Royal Mint Megaways Slot Review

Try and break the bank in Royal Mint Megaways, a 6 reel slot from Big Time Gaming where the number of ways to win can reach up to 117,649. The game also comes with a free spins round where each reaction win increases a multiplier by 1x. There’s also an enhanced feature where each reaction increases the multiplier by 2. Play this straightforward slot on all devices from between 10p and £20 per spin.

Break the bank

A very sturdy looking marble bank building flanked by pink blossom trees is the setting for Royal Mint. On the reels you’ll find Big Time Gaming’s usual collection of A to 9 royal symbols and a collection of brightly coloured gemstones. Winning combinations are formed by matching the same symbol on adjoining reels. The top paying gem awards 50 times your stake if you land 6 on adjacent reels on the same spin. There’s also a wild which performs the usual substituting duties.

Megaways mechanic

Royal Mint Megaways uses BTG’s popular Megaways game engine. The number of symbols on each reel changes with each spin – between 2 and 7. If all 6 reels offer the maximum number of symbols, you’ll have 117,649 ways to create a winning combination. At the top of the middle reels are 4 extra symbols – the wild appears on this horizontal reel only.

Reaction wins

Land a winner and a reaction takes place (the Reactions feature). The successful symbols are removed and new ones drop in and replace them. A new calculation is made. The reactions keep on coming as long as a new winning combination is formed. This is also known as Cascading Reels/Symbols in other slots.

Free spins

The gold bars that spell the word MINT make up the scatter. Land 4 or more of them on the same spin to trigger the Free Spins feature. You’ll receive 12 free spins with scatters with 4 extra free spins awarded for each scatter on top of that – i.e. triggering the feature with 5 or 6 scatters will give you 16 or 20 free spins respectively.

Expanding Win Multiplier

The Free Spins feature starts at 1x. Each time you land a reaction win, that multiplier increases by 1x. Landing 3 or more scatters results in 4 more free spins being added to your total – with no limits.

Heartstopper Enhanced free spins

Land 3 scatters but miss out on the all-important fourth and you’ll be awarded a gold bar. Once you have amassed 40 gold bars, an extra scatter is awarded on each spin until you trigger the feature. When you land 4 scatters, you’ll then play the Heartstopper Enhanced Free Spins feature. This round starts with a 2x multiplier active which increases by 2x with each reaction win.

Win up to 41,300 x stake

Royal Mint Megaways is a classic Big Time Gaming Megaways slot. The visuals aren’t quite as flashy as you’ll find in games from other developers (although the jazzy backing track is rather good). It’s the gameplay that makes this worth a look. The RTP is 96.68% which is quite high.

The base game offers payouts of up to 1,880 x stake per spin but it’s the bonus features that offer the big opportunities thanks to the dynamic multipliers. Payouts here can reach an eye-popping 41,300 x stake on each free spin. In some ways, it’s better to play the Heartstopper Enhanced Free Spins feature as each reaction increases the multiplier by 2 every time. If you like Megaways slots, then Royal Mint Megaways is certainly one to consider.