Shining King Megaways Review
Shining King Megaways is a game developed by the well-known game provider iSoftBet, and is certainly not the first. It is already the 5th version that they are releasing, and it is very similar to Majestic Megaways. In this megaways slot review you will find out, among other things, that the game has many (well-known) features, and that there are enough fun game elements. We are very curious about another megaways version of iSoftBet!
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RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game will be 96.11%. 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.
The game looks very tight, but above all not too exciting. However, we only mean the design and we are not talking about the rest of the game. The playing field consists of 6 reels and the middle 4 reels have an extra box on top. To the left of those extra boxes are the number of valid megaways, and to the right you see the title of the game. Another thing that stands out is the ‘Buy a Bonus‘ feature that you can activate on the left, but you can read more about that later.The background consists of a red cloth and the music sounds quite calm.
How does Shining King Megaways work?
You may already have guessed it, but this megaways variant also contains a maximum number of 117,649 megaways. This is achieved by the 6 reels on which a maximum of 7 symbols can appear. 2 to 7 symbols will always appear on the first and last reel. However, the middle 4 reels always have at least 3 symbols due to the extra box on top. You can form combinations by spinning the same symbols from the first reel. For this you often need 1 of the same symbol on at least the first 3 reels, although a combination of 2 is enough for 1 of the symbols. You can also unlock several features or the bonus round, which you can also buy! The betting range is between a minimum of $ 0.20 and a maximum of $ 20. First choose your bet and the game can begin!
The Symbols & Payouts
Below are the different symbols divided into a few categories and provided with the necessary information:
- Basic symbols: These consist of cherries, lemons, oranges, plums, grapes, and watermelons. This is also directly the order from low to high of the so-called ‘low paying symbols'. With 6 you earn the same between 0.8x (Cherries) and 1.75x your bet (Watermelons).
- Premium symbols: These consist of the bell, star, dollar sign, and the 7. These symbols are also placed in the correct order from low to high and yield respectively 2x, 2x, 7.5x, and 50x (!) your bet at 6 of the same!
- Wild symbol: The wilds have the usual function where they can substitute for all symbols except the scatter symbols. However, they only appear in the top 4 boxes.
- Bonus symbol: This will release the bonus round if you collect enough of it.
We see this feature in almost all megaways variants of iSoftBet. Winning symbols make room for new symbols, so that you can make even more combinations during the same turn.
You may also already know the mystery symbols feature, where a certain number of question marks (?) Will fall on the reels. Then they all change into the same symbol, giving you a high chance of a nice combination.
Shining King Megaways Buy a Bonus feature
The ‘Buy a Bonus' feature gives you the chance to skip the basic game and go straight to the bonus round. This will cost you 75x your chosen bet, so it is not obvious that you will make a profit. An additional advantage is the fact that this will increase the RTP to 96.86%.
Shining King Megaways Bonus Round
You can unlock the bonus round by spinning at least 4 scatter symbols during 1 spin. For this you get 12 free spins in the bonus game, and this increases by +5 if you collect more bonus symbols. Given the 7 reels, this can give you a maximum of 27 free spins for the bonus game. During the bonus game, a multiplier is active that starts at x1 and increases by +1 for each winning combination. As this multiplier is unlimited, huge amounts of money can be won! You can also win extra free spins during the bonus game. You do this by spinning 3 or 4 bonus symbols that give you 5 or 10 extra spins respectively.
Max win & Rating
The maximum win for this game is 35,500x your stake, and it is rated 4/5 stars by us.
Shining King Megaways is another fun and well-functioning game from iSoftBet, but it has too few unique game elements to score more than a pass. Especially when we look at the features, we hardly see any surprises. Nevertheless, there are enough features in the game, which makes it certainly not boring.
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