Description and Review: If it’s metal you want, then it’s metal you will get with Leander Games’ Megadeth slot machine. Featuring legendary Thrash metal guitarist Dave Mustaine and his band, if you are into classic metal, then this may well be the slots for you!
Stylistically, the developers have gone all out to give this as metal a feel as you could want: from the lighting rig in the background to the chains that hold the game in place. Plus, of course, the symbols used include the band, their Vic Rattlehead mascot, Flying V guitars, picks, amps snare drums and more.
The real question, though, is whether Megadeth is a great slot or, well, not. The answer is ‘yes’. There’s enough going on here to make it a machine you will want to come back to.
One of the my personal favorite features is the ‘Mega Nudge’ option. This doubles your bet (you need to bet all 40 lines before you can use this feature), but massively increases your chance of winning. After every spin, you will get up to 3 automatic nudges on Reels 2-4 that may give you a winning line. Better yet: if you already have a winning line and the ‘Mega Nudge’ doesn’t improve this, then you get your original win.
Our tip for this slot is to play a small amount of coins on each line and use the ‘Mega Nudge’ feature. Megadeth is a fairly low variance slot and you should maximize your winnings this way.
Game Information: 5 Reel, 40 Payline slot.
Scatter Symbols: Vic Rattlehead bonus symbol.
Wild Symbol: Dave Mustaine is an expanding wild symbol. The Mustaine symbol substitutes for all except the Vic Rattlehead bonus symbol. The Mustaine icon expands to cover the whole reel on which it lands.
Mega Wheel Bonus: The Vic Rattlehead symbol on Reels 1, 3 and 5 triggers this bonus feature. The ‘Mega Wheel’ is a spinning reel of fortune with seven sections. There are three possible outcomes from spinning the wheel:
The first is an instant win (this is a multiple of your original bet). The other outcomes are that you get the ‘Hanger 18’ free spins bonus or the ‘Head Crusher’ bonus.
Hanger 18 Free Spins Bonus: There are three levels to this round, each giving a different number of free spins. Level 1 gives 5-8 spins; Level 2 gives 8-11 and Level 3 has 12-15. During this round, the Mustaine symbol locks into position for all the free spins.
Head Crusher Bonus: If you land on the ‘Head Crusher’ option during the Mega Wheel bonus, you automatically get the maximum multiplier for your original bet. Better still, you are taken to the ‘Head Crusher’ round. Here you see 16 prisoners with bags over their heads.
Clicking on each prisoner will reveal whether they are male or female. A female prison will increase your win and a male prisoner will decrease it.
Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 10.00
Maximum Win: 500 coins.