Novomatic Mega Chance Slot Review and Free Play

Mega Chance: Demo

An old-school fruit machine with a big twist is what’s on offer in Mega Chance, a 5 reel, scatter pays, progressive jackpot video slot from Novomatic. Featuring just 2 symbols, it comes with a free spins round where matching symbols join the original frozen cluster to create bigger potential wins. Play from between 40p and £100 per spin.

We often describe Novomatic’s fruit machine re-boots as being stripped back and that’s certainly the case here. Instead of the full panoply of fruity symbols, you’ll find just 2 of them in Mega Chance – oranges and melons. They all pay scatter style rather than in the usual payline format.

Expect to see the orange far more regularly than the melon. In fact, you need to fill the whole of the reels with oranges to get a payout that’s equal to your total bet.

Potentially far more rewarding is the melon – you need to land 5 or more of these anywhere on the reels to win a prize. The more that hit, the bigger the prize on offer:

  • 5 melons = 1x your total bet
  • 6 melons = 2x your total bet
  • 7 melons = 4x your total bet
  • 8 melons = 6x your total bet
  • 9 melons = 10x your total bet
  • 10 melons = 15x your total bet
  • 11 melons = 20x your total bet
  • 12 melons = 30x your total bet
  • 13 melons = 50x your total bet
  • 14 melons = 100x your total bet

If you manage to land a full 15 melon symbols, you’ll trigger the progressive jackpot prize.

Mega Chance also comes with a Free Games feature which is triggered whenever you land 7 or more melons on the same spin. The melons from that triggering spin are then held – if another melon hits on the free spin, it will join the cluster and a further free spin follows. These continue until there’s a free spin where no new melon is added. The prize you win is equal to the number of melons on show on the final free spin.

Simple Mega Chance may be but it’s certainly not boring – there’s plenty of action on offer here, especially during the free spins which can deliver some impressive rewards.

Don’t expect to be wowed by the design here – this is a Novomatic video after all. The visuals are simple and the soundtrack the usual bangs and bleeps affair. The only exception is during the free spins where the backing track bizarrely morphs into Vivaldi’s Four Seasons!

Novomatic has made a living from taking old school fruit machines and re-booting them with the odd twist attached. That’s exactly what they’re done here. If you’re after some retro thrills, then Mega Chance offers just that. If you want more modern graphics, the volatile Red Lady is worth playing.

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