Multi-product content provider Pragmatic Play is wrapping up the month of February with a brand new slot title, Extra Juicy Megaways. The fruit fiesta is the latest sequel in the developer’s fast-growing portfolio, following Chilli Heat Megaways, another title that features the powerful game engine on lease from Australian developer Big Time Gaming (BTG), the popular John Hunter collection and the fishing-themed Big Bass Bonanza game series.
The second iteration of the original from March 2019, has gone from 5 to 6 reels and the biggest change, of course, is the Megaways enhancement, which sees the number of symbols changes on every spin, creating up to 117,649 ways to win. Also new is Pragmatic’s Ante Bet feature, which increases the bet stake by 25 percent and doubles the chance of activating extra spins.
Symbols and features:
Players will also notice that the art design has been upgraded and there is a new kiwi symbol and a multiplier scatter symbol. Volatility is high here and the RTP is a tad lower at 96.42 percent.
Regular symbols in ascending order include cherries, lemons, grapes, kiwis, oranges, plums, blackberries and watermelon. Bells and Lucky 7s are higher pays and worth 3.75x and 6 times the stake, respectively, for landing six of the same on a payline.
Winning ways are formed by landing three or more matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting from anywhere. And while you won’t find any wilds in the game, there is a Diamond Scatter, which appears on all reels in the base game only, a gamble feature and tumbling wins.
The star of the video slot is the bonus round, which is activated when at least four Diamond Scatters land on a spin. When that happens, players are awarded a minimum of 12 spins. If they choose to do so, players can gamble the spins for more on the reel, or progress directly to the spins.
During this exciting round, you’ll witness the transformation of diamond symbols into multipliers from 3x to 15x. All of the multipliers remain on the reels until the current tumble sequence ends, after which all of the multiplier symbol values on the grid are combined and applied to the tumble’s total win of up to 5,000x on just one spin.
In addition to the Ante Bet feature, where available, players can also choose to advance directly to the extra spins mode via the buy feature.
Commenting on the new hit sequel, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, said Extra Juicy Megaways™ “builds on a classic existing title and adds the exciting Megaways™ mechanic.“Combining engaging gameplay with an ever-popular theme, it is another strong addition to our growing games portfolio.”
The release follows the addition of several new state-of-the-art tables across the provider’s Blackjack, Baccarat and Speed Baccarat live dealer range, to be housed in a new Ruby studio, which has also been added.
All totaled, there 18 new tables, including 15 new Blackjack tables with enhancements Perfect Pairs and 21+3 side bets, while a Bet Behind option makes every seat at the table multi-player, and an “Early Decisions” feature sees gameplay described as being “smooth and engaging.” There are also two more Speed Baccarat tables, which the classic Blackjack table inventory has grown by one.