Return of Kong Megaways Slot Review
The title of this slot from Blueprint Gaming refers to their previous release King Kong Cash, a popular video slot machine with a gorilla that resembles Donkey Kong and many bonus features. And what do you do with popular slots? You make a Megaways version of that! For two years, Blueprint has developed into the absolute king of the Megaways slots. They make Megaways slots under license from Big Time Gaming, the creator of this extremely popular format slots, with tens of thousands of ways to win and high variance. Anyway, Kong is back and how: Return of Kong Megaways has become a monster of an online slot. To begin with, its a slot to die for: bold animations, bright colors and beautifully designed symbols.
In addition, the free spins bonus is especially fun: the goal is, except to win as much as possible, to achieve level ups. Just like in a video game. Level ups not only give you extra free spins, but also extra Megaways. And anyone who has ever played a Megaways slot knows: the more Megaways, the greater the chance of mega payouts.
On Return of Kong Megaways you can win up to 50,000 x the total bet, or 250,000 euros, whichever comes sooner.
How to play at Return of Kong Megaways slot machine?
The basic setup is exactly as you are used to from Megaways classics such as Bonanza Megaways and Extra Chilli Megaways: 6 rolls and an extra roll above the middle 4 rolls. Every spin has different ways of winning: the maximum size of the playing field is 117,649 Megaways. You can bet from 0.10 per spin and that increases to 10. The theoretical payout percentage is 96.03%, but beware: this is a particularly erratic slot.
Symbols and Payouts
The symbols are a mix of cartoonish animal figures and card symbols. Kong itself is worth the most: spin 6 of them and you win 50 x your total bet. The other animals are also ticking: a 6-of-a-kind of a tiger, rhino or parrot is good for between 2 x and 5 x the total bet. The card symbols are not just for filling: the megaways, wilds and mystery symbols allow you to grab a monster payout even with the measly nine. The wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the scatters, and mystery symbols (the golden barrels) may also appear on the reels at random times. Winning combinations disappear and make way for new ones.
Free spins bonus
4 or more scatters activate the free spins bonus. You will get 12 free spins and an additional 5 extra spins for every scatter you spin on top of the 4 scatters. During the free spins, an unlimited multiplier is active: every winning combo increases it by +1. The further you go, the greater the potential. We love it! During the free spins the maximum number of golden barrels with mystery symbols is always active: 100 pieces. They still fall at random times, but slightly more often than during the base game. You can also save scatters. These are the golden monkeys, which only appear in the middle row at the top of the playing field.
Each 3 collected monkeys gives you a level up:
- +2 free spins
- More minimal Megaways
Buy a bonus feature with the Bonus Bet
It is possible to purchase a bonus feature through the Bonus Bet. Here too Blueprint Gaming has come up with some fun. You can buy a regular bonus for 100 x the bet or a Mystery Bonus for 150 x the bet. The first gives a regular bonus trigger of at least 4 scatters. But the second variant is a lot more interesting. You buy a mystery number of free spins (between 5 and 12 pieces) and a mystery start level (minimum 1, maximum 5). Of course you hope for a combination of many free spins (at least 10) and a high entry level (level 4 or 5) for the real fireworks.
What do we think of Return of Kong Megaways?
We cannot get enough of this slot, especially in combination with the Mystery Bonus. Although this buy a bonus is not cheap, you get a lot of value for your money. The free spins bonus almost always lasts a long time, due to the many retriggers and the successive winning combinations. In addition, especially if you get a nice combination of many free spins and a high entry level, you can really make it.