Shining King Megaways slot is a September 2020 release from iSoftBet. It takes on the design of a classic fruit machine and has added the Megaways magic to it to conjure up a new lease of life into this ancient theme. However, do they hit the mark and is a classic fruit machine really in need of a Megaways makeover? Read on to see what we made of the Shining King Megaways slot in our full review below.
Sound and Graphics
Shining King Megaways is a, er, shining example of how to apply the Megaways makeover to a classic slot without pushing it too far away from its original design. It works very well at what it looks to do and if you like Megaways slots and are also a fan of classic slots then it’s one to try out. The high max win is an attractive proposition as you know can land some seriously juicy wins. However, there are clearly far more exciting Megaways slots out there.
- Excellent Example of Combining Classic Slots With Megaways Magic
- Huge Max Win Potential of 37,500x
- There are More Interesting Megaways Slot Out There
Shining King Megaways Slot Stats
Up To 117,649
How it Pays and Plays
Being a Megaways slot there are 6 reels which each have 2 to 7 symbols present during each given spin. There are also 4 single row reels sitting above reels 2 to 5. This makes for a maximum if 117,649 ways to win.
There are Cascading wins, meaning that each winning line that is formed the winning symbols will explode and new symbols drop in. This continues until now more wins are formed.
There is also a free spins bonus with an increasing multiplier as well as a mystery symbols bonus which can trigger in the base game.
You can place bets starting from 20p/cents going up to a maximum of $/£/€20.
The RTP is 96.11% whilst you’re playing in the standard mode, however should you reside outside of the UK then you’ll have access to the bonus buy feature, which will cost 75x your stake, and this ups the RTP to a nice 96.86%. This is common of bonus buys, you’ll often see they up the RTP, making it a slightly more attractive prospect, but always keep in mind that buying bonuses is a quick way to rip through your bank balance. Proceed with caution if you decide to go down this route.
The max win is 35,000x which also brings a high level of volatility with it.
Symbols and Graphics
Lots of classic fruit machine symbols on display here, including cherries as your typical lowest payer, then lemons, an orange, plums, a bunch of grapes, watermelons, a bell , a star, a golden dollar symbol and a red 7 as the top paying symbol.
There are also Mystery symbols which are a question marks.
The Scatter symbol says “Bonus” on it and has a picture of a red crown.
Wild Symbols says “wild” on them and substitute for all symbols except the Scatter.
Shinging King Megaways is set on the background of a fancy looking red curtain which turn to blue once you’re in the free spins round.
The symbols look exactly as you would expect from a classic slot. Nothing overly complicated of too fancy but it does exactly the job it seems intended for, that of replicating the old type fruit machines.
Mystery Symbols Bonus
At any stage during the base game or the free spins round you may get a number of mystery symbols appear. It a familiar Megaways feature. All the symbols will then change to reveal a matching symbol. Hope that you get a full line of them and that they reveal some red 7s!
Free Spins Bonus Feature
Land 4 Bonus/Scatter symbols and you’ll get 12 free spins. Each winning spin increases the win multiplier by 1x. This does not reset after a losing spin, so you can rack up a big multiplier and hopefully bg some monster wins, which Shing King Megaways is clearly capable of dishing out with it’s 37,500x max win potential.
You can retrigger the bonus by landing 3 or 4 more Bonus/Scatter symbols and this will give you 5 or 10 extra free spins respectively. There is no limit to the amount of free spins you can be awarded with. Though it’s always a delight just to land any extra spins and 5 is also quite generous compared to some other Megaways slots.
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