ALL ABOUT MEDALLION MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
One of the smaller studios to acquire a Megaways™ slots license from Big Time Gaming, Fantasma Games will have to punch above their weight if they are to compete with the likes of Blueprint and Red Tiger. Their first expanding reels game, Flower Fortune Megaways™, took the fight to their rivals by mixing frenetic gameplay with a Nintendo-style design and a social-gaming style format to create a slot that was totally original. For Medallion Megaways™ Fantasma Games have gone back to basics, but added in a mix of Expanding Wilds and Enhanced Reels to differentiate their game from others out there. As it stands, it’s a pretty decent slot and will hold its own against many of the generic titles being churned out by Blueprint right now.
It also offers a tasty 12,000x + jackpot on a very reasonable 96.23% RTP.
Medallion Megaways™ Themes, Gameplay, Symbols and PayTables
Medallion is set in what looks like a pimped-up Bedouin tent in the Saharan desert, with little orb-lights and lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The reel are six wide, and up to six deep, creating a possible 46,656 ways to win. The low value symbols are different colored gems, and the premium ones are gems with moon, stars and triangles. There is also a high value snake symbol worth 30x for six on a payline, and a crystal wild that can expand to fill a full reel when a special amulet feature is triggered.
Medallion Megaways™ Features
Cascading Wins and Multipliers
Like most Megaways™ slots Medallion uses a Cascading Wins mechanic to drive the gameplay in the base round. After each win, winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones. If new wins are created, the process repeats. In this instance win multipliers are applied after every cascade, starting at 1x and increasing by 1x with each consecutive win. When the sequence ends, the multiplier is re-set to 1x.
The game gets its name from special Medallion symbols that land on the reels and trigger amulet Wild and Respin features represented below the reels. When a gold medallion lands the corresponding feature starts. When a silver medallion lands, then the feature ends.
Expanding Wilds – When the Wild amulet (left side) is activated, then every Crystal Wild to land on the reels is fully expanded, and comes with a multiplier of between 2x and 6x.
Void Respin – The void re-spin symbol lands any time the Void Respin amulet has been triggered. Anywhere between 2 and 10 symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones. Wilds and symbols that are part of a win cannot be removed.
Free Spins – Look out for the Golden Eye Medallion. This triggers 10 free spins with all the base game features active, including Void Re-Spins and Expanding Wilds. The progressive multiplier in this instance does not re-set after each cascading win sequence, but just increases with no limit.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Medallion is an excellent Megaways™ slot from a new and promising-looking studio. We love the design of this one and the addition of the Void Re-Spins and Expanding Wilds set the game apart from others in this fast-growing group. For high risk slots fans, Medallion might not quite cut it as the variance is medium, but remember Medallion has a 12,000x + top payout, so there is plenty to spin for.