The Race – Big Time Gaming
It is time for a much-needed catchup with the Megaways creators themselves, Big Time Gaming. The provider is very successful and known for many innovative creations, including classics such as Bonanza, Danger High Voltage and, more recently, Outlaw. The Megaways tool has been licensed to a long list of other providers to use in their own launches. Big Time Gaming has also created Megaclusters, which can be seen in many recent games. The most recent review was for the slot titled ‘Rasputin Megaways‘, which is inspired by a very catchy song that also plays as you spin. Paired with an incredible max win capped at 68,180x and 2 Free Spin features with special Rasputin Wilds. In today’s review, we are learning all about ‘The Race’, scheduled to launch on the 22nd Of March!
The Race Megaways has a setup of 6 reels by 2 to 7 rows; this includes up to 117,649 Megaways. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.27% and a max win capped at 24,070x. You can bet from £0.20 to £40.
The Race Symbols & Pay Table
There are 13 symbols in total; this includes 6 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 4 premium symbols, which are represented by Green, Blue, Red and Purple Gems. In addition to these regular symbols are a Scatter Symbol, A Wild Symbol and a Terminator Symbol. The highest paying symbol is the Purple Gem Premium, which pays 12.5x for 6 across a pay line. Wilds substitute for all symbols except the Scatter and Terminator. There is an extra reel below reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The Race Features & Mechanics
All symbols part of winning combinations are removed from the reel set and are replaced with symbols which fall from above and from the right on the extra reel.
Landing 3 or more scatters during a base game spin will trigger the Heart Bonus Feature. 3 Respins are awarded, and special reels are spun with blanks or Hearts. When a heart lands, respins are reset back to 3; this continues until all spaces are filled or 3 consecutive spins occur with no additional Hearts. Then Free Spins begin, with a win Multiplier which begins at 1x and increases by 1x for each symbol combination. A Terminator Symbol can land on reel 6, which removes a life. The number of lives is displayed above the reel set, and spins begin until all lives have been removed. During Free Spins, every Wild that is added to the reels by Wild Duplication gains a Multiplier up to 5x. This feature can be purchased for 100x your chosen stake.
Whenever a win occurs during a base game spin in which you win 100x or more, there is an option to exchange it for a Heart Bonus Round.
Whenever a win occurs during a base game spin in which 25x to 100x is won, there is an option to exchange the entire win for a chance to win the Heart Bonus Round. Spin the wheel to either win the feature or lose.
Overall, The Race differs from Big Time Gaming regarding the Life System in the Free Spins feature. We see a lot of classic Big Time Gaming aspects, such as the symbol design and the increasing Win Multiplier. The background artwork is simplistic and has a sleek design. We also see the Win Exchange making an appearance. This slot has a lot of potentials, with a max win capped at 24,070x and Megaways being implemented. Try out this slot on the launch and check out our exclusive casino offers.