Madame Destiny Megaways Review
Pragmatic Play is coming January 28, 2021 with Madame Destiny Megaways as their latest Megaways variant. Maybe the name already sounds familiar to you since Madame Destiny was released before. Now there is a Megaways variant of it, as we increasingly see with old slot machines. It's a fun slot with a magical theme. In addition, it has a slightly different playing field than most Megaways games and a good RTP. There are also enough features in the game so we expect that it will not get boring quickly. Enough reason to read on and find out everything about this brand new slot machine.
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RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game will be 96.56% or 96.67%. 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.
In the background we see a dark and magical world, with the playing field on it. This playing field consists of the usual 6 reels, with the middle 4 having an extra box at the top. As a result, these 4 reels can also receive an extra symbol compared to the first and the last. The number of Megaways (ways to win) is shown in the top right corner per spin. You will find the title in the left corner. You will also find 2 features on the left: The ‘Buy a Bonus' feature and ‘Double Chance' feature. The settings, the sound, the ‘spin' button, and the autoplay function can be seen at the bottom.
How does Madame Destiny Megaways work?
So there is a small difference compared to most Megaways games. Because the middle 4 reels can have a maximum of 8 symbols and the outer two reels 7, the maximum number of Megaways is 200,704! These are the ways in which you can win, or form combinations. A combination must always start from reel 1 and be formed with the same symbols. Almost all symbols require at least 3 of the same symbols, and these must be on adjacent reels. This means that reels must contain at least the first 3 reels of the same symbol. Do you include the 4th, 5th, or even 6th role in this? Then the price will of course rise! In addition, the various features and reaching the bonus round can help you win big prizes! But you can read a lot more about this below. Choose a bet between 0.20 and 100 (very extensive range) and start playing!
The Symbols & Payouts
The symbols can be divided into four categories:
- Let's start with the low paying symbols, or the basic symbols. Of these there are 5 pieces that consist of the highest card symbols, namely the 10 tm A. For the 10 tm the king you get 1x your bet back if you turn a 6-of-a-kind. The A Pays back 1.25x your stake in such a combination.
- Then comes the next category consisting of 5 other symbols, the high paying symbols. You can recognize these by the cards, candles, vase, cat and owl. Respectively, a combination of 6 of the same 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 3.75x, and 20x pays back your bet! The minimum number of symbols required for a combination is normally 3 symbols, except for the owl which only needs 2 symbols.
- This category consists of the wild symbol, which has its usual function. This wild symbol can replace all of the above symbols, so it can help you make combinations. Only the bonus symbol (next category) cannot be replaced by the wild symbol.
- The bonus symbol thus forms the last category. This will release the bonus round.
You may know this feature under the name ‘Cascading Reels'. The feature does return in many Megaways games. It ensures that the symbols from winning combinations make way for new symbols. This gives you the chance to make another combination within the same turn. This continues as long as you keep forming winning combinations.
Madame Destiny Megaways Bonus Round
The bonus symbol is a round crystal that pays out both money and free spins. A combination of 3, 4, 5, or 6 with these crystals will get you 5x, 10x, 20x, and 100x your bet respectively! However, the number of free spins is not determined in advance, but you determine this with the wheel or fortune. Both the number of free spins and the height of the multiplier are determined with that wheel. The highest multiplier you can win from this is 25x your stake, which applies for every spin during the bonus round.
However, it will not increase for every winning combination, like many other Megaways games. With 3 or more scatter symbols during the bonus round you unlock a so-called ‘re-trigger'. Again, the number of associated free spins and multiplier are determined by means of the wheel or fortune.
Madame Destiny Megaways Buy a Bonus Feature
For 100x your bet you can directly buy the bonus round. Besides the fact that you skip the basic game of Madame Destiny Megaways, the RTP will also increase from 96.56% to 96.67%. Keep in mind that you play the bonus round as if you had made a normal bet. Suppose you pay 100, then you play the bonus round as if you had bet 1. The prizes are geared to this one, so the question is whether you will win more than 100 and make a profit.
Ante Bet Feature
You can also choose to enable this Ante Bet Feature in the base game of Madame Destiny Megaways. With this, each bet will cost you 25% more than usual, but doubles the chance of reaching the bonus round. This is because more scatter symbols will appear on the reels.
Max win & Rating
The maximum prize is set at 5000x your bet. Since the highest bet is 100, this means a maximum win of 500,000! This is of course a nice amount. Furthermore, the game gets 4/5 stars from us.
4 stars is a nice score that is mainly due to the bonus round and the features. Most of the features are related to reaching this bonus round. We think it's very good to see that this bonus round has a completely different set-up than most Megaways games. The Madame Destiny Megaways wheel or fortune gives you a chance to win a very good combination between free spins and multipliers. Hence the good score.