Divine Fortune Megaways
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Overview of Divine Fortune Megaways slot
Just before the acquisition of NetEnt by Red Tiger they were mainly reskinning previous slots for the Asian market. However, once the two developers merged NetEnt could finally use the Megaways license and since this point there have been no stopping the developers from upgrading their original games. The first slot they revitalized was Twin Spin Megaways and this went from being a smash hit to a hugely successful rehash.
Seeing how well this worked out the development team at NetEnt decided to spend their time to one of their most successful jackpot slots, Divine Fortune. The first slot was released in 2017 and offered players two fixed jackpots and a progressive jackpot with the capability to pay out a 6-figure sum. This Megaways slot has dropped the progressive and gone with three fixed prizes instead. Whether you are a fan of the first slot or not, this one is certainly worth a spin or two after all the Devine Fortune may shone down on you.
Theme & Design
When it comes to the visuals NetEnt have remained true to the original in which there were two female statues holding the reels up. There is also the same clouded background where Pegasus flies around. Really, apart from the change to the jackpot all the other elements of the slot remain the same with the exception of the layout where the 5-reels and 3-rows has been replaced by the 6-reel Megaways mechanic where you can expect from 2 – 7 symbols to land on each of your reels. The number of symbols that land changes with every spin and this is how this slot can produce a colossal 117,649 ways to win.
You can play this slot on any device which is particularly useful if you like the option to be able to play on the go. When it comes to the bet range this starts from a minimum of 10p per spin up to a maximum of £100 per spins, and with this range the slot will appeal to a wide audience both old and new. As we stated earlier the jackpot has dropped a little and the return to player has also changed a little (Approximately down by 0.50%) although it still stands at a respectable 96.06% well in line with the competition. The volatility sits at medium which will see you landing regular wins and these are enhanced further by the re-spin feature, this is all balanced well thanks to the low valued symbols and a huge number of three symbol wins on offer.
There is a chance that you will have come across most of the symbols in the previous slot with the five lower paying comprising of the usual playing cards 10 through to Ace and these are then backed up with the four premiums which include the birds, lions, bulls and Medusa with her head of snakes for hair. The values for wins range from 1.2x to 5x your stake for landing six symbols and this is a little disappointing as it is relatively low for a Megaways slot. However, to land a win from Medusa all you need is two symbols. The wild is Pegasus and will land on all reels to replace any symbols thus creating win combinations. Pegasus can also activate some of the features which we will look at next.
Apart from the shake up with the jackpots that we looked at earlier most of the features mirror those used in the original slot. This includes Falling Wild Re-spins, Wild on Wilds, and free spins. The Falling Wild Re-spin feature is activated when you land a wild on any of your reels and your bet wins have been paid. The Falling Wilds feature sees the symbols dropped by one place, the re-spin then kicks in and stay in play until the wilds have disappeared completely from your reels, and you get a final spin to hopefully create another win.
If you have a wild land on a space that already has a falling wild in it the wild on the wild feature comes into play. Pegasus then expands and covers the whole reel creating a stack of wilds. These wilds move down again on every re-spin until they fall off the grid and more wilds can appear providing even more re-spins.
The scatter is represented by the lightning bolt and when you land 4, 5, or 6 in view you are rewarded with 10, 15, or 20 free spins, respectively. For each additional scatter you land you are rewarded with a further 5 free spins, and when wilds land in the free spins feature, they always activate the wild on the wild feature. When you are in the free spins feature you will see that three bonus win symbols come into play. If you land 5 bronze, silver, or gold bonus win symbols you will receive a cash reward of 10x, 25x, or 500x the bet, respectively. When you win the bonus the collection meter goes back to zero meaning it is possible for you to win more than one of the bonus wins during the free spins, however the actual free spins cannot be reactivated.
There is no denying that with NetEnt having access to the Megaways license we will see further titles, and this is obvious as they have a huge number of slots to choose from. To date they have played things safe with their choices, but it would be great to see them branch off and challenge themselves to produce something completely new.
There is no doubt that Divine Fortune Megaways is a solid slot but there is the worry that with it offering lesser rewards will it bring in the same audience numbers? If I judge this slot purely on what it offers it is well presented slot but the features are not new as they have been taken from the previous slot but it still remains that this slot offers some really effective action and there is the potential to win big.
Divine Fortune has transitioned into a super Megaways slot and everything comes across well, I must admit I found little fault as the game play is fun and overall, it is a brilliant design. There will be some players who will not agree with me when I rate this as a solid 8.5/10 but for me the slot has everything going for it and I have no hesitation recommending it.