Players might assume they know exactly what Jingle Ways Megaways has to offer based on its Megaways feature alone, but we think it has plenty to keep them entertained. Before we talk about the more exciting features, however, let’s cover the basics of what players can expect before they start spinning.
Jingle Ways Megaways is a six-reel slot with 117,649 paylines and, accordingly, different numbers of symbols per reel on every spin. In total, up to seven symbols can occupy each reel at any time. The game is volatile, with a decent RTP of 96% and a bet range of €0.10 to €10. This is not the largest range we have seen, but we think it is probably enough for most players.
In addition to the more standard game details, Jingle Ways Megaways boasts several features that will keep just about anyone engaged. These include mega wilds, raining wilds, festive reels, free spins, and multiplier boosts. And while the free spins round is arguably the slot’s main bonus feature, we think the others are interesting enough to keep a player’s attention.
Let’s take a closer look at these bonus features and how they work!
Most of the game’s features are included in a larger mechanic known as “Santa’s Gift”. When Santa appears on the reels and bestows a gift upon the players, they will open a gift box to receive one of the following:
- Mega wilds
- Raining wilds
- Festive reels
- Multiplier boost
The mega wilds feature will cover an entire reel in wilds with multipliers up to 7x. As many as four mega wilds can land at one time on the board, and they only appear on the inner four reels. Raining wilds will see wilds “rain” over the four middle reels. The total number is random, but whatever it might be, players are guaranteed a win.
Festive reels amp up the grid’s mood by removing low-paying symbols in the middle four reels and become the second bonus feature in Santa’s Gift to guarantee players a win. Finally, the multiplier boost is triggered only during the free spins round. When players receive the feature from their gift box, a boost of up to 5x is added to the round.
The free spins round is Jingle Ways Megaways main bonus feature. The round is triggered one of two ways. First, three snow globe scatters finding their way onto the reels at any one time will activate the round. Players can also trigger the free spins feature from the Santa’s Gift mechanic.
Eight spins are awarded as soon as the free spins round begins, and every scatter beyond three on the board when the feature is activated is worth another two free spins. The round features a win multiplier worth up to 15x and landing another three or more scatters during the bonus round will add three spins. Players might end the free spins feature feeling quite festive, indeed!
What do we think about Red Tiger’s Jingle Ways Megaways? Keep reading for our verdict!
Jingle Ways Megaways verdict
We think that there is a lot to love about Jingle Ways Megaways. It might not be a unique release, but it is undeniably a well-designed title that combines festive (but not trite) graphics and winning gameplay. Players face a maximum win of 10000x – an amount that makes the relatively low bet range a bit more enticing – and spin away on a volatile grid that is as risky as it is entertaining.
If you love the holidays and appreciate a solid slot with a great free spins round, we think you might find a lot to love in Jingle Ways Megaways! Whether you are in a festive mood or would like some help getting there, Red Tiger’s new slot is, in our opinion, a winning entry.
Jingle Ways Megaways was released on the 2nd of December 2021 and is available for play at casinos offering Red Tiger games.