The Expendables Megaways

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The Expendables Megaways
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May 27, 2021


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Join the crew of ageing elite mercenaries on their slot mission by StakeLogic and SkyRocket Entertainment. The Expendables Megaways brings the heroes from the Hollywood blockbuster franchise to a set of variable reels using the licensed BTG game engine with cascading symbols, reactive wins, a collectable Bullet Bonus feature and a free spins round with randomly increasing win multipliers and low-value symbol removal. Complete the mission with Barney, Lee, Yin, Hale and Gunner and you could pocket rewards worth up to 26,965x your bet.

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Slot Details

The Expendables Megaways is a cascading video slot with six reels, up to 7 rows and up to 117,649 ways to win. You can join the crew on desktop, tablet or mobile devices from 0.20 to 20.00 credits per spin. Activating SuperStake will increase bet sizes to 0.40 to 40 (more to that in a short while). The RTP of this medium to high variance game is set as default at 96.02%. Some operators might choose to offer the slot with the secondary setting of 94.02%, always read the help file to find out which version you will be playing.

Using dynamic reels, the number of ways from 324 to the maximum is randomly determined for a spin sequence by selecting between two and seven pay symbols for reels 1 and 6 as well as two to six pay symbols for reels 2 to 5. Plus, the extra reel at the top of the game window with four positions, extending from reel two to five, will spin more symbols into view in every round, creating virtually unlimited variations of rows and symbols that will make every spin unique.

Wins are then paid for adjacent symbols from left to right only. The symbols from a winning combination are part of a reaction which will see them explode to make room for new symbols to cascade into place. This will continue as long as a new winner occurs after a reaction allowing you to win repeatedly in a single spin. Wins are accumulated from all cascades and paid before the next spin sequence starts.

The Expendables Megaways Screenshot
Screenshot with active SuperStakes

The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, followed by the characters from the movie – Terry Crews as Hale, Dolph Lundgren as Gunner, Jet Li as Yin, Jason Statham as Lee and Sylvester Stallone as Barney. The latter is the most valuable with 12.5x your stake for a single six of a kind. The well-known army dog tag is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular symbols while a skull acts as the scatter. A bullet is the collectable symbol, setting off one of the features when five have been added to the meter.

The Expendable Megaways Slot Features

While the meanwhile three movies of the franchise were not to everyone’s taste, they did gross nearly $1 billion at the box office, making it one of the most successful action thriller franchises of all time. In all three movies, the crew of ageing mercenaries accept a variety of missions, whereas the action plot is combined with a good dose of humour. After all, the protagonists have been considered to be expendable.

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, and will trigger two extra features with an average frequency of 1:32 spins. Options are either a large random number of wild symbols being added to the reels while the spin is in progress or between one and five royals will be removed from the strips for the current spin.

A blazing diamond in the bottom right corner indicates that the feature is active. As with any extras like SuperStakes, we do recommend some caution in using them. We did not have long enough testing periods to make a clear determination on whether it is worth on this slot.

The Expendables Megaways Bullet Bonus
Bullet Bonus activated

The first feature you will notice is the Bullet Bonus. A meter on the right is collecting any bullet symbol landing on the reels as in filling up a gun magazine. Once full, a gun salvo will be unleashed to turn five random positions on reels two to six into wilds before the win evaluation is done. The bullet counter is then reset to restart the collection.

Having four, five, six or seven skull scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence will trigger 12, 16, 20 and 20 Free Spins with an x1 starting win multiplier respectively, which can be indefinitely retriggered by landing three or more skull scatters in a free spin. Three will get you +4 and four will award +8 extra free spins. The progressive win multiplier will increase by x1 after each winning cascade, no limits.

The more promising kicker in the bonus round is though the symbol removal. Any win with card royals from 10 to A appearing on a free spin will see the respective royal being removed from the reel strips for the remainder of the feature. The removal is done consecutively starting with the 10. Hence, you will need to score first a win with 10s to have them taken off the reels, then a win with Js and so on. If no win appears then the symbols stay on the reel strips. However, once all are removed you will end up having only high-value symbols, wilds and scatters on the reels. The best moment to score mega wins.

Final Verdict

If SkyRocket Entertainment doesn’t ring any bells, the media company recently not only acquired the rights to blockbusters such as Rambo, Hercules and The Expendables but also bought the independent studio The Games Company, signalling plans to branch out into online gaming.

With StakeLogic they found the fitting partner to have a good first impact by using the licensed Megaways engine and the characters of the very successful movie franchise The Expendables. Visually, the slot impresses with stunning graphics and animations while the gameplay is suspenseful and the win potential is worthy of the ageing warriors.


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