The underwater world continues to amaze software game developers. With circa 5% of the seas explored, there are a lot of mysteries and unexplored parts of the world we have yet to discover.
No one quite knows the secrets of these areas. There are many myths about Cthulhu and mermaids, but nothing is quite as impressive and captivating as that of the Megalodon shark.
Such is the case here. Software game developer Play’n GO has come up with an impressive video slot that provides players with the opportunity to win up to 10,000x their stake.
The game is built up across 5 reels and rows with 1,024 paylines. This is also a highly volatile slot game, but there are enough solid features available in this game that make it worth your while.
The low-value symbols in this game include the various fish, while the highest paying symbol is the shark icon. Low-paying symbols can pay between 0.4 and 1x your stake for five of a kind. On the other hand, three high-paying sharks can pay between 20 and 4x your stake for five of a kind.
To help generate more wins, there are the wild symbols, which will help by substituting with other symbols.
- Developer: Play’n GO
- RTP: 96.2%
- Volatility/Variance: High
- Layout: 5 x 4
- Paylines: 1,024
- Bonus features: Snack feature, Shark feast, Wilds and scatters.
- Bets: £0.10 to 100
- Max wins (coins): 10,000x your stake
The Mega Don video slot game comes with no jackpots attached.
Landing three or more scatter symbols on a single spin can trigger one of three possible outcomes as follows:
- 3 scatters award you 6 free spins + 1 upgrading symbol
- 4 scatters earn you 9 free spins + 2 upgrading symbols
- 5 scatters grant you 12 free spins + 3 upgrading symbols
During this feature, these special upgrading symbols will change any low-value fish symbols into higher-paying shark symbols. They will stay as they are for the remainder of the free spins bonus round.
You can also re-triggered this free spins feature by landing between 3 and 6 additional scatter symbols on a single spin. When you do so, you are awarded as follows:
- 3 scatters earn you 3 free spins and 1 additional upgrading symbol
- 4 scatters grant you 6 free spins and 2 additional upgrading symbols
- 5 scatters reward you with 9 free spins and 3 additional upgrading symbols
Video slot Mega Don benefits from a small range of in-game features. These include:
Snack Time Feature
The Snack feature is a randomly triggered feature where the screen all of a sudden gets darker, and up to three low-value symbols are randomly chosen. These chosen symbols will get eaten up by the Mega Don and are replaced by higher-paying symbols.
The Wild symbol substitutes with all other symbols except for the scatter symbol in a bid to create a winning combination.
The Mega Don RTP stands at an average of 96.20%. This is a highly volatile game, which means you can expect infrequent big wins.
Some players might compare this latest video slot release with Razor Shark. Let’s be honest; they look very much alike. The base game lacks a certain oomph. All symbols land with bubbles and the occasional win. This is to be expected since it is a highly volatile online slot game.
The base game only comes to life when there is a sonar ping warning of the possibility of a Snack Time trigger. Granted, nothing is quite as offputting as a Snack Time that does not happen. Snack Times can provide a quite few decent wins, without having to rely on so many ways to win.
The Snack Time is merely an arm-up for the Shark Feast. If the chosen symbols transform into something more powerful and valuable, you can expect to land a few sizeable wins. Since this is Play’n GO, this game has a Book of Dead feel to it, especially when it comes to the bonus round.
It is also good to see that the Shark Feast can easily be re-triggered, so it’s not just a number of free spins, and that is. Though, to be fair, since the number of free spins is quite small, we would have expected a re-trigger feature.
Mega Don is ideal for the hot summer months, though we might tread a little more carefully into the sea. The sound effects are good, and so is the ambience music. In terms of visuals, the Mega Don slot game comes with vibrant colours and aquatic symbols.
Since there are no reels as such, the game is somewhat more entertaining and immersive. That said, it could have been done with a bit more features to keep seasoned players interested.
Transforming symbols are the main concept behind the various bonus features in this game. Both the free spins bonus round and the Snack Time rely heavily on transforming symbols to generate wins.
The two main features are good but not enough to turn players into fans.