Pompeii Megareels Megaways Slot Review

In the latest addition to Pragmatic Play’s ever-expanding portfolio comes Pompeii Megareels Megaways, a slot that delves into the dramatic and historic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Back in 79 AD, the catastrophic event buried the city of Pompeii under a thick layer of volcanic ash, and nearly 2,000 years later, Pragmatic’s slot was born. The butterfly effect is a weird thing.

The introduction of the Megaways Mechanic feels nearly as old as the lost city of Pompeii, but will the Megareels inclusion shake things up?

Pompeii Megareels Megaways is either an eruptive new title or dormant. Let’s see which one.

Pompeii Megareels Base Game

Pompeii Megareels Base Game and Features

Pompeii Megareels is a 6-reel Video Slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Wins are formed on the reels when 3 or more of the same symbol types 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 £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Pompeii Megareels has a theoretical RTP of 96.00% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

The highest-paying symbol here is the Roman, followed by the Armour, Wagon, Shield, and Coin. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters.

Each time a win is formed, all winning symbols will be removed from play and new symbols will drop in from above via a Cascade Feature. This continues until no more wins are present on the reels. The number of symbols on a reel after a cascade can increase to a random number for each reel that had a winning symbol on it.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Up to 117,649
Release Date 15/02/2024
RTP 96.00%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20

Free Spins

Landing 4, 5, or 6 Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 15, 20, and 25 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, each win that occurs is multiplied by a number equal to the total amount of symbols that explode during the Cascade Feature. The Free Spins round cannot be retriggered.

Pompeii Megareels Free Spins

Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK can benefit from a Bonus Buy Feature. Here you can choose between Free Spins and Double Multiplier Free Spins.

  • Free Spins – 100x your bet. (RTP 96.06%)
  • Double Multiplier Free Spins – 300x your bet. All wins are multiplied by double the number of exploded symbols in the current Cascade. (RTP 96.02%)

Pompeii Megareels Megaways: Our Verdict

Pompeii Megaways may delve into the dramatic terrain of history, but it’s not as dramatic as we’d hoped.

The game boasts a significant potential of up to 10,000x the bet which aligns it with other Pragmatic Play slots, but this enticing figure isn’t quite enough to carry the game into the popular library at your choice casino. The Megareels feature doesn’t quite revolutionise the Megaways concept, and at its core Pompeii Megareels Megaways game is a Megaways slot through and through.

Overall, Pompeii Megaways is quite competent and very appealing, but it doesn’t break new ground in the crowded Megaways space.

Play Pompeii Megareels Megaways and other slots in the Pragmatic Portfolio at UK Slot Sites when it releases on 15/02/2024