Imagine playing an online slot on a handheld console like an old school Gameboy – that’s just what’s on offer in Mega Boy, a 5 reel, 25 payline game from iSoftBet. With classic 16-bit graphics, it certainly looks the part. It also comes with a pair of power ups which offer free spins with plenty of other goodies. Stakes start at just 25p per spin.
The blocky graphics give Mega Boy a real retro feel. Likewise, the bleep heavy, electro style soundtrack. Symbols on the reels include playing cards from A to 10, a lucky 7, bell, start, heart and cherries. There’s also a wild that substitutes for all other symbols.
In keeping with the console theme, Mega Boy comes with a pair of power ups – land the orange character (who looks a little like a very angry Mr Tickle) in the centre position of the reels to trigger the Level One Power Up. Here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins with some tasty potential extras. Winning paylines can be doubled.
When a wild lands, any symbols directly above, below, left or right will turn wild too – all wilds on the screen expand to fill their reel. One random symbol is selected and every 1 of them on the reels becomes a wild. The precise extra is decided at random via the flashing meter at the top of the reels.
The Level 2 Power Up is activated when the purple character lands on the centre of the reels. Your 10 free spins can be boosted by a 3x multiplier, diagonally copied wilds, wilds copy horizontally – both left and right and random symbol wilds. Once again the flashing meter decides which extra you’ll receive.
If you enjoyed classic video games starring Mario, Sonic and the like, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this blast from past. It won’t just appeal to old school gamers though. The visuals may look retro but the power up features of full of bang up to date extras. Get lucky with those power ups and this slot can live up to its name and deliver some Mega jackpots.