Wins of Nautilus Megaways slot REVIEW
Wins of Nautilus Megaways ReviewThe 1954 movie, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is one of those childhood films that still linger in our memory. It must have made quite an impression in other words, which is to be expected when Jules Verne’s classic tale is taken to the big screen by Disney. Fantasma Games, who is no stranger when it comes to experimenting with the licenced Megaways engine, has turned the iconic submarine into a slot called Wins of Nautilus Megaways.
Time will tell how much of a splash this volatile production will make in the community, but we enjoyed the teeming-with-life subsea view, or at least the glimpses you get between all the wooden tiles. The Countdown Bomb feature is an intersting innovation, and it will keep you on your toes also during base game play. Even more so in the bonus round, when the multiplying wild multipliers can also be boosted by the ever-increasing global win multiplier.
Wins of Nautilus Megaways Slot - Reels Screen
Wins of Nautilus Megaways Features
The premium symbols pay between 1.5 and 5 x your stake for 6 of a kind wins, and the Avalanche mechanic removes all winning symbols from the grid. New and/or existing symbols will then drop down to fill the gaps, or slide in from the right on the top horizontal reel. This process repeats as long as you keep winning, and a couple of features are there to help you out.
The Countdown Bombs can appear on reels 2 to 5 and the top reel only, and they come with Avalanche counters between 1 and 4. The symbol counts down per avalanche win, and it explodes into a full reel wild when the counter hits zero. The wild comes with a multiplier value that’s 2 times the starting counter value, which means that up to x8 multiplier wild reels are possible.
Countdown Bombs will never explode in the top sliding reel though, but instead drop down to the main grid before that happens. If a Countdown Bomb explode on a reel with another countdown bomb already present, the wild reel comes with a multiplier that’s the sum of both countdown wild’s respective starting values multiplied by 2. If several multiplier wild reels are part of the same win, the multipliers are multiplied with each other before being applied.
The Respin feature is triggered when you land at least one torpedo shark anywhere in view, and you’ll see the shark fly across the grid in all sorts of directions. This removes 2 to 10 symbols randomly, and a new Avalanche is thus triggered.
You need to collect 3 bonus symbols in the left-hand side meter within the same Avalanche sequence to trigger the Deep Sea Bonus Round. You get 12 Deep Sea Free Spins for the minimum of 3 scatters, while +5 free spins is added onto that per extra triggering scatter. The bonus round comes with an unlimited progressive win multiplier that increases by +1 per Avalanche win. You can retrigger the feature with 12+ extra spins by landing 3+ scatters.
Non-UK players, and anyone eligible, can purchase the bonus round for 60x the total stake. This is done via the in-game Bonus Buy menu, and you’re then guaranteed at least 3 bonus scatters on the spin that follows. The RTP increases to a solid 97 %, compared to the regular 96.1 %. The bonus round triggers originally once in 219.25 spins on average.
The 200 Spins Wins of Nautilus Megaways Experience
You get a decent taste of the base game, with a torpedo shark Respin trigger and some Avalanche wins, before we purchase the bonus round at 1:17 into the 4:17-minute highlights video. You can see for yourself how it all went by hitting the play button below.
We found ourselves so fascinated by the subsea backdrop view that we really wished those pesky symbols would be removed long enough to take in a full glimpse. The torpedo shark Respin feature is a gift in that regard, but we don’t quite get why Fantasma has decided to go with wooden tile royal symbols. This is a submarine game, after all, and not a mining or wild west slot, so all the wood seems a bit misplaced.
Anyway, the Countdown Bomb feature is a somewhat innovative way to introduce wild reels into the game, and the multiplier action they provide can lead to solid base game payouts here and there. Cracking the decent 10,000x potential is even more likely with the unlimited progressive win multiplier that comes into play when the bonus round hits, and 60x your stake seems like a reasonable price to pay for the feature (for those who live in eligible jurisdictions).
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Ancient Fortunes Poseidon Megaways - is a Triple Edge Studios (Microgaming) contribution to the subsea genre, and it plays out on 6 reels with 1 top horizontal reel and up to 117,649 ways to win. The Rolling Reels and wild collection defines the base game, and you can win jackpots up to 5,000x your stake. The progressive multiplier bonus round can lead to 10,000x payouts, however.
Das xBoot - is a far more serious World War 2 submarine slot from NoLimit City, and the claustrophobic vibe is strongly felt as you join the German crew. You can look forward to xWays and xBombs, and there are 2 highly engaging bonus rounds that both involve torpedo attacks in different ways. The volatility is brutally high, but you can win up to 55,200x your stake.
Wins of Nautilus Megaways Slot FAQsWhat is the Return to Player of Wins of Nautilus Megaways?
The 96.1 % RTP is a tad above average, but the theoretical returns increase to 97 % if you buy the bonus round (not available in the UK).
How volatile is Wins of Nautilus Megaways?
This is a highly volatile release from Fantasma Games, and you can therefore expect a bumpy ride.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 10,000x your stake in Wins of Nautilus Megaways, and the max win is capped at £250,000.
How does the Countdown Bomb feature work?
These symbols stay in place for up to 4 cascades, before they reach zero and fill the whole reel as wilds. A multiplier equal to 2x the initial countdown value is attached to the wild, and they can land everywhere except for reels 1 and 6.
Is there a free spins mode in Wins of Nautilus Megaways?
Yes, you get at least 12 free spins for starters, and the bonus round comes with an unlimited progressive win multiplier.
Can I play Wins of Nautilus Megaways slot for free?
Yes, you can check the free Wins of Nautilus Megaways demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).