Montezuma Megaways Slot Review – Scientific Games
I have played a lot of games this year. From a big variety of providers and even some newly established studios. There have been some hit games this year and some are misses for many different reasons. Now with the year ending there are 2020 announcements and dates being confirmed. However, since seeing these announcements no games have stood out to me. This being based on the games name and artwork displayed on the logo.
One game has just been confirmed and I am very excited for this release to hit. Scientific Games has decided to remake a very popular game with Megaways incorporated. The last game I reviewed from this provider was, ‘Raging Rhino Megaways‘. Which is also a classic remake with Megaways. So this could be a new common occurrence from the provider. However, this new 2020 release is for a new game titled ‘Montezuma Megaways‘. This is set to release on January 22nd, 2020.
The original Montezuma game was released back in 2014. 6 years later it is receiving a makeover in appearance and statistics. The original game is a big success for Scientific Games and still widely played in the casino community. The game still has the same theme of Aztec, the background has been slightly changed but still set in the jungle. The slot itself has the same symbol artwork and the same reel backdrop colour. One major difference is the wheel reel added above the reel set and the Megaways mechanic of course for reels. Overall, I like the new improved visuals. The original artwork has been kept but been given a new modern look for 2020.
Montezuma Megaways has a setup of 6 reels by 2-7 rows, this includes up to 117,649 Megaways. This game is high variance due to the max win capped at 12,500x and set RTP of 95.92%. You can bet from £0.20 – £20.
Montezuma Megaways Slot Review Symbols & Paytable
This game has 12 symbols in total, this includes 4 low paying symbols. These are represented by J, Q, K, and A. There are also 6 premium symbols, these are represented by snakes, golden masks, green feathered headpiece, eagles.female and male characters. There is also a wild and scatter symbol. The most valuable symbol is the male character symbol, this symbol pays 25x for 6 across all reels. The wild symbol substitutes for any other symbol except the scatter. Symbols are cascading, symbols part of wins will explode allowing new symbols to fall into place. Wilds will only appear on the additional reel.
Montezuma Megaways Slot Review Features
A new addition to this game is the ‘Montezuma Respin wheel feature’. After reels stop on a non-winning spin. The Montezuma respin wheel may randomly re-spin and give another chance to win.
There is also a ‘Bonus Guarantee’ if the bonus pays less than 30x your bet. Your total win will become 30x your bet due to the guarantee compared to what you won in the feature. You will not be given this guarantee if you win over 30x from the bonus feature.
Central to this game is still the ‘Free Spins’ feature. This is activated when you land 3 or more scatter symbols during one spin. The number of free spins awarded is determined by the wheel which is spun before the feature begins. During spins, you will be awarded Montezuma multipliers for 2 or more scatter symbols landing. The multiplier wheel contains multiplier values. The number will be added to the total multiplier for the feature, the highest multiplier on the wheel is 20x. The multiplier will increase by 1x for each win. The re-spin feature is also active during this bonus to help potentially land more wins.
Overall, I think this is a fantastic slot remake thanks to Megaways. The game has new additions and new modern visuals. There are high potential and really entertaining gameplay. I am personally excited to play this on sites in 2020. Scientific Games has started off 2020 with a great start. Be sure to try the game for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.