Payday Megaways Slot Review

Take on the role of a high rolling City tycoon in the Payday Megaways slot, a business-themed game from Storm Gaming Technology. Played using a 6 reel, cascading wins game engine, the number of ways to win here can get as high as 117,649. Look out for plenty of classic Megaways features including transforming mystery symbols and pick me prizes. The likeliest way to make off with plenty of loot comes via the feature round which awards at least 12 free spins complete with an expanding multiplier which increases with each cascading win.  Find out more in our full Payday Megaways review.

Payday Megaways Slot Details & Wager Limits

The Payday Megaways slot is played using the classic 6 reel, Megaways game engine where the number of ways to win can reach up to 117,649. The number of symbols on each reel changes with each spin. This alters the number of ways you can form a winning combination.

The more symbols the better. If the reels feature the maximum number of symbols, you’ll have 117,649 Megaways active. Winners are formed in the standard manner by landing matching symbols or wilds on adjoining reels, starting from reel 1.

Stakes range from 20p to £10 per spin. Use the + and – keys in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to adjust. The settings button allows you to play with or without the soundtrack as well as sounds.

The Paydays Megaways RTP is 96.03% which is about average. The variance is in the medium to high category with the bigger wins coming in the free spins.

Whatever stake you are playing, the max win is 10,650 x your total stake per spin. The bigger payouts come from the free spins. Expect a win every 3 spins or so as the hit frequency rate is 33.55%.

Theme – Audio and Design Features – play city slicker


With a business theme, there’s a bright rather gaudy feel to the design in the Payday Megaways slot. The office of a larger-than-life business mogul is the setting here. It’s not quite The Wolf of Wall Street though. Anyway, you’ll see him puffing away on a fat cigar to the left of the reels.

The cartoon-style imagery is fine. The soundtrack is truly awful though and had us reaching for the mute button almost immediately. Green and gold dominate the colour palette. Understated this most certainly isn’t.

Those reels are made up of A to 10 royals. They appear alongside cigars, charts, clips full of notes and a #1 rosette. The tycoon is the most rewarding symbol. Land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of Mr Big in combination for a payout equal to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 40 x your total stake.

The gold ring is the wild. This replaces all the standard symbols in a winning combination. There are also 2 different scatter symbols, each of which can trigger a feature, as well as a mystery transforming symbols.

You can try and land the big bucks while playing on tablet and smartphone as well as on a computer. The brash visuals work just fine on the smaller screen. You’ll find the same variety of extras on the Payday Megaways mobile slot too.

Payday Megaways Bonus Features

Payday Megaways comes with a decent collection of bonus features. You’ll find plenty of Megaways staples here including cascading reels, mystery symbols and free spins with expanding multipliers. You could also pick up a pick me prize.

Reactions feature

Land a winning combination and the Reactions feature triggers. The successful symbols are removed from the reels and are replaced by the symbols above. A new payout consideration follows with the new symbols in place. If this results in a winner being formed the process is repeated. These ‘reactions’ keep in coming until no new winner is formed.

Pick Me feature

Slightly unusually for a slot with this game engine, Payday Megaways comes with a Pick Me feature. It’s triggered by landing 3 or more envelope scatters on the same spin. Simply open the envelopes to reveal cash prizes.

Mystery Transforming Symbols feature

The safe covered by a question mark is the mystery symbol. All examples of these that appear on the same spin transform into the same matching symbol. Known as the Mystery Transforming Symbols feature, a new payout consideration then follows with the newly transformed symbols in place.

Free Spins feature


Land 4 Payday scatter symbols on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature with 12 free spins. Each extra Payday scatter from the triggering spin adds another 4 free spins to your original haul of 12 free spins. If you were to trigger with 5 or 6 scatters, you’d play 16 or 20 free spins respectively.

At the start of the free spins, a random multiplier is awarded. Each time you land a reaction win during the free spins, that multiplier increases by 1. There’s no limit to how high this multiplier can rise.

Landing 3 or 4 scatters in the top row during the free spins adds 5 or 10 more free spins to your total. The expanding multiplier applies during these extra free spins too. Again, you can win unlimited extra free spins.

Promotion feature

On any spin, the tycoon can award the Promotion feature. You’ll see Expenses Approved flash onto the screen. All the lower value royal symbols are then removed from the game grid and a payout calculation follows with just the higher value symbols in play.

Payday Megaways Review Summary – a simple Megaways title

The Payday Megaways slot comes with all the goodies we’ve come to expect from a Megaways game. There’s a top variety of extras here including free spins with the all-important expanding multipliers. The visuals are as bright and brash as the lairiest flashy city boy.

However, the graphics look a little dated and feels like a Microgaming slot from the 2000s. This will likely be something of an acquired taste but if you fancy awakening your inner Gordon Gekko and playing City Slicker, Payday Megaways should appeal.

Saying that, if you’re looking for a game using this engine, you cannot go wrong with Bonanza (Megaways) which is the slot that that put Megaways on the map. Alternatively, check out the top 10 Megaways slots for some inspiration.

Payday Megaways FAQs

What is the Payday Megaways RTP?

The Payday Megaways return to player rate is 96.03% which is about average. Medium to high variance, most of the big wins will come from the increasing multiplier in the free spins.

What is the Payday Megaways max win?

The most you can win per spin is 10,650 x your total stake. The bigger wins will come in the free spins due to the unlimited win multiplier.

Are they any Payday Megaways free spins?

Yes, the Free Spins feature guarantees at least 12 free spins. These come with a random multiplier which increases with each win/reaction. You can also win unlimited additional free spins.

Are there any other Payday Megaways features?

Bonus feature highlights here include mystery transforming symbols, a pick me round and a promotion bonus where all the lower value symbols are removed from the reels.

Payday Megaways Slot Information

  • Game:
    Payday Megaways
  • Provider:
    Storm Gaming
  • Type:
    Megaways Slot
  • Reels:
  • Paylines:
    Up to 117,649
  • Stakes Range:
    20p to £100
  • Bonus Features:
    Yes (5)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
  • RTP %:
  • Max Win:
    10,650 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.