William Hill Megaways
- Game provider
- Blueprint Gaming
- William Hill Megaways
- Feature Buy
- Game type
- Video Slots
- Mobile version
- Grid slot
- Sticky wilds
- Free spins
- Progressive jackpot
- Bonus game
- Random Feature
- Min. bet
- Max. bet
- Maximum win
- Last update
- July 2, 2020
Get to play for large jackpots on the branded William Hill Megaways slot by Blueprint Gaming. Hit successive winning cascades to climb up the Bonus Trail and trigger three bonus game modes. Then spin the lucky wheel to win cash prizes and up to 20 free spins with unlimited win multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 10,000 times your bet. Trigger the jackpot bonus game and you could win one of five progressive jackpots on the Vegas Millions network.
William Hill Megaways is a video slot with six reels, up to seven rows and 324 to 117,649 ways to win. Available on desktop and mobile, you can bet from 0.10 to 10 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility while the base RTP has been noted with 95.50% plus a total of 0.49% as jackpot contribution and reserve, which brings the overall RTP to 95.99%.
The number of ways is randomly determined for every spin with the game engine selecting between two and seven pay symbols for reels 1 & 6 as well as two to six pay symbols for reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Additionally, the game has an extra reel at the top of the game window with four positions, extending from reel two to five, where more symbols appear on every spin. Wins are paid for adjacent symbols from left to right only. The symbols from a winning combination will then explode to make room for new symbols to drop into place, starting a chain reaction that will continue as long as a new winning combo occurs after a cascade.
A generic background in typical William Hill blue tones is the canvas for the Megaways game window which is held in light bulb frame. The jackpot displays as well as the Bonus Trail flank the reels which are dominated by a series of gems.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 9 through to A, awarding 0.8x to 1x your stake for a single six of a kind. The premiums are yellow, green and red gems as well as a shiny diamond. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 50x your bet. A glowing blue icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing in the horizontal reel only while a question mark on a similarly coloured but brighter icon acts as the mystery symbol. There are no scatters on the reels.
William Hill Megaways Slot Features
Blueprint Gaming is keeping the production line for branded Megaways games on full steam with UK bookie William Hill being the next joining the elite group. Slot connoisseurs will instantly recognize a few similarities with the developer’s Deal or No Deal Megaways, although the WillHill creation is linked to the Vegas Millions progressive jackpot network. The features include the well-known Mystery Symbol that can land at any times in the base game and free spins. All in view will reveal a common pay symbol except wilds once the dust has settled.
To get to the bonus game you will need to climb up the Bonus Trail displayed on the right of the game window (desktop version). Every winning cascade within one spin sequence will advance you by one step with the lowest bonus game level triggering after the fourth cascade. Any progress that does not reach the bonus game level will be reset at the end of a spin sequence. Once you make it to the three bonus options on the trail, it triggers the Bonus Wheel with three levels, each with cash and/or free spin prizes.
Before spinning the wheel, you will get to pick one of three Golden William Hill Coins, which contain either an Arrow that will add an extra green arrow to the wheel, a Boost that will increase the cash and free spin prizes and Spin which will spin the wheel.
Triggering the Bonus Wheel with four winning cascades will see you starting on the outer level, while five and six winning cascades will advance you directly to the higher levels. Overall, this is what is on offer on each level, including the Boost extras.
- Four Winning Cascades – Bonus: Cash prizes from 1x to 30x your bet and 5 to 12 free spins
- Five Winning Cascades – Super Bonus: Cash prizes from 10x to 45x your bet and 10 to 18 free spins
- Six Winning Cascades – Mega Bonus: No cash prizes, only 10 to 19 free spins
Initially, you will get one spin on the bonus wheel to determine your prize. Land on free spins or cash prizes and the round ends. Hitting a green arrow will advance you to the next level, up to the centre with 20 free spins. During the free spins, a random number of up to 100 extra Mystery Symbols are added to the reel strips. Plus, the Progressive Multiplier will start at x1 and will increase by x1 after each winning reaction, no limits.
Lastly, the game is part of the Vegas Millions network with five progressive jackpots that can be won via the Vegas Millions Bonus feature. A percentage from each bet across the entire Blueprint network contributes to the jackpots. The bonus game can trigger randomly on any spin, clearing the game area and replacing it with a 5×4 grid. Three respins are awarded with the aim to hit 15 or more Vegas Millions symbols. Any landing will turn sticky and the respin counter is reset to three. The process is repeated until you run out of respins, in which case you get a consolation prize based on how many symbols have been collected or reach the required 15 symbols to enter the Vegas Millions Super Spin. Here, a giant bonus wheel appears with big cash prizes and the five jackpots – Super, Mega, Major, Royal and Vegas Jackpot. You get one spin on the wheel to win one of the prizes.
The Megaways train is steamrolling at high speed through casino lobbies with the total number already surpassing 100 titles from about a dozen providers. Blueprint Gaming is clearly leading the pack with the most Megaways games of all licensees and is increasingly resorting to cloning its own titles. William Hill Megaways is one of those examples although it differs from the original due to the connection to the progressive jackpot network. Still, a solid Megaways game that will attract the jackpot chasers and Megaways fans alike.