Captain Rizk Megaways: Overview
In the ultra-competitive iGaming world, Rizk Casino is one operator that consistently rises to the top of the pile. There are plenty of reasons why, such as trustworthiness, a commitment to responsible gambling, and a great depth when it comes to games. Another is the charismatic slots superhero, Captain Rizk.
When he’s not gazing out over city skylines in the moody light of dusk, the black-caped crusader can be found bounding about the casino, encouraging players to try new games. Now, the man in tights has been granted his very own Megaways powered slot courtesy of developer Red Tiger.
In line with the trend of creating exclusive casino themed slots, which started with Blueprint Gaming's LeoVegas Megaways by the way, Captain Rizk Megaways has a look firmly in keeping with the rest of the Rizk site. There’s a game show vibe going on with plenty of polished gold and stainless steel creating a pleasing art deco effect. The upbeat soundtrack mixes in to create a positive atmosphere, matching Captain Rizk’s chipper attitude.
Not exactly a high roller paradise, bets can be set from 10 p/c to £/€10 per spin. RTP is sub-96% as they often are with Red Tiger, though only slightly down on 95.65%. High volatility (5/5) means you can theoretically expect patches of smaller wins a lot of the time, though the free spins feature can crank it up considerably when triggered. Base game blues are kept at bay though thanks to a high hit rate of 5/5.
Red Tiger has built Captain Rizk Megaways using a standard 6 reel Megaways format where 2-7 symbols may land on each reel. You just never know how many win ways you are going to get since they change on each spin. On the lower end, players get 64 win ways, while at full capacity up to 117,649 come into force. Winning combinations need at least three similar symbols, adjacent to each other, from the first reel onwards.
The symbols in the game are all classic images you see in practically every casino. For the low pays, we get some bright 10 - A card royals, while high pays use dice, Rizk casino chips, packs of cards, Rizk trophies, and the man himself at the top of the table. Captain Rizk is worth 30 times the stake for a 6 symbol combo and is the only one that pays out for two of a kind. Red Tiger decided not to grace the game with a wild symbol, perhaps the antics of the energetic Captain were wild enough.
Captain Rizk Megaways: Features
Captain Rizk Megaways isn’t really a slot you play to experience cutting edge features, but what it does offer are tried and true favourites all the same. It starts with a cascade reels feature. Here, winning symbols are annihilated to allow fresh symbols to fall into the spaces. Cascades give players more chances to win from a single spin since consecutive payouts continue to pile up as long as new winning symbols land.
The wild symbol might have been left out, but in its place is the Rizk Mystery feature. The Mystery Rizk symbol is a cloning symbol that lands on the grid at random on any spin. When the symbol does show up, it clones itself a random number of times, spreading out across the reels. When it is done cloning, all of the Mystery symbols reveal the same matching symbols for a win.
The crowning feature is free spins which are awarded when 3 Wheel of Rizk scatter symbols land in any position. The reward for doing so is 8 free spins. However, before kicking off the feature, you get the choice of collecting the 8 or gambling them on the Wheel of Rizk. If you’re lucky, you can win up to 20 free spins in the first spin, unlucky and you head to the bonus game with just 4. It is possible to gamble 3 times, for a maximum of 40 free spins.
As is typically the case with these 'old school' Megaways games is the introduction of a Win Multiplier during the free spins – starting on x1. Each cascade during the feature increases the multiplier which is applied to the next win. The win multiplier does not reset between spins, so it only ever increases for the full duration of the feature. Lastly, landing three scatters in the bonus game tops players up with 5 more free spins. There is no set limit to how many times this may occur.
Captain Rizk Megaways: Verdict
Captain Rizk Megaways is a sound, if rather straight forward, Megaways slot that should make the Captain proud. It won’t win any originality awards since it's more or less a clone of Mystery Reels Megaways, but that wasn't the point. As a vehicle for Captain Rizk, it captures the online casino spirit, being both brash, but not overly so. The game makes the Cap appear fun, while never veering into smarmy, annoyance which might have been an issue for some.
The game itself provides a satisfying Megaways experience. It is highly volatile, but its high hit rate tempers this setting, meaning the base game rarely descends into a dull slog. Even without the aid of wild symbols, wins hit fairly frequently, providing plenty of entertainment while waiting for free spins to arrive. When they do, the ever-reliable progressive win multiplier proves why it continues to show up in so many Megaways titles. No, it’s not new, but you can depend on it to deliver results when luck and cascades are running hot.
Captain Rizk Megaways might not be an upper-tier Megaways slot, but utilizes a well-proven game design that is sure to entertain. It’s not a game that sets the imagination on fire, though it is hard to fault as well, fitting nicely with the quality Rizk brand.
Game title: Captain Rizk Megaways
Reels: 6 | Rows: 2-7 | Paylines: 117,649 RTP: 95.65% | Hit Freq: N/A | Max Win: 10,489x Volatility: High | Min/Max Bet: 0.10/10 Release Date: July 2, 2020