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Runner Runner Megaways

Retro style meets modern game engine on the slot from StakeLogic. Runner Runner Megaways is the latest addition to the studio’s franchise of classic fruit machines. Enhanced with cascading symbols, reactive wins, a Hold feature, Super Stake bets, a Gamble option and a Free Spins round with unlimited multiplier and retriggers, it can deliver wins of up to 10,000 times your bet.

Slot Details

Runner Runner Megaways is a cascading video slot with six reels, up to 7 rows and up to 117,649 ways to win, using the licensed game engine from Big Time Gaming. Pays are awarded for two to five matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can spin the classic reels from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin while activating Super Stake will double the range from 0.40 to 40 credits. The game has high volatility with a default RTP of 95.99%. Some operators will offer it with the secondary RTP setting which is usually in the 94.xx% range. Always check the help files to find out which version you will be playing.

The retro-style graphics and visuals are nothing to shout about but do appear crisp and clear. The usual fruit machine symbols are spinning on reels with a white canvas while a blurry view of a casino floor can be seen in the background.

The pay symbols start with cherries, oranges, plums, pears, bells, strawberries, grapes and melons at the lower end, awarding 1.6x to 4x your stake for a single six of a kind. The two premiums are red 7s and blue starts, yielding 15x and 100x your bet when six land across the reels. Bar Wilds appear only with the Super Stake option activated while a golden crown acts as the scatter.

Runner Runner Megaways Slot Features

For a classic fruit machine, there is a lot happening on this creation as StakeLogic added ample features and extras to transition Runner Runner Megaways into the 21st century. As usual, we will take you through each of them in the best chronological order.

The decision to make before you start spinning the reels is whether you want to activate SuperStakes. This will double you default bet size, e.g. minimum bet increases from 0.20 to 0.40. In return, it will deliver a minimum number of ways to win and also add Bar Wild symbols to the reels.

Start spinning to see the dynamic reels of the Megaways game engine cascade two to seven symbols into view for each reel, creating a virtually unlimited number of combinations of ways from 64 to the maximum 117,649. Hit a winning combination and all symbols that are part of the combo will shatter while the remainder drops towards the bottom before new symbols tumble into the empty spaces. Score another winner and the process repeats until no new winning combination lands after an avalanche.

It all comes to a temporary stop when minimum three scatters appear on the reels in the base game or two in the free spins. The Hold feature will trigger and lock the reels with the scatters while all others respin for a chance to land more. Respins continue as long as scatters land or you have six in view.

Having four scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence will trigger 8 Free Spins with each further scatter adding +5 free spins to the tally. Retriggers are awarded for minimum three scatters. The round has a progressive win multiplier that starts at x1 and increases by x1 after each winning reaction, no limits.

Last but not least is the well-known Gamble option that is available on most StakeLogic slots. You can gamble any win in the base game or from the free spins via a coin toss, up to five times in a row or max 250 times your stake. A small bar at the bottom displays the history of your last gambles, which some players might see as a guide.  We recommend some caution on using the option as losing the gamble repeatedly will have quite an impact on your playing balance.

Final Verdict

Well, as mentioned, there is quite a lot happening on Runner Runner Megaways when considering that the base is a classic fruit machine. It comes together rather well, although I am no fan of extra cost being added just to have wilds on the reels. Overall, it delivers solid Megaways action with decent win potential.

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