Online pokies development studio Stakelogic has finalised a deal with Big Time Gaming. The new deal is focused around the Megaways pokies mechanic, which is a creation of Big Time Gaming. Stakelogic will now be using the mechanic in its own creations, which is a big win for both studios involved.
The first game by the developers to use the mechanic is called Black Gold Megaways. The title puts players in the position of an oil tycoon, which certainly sounds like a good way to strike it rich. The key aspect here is that the game will offer players a staggering 117,649 Ways To Win, which is what the new mechanic is all about. But the impressive payout potential is just the start of what makes Black Gold Megaways an impressive new online pokies experience.
Digging For Oil
Black Gold Megaways features Cascading Reels, which are the alternative to the more traditional spinning reel system most are familiar with. Cascading reels allow symbols to drop in from the top of the screen, as if responding to gravity. When matches are made symbols disappear, allowing new symbols to fill the open spaces.
Another feature found in the pokies game is random Wilds, which can potentially fill an entire reel. When combined with the Double Up feature, which doubles all the winnings of a particular spin, players are sure to walk away with pockets loaded with cash.
But the action doesn’t stop there. Keeping with the theme of digging for oil, players can implement the Destroyer bonus feature. If dynamite lands in the central Bonus Reel, players can use it to explode the lowest standard symbols on the reels. This allows new symbols to fall on to the reels from the top, potentially creating new winning sequences.
Last but not least is the Free Spins feature. When four oil rig Scatters land anywhere on the reels, Free Spins are awarded. Every win achieved in this way is doubled, which is the quickest way to earn oil tycoon levels of cash.
A Huge Hit
Stakelogic CEO Stephan van den Oetelaar made a statement about the release of Black Oil Megaways. He explained that other pokies that use the Stakelogic mechanic, such as the popular Bonanza, have seen major success with the mechanic. His hopes were that his company’s new oil tycoon themed creation would likewise be a hit with slots enthusiasts.
Black Gold Megaways is available on desktop and mobile, and so far, reception from players has been extremely positive.