Machina Megaways Review
Machina Megaways may seem a bit complicated at first, but after reading this review and playing the bonus round you will get it! The game takes place in futuristic spheres with robots, and has been online since 2019. For Relax Gaming it is the first megaways variant that they release! The game has nice features to offer and we definitely recommend that you continue reading.
RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game can vary between 96,59% and 97,42%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is high. A high volatility means that you win less frequently, but large amounts.
At first glance, the game looks a bit confusing, which is partly due to the chosen color combinations. It is a megaways slot machine, so that means a playing field of 6 reels with a varying number of rows. The jackpots (platinum, gold, silver) are located on the left side of the playing field. On the other side is the ‘Hyper Bonus’, or the ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature. From left to right you will see the following things at the bottom of the screen: Settings, your balance, your bet, your win, the autoplay function, and the ‘spin’ button.
How does Machina Megaways work?
Since the maximum number of rows per reel is 6, you can have a maximum of 46,656 ways to win per spin. This number therefore differs because each reel contains an alternating number of rows per spin. In the ‘normal’ game you can grab prizes by forming combinations. However, if you want to grab real prizes, it is important that you form these combinations with the ‘better’ symbols and in the correct size. In addition, you often have to complete several megaways in 1 turn, since they individually do not yield much. Besides that, try to clear the bonus round by collecting the correct number of bonus symbols. Of course, this bonus round can also be bought directly, but you can read more about that below!
How do you play Machina Megaways?
As with any online slot machine, there are only a limited number of actions that you can influence. First, you determine what your bet will be per spin, and you have plenty of choice. Compared to other megaways variants, the maximum bet with 36 euros is quite high! The minimum bet is 0.60 euros, and is therefore slightly higher than usual. Among these are 10 other values to choose from! After this you have 2 more choices. The first choice you have to make is whether you prefer to press ‘spin’ yourself every turn, or whether you let a number of spins be played by the autoplay function. Furthermore, before the game starts you already have the choice to buy the bonus round directly, so that you can skip the normal game. After this, hoping for the best!
Below we list the symbols in a clear overview:
- 6 basic symbols: 9 to A (from a card game).
- 4 premium symbols: Futuristic characters.
- A wild symbol: This symbol can replace any other symbol and help form combinations. Only it cannot replace the bonus symbol.
- A bonus symbol: With the correct number of bonus symbols you can unlock the bonus round.
As usual, the premium symbols yield more profit than the basic symbols. To illustrate this, we take as an example the situation in which you run a 6 of a kind. The basic symbols then yield between 1.66x and 2x your bet, while the premium symbols yield 2.9x and 3.33x your bet!
During the game there is a chance that you win one of the Jackpots! There are three different Jackpots, namely: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. If you are lucky enough, this will pay you 1000x, 50x, or 20x your bet respectively.
You unlock the bonus game by rotating 3 or more scatters (bonus symbols). After this, the free spins bonus begins and there is hope for profitable combinations. A nice touch is the yellow electric circuit symbols, of which you have to collect as many as possible during the bonus round. After collecting 4 of these symbols you get 2 extra spins, so you can continue playing! Also, one of the 4 ‘worse’ robots is turned into a ‘main’ robot.
Buy a bonus feature
When you decide to buy the bonus round, you can choose from a number of different amounts and corresponding free spins:
- 10 free spins: more than 52 x the bet
- 12 free spins: more than 89 x the bet
- 15 free spins: 185 x the bet
- 18 free spins: 337 x the bet
Max win & Rating
The maximum win is 10,000x your bet! A gigantic amount! In addition, the game scores 3/5 stars.
Machina Megaways therefore gets an average score, and this is mainly because it has a number of small bright spots. Furthermore, the game works fine.