Storm Gaming’s Bar-X Megaways Slot Review

It has the visuals of a classic one-armed bandit but comes with a bang up to date game mechanic. We’re talking here about Bar-X Megaways, a 6 reel slot from Storm Gaming that comes with shape-shifting reaction reels that can expand to offer up to 117,649 ways to win. Trigger the bonus round and you’ll get free spins with expanding multipliers. Play from between 25p and £100 per spin.

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50

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1,000+

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Retro design

The visuals in Bar-X Megaways could come from a slot from an arcade from 50 years ago. On the reels you’ll see 0 symbols which are effectively blanks. They’re joined by X, Bar and white, blue and red lucky 7s. The best symbol is the gold Bar. Land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of these on adjoining reels and you’ll pocket an award equal to 1, 5, 10, 20 or 50 times your total stake. There’s also a wild.

Avalanche reels

Bar-X Megaways uses a Reaction Reels feature. After a winning combination is created, the winning symbols are removed and new ones replace them. These continue as long as a new winner hits.

Up to 117,649 ways to win

This is a Megaways slot so the number of symbols on each reel changes with each spin. This alters the number of ways you can create a winning combination. If all 6 reels are at their maximum size, you’ll have 117,649 active Megaways. You can see how many are live by checking the meter in the top left corner of the screen.

Free spins with increasing multiplier

Land 4 of the Mega Spins scatter symbol on the same spin to trigger the Free Spins feature. You’ll then receive 10 free spins. An extra 5 spins are added for each additional scatter on the triggering spin. The reaction reels are in play here too. Each reaction win increases a multiplier by 1x – this is known as the Unlimited Win Multiplier feature.

This multiplier doesn’t go back to 1x after a losing reaction either, it remains the same or increases. Land 3 or 4 scatters in the top reel window to add another 5 or 10 free spins to your total. There’s no limit to how many free spins you can win or how high the multiplier can go.

Simple Megaways action

Given all the moving pieces, it seems a bit strange to describe a Megaways slot as simple but that’s what Bar-X Megaways. It’s a no frills take on the popular game mechanic. The design is unfussy and the gameplay straightforward. It can still hit the spot though, especially in the Free Spins feature there the dynamic multiplier can really get things moving.

Medium to high variance, you can win up to 50,000 times your stake on each spin or free spin. If you want a fresh take on and old school theme, then Bar-X Megaways is well worth a look. Alternative, Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza Megaways slot offers identical gameplay (and better graphics).

Bar-X Megaways Slot Information

  • Game:
    Bar-X Megaways
  • Software:
    Storm Gaming
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    6
  • Paylines:
    Up to 117,649
  • Total Coins:
    25
  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 100.00
  • Jackpot:
    50
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    10-?/1-?x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.