Divine Fortune Megaways
Almost every software provider whose games are on show here at Wildz can boast at least one MegaWays™ offering in their back catalogue. The latest team to get in on the act are the arty bunch over at Sweden-based NetEnt, known for producing some of the best-loved games the industry has ever seen.
Twin Spin Megaways was the first to get the full-on MegaWays treatment in November 2020 - effectively an upgraded rehash of the developer’s industry pillar, Twin Spin. NetEnt appear to have taken heart from their first foray into MegaWays territory, and chosen to play it safe again with their second experimentation.
2017 release Divine Fortune is considered one of the classier creations built around a progressive jackpot prize, exuding a beautifully celestial vibe that helped account for its widespread appeal.
It’s reassuring to note that have NetEnt remained loyal to the stylish visual formula with their follow-up, Divine Fortune Megaways. The software provider have dusted off its pair of female statues for a second outing, while the heavenly backdrop is equally reminiscent, and the reels just as eye-catching. One aspect of the game that’s undergone a major overhaul, however, is its gameplay.
Gameplay and Features
No guesses where to start on the gameplay front.
Stealing the show with its famed shape-shifting reel mechanism is Big Time Gaming’s innovative MegaWays™ engine. For any slot players hidden under a rock for the best part of five years - or those new to the scene, here’s how the unique system works:
On every single spin, MegaWays randomises the number of win ways produced by altering the height of each symbol - making each betting round entirely unique. In full flow, with all reels housing the max number of symbols, winning combos can land anywhere across the 117,649 betting lines in play.
The previous centrepiece in Divine Fortune’s armoury - its progressive jackpot that proved an irresistible lure to slot players everywhere, makes way for MegaWays almost four years on. Instead we get a trio of far less lucrative, fixed jackpots, while MegawWays now takes centre stage.
NetEnt clearly feel there isn’t room for both in this 2020 upgrade. Perhaps it would send the math model off the charts into stratospheric territory. Whatever the underlying factors, the lack of a progressive jackpot is keenly felt second time round - bound to deter players from giving this follow-up a try.
To accommodate MegaWays, NetEnt also swap the traditional 5x3 reel set-up for something far busier. Here we get 6 reels, which can each contain anywhere from 2-7 symbols with each spin.
The introduction of MegaWays also brings with it Cascading Reels, found in many online slots that incorporate the shape-shifting system.
Cascading Reels remove winning symbols from view before their places are taken by new ones dropping from above, for more win opportunities. The process than continues until no new wins form on the reels.
If MegaWays doesn’t quite do it for you, NetEnt have loaded the game with additional features to help enhance your earning potential.
Falling Wild Respin
Falling Wilds drop one position and grant Respins once winning payouts hit your account. After they’ve all disappeared from play entirely, you get one last chance Respin.
Wild on Wild Feature
Whenever regular Wilds occupy positions of their falling counterparts, the Wild on Wild feature prompts Pegasus to cover entire reels, leaving a trail of Wilds in his wake. Each Respin also sees these wilds drop one position until they fall off, and further Respins are also possible by catching more Wilds during the betting round.
Manage to land 4-6 Scatters during a spin to earn 10, 15, or 20 free spins, respectively. Once the feature is activated, the collection of five new Bronze, Silver or Gold Bonus Win symbols rewards you with 10x, 25, or 500x your bet accordingly.
Should Wilds show up during the feature, the Wild on Wild feature above comes back into play, and every new Scatter caught leads to five additional spins.
Divine Fortune Megaways on Mobile
NetEnt’s industry-leading Touch platform ensures the game transfers effortlessly to the small screen, playable across iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.
Similar to the original title, NetEnt have programmed the slot with a medium volatility rating - making it accessible to players of most bankrolls. You can expect to reap a steady stream of moderate wins here, punctuated by the occasional bumper payout.
Divine Fortune Megaways also comes with an agreeable RTP of 96.09% - a notch above the industry average.
Our biggest concern is over the obvious absence of a progressive jackpot, which often reaches into high figures in Divine Fortune. This is arguably the one catalyst that drives players to load up the reels, and it remains to be scene whether MegaWays can fill the glaring void.
That said, Divine Fortune MegaWays should still hold plenty of appeal for fans of the original’s polished visual production. Proponents of the MegaWays game engine may well also be inclined to play this sequel, which ensures plenty of multi-layered gameplay, helped by a stack of features.
To cap it off, a top prize worth 38,000x your wager ranks among the highest of any modern-day slot release - further fuel for anyone considering giving this game a go.
Divine Fortune MegaWays at Wildz Casino
Divine Fortune Megaways, along with a host of other MegaWays slots, can be enjoyed here at Wildz Casino.
Other popular games featuring the game engine include the developer’s Twin Spin Megaways, Gonzo’s Quest MegaWays from Red Tiger Gaming, and Heroes Hunt, developed by Fantasma Games.
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