Relax Gaming are one of several casino software providers to jump on the Megaways™ bandwagon. Machina Megaways™ is the debut slot of theirs featuring this gaming engine, and it is one which tries to bring a cyborg, futuristic feel to the series. Admittedly, the gaming screen looks overly complicated, but the gameplay itself is far more elementary than it seems.
As is sometimes the case with Megaways™ slots, players do have the option of buying the bonus round straight away, although with stakes already somewhat costly in Machina Megaways™, this is an avenue that few players are likely to want to venture down. With three fixed jackpot prizes, expensive bets and delicious graphics, Machina Megaways™ is something of a mixed bag of a slot. Find out more about it with our slot review right now.
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HOW TO PLAY MACHINA MEGWAYS™
THE FUTURISTIC MACHINA MEGAWAYS™ OFFERS PLAYERS 3 POSSIBLE JACKPOTS
As touched upon a moment ago, Machina Megaways™ is not going to be cheap. In fact, it is one of the more expensive slots with this gaming engine that you can play. Quite why the game costs so much (when it has a smaller jackpot prize than rival Megaways™ games) is a mystery. How much are we talking about then? Well, while the maximum stake of €36 per spin doesn’t exactly smack of bank-busting material, the minimum bet of €0.60 a game is most certainly high compared to slots like Genie Jackpots Megaways™. Players will be expecting good returns for those kinds of bets.
As soon as a spin occurs, anything from two-thousand lines up to 46,656 paylines can appear on the screen. This means that Machina doesn’t offer the full Megaways™ engine which can be found in other slots such as BTG's Dragon Born Megaways™, despite costing twice, even thrice the norm. The game doesn’t provide the cascading symbols feature we commonly see in these types of slots, either.
On the upside, there are three non-progressive jackpot prizes. The value of those rises with your bet. Players who land 10, 12 or 16 cyborg symbols on the reels will land the Silver, Gold or Platinum jackpots, respectively in this slot, which has an RTP rate of 96.59%. The most prosperous of these jackpots is worth roughly €36,000.
MACHINA MEGAWAYS™ BONUS ROUND AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES
The bonuses which are included in Machina Megaways™ will see the game gain a bit of traction with Megaways™ slot fans. Bonus symbols can trigger a Hyper Bonus when 3 to 6 of them show up. Landing these will offer players between 10 and 18 free games. Every time a computer chip pops up during this round, it will be collected. Once the meter beside the reels is full (it increases with each new chip you acquire), it will deliver two extra free games to your tally, and turn the lowest paying human symbol into the best-paying cyborg symbol. This makes it a touch easier to get closer to those jackpots.
Players can choose to buy their way directly into the Hyper Bonus if they wish, but they should be warned. This - like everything else in Machina - won’t come cheap.
OUR CONCLUSION ON MACHINA MEGAWAYS™
Machina Megaways™ is quite a baffling game. In some ways, it scarcely qualifies as a Megaways™ slot at all. In others, the original gameplay found in the release could just be viewed as Megaways™ slots going in a new direction. However, Machina is almost certainly going to divide the crowd.