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iSoftBet is back with their newest in the ‘Majestic’ series with Majestic Megaways Extreme 4!
The name of the slot itself and the Quad action series might give you a fair idea about the inner workings of Majestic Megaways Extreme 4, but first, let’s examine the series so far.
First of all we had Majestic Megaways, which was a conventional Megaways Game as you know and love it. As one of iSoftBet’s first Megaways slots, there wasn’t too much innovation to speak of here, but then, a year later, we got Majestic Gold Megaways.
Majestic Gold Megaways built upon the foundation of the first with a bit of extra flair, which showcased iSoftBet’s ability to create something different within the competitive Megaways Space. Both the potential and the allure of Majestic Gold Megaways far surpassed the original slot, and now, it’s time to explore the series again with Majestic Megaways Extreme 4.
The Quad Reel setup in Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 has us conflicted. We’re never too sure how to feel about the quad reels and the side bet required to utilise it, but nonetheless, we’re going to give it the benefit of the doubt to see if Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 can make believers of us.
If you haven’t already guessed from the title, Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 has 4 individual Reel Sets to play with, each with 6 reels and up to a total of 470,596 ways to win. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting with the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.50 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€500 per spin, with plenty other bets in between the two.
Like many Megaways titles, Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 features Cascading Reels. Each time a winning combination is formed on either reel set, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels and new symbols will fall down via a Cascade, filling all empty potitions and possibly creating even more winning combinations.
In addition to this, each of the 4 reel sets has an additional Sliding Reel. If a winning combination is formed with a symbol from the Sliding Reel, it will disappear from view and all remaining symbols will move one position to the left, filling the gaps.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 is the Lion, followed by the Elephant, Rhino and Bison. Low paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. There is also a Wild symbol present, which substitutes for all symbols except Scatters. Wild symbols only appear on the Sliding Reel for each reel set.
Like the original Majestic titles, Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 has Mystery Symbols and Max Megaways features to keep the base game interesting. More on these below!
During any random spin in the base game, a number of Mystery symbols can be awarded.
Once this happens, all Mystery symbols in view will transform into the same High or Low-paying symbol (excluding Wilds and Scatters).
Max Megaways is another feature that can randomly trigger in the base game.
Once this happens, a unique background animation will flash up, which causes the reels to land with the maximum amount of Megaways available, up to 117,649 ways per one reel set.
Max Megaways can occur on 1, 2, 3 or all 4 reel sets during the same spin.
Landing 4 Scatters in any position on a single reel set, triggers the Free Spins round. Only one reel set can trigger the Free Spins round on a single spin.
Once active, the Bonus Wheel will begin to spin, which can award one of the following Free Spins options.
The amount of Free Spins awarded is played out on a single Reel Set with up to 117,649 ways, unless you are awarded the Majestic Megaways Extreme Spins which can be played on all 4 Reel Sets.
During the Free Spins round, a Multiplier comes into play. After every Cascading win, the current Multiplier will increase by +1. The new Multiplier will remain in place and will be applied to the next winning combination.
Landing 3 or 4 Scatters in the Sliding Reel, awards an additional + 5 and +10 Free Spins respectively.
If you’re lucky enough to land on the Majestic Megaways Extreme Spins section of the Bonus Wheel, you will start the Free Spins round with 15 Free Spins.
You will start the Free Spins round with 1 active Reel Set, and the chance to unlock the other 3 Reel Sets. In order to unlock the other 3 Reel Sets, you will need to collect a certain amount of Diamond symbols.
After each Cascading win on any of the Reel Sets, the current Multiplier will increase by +1 each time. The current Multiplier does not reset between Free Spins.
Scatters do not appear in Majestic Megaways Extreme Spins, so the only way to recieve addititonal Free Spins is by unlocking a new Reel Set.
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
You will be able to choose between regular Free Spins or the Majestic Megaways Extreme Free Spins.
Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 certainly has appeal as a slot that can operate with or without the quad reel configuration, but is there really a market for this kind of mayhem and confusion all at one time?
Even the most seasoned player will struggle to comprehend all of this action at once, and in some ways, it takes away from the experience. Part of the fun is reading the reels to see what connections you’ve got coming before you’ve even hit them, but the sensory overload of these quad reel slots makes it a little hard to read.
In terms of potential, Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 is very capable, with up to 50,000x possible. We’re not sure what kind of carnage would need to ensue to hit the maximum win, but make no mistake, Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 can deliver.
Overall, we’re torn on Majestic Megaways Extreme 4. We’ve got a soft spot for the Majestic series, and by extension we’ve a soft spot for this new one too. However, we’re just not fully sold on the Quad Reel config yet.
Perhaps another slot can convert us, at which point we’d come back to this review and profusely swear fealty to Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 and its quad reels.