The Expendables Megaways Slot Review
The Expandables Megaways is an online video slot from Stakelogic. And the name says it all. It’s a Megaways slot machine and a slot game with The Expendables as its theme. The Expendables is a group of mercenaries including Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone. In various films, they do dirty jobs, such as South American dictators releasing their legs or releasing hostages from the hands of Somali pirates. The Expendables Megaways is the first branded slot machine from Stakelogic about a movie. Previously, Stakelogic already tried sports (Darts Heroes and Football Gladiators) and DJ Hardwell. And the purchase of an official Megaways license from Big Time Gaming also resulted in beautiful slots such as Mystical Santa Megaways, Black Gold Megaways and Super Wild Megaways. The Expendables Megaways is part of a real trilogy. It also consists of Rambo and Hercules.
The Expendables Megaways is a high-variance slot machine with up to 117,649 ways to win, a 96.02 percent payout percentage and a top prize of € 539,305.00.
How to play at The Expendables Megaways slot machine?
You can play in two ways: with the Super Stake or without the Super Stake. It does not matter for the payout percentage. The Super Stake means a double bet with every spin chance or extra Wilds or one to a maximum of five “low win symbols” that do not participate. These features fall on average once per 32 spins. In short: a somewhat erratic course of the game. The minimum bet is € 0.20 per spin. You then play without the Super Stake. Without this Super Stake you can play up to € 20.00 per spin. With the Super Stake you can bet up to € 40.00 per spin and play from € 0.40 per spin.
We have written an extensive article with Megaways slot machine explanation. In short, just for a moment: each spin determines how many symbols each reel counts. The first and the last reel have a minimum of two and a maximum of seven symbols. All other reels have a minimum of three and a maximum of seven symbols. That gives you every spin a minimum of 324 and a maximum of 117,649 ways to win.
Do you win what? Then the winning symbols explode. After gravity has done its work, new symbols appear on the blank spaces. And that goes on as long as it leads to prizes.
Symbols and payouts
Stakelogic has purchased an official license from Skyrocket Entertainment for the use of the brand The Expendables. And then you naturally use that too.
Five Expendables are of course the best paying symbols:
- Barney Ross, played by Sylvester Stallone, delivers your bet 12.5 times (6.25 times with the Super Stake) per combination of five.
- Lee Christmas, played by Jason Statham, is good for 7.5 times your bet (3.75 times your bet with the Super Stake) per combination of five symbols.
- Yin Yang, played by Jet Li, yields 1.75 times your bet per combination of five pieces. Or 0.875 times your bet when playing with the Super Stake.
- Gunner Jensen, played by Dolph Lundgren, is good for 1.50 times your bet. With the Super Stake, that means 0.75 times your bet per combination of five.
- Hale Caesar, played by Terry Crews, delivers your bet once without Super Stake if you spin five and half times your bet when you play with Super Stake.
With the playing cards you pick up smaller payouts. And the Wilds help you spin winning combinations. Individual combinations do not yield much. It only becomes interesting if you take several winning combinations at the same time. With a maximum of 117,649 ways to win, that is of course fine. Especially if you trigger the “Bullet Bonus”. And you do that with the bullets. You need five and you don’t have to spin them all in one spin. You save bullets. If you have five, five bullets are fired at your screen. These bullets change symbols on your screen to Wild symbols.
Free Spins Bonus
You unlock the bonus with the skull. You need four or more to trigger the bonus game. The more bonus symbols you spin, the more free spins you can play. The minimum number of four scatters gives you 12 free spins. For every extra scatter symbol you get four spins on top. During the bonus you can still unlock extra free spins. Three scatters yield three extra spins, four scatters four extra spins and five scatters are good for eight extra spins. You play the free spins with the “Expendable feature”. If you play a winning combination with one playing card, this symbol disappears from the reels for the rest of the bonus game. So you get less and less “low win symbols” on the reels. Good, because that increases the chance of somewhat larger prizes.
Every “cascade” also increases the progressive multiplier with +1. There is no ceiling for this multiplier. As long as you grab winning cascades, the multiplier continues to rise.
In millions of test spins, € 539,305.00 came out as the maximum prize. That is (without the Super Stake) no less than 26,965.2 times your stake.