If your idea of a perfect night out away from the slots is a session of head banging and moshing, then the Megadeth should be right up your street. Based on the massive American thrash metal kings, this 5 reel, 40 payline title from Leander Games aims to rock your world. It’s packed full of features including extended wilds, mega nudges, free spins and a Head Crusher pick me round. Play from between 40p (80p to activate the mega nudge feature) and £480 per spin.
The reels in Megadeth are full of heavy metal imagery so look out for guitars, amps, drums and picks – there are also symbols featuring band members Chris Broderick, Shaun Drover and David Ellefon as well as the Megadeth logo which is the biggest standard payer at 500 coins for a 5 symbol combination.
Mullet haired lead singer Dave Mustaine is the wild, substituting for all symbols apart from the bonus scatter – this wild can appear as an extended wild, filling up an entire reel or multiple reels when it hits.
The first added extra is the Mega Nudge feature – this will cost you an extra stake to access. For that added investment, you’ll receive up to 3 nudges on reels 2 and 4 combined to get you the best combination possible.
Find the Bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you’ll get access to the Multiple Levels Bonus Screen – spin the Mega Wheel and you gain an instant win prize or get access to the Hangar 18 Free Spins Bonus feature or the Head Crusher Bonus feature.
If you get access to Hangar 18 you’ll receive between 5 and 15 free spins. Whenever the Mustaine wild symbol appears, it will remain in place as a sticky wild for the duration of the feature.
The Head Crusher Bonus feature is a somewhat unsettling version of a pick me round based on one of the band’s most notorious videos. You’ll be presented with a selection of 16 hooded prisoners – pick 1. If it’s a female prisoner, your prize will increase. Choose a male prisoner though and the prize will decrease.
The visuals on show in Megadeth are excellent, interspersed with video clips of some of the band’s most memorable hits, and complemented by a thrash metal backing track. The features are pretty impressive too. Be warned though – the Mega Nudge can certainly help find winning combinations but it is an expensive option and you can soon rattle through your bankroll if you’re not careful.
Metal fans are the obvious target demographic here and if you like your rock on the extremely heavy side, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. The array of features makes Megadeth an appealing slot for non-fans too. You may want to play with the mute button on though. If you like rock music, WMS Gaming offer you KISS Shout It Out Loud whilst Net Entertainment have Guns ‘N Roses.