1 Million Megaways
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|Software||Iron Dog Studio|
1 Million Megaways BC Free Slot
Get ready to take a trip down memory lane with 1 Million Megaways BC, developed and produced by Iron Dog Studio. The title isn’t just a nifty eye-catcher, with some impressive reel strategies during the feature making the slot capable of having over a million ways to win!
The base game is played across a grid of 6 reels with rows varying between 2 and 7 symbols. The number of symbols on the reels, and therefore the number of rows on each reel, changes randomly each time you spin, and will produce between 64 and 117,649 ways for the player to win.
The slot is set in a time we have yet to see many slots focus on: The Pleistocene Era. This begun 2.5 million years ago and ended a mere 12,000 years ago. The graphics for the slot bear a striking resemblance to the characters we see in the computer-generated films in the Ice Age series. The stunning background shows a cave on one side, while snow is seen to coat the trees, grasslands and rocks that surround the reels. The soundtrack that tinkles on in the background resembles a tribal tune with its rhythmical beating, but performed with an orchestra, it adds a further dimension to the slot.
Betting for 1 Million Megaways BC
The betting range for this slot is from 20p and increases to £20, which we have to admit is a little disappointing, as we are used to seeing higher ranges. This shows us that they do not expect many high rolling players to be partaking in this slot.
However the RTP brings this back with a return of 96.2%. This is coupled with a high volatility and a pretty decent potential for the player. The maximum potential is 45,000 times the stake but when calculated, doesn’t touch the £1 million mark.
There are a total of 10 symbols for the player to utilise in their quest for wins. The lows are made out of royals, crafted from stone: A, K, Q, J and 10. These sit beautifully on the reels, drilling home the theme of the slot. The premium symbols include a deer, a mammoth, a sabretooth tiger, a caveman and a cavewoman. These premiums can be worth between 2x and 10x the stake when matching seven of a kind. The only other symbol we have on the reels is the wild which is enclosed in ice and will appear on the second to seventh reels. It also has the ability to substitute for any other regular symbol in order to make even more winning combinations for the player.
Cascades and Free Spins
The first feature is a little different than we’re used to seeing in Megaways: A cascading reels feature. When winning combinations appear on the reels, they will be removed from the reels and their spaces filled by new symbols. After the initial tumble, the base game multiplier is set up to x2. The difference is that this will then increase by +2 with every additional tumble – this continues to a maximum of x8.
As well as this, there is an impressive round of free spins available for the player. When four of more of cascades happen consecutively during the main game, the player is awarded 8 free spins. Each cascade after this that is beyond 4 times will add an additional 2 free spins, up to a maximum of 14 for the player.
When these free spins begin, a new reel is entered into the mix, sitting in the centre of the grid. This is known as the Mammoth Reel and can hold up to 9 symbols each time it spins. Due to this, the maximum number of ways to win increases to a mind-blowing 1,058,841.
During the free spins, if a regular reel lands with seven symbols, then the 7 rows are locked in place for the duration of the feature, adding a x1 to the multiplier as well. If the Mammoth reel lands with the 9 symbols, this will also lock in place with the nine rows and, instead of a multiplier addition, will add 5 free spins to the total.
On the Mammoth reel, Sticky Wilds can also land, which will then remain in place for the feature. Theoretically there is the possibility of covering the reels with 9 sticky wilds which would increase the possibilities for the player to win no end.
Because the Free Spins feature is where you have the best chance of winning the big bucks, Iron Dog Studio have provided the player with a feature buy option which sees the player able to purchase 6 to 14 free spins for the price of 50 times to 270 times the stake. Unlike some of their other slots, there is no possibility to buy the reels already locked in. Check with your casino before entering into this, as some may have restrictions on whether the buy feature can be used.
Iron Dog Studio continues to please with their interesting Megaways and creative concepts. The reel locking in the free spins, the additions of multipliers and the cascading reels all come together to create an impressive slot with plenty of potential for the player.
Set to have the chance of winning 45,000 times the stake, this offers the chance for a top prize of £900,000. We have to admit, we’re a little disappointed. You would have expected the slot to offer at least over a £1million since their slot is entitled 1 Million Megaways, but nonetheless there is plenty of opportunities to win big with this stunning slot.
Whether you are one for the small wins, or just enjoy a good feature, this slot is perfect for you. Those looking for the chance to score over the million mark would be better off looking at a different slot.