Divine Fortune Megaways Slot Review
Divine Fortune Megaways Game Details
|Jackpot:||500 x Stake|
|Auto Play Feature:||Yes|
Where To Play Divine Fortune Megaways
As you can probably gather from the name, Divine Fortune Megaways utilises Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic, and this offers up to 117,649-ways-to-win on every spin. It’s a great-looking slot and I think it’s clear that NetEnt has built Divine Fortune Megaways with graphics in mind. It looks impeccable on all slots sites that carry it.
In terms of the design – Divine Fortune Megaways looks quite similar to the original slot (aside from the format, of course), and you’ll see the familiar-looking ancient Greek scene in the backdrop. Divine Fortune Megaways can be played from between 0.10 and 100 credits too, so there’s betting options on offer to all players.
The RTP of Divine Fortune Megaways is fairly healthy, coming in at 96.09%, and in this Divine Fortune Megaways review, I’m going to be giving you my thoughts about the game – and I’ll show you how I landed a BIG WIN. Let’s kick things off with a look at how to actually play the slot!
How To Play
One of my favourite things about NetEnt’s games is that – generally speaking – they’re really straightforward and easy-to-play. This remains the rule with Divine Fortune Megaways, and it’s clear that NetEnt’s new game format is working well for them.
To adjust the size of your bet, you simply need to scroll through the betting options on offer to you, selecting the one that’s right for you and your budget. Pressing the giant “Spin” button in the middle of the screen is enough to get the reels actually spinning – and that’s pretty much all there is to it!
There are some other in-game options available to you, most notably the autoplay function which allows you to set up to 100 spins to play-out automatically. There’s also a quick spin feature – decreasing the amount of time it takes between spins – although I should point out that due to new United Kingdom Gambling Commission regulations, this option is no longer available to players who live in the UK.
Symbols and Payouts
NetEnt has opted for a fairly generic array of symbols in Divine Fortune Megaways – although I guess the reason behind this is because they want to keep the look and feel of the original slot. For this reason, the lower-paying symbols are represented by playing card values, including 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace – although the ‘Ace’ is actually designed to look more like a triangle than anything else!
The higher-paying symbols in Divine Fortune Megaways are the same as the original – although they’ve had a bit of a “makeover”. You’ll see four premium symbols – the Birds, Bulls, Lions and Medusa – and the latter is the game’s highest-paying symbol, awarding a payout of 5X your stake for a 6-of-a-kind combo.
Now, while 5X may not sound like much, remember, thanks to Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic it’s possible to get tons of “ways” of these – so they can add up quite rapidly.
Divine Fortune Megaways offers up three main bonuses and features – and most of these are pretty similar to the ones found in the original Divine Fortune game. For the purpose of the next section of this Divine Fortune Megaways review, I’m not going to be including Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic as a feature.
Falling Wild Re-Spins
This is the mechanic that made the original game so unique – and NetEnt has chosen to bring it into Divine Fortune Megaways, too. Whenever you manage to land one of the Pegasus wild symbols in view, the Falling Wild Re-Spins feature will be triggered, and once all wins are paid out, the wilds drop down one position, and a free re-spin is awarded.
When the re-spin has finished, payouts are once again totalled up, and the wilds then move down one position again. This process continues indefinitely – for as long as wild symbols are present on the reels – and if new wild symbols land in view during the re-spins, they too lock in place, essentially re-starting the re-spin process.
If you land four, five or six of the Lightning Bolt scatter symbols anywhere in view during the base game you’ll trigger Divine Fortune Megaways’ main Free Spins bonus. This awards you with either 10, 15 or 20 free spins, and any additional scatter symbols that land during the base game award an extra 5 free spins on top of this starting amount.
During the Free Spins bonus round, the Falling Wild Re-Spins feature is active on all spins – and, as an added “bonus”, if you manage to land a wild symbol behind a wild symbol that’s already on the screen, that wild will then expand to cover the entire reel – adding significantly more chances of forming wins.
Divine Fortune Megaways Jackpot Round
While Divine Fortune Megaways doesn’t offer up any progressive jackpots, NetEnt has decide to include a jackpot round – but they’re all localized, meaning they aren’t pooled; in other words, the size of the jackpots is much, much smaller than you’d find in a game with progressive jackpots.
The jackpot round is triggered within the Free Spins bonus round, and you’ll need to collect five or more of the “Bonus Win” scatter symbols during the Free Spins bonus to collect one of the bonuses. There are three local jackpots in total – the Bronze, Silver and Gold jackpots – and these are worth 10X, 25X and 500X your stake respectively.
Jackpot and How to Win
Without any progressive jackpots, the amount of money that can be won while playing Divine Fortune Megaways is far less than the original version of the game. But that doesn’t mean it can’t dish out fairly decent wins, as I found out while I was testing the game.
This win of 7,660 Euros came as a result of just 10 free spins – actually the same free spins bonus award I showed you earlier. During the bonus round I managed to land 2 x Bronze and 1 x Silver jackpot, plus a handful of smaller wins as well. It’s surprising how quickly these can add up into a pretty good total. Goes without saying, I was very happy with this one!
The localized jackpots offer a maximum prize of 500X your stake – and while they may not sound like much, remember that it is possible to be awarded more than one of these progressive jackpots during the jackpot round.
While, in the past, NetEnt received some criticism surrounding their mobile games (they were known to take up a LOT of processing power on mobile devices), they seem to have resolved these issues today. When I was writing this Divine Fortune Megaways review, and tested out the game from various mobile devices, I didn’t run into any issues playing it – nor do I find my mobile devices heating up or struggling to deal with the game’s graphics and animations.
I particularly like how NetEnt’s “One Touch” technology is in play here, as it allows you to easily set up the autoplay mechanic and, where applicable, trigger the quick spin gameplay mode.
As always, I’d recommend tilting your mobile device into landscape mode to ensure the best, most optimal gameplay – but on the whole I’ve got to give NetEnt credit here; the mobile-optimized version of Divine Fortune Megaways works just as well as the desktop/laptop version.
To kick off my “closing thoughts” of NetEnt’s Divine Fortune Megaways, I want to take a look at the main positives. First of all, I really like the fact that Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic is incorporated into the slot. I’ve seen, first-hand, just how popular Megaways slots are today – and I think this is a great route for NetEnt to be taking.
It’s clear (with more than 150 Megaways slots now available to play online) that Big Time Gaming’s famed mechanic is proving as popular as ever – and when NetEnt received their own license to use the software, I saw it as a pretty significant step forward for the Swedish game developer.
I like the fact that NetEnt has chosen to offer up to 117,649-ways-to-win on each spin too; some game developers, like Blueprint Gaming limit this at 25,000 – and this not only increases the amount of money that can be won on each spin, but also goes a long way in ensuring the gameplay is exciting and interesting. What’s more, with up to 117,649-ways-to-win active on each spin, it ensures that even the game’s lower-paying symbols can lead to some impressive wins.
So, now, onto the downsides; I really find it strange that NetEnt has released this sequel slot without the progressive jackpot mechanic that was found in the original. It’s pretty much the only reason that the original game became so popular, and I worry that Divine Fortune Megaways will quickly lose its novelty factor once players realize that, without a progressive jackpot, the game’s just, essentially, another Megaways game.
I don’t know whether the lack of a progressive jackpot is going to cripple the game – but I wouldn’t be surprised if NetEnt revisited it in future and ended up building a progressive jackpot mechanic into the game, as I feel that without it, Divine Fortune Megaways risks becoming just another Megaways slot that loses player numbers a few months after its release.
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Last Updated on December 3, 2020