Mega Boy is an online slot version of a classic, 8-bit video game with its Mega Man-like Power-Ups and a background straight from Mario Bros Level 1. Released just this past March, 2016 by iSoftBet, Mega Boy is a non-progressive, online slot offering a competitive chance to win up to 150,000 coins with an RTP of 95,54%. The game design suggests that RTP is likely higher during Power-Ups than the base game with “Stacked” high/low paying symbols which increase the chance for winning combos to occur. Like any of iSoftBet’s mobile slots, Mega Boy is playable from any mobile device or desktop provided there is internet reception.
Go on a Pixelated Adventure
Mega Boy is a 3-row, 5-reel, 25-fixed payline slot set against a scene straight from Mario Bros. Spin to the tones of synthesized, classic arcade music. The theme and tunes aren’t the only retro elements of this online slot. Each reel is covered with classic slot symbols such as Bells and Lucky-7s. The background changes from day to night with the activation of the Level 1 Power-Up Bonus Feature and changes to dusk with the activation of the Level 2 Power-Up Bonus Feature. We’ve seen similar animations in backgrounds of online slots such as Yggdrasil’s Seasons and Thunderkick’s Toki Time. It always adds a nice depth of detail to a slot’s graphics.
Mega Boy’s game design is simple, displaying the Bet, Win and Balance values in both Coins and Cash at the bottom. The Coin Bet is fixed at 25 (1 coin per Line). The Cash Bet is adjustable via selecting a Coin Value ranging from 0.01-0.50 for a Cash Bet range of 25p-£25 per spin at the online casino LeoVegas.
Mega Boy features 3 special symbols and 10 regular symbols. The specials include a Wild and 2 Character symbols. The Wild replaces any except the Characters. The Character symbols act as Wilds when they aren’t triggering Power-Ups. The regular symbols are classic slot symbols. Listed in order of highest to lowest values: Cherry, Heart, Star, Bell, Lucky-7, A-10. Get 2+ matching Cherries or Hearts for a win, or get 3+ matching symbols for a win.
Matching symbol values listed in the paytable are fixed despite any change in Bet. The Cherry is the highest value symbol paying (2.000, 250, 75, 15). Fortunately, Mega Boy auto-calculates that to cash for us at the bottom of the screen by multiplying the Coin Win x Coin Value. So, for a Coin Value selection of 0.50 (Cash Bet £25), a 2,000 coin win amounts to £1,000 giving the base game the potential to award up to 40x the base Cash Bet per payline each spin.
Mega Boy allows wins along differing paylines to be added together for a bigger win per spin. For example, if a spin yields 2 Cherries along paylines 5, 13 and 15, then the 15 coin win is tripled to 45 coins. For a single payline profit, get 4+ matching low paying symbols (10-A) or 3+ of the others (3 Bells or Lucky-7s to break even, 4+ to profit) The Hit rate is 33%, meaning that on average, for every 10 spins 3 will yield a win.
Like many iSoftBet mobile slots, Mega Boy offers a full screen option brilliant for playing on mobile devices.
Hit Spin again after a Spin is in play to stop the reels quickly.
Mega Boy’s Auto play lets players choose from a range of 5-100 automatic spins. Advanced settings allow players to select from various auto-stop options. Set Auto play to stop if the credit Balance goes beneath a set amount or if a win reaches a set amount.
Toggle sound on/off or adjust volume of sound effects, music and/or general volume.
Mega Boy Bonus Features
Character Power Ups: There are 2 sets of 4 Power-Ups integral to Mega Boy: Level 1 and Level 2. Once triggered, the next 10 Spins will be randomly awarded 1 of 4 possible “Power-Up” Wild Features. High or low symbols are stacked, making winning combos much more likely. A power up is triggered when a character symbol lands dead center of the reels.
Level 1 Power-Ups: The little orange guy with blue horns triggers this Feature. Wild Features include a 2x line win multiplier, Wilds that spread in a cross pattern, Extended Wilds that cover an entire reel, or every of one kind of symbol will randomly be selected to turn Wild. It’s more likely that low paying symbol wins (10-Ace) will occur in this mode.
Level 2 Power-Ups: The purple head with feet triggers this Feature. This Power-Up is an upgrade with Wild Features that can award a 3x multiplier to line wins, Wilds that spread into an X pattern, Wilds spread horizontally across an entire row, or turn symbols Wild at random. It’s more likely that high paying symbol wins (Lucky-7, Bell, Star, Heart, Cherry) will occur in this mode.
Summary table Mega Boy
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||95,54%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Power-Ups Bonus Rounds with Wilds and Multipliers|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 25|
|Min. / Max. bet||£ 0.25 up to £ 25|
|Max. prize||150,000 coins|
The Only Thing Missing is a Hand Held Controller
Due to its commitment to the theme of retro games featuring 8-bit graphics, the overall visual quality is mediocre lacking the flashiness of slots that favor a more modern look such as Odobo’s Stereo Miami. That being said, for slot enthusiasts who also happen to love the look of older games, this slot is just the thing.
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