Tyrant King Megaways: Slot Overview
Developer iSoftBet rewind the clock several million years to a time when giant lizards populated the earth. Dinosaurs walked the planet for so long it might have seemed they were destined to rule forever if that pesky meteor hadn’t more or less wiped them out. A lesson from history to not take things for granted, lest we fall for our own hubris. And who knows, if not for that planet-wide catastrophe perhaps the current dominant species would have evolved from lizards rather than some primate ancestor. We could speculate all day, but instead let’s turn our focus to Tyrant King Megaways, a slot set in a prehistoric world where dinos meet humans.
Tyrant King Megaways has a rather interesting comic book imagery thing going on, and which is similar in style to what we’ve seen in NetEnt‘s Creature from the Black Lagoon for example. Boasting fantastic artwork, it evokes the steamy Cretaceous period when everything was big, overgrown, and dangerous. Sure there were no people back then, but creative license being what it is, in Tyrant King Megaways we find a brave Indiana Jones looking explorer (boy he gets around), and a racy cavewoman. Graphically, Tyrant King Megaways mixes cartoon realism with animations, and a touch of rage from the T-rex symbol.
Highly volatile and with a 96% RTP configuration, traipsing through the undergrowth is possible on any device, where stakes from 20 p/c up to £/€20 can be set. Here, the Dino-inspired action takes place on a 6-reel Megaways grid, each reel holding 2 to 7 symbols each, and which also includes a horizontal reel running above reels 2-5. Dynamic as it is, each spin lands a different number of symbols, giving you as many as 117,649 ways to win in the base game.
Symbols in Tyrant King Megaways are all theme-influenced, starting with 10-A royals set on square blocks of stone, which explode when removed via cascades. Next are a pterodactyl, stegosaurus, triceratops, a cavewoman, and the Indiana guy. Values for premium wins made up of six symbols are worth payouts of 1.75 to 50 times the stake. The Tyrant King T-rex appears on the wild symbol, having the same payout value as the top regular symbol. T-rex wilds land on all reels to substitute for any symbol except the bonus to complete winning combinations.
Tyrant King Megaways: Slot Features
Augmenting the gameplay are two features which are both familiar yet reformed at the same time. Both are capable of producing thrills and big wins in equal measure. Central to the action is the cascading system which is active in all phases of the game. You’ve likely seen it before if you’ve played a Megaways slot – winning combinations are removed, allowing other symbols to cascade down and possibly form consecutive wins.
Also included in the list of features are Wild Tyrant Respins, triggered when 4 or more wild symbols are in view. During this feature, only wild symbols or blanks cells appear. Any wilds that land stick, and award another re-spin. If a whole reel is filled with wilds, they transform into wild multiplier reels. When respins are finished, triggering symbols reappear on the empty spaces and award any wins. Wild Tyrant Respins are available in the base game and free spins.
Free spins are triggered when 4 or more scatter symbols land. The number of spins awarded is 10, 12, or 15 when 4, 5, or 6 scatters are in view. A couple of additions are made to free spins, improving their ability to create bigger wins. First, an additional horizontal reel is added to the bottom of the game area, increasing possible win ways up to 200,704. The second is an unlimited win multiplier, which starts at x1. Every time a cascade win hits, the multiplier increases by 1 with no set upper limit. Lastly, each bonus symbol landing during the bonus round adds an additional free spin to the remaining amount. Again, three is no limit to how many spins can be won.
Tyrant King Megaways: Slot Verdict
iSoftBet has proven once again that when it wants to craft an excellent Megaways game, it does so with the best of them. Visuals grab your attention at first, blending a cartoon realism with shades of Jurassic Park. iSoftBet has done this enough by now to ensure their handling of the Megaways engine is spot on. Not only are the exploding symbols from cascades satisfying to watch, the studio has bravely experimented with extra rows and ways. It means the foundations of a solid game are set in place before we even get to the exciting parts.
The most exciting parts are features of course, and Tyrant King Megaways shines in this department as well. While features might not be ground breaking as such, the developer has altered the usual free spins plus progressive multiplier set up you often see in a Megaways game to create something different. The change might seem small, but the inclusion of an extra four symbol tracker reel provides a heck of a lot more ways to win.
The same can be said about the secondary feature, Wild Tyrant Respins. iSoftBet has tinkered with a relatively common feature to give it extra bite. Respins can be highly entertaining when a stack of T-rexes have covered the grid, or produced multiplier reels, and triggering symbols return for a win evaluation. Get the features working, and Tyrant King Megaways is capable of producing wins as high as 10,000 times your stake.
Once again the iSoftBet team has chalked up another entertaining Megaways slot. Tyrant King Megaways is a great looking, well-made game, packing a steamy prehistoric atmosphere, and offering features which are a little different then what you typically find in a run of the mill Megaways game.
Tyrant King Megaways combines satisfying gameplay with dazzling environments to create a worthy addition to the ever growing list of Megaways titles.