All About Bar-X Megaways™ Slot
Storm Gaming Technology is a name which may not be instantly recognisable in the online gaming world, as the company has previously been focused on designing software and physical gaming machines for land-based gambling venues. Digital kiosks are their thing, and you can find them all over Europe. Recently, Storm Gaming turned to online casinos in hopes to reach a wider audience, releasing popular titles like Magic Merlin Megaways and Treasures of the Deep. They published Bar-X Megaways in 2019, resurrecting once more the timeless charms of a classic arcade slot – get ready for a festival of BARS and lucky sevens!
Themes, Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
There is no crazy theme to Bar-X Megaways. Instead it is a slot that draws inspiration from old-skool land-based slots, using Xs Os and Gold Bars as the primary symbols, and mixing these in with the in-vogue razzmatazz of Big Time Gaming’s Megaways slots mechanics.
A set of three lucky sevens (red, blue and white) offer decent payouts, but the golden BAR is the most valuable. Should you match 5 or 6 of these on adjoining reels, you’ll pocket an award equal to 20 or 50 times your total stake. Symbols of X and O, like those in a Tic-Tac-Toe game (also called Noughts and Crosses), are also present on the reels, as well as a white BAR icon, but their payouts are noticeably smaller.
Bar-X Megaways is playable from between 25p and £100 per spin
The large, black and gold ‘Wild’ is the substitution icon. When it appears, it can replace any of the symbols, except the Scatter, to help complete a winning formation.
The idea of a collapsing reels feature is to make every symbol in a winning combo disappear so that it can be replaced by more icons from above; new combinations may then be formed which will continue the cycle until there are no more wins. This is common with Megaways-powered online slot, appearing most famously in the classic Bonanza game.
Landing at least four of the Scatter symbols, the Mega Spins icons, anywhere on the reels will earn you 10 free spins plus 5 more for each extra Scatter along the way. (NOTE: The scatter symbol appears only on the upper row during the free spins round.) Collapsing reels remain active and they contribute to the multiplier value increasing by 1x every time a collapse happens in succession. This progressive multiplier feature is unlimited – it just keeps rising with each consecutive win in the sequence until the sequence ends. This creates the opportunity for some seriously big wins.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
Bar X Megaways™ may appeal to slots purists out there – it’s a great combination of traditional visuals and modern gameplay. It may not have a wide array of features or any of the crazy graphics and theme of titles like Monster of Rock Megaways or BTG’s classic White Rabbit, but it’s still a lot of fun and with a medium variance and 10,000x top payout, it gives good value too.