Mia Gardner | 02 Mar 2020
UK-based, German-owned developer Blueprint Gaming has created the title Rick And Morty Megaways, under licence to Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Playing on mobile or desktop via handy HTML5 software, the online slot offers as many as 117,749 Ways To Win.
The phenomenal number of ways to win are not available on every spin, of course, that’s only a possibility when all the reels are fully expanded. This feature comes courtesy of the Megaways Engine, which Blueprint is using here under licence from its inventor, Australian developer Big Time Gaming, or BTG.
The Megaways Engine allows the online slot’s 6 reels to have between 2 and 7 lines on each spin, and the pattern varies randomly. There is an additional 4-symbol reel at the top of the screen, which spins horizontally.
Wins are paid out in Rick And Morty Megaways when 3 or matching symbols of any size follow each other consecutively from the left-most reel. Symbols do not need to touch or occur on any payline; as long as they fall anywhere on successive reels, they trigger a win.
The game also has a cascade feature: any symbols involved in a win explode and are replaced by more symbols, which makes further wins possible on the same spin. Free spins rounds are triggered by 4 or more bonus symbols appearing, and there are 4 different special features to enhance the free spins rounds.
There are 10 ordinary symbols used in the base game, and serious fans of the show might feel a bit more effort could have gone into them, as per the theme. Six card symbols – the royal values 9 to Ace – seem a bit of a cop-out, for an online slot based on a show packed with characters and objects that could serve as symbols.
The high-value symbols in Rick And Morty Megaways are some parasite-infected rocks and a pair of jagged shards that should be familiar to regular viewers, plus grandson Morty and surreal scientist Rick, who triggers the highest payouts. There’s also a Wild, a bonus symbol that serves as the scatter to trigger free spins, and a mystery symbol, which can transform into any other symbol except the wild or the scatter.
All in all, Rick And Morty Megaways is sure to be a hit, and it may even garner the show a few new fans too.