ALL ABOUT RETURN OF KONG MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
Blueprint have been churning out Megaways™ slots faster than any of their competitors lately – it seems like every other week there is a new title in the review tray here at The Slot Buzz. Of course, working in quantity can often mean sacrificing quality, which has been the case in some recent instances. Return of Kong, however, is no slouch – this game might be following a now very familiar 117,649 ways to win, medium-high variance format, but the quality of the graphics and the feel of the game raise it a few notches above other recent titles from the Blueprint catalogue.
Those of us old enough to remember the old Nintendo Donkey Kong and Mario Kart games from the 80s and 90s will be very familiar with the main guy in this slot, as will those who have played Blueprint’s infamous 2016 release, King Kong Cash. The Kong character brings this game to life and adds a new flavor to traditional Megaways™ features like Mystery Symbols. This is definitely a slot to remind you that gambling is supposed to be fun!
Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
The six reel Megaways™ slot format is brought to life with some colorful and eye catching cartoon graphics, with up to seven rows visible per reel per spin, bringing up a maximum of 117,649 ways to win per spin. The lower value symbols on the reels are the cards, 9 through to Ace. The higher value symbols are the animals – toucans, tigers, rhinos and Donkey Kong himself. Six of the Kong brings up a top win of 50x, and there is also a wild to look out for, which will substitute for all other symbols bar the scatter.
Like all Megaways™ slots since Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza, Return of Kong Megaways™ uses the cascading wins format – that means for every winning spin, all winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones. If more wins are created, the process repeats, and so on until no more wins appear.
Return of Kong Megaways™ Features
The single base game feature to look out for is the Mystery Symbols, triggered by Kong throwing golden barrels at the reels. Where they land they transform into identical symbols, to create more winning chances on your spin.
To trigger the free spins round you will need to land scatters spelling the word K-O-N-G. When this happens you are credited with 12 free spins. Any further scatters will get you an extra 5 free spins. Once into your spins round, each cascading win will increase your multiplier by 1x. This continues with no limits, giving the opportunity for VERY high multipliers where you have a big spins cache and a lot of luck!
Look out as well for the trophies landing in the top 4×1 reel set. Trophies are collected and stored in a meter to the left of the reels. Collect 3 trophies and you will earn an extra 2 spins AND the minimum number of rows per reel increases. This means more ways to win per spin in your free spins round – a nice touch!
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Return of Kong will go down as one of the better titles in the recent avalanche of Megaways™ game releases. Blueprint have done a great job of bringing this slot to life with awesome cartoon animations and a clever twist on the Megaways™ plot by making it possible to increase your chances of getting more winlines in the bonus round. If you’re getting tired of Megaways™ already, think again. Return of Kong is a winner!