Valletta Megaways Slot
Blueprint Gaming’s prodigious use of the Megaways license they acquired last year from Big Time Gaming is demonstrated once more in their March 2019 release, the Valletta Megaways slot.
Valletta is the capital city of Malta. A small Mediterranean island country famed for its rich history. It's also known for excellent scuba diving, beautiful climate and for housing many of the world’s best online casino HQ’s!
However, the theme in this slot game is likely the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. That's when the Ottoman Empire tried seizing control of the Island from the Knights of the Order of St. John.
The attempt was thwarted by the Order who decided to settle permanently on the island and began construction of the city of Valletta.
But that’s enough history for one day… Valletta Megaways is a 6 reel megaways system slot with between 2-5 symbols per reel per spin, resulting in a maximum number of 15,625 ways to win. It’s a highly volatile game with a max win of 10,000x the stake and a published RTP of 96.39%.
The big money spinner is the free spin rounds which comes with a winning streak mechanic, known here as a ‘Valletta Streak’. There are also a trio of base game modifiers, including the Valletta Streak to keep the wins coming while waiting for the bonus round.
Play Valletta Megaways at Blueprint casinos from 28th March 2019 from €0.10 to €10 per spin.
Design & Symbols
Blueprint rarely disappoint with their design work and Valletta is another good showing from the UK based providers. The sepia toned opening sequence shows a battle taking place near the coastline.
Kegs of gunpowder feed the cannons which are firing out to sea from atop castle defenses. In the distance a fleet of enemy galleons are ablaze whilst attempting to come ashore. The soundtrack is suitably epic and very similar to any number of other battle-themed slots.
The game board then appears center screen, framed in bronze with blood red reels. The standard royals 9-A represent the game’s low value symbols.
The high value symbols are swords, shields, maps, and lions. The lion emblem is the highest value regular symbol with 6 across the board paying 25x the stake. The wild is a Knight and the scatter is a cannon.
Three base game modifiers enable play; Valletta Streak, Extra Wilds, and Extra Scatters. Free Spins are where the big wins lie and there is also a Buy a Bonus feature.
Any keen "slotsmiths" will realize that Blueprint have replicated the special features from last year’s big hit; the Napoleon: Rise of an Empire slot
This is probably the most important feature of the game as it not only appears as a base game modifier, but it is also vital during the free spins round. In the base game a Valletta Streak is randomly awarded after a winning spin.
The winning symbols remain in place and after a hail of arrows descends upon the game board, a free re-spin takes place. If the existing win is added to or a new win lands then once again all winning symbols remain sticky and another re-spin is awarded.
The Valletta Streak only ends when no new winning combo lands.
The arrow storm feature is triggered randomly on winning spins. When triggered the arrows will hit the reels, pinning different symbols. Any symbols that are hit during the arrow storm become sticky, while their spinning reels come to a halt. Reels without arrows continue to spin, improving your chances of winning big.
Awarded randomly after a win in the base game the reels spin and wild symbols are added to numerous positions on the reels. Wins can be made when the reels come to rest if enough of the added wilds are in view.
This is essentially the same as above only using the scatter symbols rather than the wilds.
Landing 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatter symbols triggers the free spins feature. The feature awards 10, 12, 15, or 20 free spins. During free spins the Valletta Streak feature is active on every spin which can lead to a lengthy free spins round and a good collection of wins.
Additional free spins are awarded if you fill the board with winning symbols.
You can also buy the bonus feature in the Valletta Megaways slot; a "bonus bet" at 100x your stake. When you buy a bonus you're taken directly to the free spins bonus feature after the reels spin up the paying symbols, guaranteeing a win.
Our Thoughts on Valletta Megaways
Blueprint Gaming has produced another handsome, playable slot with great potential with Valletta Megaways. As ever the design, animations and artwork are all on point.
With regards to Blueprint titles, they're adept at making good use of their best features so I wasn’t especially surprised to see the features from Napoleon replicated here. In fact I thought it was a very smart move.
Using popular features to ramp up the excitement of a Megaways slot even more can only be a good thing. People love having a plethora of winning combinations at their hands when playing slots.
Valletta Megaways is another solid slot from Blueprint – not spectacular, but a worthy addition to their impressive portfolio.
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