- A terrific slot from SG based on the hit Sci-Fi show Stargate
- Use the trail to earn modifiers and trigger the free spins bonus
- Features include extra wilds, more ways to win and multipliers
Stargate Megaways slot is brought to you by Light & Wonder (formally Scientific Games), one of the industry leaders and this time they’re using the popular mechanic from Big Time Gaming, Megaways. More importantly though, it’s a slot based on Stargate, the hit Sci-Fi show that I don’t mind admitting I was a big fan of back in the day so it’s great to see it used here. I think they’ve done a great job of designing a slot around it, especially with the famous gate itself encircling the reels, and some of the stars making an appearance as characters.
Let’s move on then to the gameplay itself. You have a fairly regular set of reels on a 6×4 grid, but don’t worry as this can change and offer more ways to win. Just lookout for the base symbols that are ranked as follows:
- 9 or 10
- Jack or Queen
- King or Ace
- Daniel Jackson
- Jack O’Neil
Don’t forget there’s a wild symbol as well, shown as an amulet, and this substitutes for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Eye of Ra.
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Stargate Megaways Slot Bonuses and Features
Megaways. As the slot title implies, this is a game with Megaways mechanics, on license from Big Time Gaming. This popular mechanic means all winning symbols are removed from the screen and new ones are then allowed to fall in. This can create new wins, triggering the event again with no limits, stopping only when there are no more wins and all of it takes place in a single spin.
Trail. On the outside of the reels, you’ll see a trail of numbers. It has nine segments, starting from the bottom and going up to the top. Each cascade from the Megaways mechanic will increase the trail by 1. Once you reach 5, a random modifier is triggered. Reach 7 or more and the main bonus is triggered. The trail resets after each spin.
Trail Modifiers. So, what modifiers can trigger from the trail? Let’s take a look:
- Random Wilds. This modifier can add 2-5 wild symbols anywhere to the screen.
- Expand Reels. This can expand the reels and add more symbols, offering up to the maximum number of 117,649 ways to win.
- Wild Reel. Here, a reel will turn wild, but not the first reel.
- Mystery Symbols. A random number of symbols will become mystery symbols, all turning into the same, randomly chosen symbol, up to a maximum of 10.
- Regenerate. This will wipe the reels clean and new symbols will fall in instead, giving you a respin.
Trail Bonus. If you reach the 7 or more segments required, the main free spins bonus is triggered. However, the number of free spins is dependent on the number of segments reached. Just 7 will give you 5 free spins, but 8 will give you 6 free spins and 9 will give you 7. You’ll then be given 7 picks, with a choice of 15 doors to choose from. These will determine if a modifier is carried into the free spins, and they’re different to the ones from the trail. They include additional free spins, up to 25, a win multiplier, more ways to win, cash prizes, extra wilds and expanding reels. Lastly, the Eye of Ra symbol is available here on reel 6, and when it lands it will reset the number of free spins back to the original figure.
Stargate Megaways slot from Light & Wonder has some truly impressive features, a terrific theme and a win potential that should satisfy just about every player at 25,000x your stake. I think the game looks great, whether you’re a fan of the show or not, and I love the way the wheel has been incorporated into the slot. There are plenty of features available here too such as extra wilds, more ways to win, lots of free spins and many more, so the game stays interesting for long periods, even when you’re not in the free spins bonus. There’s very little to criticize with this slot so I’d strongly suggest checking it out, I doubt you’ll be disappointed.