Mega Masks Slot: Review, Casinos List
|Released||March 10, 2020|
|RTP (return to player)||96.61 %|
|House edge||3.39 %|
|Theme||Adventure, Jewels and Gems|
Theme and basic information
Mega Masks is an online slot that was created recently, in the spring of 2020. The theme of this slot is based on tribal customs and rituals related to the specificity of life in remote areas of jungles in South America. To be more precise, the story takes place in Guatemala that is full of green plants and people's beliefs in different spirits.
So, it is, without exaggeration, a superb-looking slot with an unusual design of playboard and really mesmerising 3D animation that makes a player be involved in a gameplay process for all 100%.
As for its main features, you will be able to estimate its Mega Bet Stone feature that increases the frequency of appearing Mega Masks Symbols which, in their turns, represent huge symbols that allow to generate very big combinations of symbols that can lead to getting a super big win.
Regarding the main characters of the slot, it is oddly enough, but they are the masks with spooky face impressions which make sounds every time the winning combination appears on the board.
There are 3 types of masks that are represented in the slot including a red mask with a gold nose ring, green mask with a silver nose ring and blue one with a dragonfly sitting on its eyebrow. All of these masks can become bigger thanks to the Mega Symbol feature. After that, the gameplay is getting more fascinating and the masks (or spirits) are getting more terrifying.
Describing the reels, at first, I will say that I love the approach of the Relax gaming provider to creating playboards that look very unusual and certainly catch the players’ attention.
So, in Mega Masks, this boar looks like a plaque in the hands of an unknown creature (god or just a human being), all the composition is made out of stone and resembles a scene from the fairytale. Besides, all these details seem very organically, as though they are in the right place. And I will return to the board structure and tell you in more detail about it further in the review.
By default, it is a 5-reels and 5 rows slot with 41 paylines. But don’t be confused, the game is not that simple as it can seem. The reels have the ability to emerge between themselves, after which the board can consist of, for instance, 1 reel and 1 row.
There is nothing said in the rules regarding the winning combination mechanics (from which side the win combination will pay), though during the gameplay I found that the pay lines pay from the left to right side as in average slots game.
As you could have understood, the slot has unusual settings that I’m going to elaborate on below. So, let’s move on.
Speaking about betting mechanics, the only setting that you are able to set up is the bet size. And bet size depends on the chosen “bet level” regime. And because the game offers 3 bet levels, there will be an opportunity to set 3 different minimum and maximum bet sizes respectively. So, here is how it works:
the min/max bet if you chose basic bet level will be equals 0.10 euro and 100 euro respectively
Mega bet level 1 allows setting min bet 0.12 euro and max bet - 120 euro
Mega bet level 2 offers to set the min bet to 0.15 euro and max bet to 150 euro respectively
I like such settings, they make the slot, so to speak, spicy and original. And what exactly all these three levels imply I will try to explain to you further in the article.
Excluding the Mega symbols that reiterate the basic symbols but in the bigger format, there are only 8 symbols in this slot, 6 base game symbols and 2 special ones which are Scatter and Bonus symbols. Among the symbols, you will also see the masks and 3 types of crystals of different shapes and different color: red, green and blue.
The highest paying symbol is Wild and the lowest one is the set of crystals of blue color that offer only 100 euro for collecting all 5 symbols in the case if the bet will be equals 150 euro (max bet of mega bet level 2).
If the bet sets to 150 euro, and you have caught 5 Wild symbols, you will get 1000 euros, and it will be the highest win per line.
The Wild symbol actually looks like a bright yellow sign “Wild” in the purple background. It is not only the highest paying symbol but also a substitute for all other symbols in a winning combination. And even though this info isn’t given in the rules, I would add that Wild doesn’t substitute Scatter symbol (it is the only exception).
The Scatter symbol (or Bonus symbol as it is called in this slot) looks like a sign “Bonus” in the golden frame that has the golden spiral in the background. Note that it can land exclusively on reels 1, 3 and 5.
Slot Bonus Features
As for Free spins, you can get 10 free spins if three Bonus symbols (Scatters) land on the reels 1, 3 and 5. An additional 2 spins will be added when two adjacent reels will be merged during a free spins game (about this feature I’ll tell further).
The bonus game is not offered in the Mega Masks slot but you will be able to use some cool features instead.
When it comes to the special features, I would say that the slot offers quite interesting new ideas that can certainly draw your attention. Among them are the Mega Symbol feature that is getting activated randomly and if it is activated, two or more reels will merge together to form a minimum of one Mega symbol.
The other peculiarity of the slot is the appearance of fireflies during the free spins round that should clear artefacts on the vines which set from the beginning of the “bonus” game and pinned to the separators that divide each reel from the other one. If five artefacts have been cleared, the two reels that lay on the neighbour reels will merge.
One more special feature is named “Mega bet” feature. You can find it on the left side of the board. It looks like a stone that is divided into 3 separate parts, each of which represents the frequency of appearing Mega Symbols and has the other specificities.
For instance, Mega Bet feature that is located on the left side of the stone and has a picture of the spiral on it, as it said in the rules, is an additional wager that can be adjusted by controlling the panel beside the reels.
The “Mega bet level 1” increases the frequency of the appearing Mega Symbol feature. And an advantage of Mega bet level 1, if Mega free spins are activated when this regimen is on, the Mega Symbol free spins will be improved by removing 5 artefacts, that hold the pole that separates the reels, before the free spins start.
As for “Mega bet level 2” it will increase the frequency of the Mega symbol feature further. And if the Mega symbol free spins will be activated when “Mega bet level 2” was on, the Mega symbol free spins will be improved by removing 9 artefacts before the free spins start.
Despite the fact, there is not a Multiplier or progressive jackpot included in this slot, it has so many additional features, you can be satisfied by the gameplay process without blowing mind possible winnings.
RTP and volatility
Mega Mask has Return To Player (RTP) of 96,21% by default and, as you could predict, this coefficient can be changed (get higher) depending on the Mega bet level that you will choose. So, it can be set to 96.41% (if you chose Mega bet level 1) and it can be even 96.61 (if you chose Mega bet level 2).
The volatility level can be changed as well, so it will vary from low to high level. And, in my opinion, it’s very convenient to set such parameters according to your preferences.
Graphics and sound
It is a new slot with modern and cool looking graphics and top-notch sound. It doesn’t have an intro, though all the details of its design are well-made.
The pros of Mega Masks slot include:
decent RTP level depending on Mega bet level settings
good sound effects
low volatility if you choose the basic bet level
HTML5 is supported
The cons of Mega Masks slot include:
there is no multiplier
the slot doesn't offer a progressive jackpot
quite an ordinary theme
As a result, this Mega Masks slot offers fascinating design and engaging features, but an ordinary theme and not so big possible wins.
As for me, I liked the feature that gives an opportunity to change a bet level which means that you can set different levels of RTP, volatility and Hit frequency, which is new and really convenient.
Though, simultaneously, I was a little disappointed that the slot’s creators didn’t include multiplier and, as a result, possible wins are not as big as they could be. So, in my opinion, you should weigh all pros and cons to make a choice if it is appropriate, namely for you or not.