Big Time Gaming, the undisputed king of Megaways slots, is ready with yet another great gaming experience for anyone seeking the truly big wins. The Royal Mint Megaways slot is not particularly original compared to other Megaways slots, but with a couple of really cool features, it stands firm on its own feet and offers a gaming experience that can really get an old ticker going.
When Royal Mint Megaways was launched in February 2020, we hadn’t heard from Big Time Gaming in months. That was not like them at all, but if the result of a few months of hibernation is slots like this, we are all for it!
Royal Mint Megaways comes with several goodies, such as an endless multiplier, Free Spins, Triple Reaction™ mechanic, up to 117,649 paylines, high volatility, RTP of 96.48% and an outstanding max win of 40,000 x wager.
As all other Megaways slots, it’s the Megaways technology itself that supplies most of the action on Royal Mint Megaways, but Big Time Gaming has also given the slot a couple of extra features that really takes the gaming experience to new highs.
First up is the Triple Reaction™ mechanic – which we have only seen once before on the slot Opal Fruits. This means that on top of the 6 reels with up to 7 symbols, get two bonus 1×4 reels above, and below the main reels it gives you up to a triple win reaction on every single spin.
Winning free spins on Royal Mint Megaways means landing four or more scatter symbols on the same spin. The scatter symbols spell out M.I.N.T and give you 12 free spins every time. Land just one extra scatter and you win 4 extra free spins. Scatters also keep showing up during free spins, but only on the two extra reels, where three scatters gives you four extra spins. The free spin round also has an unlimited multiplier that starts at x1 and increases by 1 every time the avalanche feature removes winning symbols.
Megaways, avalanche reels, unlimited multipliers and lots of free spins would be more than enough on one single slot, but Royal Mint Megaways has even more to offer. The slot’s real showpiece feature is the Heartstopper™ Enhanced Free Spins round that offers even bigger rewards.
To release Heartstopper Free Spins, you have to land three scatter symbols in the main game. Do so and one Gold Bar is collected. As soon as you have 40 Gold Bars, it will only take three scatter symbols to start Heartstopper Free Spins. The difference between normal free spins and Heartstopper spins is that the multiplier starts at x 2 and increases by x 2 following each win.
Royal Mint Megaways gets its name from the company that makes coins and banknotes in England. It is very appropriate for a slot, at least one that spews out winnings of up to 40,000 x wager, as Royal Mint megaways does.
Now from a graphic point of view, Royal Mint Megaways is actually quite boring and the reels themselves have exactly the same layout as Opal Fruits, and the symbols are largely the same as Big Time Gaming has used on several similar slots in the past. The reels are set against a large backdrop of the Johnson Smirke building in London, home to the Royal Mint since 1809.
The building is great to look at and naturally fits the slot’s theme, but the background is far too large compared to the reels. Yes, the slot plays perfect on mobile, but there are still many playing on a PC.
We love Royal Mint Megaways and features like Heartstopper Free Spins, Triple Reaction, Free Spins and big wins, but as far as graphics go, it’s quite disappointing.
Megaway slots have been the big thing ever since Big Time Gaming launched Bonanza back in 2016, and Royal Mint Megaways is a great addition to the Megaways family. Fantastic features and wins of up to 40,000 x wager should be more than enough for you to visit an online casino.