Spin and Score Megaways Review

From Pragmatic Play

A football-themed slot in time for the World Cup in a classic Megaways format with up to 7 rows per reel and 117,649 paylines. Tumbling Wins in the base game are enhanced by progressive multipliers in the bonus round and a Wild Reels feature can trigger at any time. Win up to 5,000x per spin in this high variance game.

OUR RATING:

Score
7.5

Name:  Spin and Score Megaways

Developer:  Pragmatic Play

Paylines:  Up to 117, 649

Reels:  6

Rows:  Up To 7

RTP:  96.97%

Variance:  High

Top Payout:  5,000x

Jackpot:  No

Release Date:  November 2022

Features:  Wild Reels, Tumbling Wins, Free Spins, Wilds, Progressive Multipliers

About This Slot

In the lead up to the World Cup in Quatar this winter we can expect a few more games like this Spin and Score Megaways. Marketing men in all industries know the value of associating with a popular event like this one. We are expecting Blueprint’s awesome DIOS game in the coming weeks, featuring one of the games best-loved icons, Diego Maradona – and now it’s Pragmatic Play’s turn.

For their timely offering, Pragmatic have opted for a classic Megaways format, with the standard 6 reels and up to 117,649 paylines. The backdrop is a packed football stadium with an impressive tiering of seats and an immaculate green pitch. Some traditional Megaways features are included – tumbling wins and progressive multipliers – as well as an additional Wild Reels feature to keep things interesting.

Football fans, and Megaways ones, can enjoy this game at your favourite slot sites from 7th November 2022.

RTP, Variance and Top Payout

The RTP for Spin and Score Megaways slot is 96.97%. This is a good RTP for a slot game giving you good value for your wagering. Pragmatic Play slots usually come in around 96.5%. Other games from this provider with a good RTP include Cash Elevator (96.64%) or Wild Booster (96.67%). This game also comes with a 1 in 3.05 hit frequency. That means on average 1 in every 3 spins will turn out a win.

The volatility of Spin and Score Megaways is high at 5/5 and top payout is 5,000x. The best chance of hitting this comes in the free spins round where a progressive multiplier is in action, increasing with every tumbling win.

Symbols and Graphics

Spin and Score Megaways features high quality graphics and clearly defined symbols represented by footballers in classic shirts.

The game takes place on a Megaways set up of six reels with up to seven rows each, with an additional 4×1 reel above the main set. On each spin the number or rows per reel changes on random, and with payouts for 3 or more identical symbols from left to right on adjacent reels regardless of position, this gives up to 117,649 paylines when all six reels display 7 rows (7x7x7x7x7x7).

The low-paying symbols are 9 to A, which can pay between 0.1x to 1.5x depending on how many you land in a winning sequence. Footballers represent the high-paying symbols in different coloured jerseys, and they can pay between 0.25x and 20x.

There are also two wilds in the game. One if a Golden Football that subs for any other symbol to form a win. The other is a Goalkeeper Big Wild which swill set up wild reels with multipliers when it lands. Look out as well for the trophy scatter which unlocks free spins when four or more land simultaneously.

What We Like

  Wild Reels randomly boost wins
  Progressive multipliers in free spins
  Timely world cup theme
  Strong RTP at 96.97%

What We Don't Like

  Some basic Megaways features
  Top win is not very competitive

Gameplay and Features

Spin and Score Megaways™ utilises the classic Megaways feature of tumbling wins as well as a unique Big Wild win feature and free spins. Here is how it all works.

Tumbling Wins

This classic Megaways feature can be found in many other games including the popular Bonanza Megaways slot from Big Time Gaming. After any win, the winning symbols are removed and new ones drop in to replace them. If new ones are formed, the process repeats, until no further wins occur

Goalkeeper Turns Two Reels Wild

A goalkeeper icon represents the Big Wilds and can take up two horizontal positions in the top reel above reels 2 to 5. When in view, the goalkeeper turns the two reels below into Wild Reels to help trigger a win.

And … a Big Wild can occur on successive tumbles too. So, if the Big Wild symbol shifts position after a tumble win, and it remains fully in view, the reels below it will turn wild again.

Free Spins With Progressive Multipliers

Landing four or more scatters will earn you 10 or more free spins as follows:

  • 4 scatter symbols get you 10 free spins
  • 5 scatter symbols get you 15 free spins
  • 6 scatter symbols get you 18 free spins
  • 7 scatter symbols get you 22 free spins
  • 8 scatter symbols get you 26 free spins
  • 9 scatter symbols get you 30 free spins

If you get land scatters to get 10 to 18 free spins, you will be presented with a gamble round before the free spins round begins. You can choose to gamble your free spins for a chance to win +4 free spins.

And … the free spins round come with a classic progressive multiplier. Now, after every tumble, your multiplier will increase by 1x. It re-sets to 1 at the end of each tumble sequence.

More Games Like Spin and Score Megaways™

If you like the feel of this one you could try these games too:

Spinions Game DayEven Quickspin’s minions-type characters are getting in the mood with this medium-variance online slot. The top payout is significantly lower than Spin and Score at just 3,000x, and the RTP is a little lower at 96.07%. But it does have a very cool re-spin wild feature in which wilds trigger re-spins. The wild spinions pass a football between each other, increasing their multipliers by 1x each time they receive the ball. This one is already live at Quickspin Casinos.

Hotshots – Arriving at new casinos in 2018, iSoftBets Hot Shots sort to take the game to the opposition at the time of the previous World Cup. Their game was an animal-themed one with 5 reels and 243 paylines. It is notable for a very high RTP of 97.15% and a medium-high variance. Key features are expanding wilds and free spins with 3x multipliers. You can play this game at any iSoft Bet Casinos now.

Where To Play Spin and Score Megaways Slot – Further Recommedations

Casiplay – This Aspire Global casino features more than 1,000 slot games, including the full Pragmatic Play catalogue. As a new depositor you will be entitled to a match bonus of up to £100 and 150 free spins (including Gonzo’s Quest). Casiplay is UK-licensed and has been in operation since 2019. Their game list includes titles from Big Time Gaming, Next Gen and Red Tiger.

Voodoo DreamsAnother good slot site to play Spin and Score at is SuprPlay’s Voodoo Dreams. This casino features over 1,500 slots and live tables and will credit you 50 free spins on Book of Dead when you deposit £20 or more, with winnings paid in cash! You can deposit and play slots with Paypal here and enjoy games from NetEnt, Microgaming, Blueprint and many more.

Our Verdict

Slot providers don’t always invest heavily in games that are time-limited as this one is and for that reason, often they aren’t worth your time. However, Spin and Score feels like a game we might come back to from time to time even when the World Cup is over. That’s because the use of Wild Reels adds another dimension to what is at first glance a pretty basic Megaways game. That feature increases your win opportunities and when combined with Tumbling Reels and Progressive Multipliers in the base game can get you the bigger wins. The 5,000x top win is a little under what we would have expected from a modern slot, but apart from that one small gripe, this is a slot we would certainly recommend.