Deal or no Deal is a popular TV game show that has been running since 2005 and has since been adapted into a board game as well as various versions of online slots. In this review, we will be looking at Endemol Shine Gaming's version, this time equipped with Big Time Gamings' Megaways game mechanic. Keep reading to find out more about Deal or No Deal Bankers Riches Megaways!
Deal or No Deal Bankers Riches Megaways is based on the TV show. Therefore the theme can only be described as a "game show". The game grid is set against the backdrop of a brightly lit upstage where all the action is set to take place. You will notice a familiar telephone at the bottom left of the screen, which is used to take the banker's calls when he offers you a deal. While this may not be a 100% re-enactment of the original TV show, it nonetheless does an excellent job of capturing the essence of what made the show famous.
Bets are placed from 2 cents up to a maxim of 100 CAD per spin. The fact that this is regarded as a high volatility slot means that you will appreciate the wide margin of bets that can be placed. There is a maximum win capped at 2,500x your stake. This isn't exactly the highest payout we've seen and doesn't match the high volatility rating. The RTP is a low 95.88%, which isn't that impressive when compared to the industry average. Thanks to the Megaways mechanic, the 6-reel game grid can be between 2-7 symbols each, which equates to a minimum of 64 megaways up to an impressive 117,649 megaways!
The symbols that are found in Deal or No Deal Bankers Riches Megaways can be separated into low paying and high paying symbols. The Low paying symbols are, as per usual, your standard playing card Royals. Starting from Ace to Jack, these symbols will payout from between 0.6x to 1x your stake if you land six matching symbols on the reels. Premium symbols include cups, a notepad, the banker's wax seal, the banker himself as well as a red and golden mystery box. If you manage to land a combination with six or more premium symbols, you will be paid out 1.25-25x your stake!
Deal or No Deal Bankers Riches Megaways features some bonus symbols, which accompany the ruler paying symbols. These include the Wild and scatter symbols. The wild symbol will substitute for any other regular paying symbol on the reels and will be used in symbol combinations to boost your payouts. The scatter symbol is the phone and will trigger the bonus “pick me” prize.
There are tons of bonus features in Deal or No Deal Bankers Riches Megaways that we will be discussing in this section. Firstly, there is the cascading reels feature. This feature is excellent because it enables you to get more out of every spin. Only the symbols used in a winning combination are removed while new symbols fill vacant positions. This feature continues until no new combinations have been made.
The Phone scatter symbol will trigger the bonus round when three or more land on the reels. Once you have triggered the bonus, the scatters present on the reels will transform into "pick me" symbols. You will then select between one of the triggering symbols to reveal your bonus prize. Prizes on offer include an Instant cash prize of between 1x and 20x your stake, a Banker best offer (which is a similar "reject or accept" game as with the TV show), Bankers free spins or the Deal or No Deal Bonus.
During the Banker free spins round, you will receive free spins until the phone scatter lands on reel 6. What's remarkable here is that with every cascading reel win, the multiplier will increase by 1. At the end of the round, players are awarded a final spin where the maximum ways to win are enabled
Once the bonus rounds have come to an end, you will have the chance to gamble your winnings by selecting box 23. There are various outcomes that can come from this, including a Double your winnings, half win, Lose All and Money Back, as well as others. Basically, as with the TV show, this could lead to even greater winnings, or you may see yourself losing everything!
Lastly, there is the Deal or No Deal bonus feature. This feature is basically the TV show that comes to life. You will start by selecting a box. Once you have selected your box, you will proceed to eliminate all other boxes from the options available. At the end of each round, the banker will make you an offer for your box. And you will either accept this offer or choose to move on to the next round.
On top of all these fantastic bonus features, there is a jackpot prize on offer. There Are Minor, Major or Grand Jackpot prizes up for grabs here. The Grand Jackpot prize will see you taking home 2,500x your stake!
This slot is absolutely packed with bonus features that make things super exciting. There is never a dull moment in Deal or No Deal Bankers Riches Megaways, from the cascading reels in the base game to the excellent extra bonus features. The developers have done a great job capturing the deal or no deal experience and have made it even more lucrative by adding the Megaways mechanic. The cherry on the top is the Jackpot prize which could see you take home 2,500x your stake!