- A new mechanic from Pragmatic Play to compete with Megaways
- Wins can be made in any direction
- Works well but could be much better
Yum Yum Powerways slot is a new game to show off Pragmatic Play’s new game mechanic, aimed directly at Megaways. It works by allowing wins from all sides but you still have reactions similar to that in Megaways. It has real potential, so let’s take a closer look and see how it fairs.
Before we do that, let’s quickly touch on the basics. You have a 4×4 grid with an extra row or reel on the outside. Simply get a win in any direction using the base symbols which are as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- Cakes or Fries
There is a wild symbol too, shown as a large plate of food, which appears on all reels and substitutes for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the scatter.
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Yum Yum Powerways Slot Bonuses and Features
Replacement Feature. After every spin, wins are paid out and the winning symbols disappear. New symbols are added in the 4×4 grid in the middle to empty positions, and new symbols are brought in counterclockwise outside. For each replacement, the multiplier is increased by 1x. This continues until there are no more wins.
Free Spins Bonus. You can probably guess how a free spins bonus will work in a slot like this, but there are some cool features to it. You need 3 or more scatters to activate it, giving you 6 free spins, or an additional 2 free spins for every scatter after 3. If you win less than 10 free spins, you have the option to gamble for more. The chance of winning the gamble starts at just over 50%, but decreases down to 45.47% when gambling 10 spins to 12. Once started, you have a 3x multiplier to being with and each symbol replacement increases this by 3x. You also get a wild symbol guaranteed in the middle on each spin, and all wilds that land will stay in place for the duration. The multiplier does reset after each spin also, and any scatters that land will award 2 free spins each.
Yum Yum Powerways slot from Pragmatic Play is an innovative game designed to compete with the more popular Megaways mechanic. It works in a fairly similar way but wins can be had from all sides and the replacement symbols works a little differently. Despite this, the main goal is to get successive reactions, just as in many Megaways slots, to increase your multiplier, especially during free spins where it doesn’t reset anyway. The main drawback to this slot is the very low symbol values, so big multipliers are essential. I also think a slot like this could have a higher win potential than 5,000x. Overall, a nice mechanic but I’d like to see it used in a different slot to greater effect.