Pragmatic Play is one of many developers who have licensed BGT’s Megaways mechanic. And the first slot they ever produced using it is Great Rhino Megaways.
The game grid is made up of 6 reels with 2-7 symbols landing on each of them. And there is also a horizontal bonus reel with four positions above reels 2-5. When all the reels are fully loaded with symbols, this setup provides up to 200,704 ways to win.
The low pays are card ranks 10 to Ace in a wooden, tribal design to fit in with the theme of the game. As premiums, we see flamingos, hyenas, crocodiles, gorillas, and cheetahs. The values of the premiums vary widely, from 1.5 times the stake for six flamingos jumping to 50 times the stake for six of the cheetahs. The betting range is from 0.20 to 100.00 per spin.
The Great Rhino is Wild. This is a rather ferocious bad-tempered looking beast who can appear to charge off the reels at the player. But it's all good, just a fun animation that happens every time the Wild helps form a win by substituting for symbols.
The Scatter is a gold coin embossed with a rhino head. Four or more are needed to trigger the Free Spins, and when these land, the player is faced with a choice which I’ll tell you all about below.
Great Rhino Megaways is not a slot that’s overloaded with special features. But Megaways fans will be happy to know that the good old cascading reels are active in the base game and the Free Spins. If you don’t already know, this removes all the symbols involved from the reels after every win, and the remaining symbols and new ones tumble down to fill the empty spaces. This reaction continues until no new winning combinations appear.
The key to the Free Spins is the golden rhino coin Scatter symbol - when four or more appear in view, they trigger the bonus round. As for the number of Free Spins, players have to choose for themselves from four options:
15 free spins with a starting win multiplier of 1x.
10 free spins with a starting win multiplier of 5x.
5 free spins with a starting win multiplier of 10x.
Mystery Choice with a random number of free spins and a random starting win multiplier.
If the round triggers with more than four Scatters, the number of Free Spins in each option will be higher, and another four Scatters landing during them will retrigger the bonus.
Win potential in this round is boosted by the cascading reels. After every cascade that results in a win, the win multiplier is increased by + 1. And there is no limit except luck to how high it can reach!
Pragmatic Play put the Megaways mechanic to good use, providing a max of 200,704 ways to win, in Great Rhino Megaways, its first release with the BGT mechanic. I would have liked to see a few more bonus features in the game, but it’s still a fun game and a good intro if you’ve never played a Megaways game before. Just remember, the Rhino is a highly volatile beast, so always set a loss limit before playing. Try it out at Gala Casino where there are many other slots to try like The Ultimate 5, Wolf Gold and Gorilla Mayhem. Good Luck!