Gimme the Honey Megaways Slot Review

Gimme the Honey Megaways from iSoftBet rolls us back to spring where we’ll be basking in the sun with an unbee-lievable amount of honey!

After a quiet spell from slots developer iSoftBet, they’re finally back with a brand new release that proves they’ve been a bunch of busy bees. The Hold & Win mechanic that iSoftBet is particularly fond of has been put to the back of the shelf, making room for their latest Megaways release, Gimme the Honey Megaways.

Quite the opposite of the season we’re currently in, Gimme the Honey Megaways is set in warmer months when the pollen is rife, the flowers are blooming, and the bees are busy making honey. Will such a game be a hit during the colder months? Ley’s play on and find out!

Gimme the Honey Megaways Base Game

Gimme the Honey Megaways Base Game and Features

Gimme the Honey Megaways is a 6-reel Video Slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€20 per spin, with a variety of betting options in between the two. Gimme the Honey Megaways has a theoretical RTP of 95.98%.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Honey Pot, followed by the Bee Smoker, Purple and White Flowers. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Quen, Jack, Ten, and Nine. Regular Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters. Landing 2 losing Scatters in the base game will transform them into Wilds.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols are removed from the reels, making room for new symbols to drop down from above via a Cascade feature. The same thing happens for all winning symbols in the bottom Sliding Reel, only the remaining symbols will slide over to the leftmost positions.

Game Provider iSoftBet
Maximum Bet 20
Maximum Win 25,500x
Paylines Up to 117,649
Release Date 18/01/2024
RTP 95.98%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility Mid - High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20

Mystery Symbols

During gameplay, a number of special Mystery symbols in the form of Honey can land randomly on the reels. When they do, they will reveal the same High or Low-paying symbol from the paytable (excluding Wilds, Queen Bees, and Scatters), with the possibility of forming or enhancing a winning combination.

Queen Bee Wilds

Queen Bee Wilds can only generate when a Golden Hive symbol lands on the bottom Sliding Reel. Once this happens, a stacked Queen Bee Wild will be added to the reel above the position where the Golden Hive symbol landed.

Each Queen Bee Wild will come with a random Multiplier value attached to it that increases with each spin until a win is formed with it. If another Queen Bee Wild spawns over a present Queen Bee Wild, the Multiplier value will increase by +x1.

During Free Spins, the Queen Bee Wild Multiplier is persistent for the duration of Free Spins.

Max Megaways

During any random spin, a Max Megaways animation can flash up, awarding a maximum of 117,649 ways to win for that particular spin only.

Gimme the Honey Megaways Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, 5, or 6 Scatters during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 6, 8, 10, and 12 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, the Global Win Multiplier can only be activated by a Queen Bee Wild remaining in view. All Queen Bee Wilds will remain on the reels until a win is formed with them, and all Respins will not deduct spins from the Free Spins total. Mystery symbols are also in play during this time.

After every losing spin during a Queen Bee Wild Respin, the Global Win Multiplier will increase by +x1. Landing 3 Scatters during this time awards an additional +4 Free Spins.

Free Spins Guarantee

If your total win amount during Free Spins is below 10x your bet, you will be awarded a Free Spins Guarantee where an additional +4 Free Spins are awarded. This can only be awarded once during Free Spins.

Gimme the Honey Megaways Free Spins

Gimme the Honey Megaways Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. iSoftBet has granted players access 2 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Bonus Buy – Triggers the Free Spins round with 3 or more Scatters for 75x your bet.
  • Super Bonus Buy – Triggers the Super Free Spins round with a minimum of 4 Scatters, where a Queen Bee Wild is guaranteed on the first spin for 150x your bet.

Gimme the Honey Megaways: Our Verdict

There was a time when every new release was subject to Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic, now it seems that Megaways slots are far and few between. Other than BTG themselves, we can always count on iSoftBet to keep the magic of Megaways alive, and well, here we are!

Gimme the Honey Megaways is your typical 6-reel, 117,649 ways type Megaways game with Mystery symbols and an additional Sliding Reel. However, Gimme the Honey Megaways stands out like a sore thumb for its summer theme, during a time when Halloween and Christmas are right on our doorstep.

Maybe iSoftBet is trying to make up for the lack of summer the UK had, or they just fancied bringing something entirely different to the table…who knows? It’s quite nice though, and you can almost feel the tantalizing glow of the summer sun on your skin.

The main source of entertainment has to be the Queen Bee Wilds. Mystery symbols are great, but they are very ‘hit & miss’ and don’t always do what you’d hoped they would do. Queen Bee Wilds, if they miss, will stick around until they are used as part of a win, increasing their Multiplier value when a Golden Hive lands directly below it on the Sliding Reel.

More of this feature can be seen in Free Spins which holds the key to unlocking the Global Win Multiplier. iSoftBet has also been generous enough to throw in a Free Spins Guarantee, which awards an additional +4 Free Spins if your total win is below 10x your bet!