Barnyard Megahays Slot Review 2024

Get ready for a busy day of Farming in Pragmatic Play’s latest release, Barnyard Megahays!

Pragmatic Play immerses players in a picturesque farming scene filled with endless cornfields, friendly farmers, adorable animals…and tornados? Fear not farmers, these tornados clear a path for big wins and potential in the form of special features!

Barnyard Megahays - Base Game

Barnyard Megahays – Base Game

Barnyard Megahays – Slot Symbols & Paylines

Barnyard Megahays is a 6-reel Video Slot, playable from £.€0.20 per spin, up to a maximum bet size of £.€240 per spin. Between the minimum and maximum bets are a number of alternative options. Simply toggle through until you find one that is suitable for you.

Barnyard Megahays has 5 High and Low-paying symbols throughout, with the highest-paying producing wins of up to 20x your bet for a 6-line winning combination. Low-paying symbols are standard A, K, Q, J, and 10. 

Wins occur when 3-6 identical symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. This game makes use of BTG’s Megaways mechanic, putting the maximum ways to win at a promising 117,649.

In addition, Barnyard Megahays features a Tumbling Reels mechanic. When a win is created, it will be removed from the reels in order for new symbols to drop in from above. This continues until no more winning sequences are present.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Up to 117,649
Release Date 18/04/2024
RTP 96.50% - 95.50% - 94.50%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20

Barnyard Megahays RTP, Volatility, & Max Win – Hot or Not?

Barnyard Megahays has a theoretical RTP of 96.50% and a High Volatility rating. However, Pragmatic Play has also included lower RTP alternatives; 95.50% and 94.50%. Be sure to check with your chosen Casino which RTP level is available.

High volatility slots such as this one can deliver bigger wins over an extended time frame, yet smaller wins occur more frequently in the short term. In addition, Barnyard Megahays can achieve max wins of up to 10,000x your bet.

Barnyard Megahays Special Features

In this section of the review, we will be looking into the several Special Symbols on offer, as well as the Bonus Buy option.

Special Symbols

During any game round, locked haybales can land randomly across the reels. When unlocked by a Collect symbol in the same spin, haybales will reveal one of the following modifiers.

  • Money Values – Awards an instant prize value of 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x, 10x, 20x, 50x, or 100x.
  • Wilds – At the end of a Tumble sequence, the haybale transforms into a Wild that substitutes for all other symbols except Special and Collect symbols.
  • Wild Multipliers – At the end of a Tumble sequence, the haybale transforms into a Wild Multiplier of x2, x3, or x5. Multiple wild multipliers that are part of the same win will have their values added together and applied to the win.
  • Respins – Awards 1 Respin at the end of a Tumble sequence.
  • Max Win – If revealed, the max win cap of 10,000x is automatically awarded.
  • Free Spins – Instantly triggers the Free Spins round.

Bonus Buy

Drop all your farming duties and head straight into the Free Spins round for an additional 100x your bet. When buying Free Spins, on the triggering spin, 1 or 2 special symbols and a Collect symbol are guaranteed to hit. (RTP 96.50%)

Barnyard Megahays - Instant Prize Collect

Barnyard Megahays – Instant Prize Collect

Barnyard Megahays Bonus Rounds & Free Spins

Triggering Free Spins requires 1 or 2 Special symbols and a Collect symbol to land during the base game, awarding 10 or 20 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, there is no Collect symbol available, while all Special symbols are automatically collected when they hit. Two additional special symbols are active during this time, awarding +3 and +10 Free Spins respectively.

Barnyard Megahays - Free Spins

Barnyard Megahays – Free Spins

Pros and Cons of Barnyard Megahays


  • 6 Special symbols are up for grabs, including Instant Prizes worth up to 100x your bet.
  • Bonus Buy option for those outside the UK.
  • Great range of bet sizes.


  • Triggering Free Spins requires a combination of Special symbols and Collect symbols rather than Scatters.
  • No Ante Bet option is available.


Barnyard Megahays makes light work of Farming, typically an exhausting job that never allows for a day off. The farming scene is one we’ve encountered many times before, but what did we think of Pragmatic Play’s take?

We did wonder if the Megahays part of the title was an indication of a new mechanic, however, it turns out to be a clever play on words that ties in the Megaways mechanic to the farming theme. Kudos Pragmatic Play.

Special symbols and Collect symbols are the main attraction here and are even responsible for triggering Free Spins. Landing special symbols and a Collect symbol awards 1 of 6 exciting modifiers, one of which grants you direct access to Free Spins. Instant Prizes are great for topping up the balance, and Wilds/Wild Multipliers create or enhance wins on the reels.

In Free Spins, special symbols that hit do not require a Collect symbol to activate them, and there are even additional Free Spin symbols in the mix. All in all, Barnyard Megahays is a promising addition to the Megaways series and does well to bring fun in what is usually a tedious job!