Slots are now more popular than ever and recent figures show that revenue from Megaways slots recently hit the £2 billion mark. The slots industry still continues to grow and now consists of a number of studios that are busy working away at new games like Chilli Heat to satisfy the huge demand for slots by the gambling public. This demand has increased the competitive nature of the slots industry and each studio now does its level best to produce games that will become the next instant classic. The slot studio system is now similar to the Hollywood movie system and at the top are the hugely successful big slot studios such as Playtech and NetEnt. With the vast profits that they have amassed over time, they can afford to produce large numbers of new games every year. Many are hits but the financial security of these slots studios allows them to take the odd miss in their stride. Then you have up and coming middle sized studios like Thunderkick and Red Tiger that are on their way to the top if they continue in their present paths. At the bottom of the tree are smaller independent labels like Eyecon and fewer commercial pressures allow these types of studios to take more creative risks and the results are quirkier slot games. What this ultimately means is that there is a constant supply of new slots hitting the market and all the games offer a different type of gaming experience.
Australian software developer Big Time Gaming is the brain behind the Megaways slot craze that is currently sweeping online casinos. They own the Megaways license but allow other slot developers to produce Megaways slots at a price. The big new slots releases lately have been two classic slots that have been given a Megaways makeover.
Ted Megaways is based on the original Ted slot that was released by Blueprint Gaming back in 2017. It is of course based on the hit movie from the creators of Family Guy. Ted Megaways keeps the look and feel of the original in tact. The humour remains too and graphics are also similar. However, there are 6 main reels instead of 5 and between 2 and 7 symbols can land on each one. There is also the inclusion of another reel across the top of the main platform. The winning lines vary from 324 to 117,649. Four or more scatter symbols are needed to activate the Thunder Buddies bonus. He you can accept 12 free spins or gamble for more. However, you can end up with less than 12 if your gamble fails.
Gonzo’s Quest Megaway
The original Gonzo’s Quest was released by NetEnt and this game is still a main staple of many an online casino. Red Tiger and NetEnt are behind the Megways version of this classic cascading reels slot. The symbols are similar to the original but it is all presented on a much larger scale. There is also an Earthquake feature that is triggered randomly and this turns low paying symbols into more valuable ones.