Big Cat King Megaways is a 2020 release from Blueprint Gaming. Focusing on the theme of big jungle cats and set on the African plains, the slot offers the usual array of Megaways magic and some nicely styled graphics. Let’s take full look at how it plays in our review below.
Symbols and Graphics
Value for Money
Big Cat King Megaways offers a very nice added touch to the free spins bonus, allowing you to gamble it up for a price but at the same time not setting you back to zero if you lose. Otherwise it offers the standard Megaways formula which just works well every time. The game is beautifully designed and the max win of 50,000x is also a very appealing prospect.
- Cascading Wins
- Free Spins Bonus Gamble
- Mystery Symbols
- 50,000x Win Potential
Big Cat King Megaways Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
As usual the action takes place on a 6 reel grid with 2 to 7 rows on each, making up 117,649 ways to win when all paylines are active.
The RTP is 96.5% and the variance is high. The maximum win possible is 50,000x.
Bets range from just 20p/cents up to $/£/€20 per spin.
Wins are formed by getting a line of 3 or more matching symbols.
Cascading wins are used, meaning any winning symbols will explode and new symbols will drop down from above to take their place and hopefully carry on the winning run.
There is also a mystery symbol feature and a free spins bonus with multiplier which can be gambled in a rather unique manner.
Symbols and Graphics
Big Cat King Megaways is set on a nice looking background of blue skies with a few fluffy clouds set against some mountains rising up spectacularly into the sky. There are also a couple of trees, some undergrowth at the forefront, some elephants and what looks like the open plains of Africa off into the distance.
Low paying symbols start with 10x through to Aces, paying from 0.8x to 1.75x for 6 of a kind.
Premium symbols are various big cats, which are, in ascending order, a panther, a leopard, a cheetah, a tiger and finally a lion who will pay 50x for 6 of a kind.
Green leaves act as the mystery symbols whilst the Scatter symbols are diamonds.
The symbols are drawn in a serious kind of style, not overly cartoonish with some of the big cats looking quite fearsome.
Mystery Symbols Feature
At any time in the base game or free spins bonus round you may see mystery symbols spin in, these will be green leaves symbols which will all change to reveal the same symbol. Hopefully it’ll reveal a connecting line of 6 Lions and not 3 10s! It’s a nice added feature which is exciting to watch as you see them spin in praying for a connecting line of premium symbols. Also it can be an extremely frustrating one when it doesn’t connect anything at all.
Free Spins Bonus
Trigger the free spins round with 4 Scatter symbols. You’ll get 12 free spins and for every extra Scatter you land in you get 5 extra spins added, up to a maximum of 22 free spins to start with.
Next you’ll see that you go to the gamble wheel where you can pay extra for the chance to win more free spins. You can get 1, 2, 3 or 0 free spins from this. The green zones will award you with extra spins whilst the red zones give you nothing. This can be gambled up to 50 spins.
The free spins start win a 1x multiplier and every further winning combination you form will increase that by 1x. This is where the bonuses can go absolutely bonkers on Megaways slots. So, even the smallest of wins increasing the multiplier can really set you up for some whopper wins down later on.
The free spins round can be retriggered with 3 or 4 Scatters and will award 5 or 10 extra spins respectively.
Bonus Buy Feature
Being located outside the UK will mean you can buy the bonus free spins outright if you don’t want to sit through the base game waiting for it to spin in. You can choose between buying 5, 8, 10 or 12 free spins which will cost you 25, 50, 75 or 100x of the stake you want to play on.
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