MegaBoy pokies review

If you are missing your Gameboy, iSoftBet have your fix in Mega Boy. Reminiscent of old school handheld video games with a classic pokie machine feel, Mega Boy features additional unique bonuses to keep the modern video pokie enthusiast interested.

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How to play Mega Boy

Mega Boy features 25 paylines across 5 reels and 3 rows, but the number of lines can’t be altered – it is always 25. You can change the coin value, but the maximum bet per spin isn’t huge so if you are a high roller you may want to give this title a miss.

As we mentioned above, the theme is reminiscent of a video game and while iSoftBet are generally known for 3D technology, they have stayed true to the theme by using 2D animations. These have been crafted so well to mirror a Gameboy game you may forget you are playing a real money pokie.

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  • Coin sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, and 1.00
  • Maximum coins per spin: 25
  • Maximum coins per line: 1
  • Minimum bet per spin: $0.25
  • Maximum bet per spin: $25
  • Scatter: No
  • Wild: Yes (two – the blue cloud featuring the colourful text ‘Wild’ and the Wild which reveals a character)
  • Bonus features: Yes (Bonus Game Modes – activated for 10 Special Spins)
  • Free spins: No
  • Jackpot: 150,000 coins (during game mode 2 with 3x multiplier)
  • RTP: 95.54%

The audio has been designed to tie in perfectly with the theme, and as soon as you open it up you are reminded of Tetris, Pokémon and every other Gameboy game you use to play. You can vary the volume of the effects, music and general sounds by clicking or tapping the three horizontal lines in the top right hand corner.

Mega Boy symbols

The lower value symbols have been represented by the standard 10 to A symbols, but each have two little eyes situated on them to give them some personality. The 10 and J pay the least at a minimum of 5 coins and maximum of 125 coins, while the A pays the most out of these symbols with a minimum of 20 coins and maximum of 300 coins.

The middle value symbols include the 7, the Liberty Bell, and the star, all reminiscent of classic pokies. The 7 pays the least with a minimum payout of 25 coins and a maximum of 400 coins. The star pays the most out of these symbols with a minimum payout of 50 coins and a maximum of 600 coins.

The higher value symbols include the heart and the cherries, with the heart paying a minimum of 15 coins, and a maximum of 1000 coins, while the cherries pay a minimum of 15 coins and a maximum of 2000 coins.

These values are based on spinning the minimum of three of the same symbols (except for the heart and cherries which payout with just two symbols) and a maximum of five of the same symbols. You can view all the payouts by clicking the ‘i’ on the bottom left hand of the screen.

Standard Wild: The Wild symbol is the blue cloud featuring the colour text ‘Wild’ and substitutes for every symbol except the character symbols.

Special Wild: A second Wild, which are can be one of two characters with the text ‘Wild’, is added to the reels. When it appears in the middle of the reels and the rows it triggers 10 special spins with the Bonus Games Modes activated. If it doesn’t land on the middle row of the middle reel, it will act as a standard Wild.

Mega Boy in-game bonuses

Mega Boy features don’t offer free spins or any extra bonus rounds, rather additional bonus functions to a certain number of spins instead.

Wild Power-ups

MegaBoy pokies bonus game modeYou will notice there are two metres up the top of the game screen – one in the top right hand corner, and another in the left hand corner.

When the corresponding character is revealed by the second Wild symbol, it will activate its corresponding Bonus Game Mode which will be applied for 10 special spins (not free spins).

Game Mode 1: The orange character with blue horns triggers this mode, and the power up metre will land on the addition of low paying symbols appearing Stacked, a 2x multiplier, Expanding Wilds, or all of the one symbols turning into Wilds. What you get is dependant on where the metre lands after each spin.

Game Mode 2: The pink haired character triggers this mode and the power up metre will land on either high paying symbols appearing Stacked, a 3x multiplier applied, Wilds copying themselves diagonally, Wilds copying themselves horizontally, or random symbols turning Wild. What you get is dependant on where the metre lands after each spin.

Each mode remains for 10 special spins, but it is important to note these spins aren’t free.

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Our thoughts

At first, we thought the 10 Special Spins were free, and we were incredibly excited – however once we triggered the Special Spins we realised they weren’t. The Power Up metre does ease the blow of this revelation and we won big on most of the 10 spins with this activated.

You can also win up to 150,000 coins during the Bonus Game Mode 2 and the 3x multiplier applied, which is quite incredible.

Graphically, we can’t fault this pokie but it is quite simple and it doesn’t feature any real bonus rounds or Free Spins features which can be a bit of a let down. However, if you’re after a classic pokie or want a trip down memory lane, this pokie may just be for you.

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