Everything You Need to Know About Megaways Slots

Megaways slot games offer a unique spin on traditional slots, with exciting features, innovative gameplay and up to 117,649 ways to win!
24th August 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Megaways Slots


Looking for an exciting new alternative to your usual slot game? Megaways slots offer a thrilling twist on classic slots games with a gaming experience packed with exciting features and plenty of ways to win - most Megaways games offer 117,649 ways to win in fact! Intrigued? Read on to find out everything you need to know about Megaways, and why it’s taking the slot world by storm.

What are Megaways slots?

Megaways games offer a unique twist on traditional slot games, with thousands of ways to win on every spin. Unlike old-school slots, Megaways games feature an exciting ‘random reel modifier’. What is a random reel modifier, you ask? Basically, this means that the number of symbols on the reels can change on every spin showing a huge variety of patterns and symbols, giving you even more chances to win.

How do Megaways slots work?

In Megaways slots, the aim of the game is to match up identical symbols from left to right –just like in the classic slots you know and love. However, instead of having a fixed number of paylines, the random reel modifier changes the number of symbols on the reels with each spin. This means that the number of paylines varies and increases with the number of symbols on the reels. The more symbols there are, the more paylines you get, and the more chances to win big! 

Most Megaways games have six reels, with between two and seven symbols on each reel. To figure out just how many paylines are available, simply multiply the number of symbols per reel by the number of reels. For example, a slot featuring six reels and seven symbols per reel would give you a whopping 117,649 ways to win. The exact formula is calculated as 7x7x7x7x7x7 = 117,649! 

And that’s not all; keep your eyes peeled for bonuses, multipliers, and free spins to unlock extra game features. Are you ready to give it a spin? Get started with one of our most popular games, 5 Lions Megaways.

Who invented Megaways slots?

Megaways is the brainchild of Australian software studio Big Time Gaming, earning rave reviews from players since its launch in 2015. With its innovative gameplay and incredible potential payouts, Megaways has quickly become one of the most popular slots around. The very first slot to feature the signature random reel modifier was Dragon Born, followed by the hit Bonanaza Megaways slot game, which is now an all-time fan favourite. 

What Megaways slots can I play at Jackpotjoy?

There’s a fantastic variety of Megaways slot games on offer here at Jackpotjoy. One of the newest Megaways slots in our collection is the popular Wild Celebrity Bus Megaways! Produced by Pramatic Play, hop on board for 117,649 ways to win and the chance to trigger the fabulous Re-spin feature! You can expect colourful and eccentric characters on this iconic double decker bus tour of London’s sights. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities as they land on the reels and sneak a peek at famous London landmarks in the backdrop, including Big Ben and The London Eye. 

If you’re a fan of the classic Fishin’ Frenzy slot series, we think you’ll love our selection of Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways games: Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways, Fishin' Frenzy: The Golden Catch Megaways and Fishin’ Frenzy: The Big Catch Megaways. All Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways slots are created by Blueprint Gaming and continue with the fishing theme, of course, just like the original slot series, but the Megaways Mechanic makes a huge splash! With up to 15,625 paylines and the chance to hook incredible slot prizes including free spins and cash jackpots, what are you waiting for? Dive in and give them a spin!

Whether you adventure into the jungle in search of the lost city of Gold ‘El Dorado’, in Red Tiger’s Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, or dive the under the waves in Fantasma Games’ Wins of Nautilus Megaways, you’ll find cascading reels and exciting bonus features including free spins and multipliers.

Check out our handy Game Overviews, under each slot game for more information on how all our Megaways games work, including the symbols, features, and prizes available for each game.

Now you’re all caught up on all things Megaways… Are you ready to play? Experience the fun of Megaways slot games at Jackpotjoy and find your favourite!