Bally Technologies’ 88 Fortunes MegaWays Video Slot Review

Bally Technologies takes another trip to China in 88 Fortunes MegaWays. The design might be very traditional but the MegaWays game mechanic, cascading reels and free spins with multipliers offer some bang up to date gameplay. Play on all devices from 8p to £88 per spin.

Old School Design

There’s a slightly retro feel to the visuals in 88 Fortunes MegaWays. The reels are dominated by red and gold. There you’ll find lower value A to 9 symbols as well as pots, a junk ship, a tortoise and a jade statue. There’s a very traditional Chinese soundtrack playing while you spin too.

Go for Gold?

You’ll be given the chance to up your stakes and turn the higher value symbols into gold symbols. These offer even bigger rewards when you land a winning combination. You can choose to have 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 gold symbols active. This will take your minimum bet from 8p up to 88p per spin, for example. This is called the Symbols Per Play feature oddly enough.

MegaWays

The number of symbols that appear on each reel change with each spin. So too do the number of MegaWays active. If all 6 reels reach their maximum size, you’ll have 117,649 different ways to create a winner. Basically, the more symbols per reel, the more MegaWays.

Cascading Reels

After hitting a winning combination, the successful symbols are removed from the reels and new ones drop in and replace them. The cascades continue as long as a new winning combination is created. This is called the Cascading Reels feature.

Picker feature

This can trigger at random on any spin where the Fu Bat wild appears on reels 2 through 5. You’ll then be offered a selection of 15 coins. Keep choosing until you land 3 matching free spin options. You could land 10, 12 or 15 free spins with a win multiplier of 2x, 4x or 6x. Each cascading reels win increases that by 1x.

Free Spins

You can also trigger the Free Spins feature by landing 4, 5 or 6 gong scatters on adjoining reels, starting from reel 1. You’ll then receive 8, 10 or 12 free spins. Once again, each cascading reels win increases a multiplier by 1x. There’s no limit to how high this multiplier can go. You can retrigger more free spins or land the Picker feature during the free spins too.

A Fresh take on a Classic Theme

Seemingly, no week goes by without the launch of a Chinese-themed video slot. This one at least offers something a little different thanks to the MegaWays game mechanic. It’s not the best- looking game you’ll play but the cascading reels, free spins and multipliers make 88 Fortunes MegaWays worth a look if you like this ever-popular theme. There are better MegaWays titles out there with Gods of Olympus MegaWays from Blueprint Gaming my current favourite.

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