Beetlejuice Megaways Review
In 1988, Tim Burton changed the world for good with his film Beetlejuice. With an all-star cast of Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, there was no way that this film could fail.
Beetlejuice arguably kick-started the gothic trend in cinema and cemented Burton as a world-class director. It's no surprise that the film continues to be a fan-favourite now with a rumoured sequel in the works.
This is why Barcest and SG Digital decided to create an online slot based on this film! Playing on 5-reels with 248,832, Beetlejuice Megaways contains Megaways, multipliers and free spins.
There's not a huge amount to the design of this slot as it looks quite thrown together. However, it's unknown if this is intentional or just lazy. If this is intentional, it's kind of brilliant as that's exactly what Beetlejuice would do!
The titular character is in a static image to the left of the reels, whilst there are various weird tentacles surrounding the reels with animations. On the reels, there are stills from the movie with all the creepy characters such as Harry (the shrunken head guy), Miss Argentina (the receptionist) and Lydia Deetz.
Thankfully, this branded slot contains faithful music with the Danny Elfman score playing in the distance. Sadly, there is no voiceover from the man himself which is a missed opportunity.
The overall gameplay of this slot is pretty standard for a Megaways game with nothing too special happening aside from the two different sets of reels connecting. Ultimately, this makes the gameplay easy to pick up and follow.
At the bottom of the screen, there is the menu button as well as the balance for the game. To the right of the reels is where players can find the spin button and the bet level button.
In a strange twist of fate, this slot has a decent RTP for a branded slot. The RTP is 96% and contains a medium to high volatility level as well leading to mainly larger wins but less frequently.
It's also a delight that the maximum win for this slot isn't anything ridiculously low as the maximum win is 6,220x your stake.
Beetlejuice Megaways could've easily been a cheap cash grab with a low RTP, low maximum win and an even tackier design. Despite the game not looking like a masterpiece, the overall design is pretty in line with what you'd expect from Beetlejuice.
It's easy to see why Beetlejuice Megaways continues to be a fan-favourite amongst players and it's definitely worth a spin (if you haven't given it one already)!