Max Megaways vs Max Megaways 2
Is the Original Always the Best?
Max Megaways 2 slot by Big Time Gaming is the next in what seems to be a trilogy of volatile MW slots with a secret agend Bond-style theme. The original Max Megaways was quite well regarded but had its flaws which I suppose is inevitable on a game that offers 10 permutations of 2 modifiers for the bonus, or ten of three if mega spins occur. Max Megaways Moon Raker is a name not officially used, but that’s the style it’s clearly based on. So how does the bonus compare to the first Max Megaways game?
Free Games of Max Megaways 2
There are four of these in the base game of Max Megaways 2 which are max-ways spin, a multiplying 2-10x wild added to the top reel, horizontal wild covering all 4 top scroll positions and symbol to wild where a symbol is chosen to transform wild for the duration of the spin. What we are really interested in is the bonus though and you need 3 scatters for 10 spins, if a megascatter lands on reel 6 you get the enhanced bonus which means you pick 3 modifiers at random, not two, from: 6x multiplier start, Double Multiplier so the increasing multiplier is 2x not 1x, symbol to wild same as the base game, increased ways so 5 symbols minimum on all reels and 2-Scatter Retrigger.
So is the Bonus Improved?
I’d say not. We’ve lost the expanding wild which is shame and players knew they would hit pay dirt with 2 or 3 of them on a decent multiplier. Now you get ‘symbol to wild’ which seems to have lowered the volatility a bit. We lost ‘remove lower symbols’ too which again seems to have detracted from the potential. This seems to have been replaced by a modifier which is effectively just a single-use one, i.e. the 6x multiplier start. Given that before most bonuses would easily got you into double-figure multiplier territory, I’m not sure about the point of it. On the original I always though the best trio of modifiers by far was increased ways+expanding wild+no lower symbols. On here it seems to be symbol-to-wild+more ways+2x multiplier. Anyway, allegedly it can produce 147,620x bet. Good luck with it.