Majestic Gold Megaways Slot Review 2021

Try not to get eaten by Lion’s or caught in the middle of a Stampede as we hunt for Big Wins in Majestic Gold Megaways by iSoftBet!

Majestic Gold Megaways is a re-release of a slot with a very similar name, Majestic Megaways. Released in 2020, this African themed slot showed players a Megaways slot in the most classical sense with a very popular (and somewhat overused) African theme.

Truthfully, Majestic Megaways was a little bit on the dull side with nothing that was significantly memorable.

Can Majestic Gold Megaways make a statement where its sister slot did not?

Let’s head out to the savannah once more to find out in this Majestic Gold Megaways slot review

Majestic Gold Megaways Base Game

Majestic Gold Megaways Theme

Other than the slight name change, you’re all probably wandering what the difference is between this game and the original Majestic Megaways. Not much has changed in terms of design, and all the symbols seem to have remained the same, if you’re familiar with the first slot, then you’ll definitely agree that the quality is much better.

The backdrop has had a slight revamp with an array of African animals roaming free in their natural habitat with the blistering sun beating down on them. We think you will agree that the backdrop is absolutely breathtaking and iSoftBet deserve some credit in this respect. It’s definitely a lot more scenic than others that have tried the African Savannah theme.

The music and sound effects work well together and tie in nicely with the theme, there is a perfect balance between the two and neither cancel out the other.

Like Majestic Megaways, this game requires 4 Scatters in order to trigger Free Spins but thats where the ‘Gold’ part of the title comes in to play! Situated on the left side of the screen, you are given the choice to activate the Gold Bet feature for 50% extra your bet, this makes triggering Free Spins all the more easier and you will only need to land 3 Scatters not the original 4.

Just by clicking the Gold Bet button, the atmosphere changes and suddenly the music becomes more tense and challenging and the frame of the reels will shine a bright golden colour.

Overall, it looks like the very essence of the first one is alive and well here, but with significant graphical upgrades.

Majestic Gold Megaways Betting and Symbols

Majestic Gold Megaways has a variety of betitng options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £0.20 per spin. For players who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £200 per spin, with penty of options in between the two.

The highest payoing regular symbol in Majestic Gold Megaways is the Lion, followed by the Elephant, the Rhino and the Buffalo. Lower paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine.

Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Scatter symbols.

Game Provider iSoftBet
Maximum Bet 200
Maximum Win 50,000x
Paylines up to 117,649
Release Date 08/12/2021
RTP 96.85%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility Low
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.2

Majestic Gold Megaways Base Game and Features

Majestic Gold Megaways is a 6 reel Megaways slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. To form a win you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

Majestic Gold Megaways features cascading reels. Any symbols that form winning combinations will disappear and new ones will cascade in their place, filling all the gaps and possibly creating more winning combinations. Not forgetting the sliding reel situated atop the reels, if any of those symbols help form a win they will also disappear and the remaining symbols will slide to the left to fill the empty spaces.

Its rare to come across a Megaways game that doesn’t offer some sort of Feature in the base game, so it’s no suprise that Majestic Gold Megaways has not one but three, iSoftBet you’re spoiling us!

Gold Bet Feature

We have already slightly touched upon this feature in the theme.

Situated on the left side of the screen you will come across the Gold Bet button, if you choose to activate this feature it will cost you an additional 50% on top of your bet. We think it’s definitely worth the extra pennies though as it increases the chance of you landing Free Spins with only 3 Scatters required instead of the original 4.

With Gold Bet active, the most Scatters you can hope to land is 4. Three Scatters award 10 Free Spins and Four Scatters award 15 Free Spins.

Mystery Symbols

During any random spin, Mystery symbols can present themselves on the reels.

All mystery symbols that land will transform into the same symbol. (excluding Wilds or Scatters)

Max Megaways

During any random spin, the Max Megaways modifier can be triggered.

When this happens the background animation will change and the feature title will appear, causing the reels to land the Maximum amount of Megaways of 117,649!

Majestic Gold Megaways Max Megaways

Majestic Gold Megaways Free Spins

Landing 4 or 5 Scatters on any of the reels awards 10 and 15 Free Spins respectively. With Gold Bet off, the maximum amount of Scatters that can land is 5.

Once the Bonus round is triggered, two Gamble wheels will appear, giving you the opportunity to win additional Free Spins or a higher starting Multiplier. If the gamble wheel lands within the Green section, you have won the gamble and will be given +1 Free Spin or +1 Multiplier, depending on which wheel was spun. A maximum of 20 Free Spins and x10 Multiplier can be won.

If either wheel lands in the Red section, the entire Free Spins Bonus is lost and you will return to the base game.

Golden Lion Feature

During each Free Spin, you will have the chance to collect Golden Lions. These lion symbols will upgrade one of the other higher paying symbols into Lion symbols for the remaining Free Spins.

  • First 20 Gold Lions – Upgrades Buffalo symbols into Lion symbols and award +3 Free Spins.
  • Second 20 Gold Lions – Upgrades Rhino symbols into Lion symbols and awards +3 Free Spins.
  • Third 20 Gold Lions – Upgrades Elephant symbols into Lion symbols and awards +3 Free Spins.

Golden lions are collected before any winning combinations are paid out, after a win cascade only standard Lion symbols will remain in view.

Any excess gold lions will count towards the next collection level.

Unlimited Multiplier

During Free Spins, you will be given a starting Multiplier of x1, with each winning combination the Multiplier will go up by +1 each time.

Majestic Gold Megaways Free Spins

Majestic Gold Megaways Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option. This can be purchased for a generous 75x your total bet.

Bet costs are not affected by Gold Bet as this feature is not available with the Bonus Buy.

Majestic Gold Megaways Our Verdict

Majestic Gold Megaways definitely builds upon the original in a meticulous fashion with lots of extra features to make it stand out from the crowd. The new symbol upgrade feature adds to the excitement significantly, and this paired with a gamble option for more spins means more potential with 50,000x win capabilities, which is significantly higher than Majestic Megaways.

However, for players who prefer not to take the risk gambling their Free Spins, Majestic Gold Megaways may not be the game for you.

It looks to us as if you may need to gamble for a few more spins if you want to upgrade those higher paying symbols, we played a fair few Bonus rounds and not once did we collect enough Gold Lions for the first collection level so it’s definitely a tough nut to crack. If you’re familiar with Vikings Unleashed Megaways then you’ll know what sort of gamble we’re talking about, and you’ll know how tense that can be.

Overall, iSoftBet has done a stellar job with a reimagining of what some considered to be an average game at best, and we think Majestic Gold Megaways has earned the ‘Gold’ part of its name.