Scientific Games Corporation and Big Time Gaming have unveiled a strengthened partnership, that is to combine the Megaways mechanic with the former’s portfolio of games content.

A random reel modifier, Megaways ensures that any given spin can produce a different number of symbols across the reels, allowing players to experience endless possible game scenarios with every spin.

The feature intends to fuel “a next-level player experience” via randomly shifting symbol sets “that allow for virtually endless payline combinations,” and strives to increase the engagement for players by introducing a fresh twist on traditional slot game reel arrays.

Nik Robinson, Big Time Gaming CEO, commented: “We have a great relationship in place with Scientific Games’ digital group, so licensing Megaways was a natural extension of our long-term plans to bring Megaways to more players than ever.”

Immediately intending to make full use of the new agreement, Scientific Games has launched Medusa Megaways, introducing the mechanic to enhance consumer experience, and extending the firm’s Medusa series of titles.

Going live on the OGS network last month, and being “among the company’s top-performing games since release,” it offers five in-game bonus features, including a replay feature that gives players the choice to either replay free games or collect their initial prize.

The company will also release Raging Rhino Megaways in June and Rainbow Riches Megaways in July, putting a new spin on two further slot themes.

Dylan Slaney, SVP casino at SG Digital, explained: “This deal is a great reflection of our truly open platform, open gaming system, and our long-standing relationship with Big Time Gaming.

“We are thrilled to license Megaways making this feature available on Medusa Megaways, and many more titles to come will fuel future success for SG Digital and BTG.

“This is a huge deal for both parties, and we are really excited to see how Medusa Megaways is received by casino managers and players alike.”