Max Megaways Slot Review 2022

Join Big Time Gaming on a top-secret mission in their latest Megaways instalment, Max Megaways!

The name is Megaways…Max Megaways. Big Time Gaming is back with another new and innovative slot to make use of their popular Megaways mechanic, with quite the twist!

The theme is certainly an interesting one but not entirely new to us, which has been used in slots like Agent Jane Blonde Max Volume and Agent Royale in the past, but when you first come across Max Megaways the theme feels a little more Thunderbirds than it does James Bond in our opinion.

Max Megaways is a 6 reel slot which offers up to 117,649 ways to win. Here you will be able to enjoy Big Time Gaming’s unique Megascatter Enhanced Free Spins, Vertical Wilds, Horizontal Wilds and Wild Bombs. With 5 different Free Spin rounds to discover, Max Megaways is certainly licensed to thrill!

MMax Megaways Base Game

Max Megaways Base Game and Features

Max Megaways is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) lands from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€3 per spin, with a small selection of betting options in between the two. The maximum bet may seem considerably lower than usual, but with the maximum win capacity sitting at 139,200x this may be the reason behind it.

Like most Megaways titles, Max Megaways features both Cascading Reels and the additional Sliding Reel. Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels and new symbols will drop down via a Cascade. Once a Cascade occurs, there is a chance that more winning combinations will form.

The Sliding Reel is positioned above the reel set and holds a maximum of 4 high or low-paying symbols. If any of the sliding reel symbols are used as part of a winning combination, they will dissapear and all remaining symbols will slide to the left and new symbols will fill the right-most positions.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Max Megaways is the Purple Gem, followed by the Red, Blue and Green Gems. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. There is also a Wild symbol present which subsitutes for all other symbols except Scatters and Wild Bombs.

Game Provider Big Time Gaming
Maximum Bet 3
Maximum Win 139,200x
Paylines up to 117,649
Release Date 21/09/2022
RTP 96.73%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility Low
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.2

Base Game Bonuses

From time to time during the base game and after a reaction, 1 of 4 Base Game Bonuses can trigger.

  • Max Megaways – Once triggered, the reel set will have the maximum number of Megaways available of 117,649.
  • Vertical Wilds – All symbols on any one reel will transform into Vertical Wilds.
  • Horizontal Wilds – All symbols in the Sliding Reel will transform into Wilds.
  • Wild Bombs – A Wild Bomb is randomly added to the Sliding Reel. After all wins are paid, all high and low-paying symbols present (excluding Scatters and Wild Bombs) will be replaced by new symbols.

Win Exchange

If at any time a win exceeds 100x your current bet in the base game, you will be given the option to Gamble your win for 10 Free Spins.

In addition to this, if you win between 25x and 100x your current bet you will be given the option to Gamble your win for 10 Free Spins through a gamble wheel. The chance of winning the Gamble is shown in Green on the wheel.

Both of these Gambles appear with a Collect button, so if you don’t fancy your odds then you can simply take your win and run.

Max Megaways Wild Bomb Modifier

Max Megaways Free Spins

There are 2 types of Scatters available in Max Megaways, the Gold Scatter and Diamond Megascatter. If one of the triggering Scatters is a Megascatter, the Enhanced Free Spins round is awarded.

Landing 3 or more Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins. For every extra Scatter that lands after the initial 3 required, an additional +2 Free Spins is awarded.

Before the Free Spins round can begin, you will bet met with a selection of Doors that each reveal a Free Spins Bonus modifier. If the Free Spins round was triggered with only Gold Scatters, you will be able to choose 2 Doors, but if one of the triggering Scatters is a Diamond Megascatter, you will be able to choose 3 Doors.

During Free Spins, a progressive Multiplier is in play and increases by +1 after every reaction.

The available Free Spins Bonus modifiers are as follows.

  • Double Multiplier – The progressive Multiplier will increase by +2 after each reaction.
  • Duplicating Wilds – Every Wild symbol that lands will turn each symbol in the reel below it Wild.
  • 2 Scatter Retrigger – During Free Spins, only 2+ Scatters are needed to award additional Free Spins.
  • increased Ways – Awards a minimum of 5 symbols per reel for every Free Spin.
  • No Lower Symbols – Free Spins are played without the Jack, Ten and Nine symbols present.

Max Megaways Free Spins

Max Megaways Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Big Time Gaming has granted players access to the Free Spins and Enhanced Free Spins rounds for 75x and 200x their current bet respectively.

Max Megaways: Our Verdict

Is Max Megaways more James Bond, or is it the hapless (yet hilarious) Johnny English

The Max behind Max Megaways is a bit of an enigma, apart from his imposing stance in the game logo itself. We may never truly know if Max Megaways is a cool and cunning character, but we know that Max Megaways the game is a force to be reckoned with.

We’ve said it before, but we think Big Time Gaming are under a fair amount of pressure to get their Megaways Slots in tip top condition, considering they created it, and every time we feel as if they’ve delivered beautifully.

Max Megaways is no exception. Awesome and immesely capable features like Double Multipliers, Duplicating Wilds, 2 Scatter Retriggers and No Low Paying Symbols make Max Megaways memorable, fun and intoxicating all at the same time.

Just like a well trained MI5 Spy, Max Megaways packs a punch. The maximum win here is set at 139,200x, which is quite the figure for a Megaways slot, though we’ll say they missed a trick (and lost some money) by not capping it at 117,649.

Overall, we think Max Megaways might be the most exciting upcoming Megaways slot for a while, and we all know there’s lots of them.