What is the point of Megaway slots?

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Hi,
I'm struggling to see the incentive in playing Megaway slots, I have spent enough time and money on these and they all seem to be complete rubbish. Quite common to go 100 spins in a row completely dead, the bonuses are incredibly hard to trigger, some games i've done over 5,000 spins without a single feature and even then 9 out of 10 of them pay around 5-8x your stake. I've since moved onto more tradional slots that seem to at least last a bit longer before you lose but it seems every slot is getting these megaway versions and i can't see them getting much play when they are simply terrible.
 
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Hi,
I'm struggling to see the incentive in playing Megaway slots, I have spent enough time and money on these and they all seem to be complete rubbish. Quite common to go 100 spins in a row completely dead, the bonuses are incredibly hard to trigger, some games i've done over 5,000 spins without a single feature and even then 9 out of 10 of them pay around 5-8x your stake. I've since moved onto more tradional slots that seem to at least last a bit longer before you lose but it seems every slot is getting these megaway versions and i can't see them getting much play when they are simply terrible.
I very rarely play megaways, and when I do it's only with a larger balance and 100 spins. Chasing megaways bonuses are brutal, and I'd rather play other slots with more frequent and fun features. Elk and blueprint does this well imo.
 
Hi,
I'm struggling to see the incentive in playing Megaway slots, I have spent enough time and money on these and they all seem to be complete rubbish. Quite common to go 100 spins in a row completely dead, the bonuses are incredibly hard to trigger, some games i've done over 5,000 spins without a single feature and even then 9 out of 10 of them pay around 5-8x your stake. I've since moved onto more tradional slots that seem to at least last a bit longer before you lose but it seems every slot is getting these megaway versions and i can't see them getting much play when they are simply terrible.
Virtually impossible to go 100 spins without a win, as unlikely as 3 months without a win off over X7
 
Big fan of Megaways here, but only the 'cascading' ones that give you the chance of more than one win per spin. Those that don't cascade are generally rubbish.
I don't know what it is but I find the traditional reel slots boring on the whole so I spend most of my time on Megaways or Slingo.
Some are truly awful, some alright. Red Tiger should keep away from this format as they generally ruin it. They don't seem to understand you can have winning lines that stretch across more than three columns and you can have multiple wins on the same spin if you so choose. Dynamite Riches megaways is an absolute travesty and the designer of that game needs a slap.
 
No point. They're boring as hell. Sometimes I'll throw 100 spins on one of them if in good profit to try and figure out what the fuss is all about. I've yet to figure it out.
 
Yep. Absolutely rubbish. Almost 50 quid done in 15 mins on 40p spins, thats how bad they are. I just don't understand the appeal. I have NEVER won a thing on these.
 

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I've also had one of my biggest wins on White Rabbit Megaways, and yet I think the franchise as a whole is massively overhyped. From the original threads where BTG staff were seeding competitions with faked wins, to the streamer "potential" bollocks (which later moved on to Push Gaming, NLC and Relax), and the sheer number of licensed games that don't appreciate the core mechanic because they are paying for the brand alone.

There have been some hits for sure - the original Bonanza did exceptionally well, other early BTG slots were fun (even if the potential was misleading, the DHV lineage delivers but Megaways doesn't), and Primal Megaways was one of Blueprints most polished releases.

Similarly there has been a lot of dross as most of them are forgotten without comment, except for Red Tiger which are notoriously bad... and now-a-days I find Megaways is a good marker of slots to avoid playing - the rare occasion I play one, it's either tired repetition, dull or drains your balance faster than a tech support scammer.

Some are truly awful, some alright. Red Tiger should keep away from this format as they generally ruin it.
Oh they doubled down on that - instead of their own IP with Megaways, they started ruining NetEnt IP with Megaways. Some absolutely horrendous games that aren't faithful to the originals beyond common graphics, and aren't particularly good as standalone MW games... and being Red Tiger have invisible reel strips and other tricks going on that make you want to avoid it like the plague.
 
Its a gimmick to fool the punter into thinking because there is over 100,000 ways to win. That its much easier to get a win. In actual reality it is no different to other slots, and they play like any other slot machines do when in the mood.
 
They look as if they have huge potential but you will never see it, I did get lucky once on queen of riches back when we had autoplay, I was betting 20p a spin and put it on 100 autospins, Went and lied down on the bed, Not long I heard the zooming noise and I had won roughly 2000x, But never seen the likes on any other megaways slot.
 
I have a love-hate relationship with them. Some I love, and most I hate. I love Bonanza and Extra Chili (why I have no idea!).

I do think, though, that the idea has been put to death, just like book games. I'd like to see more innovative games!
 
Big fan of Megaways here, but only the 'cascading' ones that give you the chance of more than one win per spin. Those that don't cascade are generally rubbish.
It might FEEL like cascading ones are better - but in reality it doesn't make any difference.
The final and total outcome of any spin on any modern slot is determined the very instant you click that "Spin" button - all the graphics are just eye candy.

And slots don't have reel strips any more - they are just gimped reels created on the fly. They are all just very fancy scratch-cards.
But at the end of the day, it makes no difference. You can still win big (or lose big) and the final RTP is what it's supposed to be.

So back to the topic: I'm not a big fan of megaways slots. I've probably played less than 20 different ones ever.
But I have had some great wins on them. My third biggest multiplier (and second by value) win of all time (22+ years) was on a Megaways:
1,710x
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