Machina Megaways™ Slot
The Machina Megaways slot is made by Kalamba Games, distributed by Relax Gaming and licensed under Big Time Gaming. It’s a futuristic themed game and an almost certain ‘homerun’ amongst fans of highly volatile slots.
46,656 ways to win, 3 levels of jackpot, and a free spins round with transforming wilds; triggered by scatters or the “buy-a-bonus” button. Machina offers wins up to 26,600x the bet size.
As per your average Megaways slot this game is highly volatile with an RTP of between 96.59% and 97.42%. The game has 6 reels with 2-6 symbols per reel, played with €0.60 to €36 a spin.
For those unfamiliar with the Megaways mechanic, each reel lands with anywhere between 2-6 symbols. How does it work? The Megaways are calculated pr. spin. The symbols that land pr. given spin are multiplied. Example, 6 symbols on 6 reels = 6x6x6x6x6x6. In this example, you have 46.656 Megaways.
Design and Symbols
Machina Megaways has an impressive design. The futuristic theme isn’t exactly a new one but very rarely are the graphics and animation this good. The holographic image and colouring above the game board are reminiscent of the Will Smith movie i-Robot.
Either side of the game board is dingy looking alleyways with smoke rising from the sewers below. Seedy doorways with coloured neon signs above the entrance lead the way. Industrial wires, girders, and electric animations give it all a cyberpunk feel to it.
Futuristic percussive beats play in the background as futuristic vessels hover near the game screen.
The low-value symbols are taken by the standard card values 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. The higher value ones are; "hooded guy", "woman with spectacles and headset", "bearded man", "black-bobbed girl" and an "i-Robot" type cyborg.
There is a wild symbol; a scatter in the form of a golden planet (or orb of some sort) exploding. You also have a bonus accumulator which resembles a cell phone SIM card.
Machine Megaways is all about the free spins round which you can enter in two ways; via the standard scatter trigger mechanism. Too impatient for “spinning the reels and waiting” nonsense? Use the buy-a-bonus feature! The game also comes with three levels of jackpot; silver, gold, and platinum.
Machina Megaways Slot Free Spins
Land 3, 4, 5, or 6 bonus symbols in one spin and get 10, 12, 15, or 18 free spins respectively. The bonus symbols are also the highest paying symbol of all; paying x15 the bet size for 6 of a kind.
During the free spin round a new symbol is introduced, the “bonus accumulator” which is a small circuit board resembling a cell phone SIM card. Every time one lands it will add one to the bonus accumulator meter to the right of the reel set.
When you have filled the meter (which requires either 4 or 5 bonus accumulators depending on how many meters you have filled) you will receive an additional 2 free spins and also one of the higher value symbols will transform into the Cyborg for the remainder of the spins.
This continues until you have transformed all 4 high value characters into Cyborgs, after which each additional 5 bonus accumulators will award 2 more free spins.
While this feature can be a bit of a washout if you’re unlucky, if you manage to transform a few of the characters to Cyborgs then you can see some immense wins. Transform them all and grab a few extra rounds of free spins then you can expect a very handsome payday indeed.
Called the ‘Hyper Bonus’ any proper high volatility fans, especially those with little patience, can opt to buy straight into the bonus round at various levels. To buy 10 free spins costs 52 times your chosen bet size, 12 spins costs 89x the bet size, 15 spins go for 185x the bet size, and you need to part with a whopping 337x your bet size for the privilege of 18 free spins.
To the right of the game board are the three jackpot boards. The Silver pays 20x your bet size, Gold awards 50 times your bet size, while Platinum pays 1000x your bet size.
Confined to your game and your contribution alone these jackpots are all progressive in so far as for every spin each jackpot will rise incrementally by a few pennies each time.
To win the jackpots you must land 10 (Silver), 12(Gold), or 16 (Platinum) Cyborgs on a single spin in either the base game or the free spins round.
Due to the nature of the free spins round you are far more likely to land jackpots in the bonus round.
Our Thoughts on the Machina Megaways Slot
For a first attempt at a Megaways slot Relax can be proud of Machina, it looks good, it has plenty of potential, and it is an easy to follow game utilizing the Megaways mechanic well.
There's always the risk of over complicating things when you have so many pay lines to play with. However, despite that this game takes a bit of explanation, it's easy and simple to play - which is a good thing.
While some punters might like to spend hours working out the benefits of a thousand features or a complex rewards table, the vast majority of players just want great features with great potential which they can just pick up and run with straight away – and the Machina Megaways slot delivers - and then some.