Mammoth Gold Megaways (Pragmatic Play) Slot Review


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Mammoth Gold Megaways: Slot Overview

Mammoth Gold Megaways is Pragmatic Play’s first slot machine in 2023 that features the beloved Megaways mechanic. The slot machine is released on the 19th January 2023 and comes with a maximum win cap of 10.000 times the bet.

Whoever expects a pre-human theme in Mammoth Gold Megaways won’t be disappointet, as the name suggests this slot machine takes place in an ice age setting. Featuring several extinct animals, Pragmatic Play decided against humans as symbols in Mammoth Gold Megaways, even though early humans coexiste with the wooly mammoth and experts guess that we are the cause of the extinction of them.

Except for a few, most of the succesfull providers bought a Megaways license from Big Time Gaming to be able to release Meaways slot machines themself. The Megaways mechanic was really exciting when invented, but dried out over the years so that Providers need to come up with some special extra mechanics to add something unique to the game. In best cases we get something completely innovative to discover while playing. Mammoth Gold Megaways sadly won’t do us this pleasure, it is a complete reskin of Muertos Multiplier Megaways. Both games feature exactly the same math model and beside of the theme and sounds, there is no difference at all. Keep in mind that Muertos Multiplier Megaways was released on the 13th october 2022, making Mammoth Gold Megaways with a release date roughly 3 months later kinda obsolete.

Mammoth Gold Megaways: Stats and Special Symbols

The slot machine has a 6 reel layout, on reel 1 and 6 the player can land between 3 and 7 symbols (rows) while reel 2, 3, 4 and 5 can land between 2 and 6 symbols. There is one extra row for reel 2, 3, 4 and 5 above those reels, this row will scroll in the symbols from right to left. This is a basic Megaways concept and guarantees you between 3 and 7 symbols on every reel. Since this machine is winways based, there are no classic paylines in the game and instead everything from the very first reel adjacent to the right counts in every way possible. There is a freespins feature that can be triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols, this happens every 415 spins in average.

Win symbols in Mammoth Gold Megaways are as followed. Basic low symbols are the usual card symbols, ranging from diamonds, clubs, hearts to spades and paying between 0.5 times- to 0.6 times the bet for a full 6 of a kind winway. Followed by the low premium symbols such as a dodo bird, a bear a warthog and a wolf, ranging between 0.75 times- to 2 times the bet per full way. The second best symbol is a saber-toothed tiger, the player will be rewarded with 3 times the bet for a full 6 of a kind of this symbol. With the best payout of 2.5 times- for a 5 of a kind and 5 times the bet per 6 of a kind, the mammoth is the best symbol in this slot machine. The scatter symbol is a ice-crystal symbol.

Mammoth Gold Megaways features also tumbling reels. Tumbling reels means that after every spin, winning combinations are paid and all winning symbols disappear. The remaining symbols fall to the bottom of their own reels and the empty positions are replaced with new symbols comming from above (or from the right side on the extra row on top of the middle reels). Because of the tumbling reels, multiple win screens on a single spin are possible.

A wild symbol shown as a erupting volcano can be landed on the extra row that is on top of the middle reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The wild symbol will substitute for every symbol except the scatter symbol. Whenever a wild symbol is landed it has a random multiplier of x2 or x3. The multiplier applies to the win of the current tumble and all subsequent tumbles, the multiplier will also be collected in a meter. Whenever more wilds hir during the tumble sequence, the collected value is multiplied by the value of the new multipliers.

Mammoth Gold Megaways comes in 3 different RTP versions which are 96.03% as top RTP, 95.04% as mid RTP and 94.08% as the lowest possible RTP the implementing casino can choose from. The maximum possible win is capped at exactly 10.000 times the bet. The max win cap will in average be achieved every 21.276.600 spins while the odds for a win that is 1.000 times the bet or higher is 1 in 22.993 spins.

Mammoth Gold Megaways: Free Spins Bonus Feature

The freespins bonus gets triggered if the player lands atleast 3 scatters on the reels. After the player triggered the freespins bonus, a wheel will show up and the amount of achieved freespins will be decided. Depending if the bonus got triggered with 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters, the player will achieve a minimum of 5, 6, 7 or 8 freespins respectively. That being said the amount of freespins is still random and can range between 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 or 14 freespins but will, of course, never be lower as the guaranteed minimum depending on the scatter amount the freespins got triggered with. The player can choose to spin the wheel and gamble up the freespins to the next amount according to the increments that are possible. The wheel will represent the winning chances of a succesfull gamble by being green and red. The color contribution depends on the winning chance and the winning chance depends on the amount of freespins you gamble. The player needs to hit the green color on the wheel to progress further on the freespins ladder. If the player hits the red color on the wheel, all fresspins are lost and the game goes back to the last basegame screen. The freespins bonus can be retriggered by landing 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatter symbols, this will award the player with an additional 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 extra freespins respectively.

Within the bonus freespins the mutiplier meter remains sticky and the player increses the multiplier with every win tumble. Just as in the basegame, wild symbols will carry a multiplier that will multiplie the achieved multiplier on the meter by x2 or x3 depending on the multiplier the wild carrys with it.

There is a bonus buy option implemented in the game that makes it possible for the player to buy a spin that will guarantee to land 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters for the prize of 100 times the bet. Those bought freespins can be gambled just as the freespins achieved trough the basegame that will occur in average every 415 spins.

Mammoth Gold Megaways: Conclusion

Mammoth Gold Megaways is a wonderfull designed slot machine that delivers the ice age athmosphere just very well. Symbols and sounds are fitting perfectly within this theme and the game mechanics with the multiplier wild symbols and megaways are working together in harmony. The slot machine is not shy of multipliers in range of hundrets during the freespins and could achieve the player wins of high hundret times- to few thousand times the bet almost out of nowhere. Sure is it pretty frustrating to land deadspins when the multiplier increased because of the wild multipliers to 380 as an example, but on the other hand there is still high potential left for the upcoming spins, making the progress increasingly exciting.

If there is one thing to hate about Mammoth Gold Megaways then it is the fact that the slot machine is a complete reskin of Muerto Multiplier Megaways that followed just 3 months. Otherwise there is not much to complain about this slot.