Primal Megaways Introduction
There's no doubt about the fact that Megaways has helped bring new life into Blueprint Gaming, we're sure most would agree. With that said, the reverse is true as well. Blueprint Gaming, while having had the tendency to focus heavily on the entertainment aspect of slots, often is achieved with the help of its much appreciate random features, many of the pre-Megaways era games have remained somewhat old-fashioned due to their limited paylines. This has changed, and the combination of the intriguing features in combination with Megaways has worked out exceptionally well for the provider.
Without context, the premise of Primal Megaways might not stop you in your tracks. It's a Blueprint slot at heart with the familiar setup presented against a prehistoric backdrop along with a soundtrack that reacts to the action generated by the spinning of the reels. Undeniably, Primal MegaWays does bear a resemblance to the likes of Buffalo Rising and other Blueprint Megaways slots, but what we get to experience here is a new twist to the Megaways mechanics. What is true is that Blueprint does not waste time reinventing the wheel here.
Primal Megaways, just like most other slots of the MegaWays family, is a 6-reeler with win ways that can span up to a staggering 46,656 lines. Now, wait a minute, is what seasoned players might be thinking, there are 70,993 win ways missing here. We've come to know MegaWays slots as the 117k win ways beasts that they are, but what Primal lacks in paylines, it makes up for in retriggers as you will see. Make no mistake; this is a high variance fire-breathing dragon irrespective of the cartoonish characteristics of the slot.
Set in the Paleolithic ice age, the game boasts impressive visuals far above the current standards of the industry. With crisp graphics and warm colours, it's undoubtedly an attractive creation with the capability to enthrall and captivate players. In terms of features, there's some new and old to be found. The Mystery symbols, which we know from previous releases, have been included here as well. A new addition, on the other hand, is the Free Spin Guarantee feature which means no one will leave the bonus empty-handed. Although the main game is packed with potential, central to the game is the free spin feature with its multiplier symbols and unlimited retriggers.
Primal Megaways Symbols & Paytable
On the reels you will find 10 to A royal values plus a quintet of prehistoric animals, out of which the Mammoth is the top paying symbol giving you 50 times the stake for 6 across a payline. As mentioned before, you can expect to see the Mystery symbol feature come into play every now and then. When dropping on the reels, these fiery symbols will reveal a random symbol bar the multiplier and scatter symbols.
Primal Megaways Free Spins
To trigger the bonus, players have to land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Free spins are awarded accordingly:
- 3 Scatter Symbols in view awards 10 Free Spins with wild multipliers of x2 and x3.
- 4 Scatter Symbols in view awards 15 Free Spins with wild multipliers of x2, x3 or x4.
- 5 Scatter Symbols in view awards 20 Free Spins with wild multipliers of x2, x3, x4 or x5.
- 6 Scatter Symbols in view awards 30 Free Spins with wild multipliers of x2, x3, x4, x5 or x6.
During the bonus, 2 or more additional scatter symbols will award extra free spins and there is no limit to how many times it can retrigger, although it should be noted that the outcome, just as with most slots, has likely been decided before the bonus is actually played out.
Although the vast amount of win ways by itself enables the opportunity to land big wins, players rely heavily on the wild multipliers for the truly insane payouts. The wild multiplier can appear in reels 2 to 6 and multiply by each other (for example 2 x 2 x 2 = x8). In other words, there's massive potential here, something we got to experience first hand as we managed to land a x120 multiplier during our test round!
Whatismore, a free spin win guarantee will make sure you won't leave empty-handed. Should your bonus end with less than 10 times the total bet, the free spins feature will automatically retrigger and off you go again.
Primal Megaways Conclusion
The fact that Primal Megaways stands up so well mechanically against more recent games is undoubtedly the most pleasant surprise of the package, and we're happy to sacrifice the thousands of Megaways here for what we receive in return in the bonus game. In our humble opinion, it's one of the best Megaways-franchise slots produced as of late, although proceed with caution as the volatility is extremely high, even more so than what you may be used to.
Primal Megaways undoubtedly holds its own, and we have to say it's an incredibly refreshing take on the Megaways concept that further strengthens the position of the franchise. Granted, we can't wait to see all the insane big win videos and hear the primal screams that this slot surely will produce.
A flair for dramatic all-or-nothing volatility elevates Primal Megaways above its shallow action.