8 Golden Skulls of Holly Roger Megaways Slot Review
8 Golden Skulls of Holly Roger Megaways is a game developed by Buck Stakes Entertainment, a name that may not mean much to you. However, this is part of the well-known Microgaming, one of the largest parties in this industry. Although this game will only be released on April 22, 2021, we can write an extensive review with the available information. This way you know exactly what to expect once it can be found in many online casinos!
RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game will be 96.86%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is high. A high volatility means that you win less frequently, but large amounts.
Of course the skulls from the title of the game also appear here and there in the design or the symbols. In the background you see a magical cloud cover with high mountain peaks rising above it and the light of a setting sun. The playing field is in the middle right of the screen and consists of the usual 6 reels. Above you see ‘Free Spins' with 4 empty circles behind it, and above that you will find the number of Megaways. On the left you will see the Firepot Feature with the corresponding prices below it. All other options can be found at the bottom of the screen, such as your bet choice, the amount on your account, the ‘spin' button, and the autoplay function.
How does 8 Golden Skulls of Holly Roger Megaways work?
8 Golden Skulls or Holly Roger Megaways is pretty standard with 6 reels on which 2-7 symbols can appear. This allows you to play with a maximum of 117,649 Megaways per turn. On these paylines you have to make combinations with the same symbols, whereby such a combination must always start on reel 1 (leftmost). In addition, you need at least 3 (1 exception with 2 symbols) symbols to form a combination. So, for a combination you must have at least the same symbol on reels 1, 2 and 3. Do you include more symbols in this? Then your price will also be higher of course! You can also win prizes for game features and the bus round, but you will have to unlock them first. Before you start playing you have to choose your bet per spin between 0,20 and 20 euros.
The Symbols & Payouts
This time we divide the symbols into 3 categories since there is no Wild symbol. There are, by the way, a number of other symbols that are tied to a certain game feature, but these will be discussed later as soon as we explain the corresponding features:
- There are 5 basic symbols that consist of the card symbols 10 to A. These symbols can be seen as the low paying symbols given that combinations with them yield the least.
- There are also 5 premium symbols consisting of 5 different ladies. These pay back for a combination with 6 of the same between 1.5x and 60x your stake. The highest symbol is the lady with the purple background and with this you can already form a combination with 2 symbols!
- The last symbol is the scatter symbol with which you can reach the bonus round.
This feature is also called the Rolling Reels Feature in this game, and ensures that symbols of winning combinations disappear from the playing field. This creates space for new symbols, giving you the chance to win new combinations within the same turn. This will continue until no winning combo is created.
Another well-known feature is the Mystery Symbol Feature, which you can recognize by the treasury chests. This feature can be activated at any time so that a certain number of Mystery Symbols fall on the reels. Subsequently, these symbols all change into the same symbol, giving you a good chance of large combinations!
You can see this feature as a kind of Jackpot feature with which you can win very nice prizes. It's actually quite simple as you just want to spin as many skulls as possible on your playing field. From 3 of these symbols in 1 turn, you will be awarded prizes up to a maximum of 8. Below is a short list with the corresponding prizes:
- 3 symbols: 1.5x your stake
- 4 symbols: 5x your stake
- 5 symbols: 20x your stake
- 6 symbols: 100x your stake
- 7 symbols: 300x your stake
- 8 symbols: 2000x your stake
With a maximum bet of 20 euros per spin you can win 40,000 euros with this feature! A nice touch is the fact that the Cascading Reels feature does not remove these symbols from the reels, so you have a chance of winning large combinations with these symbols.
8 Golden Skulls of Holly Roger Megaways Bonus Round
You must collect at least 4 scatter symbols in 1 turn to collect the bonus round. The number of free spins and multiplier is determined by a wheel, but for every extra scatter symbol you have collected there will be at least +2 spins. With the wheel you are assigned a certain number of spins (10-30) and a certain multiplier (x1-x3). This is your multiplier for the entire bonus round, so there is no ascending multiplier. In addition, you can earn extra spins by spinning at least 3 scatter symbols during the bonus round. For this you get 4 extra spins, and for each additional scatter symbol there is an additional +2.
Max win & Rating
The maximum win will be approximately 6,000x your stake and the game will receive a preliminary score of 4/5 stars.
8 Golden Skulls of Holly Roger Megaways is a promising Megaways variant where, in addition to standard game elements, original features can also be admired. The Firepot feature really appeals to us and we are curious how this will work in practice. For now they certainly score a good enough.