Book of Tut Megaways Review
Some people may argue that Mr Hunter has no business in coming back to visit us quite so soon. However, I disagree. It was always a simple idea and it appealed to many fans of the ‘book of’ genre. And what was going to make this game even better? Megaways. of course.
If you haven't experienced this payline mechanic before, then you can check out this Megaways info article here. But if you don't have time to read the full manual, then here is a quick example.
Each of these 6 reels presents between 2 and 7 symbols. So while you think you may only have 3 rows in place when you start the game, it could be up to 7. In order to see the maximum 117,649 win ways, you will need 7 symbols on each of the 6 reels.
And while this may sound like a bit of a clunky design for a mobile presentation, it couldn't be further from the truth. This game looks and feels fantastic on a range of mobile phones. Obviously, the bigger and better the screen, the more detail you're going to experience.
There isn't a lot to tell this game apart from its predecessor and almost every visual element has been reproduced in one way or another. The developer could have gone all out and created a brand-new design to celebrate the arrival of Megaways. On the other hand, it was already a popular slot and adding a famous game mechanic kind of negated the need to tinker too much. Thankful for small mercies, as I always am, the dreadful audio has been cut from the original Book of Tut slot and replaced with a far more fitting soundtrack.
Don't underestimate just how simple this game is behind the scenes. Sure, it has the clever Megaways addition but you aren't going to experience any modifiers that baffle you and amaze you in equal measures. What you are waiting for is an Expanding symbol or a Scatter symbol to break up the monotony of the base game and without them, there isn't much to write home about. It feels a little like Pragmatic Play should have gone the extra mile this time.
To celebrate the return of Mr Hunter and his obsession with Egyptian books, the max payout has been almost doubled. It currently stands at a 10,000x top prize. Expect high volatility and a reasonable 96% RTP. Your chances to see a win, be it big or small, is around one in four spins.
I did enjoy the original offering but don't get me wrong, I was never a super fan or anything! It was a basic game and not much he has changed to convince me that adding Megaways has done a lot to improve it. Sure, it adds an extra level of interest and excitement but it doesn't truly enhance the gameplay.
An increased max win is always a welcome addition but the jury is out on whether or not I’d want to spend my time with John Hunter and the Book of Tut Megaways for any extended period of time. Give it a try and see what you think—send me your thoughts on a postcard!