There’s new champion in town – For all you online slots fans out there, if you haven’t had a spin on the Megaways slots games you are missing out.

These incredible, pulse=racing slots games have been around since 2016 but are slowly becoming absolute industry leaders.

What are Megaways slots?

Megaways slots are the brainchild of Australia-based game provider Big Time Gaming (BGT).

These online slots games usually have 5 or 6 reels with anything up to 7 symbols on each reel. What sets Megaways slots apart from other online slots games is the random reel modifier feature. A random reel modifier changes the number of symbols that appear on each reel for each spin. So, one reel might have seven symbols when it comes to rest. On the next spin, that same reel may stop with only three symbols.

This innovative feature also means that you can’t rely on the traditional pay lines of your usual slots game to work out a win, which incidentally gives you around 250 ways to win. With Megaways you get mega ways to win (see what they did their?). Because the number of symbols on each reel changes, BTG had to devise a new system of working out ways to win and it ended up that you can get up to 117,649 ways to win on the most popular Megaways slots games. There are even Megaways slots games that give you up to 586,971 ways to win!

But it’s not just about the ways to win. There are also cascading reels, bonus games, free spins, wilds and scatters that, added to some of the best themes and styles and sound effects on the market, make Megaways slots something truly special.

Where can I play Megaways slots?

While Megaways slots were developed by BTG, they have licensed them to all of the big game providers like NetEnt, Playtech and Micro Gaming to name a few. This means that your favourite online casino should give you a good selection of Megaways slots to play. Just look for the ‘Megaways’ name on the game (usually followed by a ‘powered by’ or ‘licensed by’ Big Time Gaming line).

What are the best Megaways slots to play?

Personal preferences definitely make a big difference to how we rate a good or great slots game but, with Megaways, pretty much all of the titles are hits. If it was a pure popularity contest, then the Guru would have to point you towards:

Bonanza – 117,649 Megaways to win

Extra Chilli – 117,649 Megaways to win

White Rabbit – 248,832 Megaways to win

Vikings Unleashed – 117,649 Megaways to win

Holy Diver – 586,971 Megaways to win

How do you work out the Megaways to win?

It’s quite simple. You multiply the number of symbols in each reel by number of symbols in the other reels. For example (R means reel): R1 = 5 symbols, R2 = 7 symbols, R3 = 4 symbols, R4 = 7 symbols, R5 = 3 symbols. 5x7x4x7x3 = 2940 Megaways to win.

How do you work out a win on a Megaways slot?

While most 5-reel slots games work according to a payline that is a geometric shape that runs over the reels, Megaways slots use a simpler mechanic. Your win is determined by the symbols that appear from left to right. If you have a matching symbol on reel 1 and reel 2 and reel 3, you have a win. If the symbol continues across reel 4, 5 and 6, you have a bigger win. If there is a break anywhere like if you have a symbol on reel 1 but not on reel 2 and then the symbol on reel 3, there is no win.

The symbols do not need to line up. As long as they are in an unbroken sequence across reels, you win.

And you can have way more than one winning symbol combination!

The Guru says

While online slots have always had a special place in our online gambling hearts, Megaways has raised the game – and our heart rates. Fast, fun, thrilling and winning. Every online slots player who hasn’t tried a Megaways online slots game yet should go and do that right now!