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Pragmatic Play Adds Megaways Engine to the Iconic Wild Wild Riches Slot

Last update: May, 2024

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Pragmatic Play Adds Megaways Engine to the Iconic Wild Wild Riches Slot

In September 2020, Pragmatic Play shook the iGaming world after releasing Wild Wild Riches Slot. Framed by a rainbow, this game takes players to the countryside, where they can win a maximum payout of 4,600x the stake.

But if you find the 576 winning ways underwhelming, don’t panic because the operator announced this slot’s new and improved Megaways version on February 16, 2023. This slot game mechanic is famous for giving players thousands of winning ways, improving their chances of hitting a winning combination.

The dynamic Megaways title is set on six ever-changing reels, taking players back to the highly rewarding emerald isle. Pragmatic Play shies away from making a raft of changes, instead opting for the standard symbols from the original game title. Players will come across symbols like mushrooms, clovers, pipes, and more.

But although the previous title had a 3-3-4-4-4-reel alignment, the Megaways title gets a 6-reel action just as expected. Each reel can house between 2-7 symbols, allowing players to form thousands of winning combinations.

Meanwhile, the standard symbols are joined by a wild on reels one and two to help players form bigger wins. However, for players to win a prize, the wild symbol must be available on reels one and two with money symbols on the adjacent reel (reel 3). The money symbols can also jackpot rewards up to 250x the stake.

That’s not all. Players will win bonus spins if they land a bonus symbol on the third reel and a wild symbol on the first two reels. A gamble mechanic is also available, allowing gamers to collect bonus spins or gamble to unlock more spin rounds. The wilds and money icons can appear randomly during the bonus spins to boost your payout.

Besides adding a more extended gaming area, the Wild Wild Riches Megaways slot also shakes things up slightly regarding the winning numbers. The game has a 96.02% RTP, lower than the 96.77% rate on the original release. Wild Wild Riches Megaways also has a 5/5 volatility compared to 4/5 on the Wild Wild Riches slot machine.

Busy Year for Pragmatic Play Slot Fans

It seems like Pragmatic Play isn’t about to slow down in 2023. This year, the company has already released more than 12 slot machines, which speaks volumes about its ambition to conquer the online slots landscape in 2023.

In January, the company released its first Megaways title of the year – Mammoth Gold Megaways. The game takes players to the Paleolithic period when giant mammoths and scary sabre tooth tigers reigned.

After the release of this Megaways title, Irina Cornides, Pragmatic Play’s Chief Operating Officer, said this game offers players unmatched entertainment with multiplier wilds, cascading reels, and the iconic Megaways mechanic.

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