x the stake|
|Q||0.2||0.3||0.4||0.5x the stake|
|K||0.2||0.3||0.4||0.5x the stake|
|A||0.3||0.4.||0.5||0.6x the stake|
|Grey Turkey||0.3||0.4.||0.5||0.8x the stake|
|Blue Turkey||0.4||0.5||0.7||0.9x the stake|
|Green Turkey||0.5||0.7||0.9||0.12x the stake|
|Orange Turkey||0.5||0.7||1||1.5x the stake|
|Red Turkey||0.8||1.2||1.7||3x the stake|
|Wild Turkey||Turkey symbols randomly transform into a Wild Turkey symbol|
|Turkey Totem Head Wild/Scatter||3 activate the Free Spins feature|
This online pokie by NetEnt comes with a total of 3 bonus features which isn’t very impressive, but not bad either. Winning combinations can give you avalanches and high value turkey symbols can randomly transform into the so-called Wild Turkeys which have served as the name for this pokie. There is also a free spins feature. We’ll discuss the different features below:
When winning combinations are made, the Avalanche feature gets triggered. The winning symbols will disappear from the reels with the other symbols then falling into the empty spots. You will then see how new symbols fall from above which allows for successive wins. The good thing about this is that it will continue as long as winning combos keep on landing.
Wild Turkey Feature
Both in the base game and free spins round, it is the Wild Turkey feature that can randomly trigger on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. When this happens, all high value turkey symbols will transform into these Wild Turkey symbols. These will then substitute for all paying symbols and serve as the symbol which forms the best possible winning combo.
Free Spins Feature
Like in many pokies, there is also a free spins feature. This feature is triggered when you land 3 Turkey Totem Head Wild/Scatter symbols on the reels 2, 3, 4/5. A total of 10 free spins will be awarded when this occurs. The game play will also turn into night which is quite a funny setting if you ask us as this is when you will see 5 turkeys gathered hanging around a bonfire. You will also notice how the audio becomes more intense. Here is what else is waiting for you:
- In the free spins feature, a full stack of Turkey Totem Head Wild symbols (which are the scatters) covering a reel will award you 2 extra free spins.
- If you manage to benefit from multiple stacked reels, even more free spins will be given to you.
- The Wild Turkey feature can also activate randomly, this can happen frequently and will see the turkey symbols becoming Wild Turkeys.
The Wild Turkey Megaways RTP is set at 96% which is as average as it can get. Although this is very okay if you ask us, the original Wild Turkey game comes with a significantly higher RTP rate of 96.6%. With a medium to high variance, the Wild Turkey Megaways 2023 edition awards wins up to 10,500x the bet. This is significantly higher than in the original game that came with a maximum payout of 8000x the bet. Top wins will come from the Wild Turkey transformations which happen in either the base game or the free spins feature.
The Swedish game developer NetEnt once again revamps an old classic, and when it’s done well we can’t really be bothered with the lack of originality. We’re happy that NetEnt shows that it’s still active, so any new game by this provider will be happily reviewed. The good thing about the original was that it already looked quite modern, but this also means that the newer version is graphically less revolutionary than other remakes. Of course, the
Wild Turkey feature is the game’s main attraction, and this is also a very important way to turn a group of symbols wild. Doing this can give you very convenient payouts. This can occur in pretty much all phases of the game with the Megaways mechanism giving you 117,649 ways to win. The 10,500x max win potential is about right and a bit higher than in the 2013 edition. The nostalgic feelings will most likely be running high amongst players familiar with the original pokie and we believe that Wild Turkey Megaways is an excellent part II.