Majestic Megaways™ has nothing new to offer. Okay, I admit it’s pretty straightforward to start with this statement but you’ll get the idea.
I usually try not to review slots that I don’t find interesting. Even if I don’t particularly like a game, I’ll take the time to review it if I think other players will find something to like in them. Otherwise, I’m just putting a lot of time and effort into writing an article that won’t be very helpful to anyone.
But there is one type of negative review I don’t mind writing: one that will save players time and money.
And that is what I intend to do in this review.
Because as I said, Majestic Megaways does not offer anything new to players. In fact, it’s quite disappointing to see iSoftBet put out something like this just two months after they rocked my world with Aztec Gold Megaways™.
Somewhat majestic design
I’ll give iSoftBet credit on one level: the visual design really makes you feel like you’re watching the sun set behind the horizon of the African savanna.
Most of the background is taken up by a sky mottled by clouds whose deep yellow, orange and red colours make it look like it’s caught fire. The vegetation of the savannah draws a narrow horizon as it is outlined in black against the light of the darkening sky.
With the right mindset, you might just feel like you’re walking towards The Lion King’s Pride Rock.
Briefly put: the background is a marvel to watch.
The only downside to all this is that the sounds effects are loud and strident, and the music is so upbeat as to make you a little tense. It’s not exactly the best combination if you’re looking to relax by playing.
Played with a low volume or on mute while you listen to The Lion King soundtrack, the game might make you feel like you’re getting ready for a night of camping during a long safari.
Majestic Megaways’s disappointing gameplay
As with every Megaways™ slot, the reels on this game have a changing random number of rows. That means you can have anywhere between 2-7 symbols on the vertical reels, plus another 4 on the horizontal reel. But that’s about as original as it gets.
As far as symbols go, there are three special symbols:
|Wild symbol||Replaces other symbols on the reels|
|Full moon||Mystery symbol, opens to reveal ordinary symbol after the spin|
|Diamond||Scatter symbol, four or more trigger free spins|
The low-paying symbols are standard royals (9, 10, J0, Q, K and A). The high-paying symbols are animals. The lion is the highest-paying, which can win you up to 50x your bet.
Free spins & Majestic bets
The free spins feature is interesting because it can have unlimited progressive multipliers. Landing four diamond scatter symbols on the reels triggers a base round of 12 free spins. Getting scatters during the free spins rounds can increase the number of free spins up to a maximum of 27.
That said, the Majestic bets feature is nothing to brag about. It simply lets you buy free spins with 75x your base bet. What this does is a guarantee that your next spin will have at least 4 scatter symbols. But I find this to be far too expensive to be worth it, not to mention that it takes away all the excitement of landing a free spin yourself.
If I wanted to play a slot machine with a lion as a character, I would go for Silver Lion.
Majestic Megaways™: neither good nor bad
Majestic Megaways™ is not bad, but it’s not a great mobile slot game either.
It has free spins features with unlimited multipliers that can yield extremely big wins. Not to mention that the maximum win for the base game is 20,000x your stake.
Unfortunately, that’s not enough to keep you interested in playing for very long. The game has little to offer except for the Megaways™ mechanic and the free spins bonus. Even the Majestic Bet feature that lets you buy free spins is expensive and underwhelming.