Perfect Potions Megaways: Slot Overview
If you could concoct the perfect potion, what would be the effect – love, fame, wealth, or something else? Perfect Potions Megaways from SG Digital might not be able to help you attain the first two things, but get lucky, and you’ll be well on your way to wealth. That’s not an exaggerated hook to reel in money-motivated players either; Perfect Potions packs some impressive potential. Scoring the big bucks is made possible by modifying potions, expanding reels, and a huge number of possible win ways.
Perfect Potions is also a good-looking game to boot and it quickly becomes apparent that a whole lot of effort has been invested into the production. SG Digital’s tendency to go ultra-high-definition when designing their games has paid off in Perfect Potions, where swirling, twinkling steam bubbles up from side cauldrons that are bordering the 6-reeled Megaways grid. There’s an almost Quickspin warm playfulness to the visuals, which suits these witchy/wizardy games nicely. Not only because they are pretty to look at, but because they make a perfect counterpoint to a finely tuned math model.
In this game, gamblers get a highly volatile math model, churning out a theoretical return value of 96.31%. Hits come at a rate of 1 in every 5.21, so with a cascade feature on board, there is often something bubbling. Free spins can blow right up, yet it can be a wait for them to do so because they hit every 308 spins on average. However, depending on where you live, you may be able to buy them for a reasonable sum instead of sitting patiently. Base bets from 20 p/c to £/€50 per spin may be set, and potioning is available on any device.
On every spin, the amount of symbols on each reel alternates, meaning a different number of ways to win. Since reels can increase in size, up to 700,000 Megaways can be present during free spins. Wins occur when three or more identical symbols land next to each other from the first reel, of which there are 10 regularly paying tiles. Low values are 9-A royals, while high pays are candles, a jar of eyes, frogs, a staff, and a Gandalf/Merlin type as the most valuable premium. He is worth 7.5 times the stake, dipping to 2.5x – 6x for the other high pays.
Perfect Potions Megaways: Slot Features
While stirring this cauldron, it’s possible to come across several extra features, such as cascades, potions, free spins, and a bonus buy. Cascades function as they usually do by removing winning combinations from the board and replacing the gaps with new or existing symbols. This may lead to new wins off the same spin, only halting when no new winning combinations line up.
It’d be odd to do a potions game and not have at least some magic liquid show up sooner or later. To prevent this awkward situation, 2 potions pop up during the base or bonus game to modify the reels. On each spin, between 1 and 5 potions randomly appear above reels 2 to 6. Potions are either red or blue. During each winning spin, after winning combinations have been removed, potions drop down to the lowest available space on the reel. If it reaches the bottom row, it falls into the cauldron to trigger a modifier as such;
- The blue potion doubles the original height of the reel and fills the spaces with new symbols.
- When a red potion is triggered, all symbols on the corresponding reel become wild – replacing any pay symbol. When wins have been evaluated, either a red or blue potion may appear above this reel.
Scatter symbols appear on any reel, awarding 10, 12, or 15 free spins when 4, 5, or 6 land in the base game. If they land in the free spins round, then 3, 4, 5, or 6 of them award +4, +5, +6, or +8 extra spins. When red potions trigger during free spins, the reel may display a Megaways multiplier, multiplying the number of symbols on the reel by the value shown. Also, when reels expand, they remain locked in that state for the rest of the feature.
The final extra you may come across is the feature buy. Called the buy pass, it allows players to trigger free spins for a payment of 50x the total bet.
Perfect Potions Megaways: Slot Verdict
For Perfect Potions, SG Digital cracked their design knuckles to craft a highly playable Megaways driven game. The studio has learnt from slots like Beetlejuice Megaways and Spartacus Megaways to help make Perfect Potions a better game. It shares elements of those previous two, such as the reel, row, and pay ways expansions, yet presents it in a more streamlined way. More importantly, SG has tidied up much of the clunky mechanics found in Beetlejuice and axed the annoying curtain thing from Spartacus. What’s leftover is a clever Megaways game that doesn’t just make good use of the default settings but drastically builds on them. There are still some design flaws that could have needed more work, such as how the wilds "nudge" and how the big win animations have been done, though it's not a deal-breaker as such.
Ways to win are the stand out when it comes to bigger than normal numbers, and 700,000 is a lot for Megaways. Even better, SG has unleashed potential to match the explosion in ways. Mix just the right regents, and you can get this cauldron bubbling to the tune of 72,000 times the bet. High rollers take note, the most you can win in monetary terms is £/€250,000, so betting more than 3 or 4 credits per spin technically minimises your return rate.
So when the smoke cloud dissipates, what’s left is a solid Megaways game quite unlike most others out there. The same thing can be said about other Megaways games SG has done, but the difference with Perfect Potions is they have struck a better balance between being experimental and real-time performance. With big potential on top, you could say they’ve brewed a pretty decent batch this time.
Perfect Potions mixes just the right reagents to result in a highly potent Megaways powered slot.