Royal Mint Megaways Slot Review
You would almost forget it, but the founder of the Megaways slots, Big Time Gaming, sometimes also releases a new Megaways slot and starts in 2020 with Royal Mint Megaways. And that usually makes us very happy: they are almost always of excellent quality. Royal Mint is set around a stylish and especially very expensive British royal mansion. The Big Time Gaming logo is on the facade.
Would it secretly be the holiday home of the founder of BTG? His ingenious invention ensures that the money flows in with baking.
How to play at Royal Mint Megaways Slot?
The stamp of Big Time Gaming can be recognized immediately. It is decent, well cared for and even a bit businesslike. Compare this “wealth” theme with Piggy Riches Megaways, where everything is wild, busy and very present.
The gameplay is also typical Megaways:
- Cascading symbols
- Betting from 0.20 euros to 20 euros per spin
- Up to 117,649 ways to win
- High variance (win up to 40,000 x the stake)
- Progressive multipliers during the free spins
- The theoretical payout percentage is 96.48%, which is fine. In the version of Royal Mint that we played, there was no Buy-a-Bonus feature.
Still, if you look closely, some new things have been added. For example, there is a Heartstopper Bonus (more on this later) and there are extra moving rolls above and below. Winning combinations disappear and give way to new ones. That way you can make long chain reactions of winning combos.
Symbols and payouts
In line with the somewhat businesslike design, the premium symbols consist of simple colored jewels. It takes some getting used to, but you soon realize which is worth the most: the purple one. With a 6-of-a-child, this pays out 50 x the total bet. The other high symbols (the red, blue and green jewels) are worth the bet at 6 the same between 2 x and 7.5 x. The low symbols (the card symbols) pay the same “only” between 0.8 x and 1.75 x for six, but make no mistake: these symbols can also cause sky-high payouts.
Free spins bonus
4 or more gold scatters, who together spell the word MINT, yield 12 free spins. Every extra scatter is good for another 5 free spins. You can now make an attempt to crack the estate’s vault and run away with it. During the free spins, after every winning combination, the multiplier is increased by +1 and that remains so until the bonus round ends. It is also possible to win extra free spins by spinning 3 or more gold bars.
Heart Stopper Enhanced Free Spins
Just like with the hit Lil ’Devil you save for some kind of super bonus while you just play. Every time you run three scatters, the meter fills a little. Do you finally have the meter full? Then you win a free bonus feature called the Heart Stopper Bonus.
This bonus is just like the normal free spins bonus, but with progressive multipliers that are increased in steps of +2. Profits can therefore increase twice as fast and that can lead to an increased heart rate, you bet.