SlotBeats’ Slot of the Week sees Scientific Games blend the perfect potion with its most recent Megaways title.
Offering a ‘unique twist’ on the Megaways mechanic, whilst also featuring expanding reels, Perfect Potions Megaways includes the addition of magical potions that sit above the reels and move down through each cascading win.
“Megaways remains as popular as ever with players, but we’ve pushed the boundaries with our latest magical creation to ensure it stands out from the crowd and offers players a brand-new experience,” commented Rob Procter, content specialist director of digital at Scientific Games, on the launch of the title.
“With the potions dropping through the reels and modifying both the base gameplay and free spins, Perfect Potions Megaways is a truly unique way of enjoying the industry’s highly sought-after mechanic. We’re particularly proud of developing such a complex game, which visually looks stunning.”
On each spin, between one and five potions, either red or blue, will randomly appear above reels two to six. During every spin, after the winning combinations are removed, each potion will drop down to the lowest available position on its reel.
If the position reaches the bottom row of the reels it will drop into the cauldron underneath and trigger an appropriate modifier.
When a blue potion is triggered, the corresponding reel expands to double its original height and the new symbols then fill the reels. A red potion is then added above the reels and can cascade down.
During the free spins, all expanded reels are locked at that height for the remainder of the round.
Alternatively, when a red potion is triggered, all symbols on the corresponding reels become wild. Once all wins have been evaluated, and the initial cascade is complete, either a red or blue potion will be randomly positioned above the reel.
If a red potion is triggered during the free spins mode, the reel may display a Megaways multiplier. This multiplies the number of symbols on the reel by the multiplier value shown.
The title comes with a return to player percentage of 96. To play a demo version of Perfect Potions Megaways, click here to enter Scientific Games’ OpenGaming platform.