Slot Review: Magic Merlin Megaways from Microgaming and Storm GamingPublished September 30, 2021 by Elana K
agic Merlin Megaways is a 6-reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Bets range from $.10 to $100 and the RTP is 96.36%. Symbols include 10-A royals, a scroll, magic staff, bottle of potion, orb, and Merlin. The latter rewards 50x the stake for 6.
Magic Merlin Megaways from Microgaming — whoever can say it 3x fast gets a prize. Just joking. The new slot from Microgaming and its partner Storm Gaming isn’t just a tongue twister but a visually stunning journey into Merlin’s colorful laboratory. The graphics in this slot certainly stand out, and they are accompanied by the exciting Megaways mechanism, free spins, and a maximum potential win of 2500x the stake.
Magic Merlin Megaways is a 6-reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Bets range from $.10 to $100 and the RTP is 96.36%. This is Storm Gaming’s first use of the Megaways engine, which allows each individual reel to have between 2 and 7 symbols. This, in turn, creates win-ways that range from 324 all the way up to 117,649. The cascading mechanism is also in play, which means that when a winning combination is scored, the symbols disappear and make room for new ones to cascade down from above.
Magic Merlin Megaways also comes with an extra reel, called the Marvellous Mechanical Symbol Generator, and it adds extra symbols to increase the chances of scoring a winning combination.
Symbols include 10-A royals, a scroll, magic staff, bottle of potion, orb, and the bearded Merlin himself. The latter rewards 50x the stake for 6 of a kind. There is also a wild that can only land on the extra reel, a Mystery Card symbol that can randomly appear and reveal matching winning symbols, and a magic book scatter.
When 4 or more scatters land on the reels, players win at least 12 free spins. Each reaction win increases the multiplier by 1, and there’s no limit. The free spins can be retriggered if 3 or more scatter symbols land on the top row.
Magic Merlin Megaways is visually outstanding, which makes its lack of features all the more disappointing. That doesn’t mean players won’t be entertained by the brick symbols cascading into place or the free spins that can be retriggered. There is also a max win of 2500x the stake, which can be thrilling or disappointing, depending on the player. The bottom line is, with so much potential in the Megaways mechanism, we can’t help but feel that the slot is missing something in extra features. Players can see for themselves at Microgaming and Storm Gaming online casinos.