Inspired Gaming follows up its original Reel King slot with Santa King Megaways™, to some a shameful cashing in on Christmas but to many a wonderful breath of festive fresh air. The game uses the same Megaways™ game engine that saw Reel King Megaways™ achieve such success on its release in September 2020.
The Megaways™ engine is a mechanic that you would have to be living under a rock not to have played, given its prevalence and popularity. Played across six reels with an additional top reel adding extra symbols, anywhere between 2-7 symbols land on each reel, with four symbols across the top reel to make up a varying number of paylines on each independent spin. Throughout the gameplay a jingly Christmas track plays that will have your head bobbing for days afterwards.
Pros & Cons
- Super fun festive theme.
- Megaways engine offers an incredible number of paylines.
- Tasty top jackpot.
- Identical in gameplay to Reel King Megaways
- Must light up all six reels to launch the bonus feature.
- Only one bonus game.
How to Play
The differing numbers of symbols on each reel might make Megaways™ slots play seem complicated, but it is easy to get the hang of. The game symbols match left-to-right as normal, with the top reel also completing winning combinations. Any winners disappear thanks to the Cascade feature, and new symbols fall into their places to complete additional winning combos.
The Reel King Megaways™ slot offers a slightly higher RTP at 96.23% compared to the 95.56% featured here, so if a higher RTP is important to you when you play slots then there might be other Christmas slots on your list. The reels randomly light up, and if all six light up you trigger the game’s Free Spins feature. The pay table in Santa King Megaways™ isn’t the most comprehensive, though it does provide all symbol payout values.
The game symbols are classic slot symbols you will find in a thousand other slots, though Santa King Megaways™ splits up the 9s through Aces to make the Q, K and Ace higher paying symbols and the 9, 10 and Jack the lower payers. Sandwiched in between them are Watermelons, Blueberries and Cherries, which would make a messy sandwich indeed. In its game symbols, Santa King Megaways™ remains faithful to the original Reel King slots rather than Megaways™ games like BTG’s Bonanza! Megaways™ slot, which uses various gems and crystals as the higher paying game symbols. The highest paying symbol on Santa King Megaways™ is the Sack of presents, which awards x50 your stake for landing six adjacently across the six reels.
With only one dedicated bonus feature Santa King Megaways™ better make it a good one, though it has the Cascade feature to spruce up the game-play.