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Astro Newts Megaways
Iron Dog Studio
Astro Newts Megaways is a video slot from Iron Dog Studio. It uses the classic Megaways setup. In other words, there are always 6 reels along with up to 7 symbols on each reel. The number of ways to win changes with each spin. As such, it goes all the way up to 117,649 ways to win in the base game.
Astro Newts Megaways has no shortage of bonus rounds either. In fact, slots for real money players benefit from Cascades, Free Spins, and a Pig on the Moon bonuses.
The theme is all about newts in space and it feels fresh indeed. The volatility is high, but you can win up to 20,000x your bet if you get lucky. If you hit the booster button, that’s if you play at $650 stakes. You can win a hefty cash prize of $1 million. The hit rate comes in at 22.42%, so a payout occurs on every 4th spin you make.
The default theoretical RTP of Astro Newts Megaways is 95.90%. That’s a tiny bit below average, but fine. Note that there are two other versions as well, with lower RTPs. Don’t play those if you can avoid it, they just aren’t worth it.
Thematically, Astro Newts Megaways has a space theme with a twist in that it’s newts who’s going to space. It’s a fun take on things and we appreciate the effort Iron Dog Studio puts into it.
For low-paying symbols, there are card ranks from Tens to Aces. The top symbols are asteroids, guns, jet packs, and the two newts. Those are the real highlight and we like the visual fidelity of the overall package too. The space vibe is strong here! We’ll even go as far as say may the force be with you. Expanded Wilds always expand to cover an entire reel, which is nice.
Astro Newts Megaways offers Cascades, so chains of wins are possible. Winning symbols drop off the grid when they appear in a combo. Then, new symbols fall in to take their places. This may lead to more combos and then even more combos. The process continues for as long as you keep getting new wins.
If you get a winning symbol, it can split into two and increase the ways to win. This occurs only once per symbol, but you can get it multiple times during a single Cascade sequence.
At any point of the game, the random Pig on the Moon Feature can show up. When it does, it adds either 4 classic Wilds or 2 Expanding Wilds to the board.
6 Fuel Tank symbols trigger 8 free spins with five levels in total. Moreover, you can advance to the next level if you collect 4 Fuel Tank symbols plus 4 extra free spins.
The first level is the Moon level and it comes with +1x win multipliers for Cascades. The next level is Mars and it offers special fuel symbols that are worth more. The third Jupiter level locks reels whenever they reach the maximum height.
The fourth Saturn level increases the multipliers wins to +2x on every cascade. The final level is Uranus, it doubles the number of ways to win. That’s because the grid pays from both the left to right and right to left.
When available, players can also use the Feature Buy option. The equation is simple – pay 86x your bet and you’ll trigger the Free Spins Feature.
Astro Newts Megaways is a unique Megaways slot from Iron Dog Studio. It combines the Megaways system with the Cascades and it drops a bunch of bonus rounds. Yet, it’s the Free Spins Feature that’s the highlight of this slot’s package. It has five different levels that gets better with each level.
As you advance to the next level it unlocks special perks that improve the payout potential. More importantly, you can get twice the ways to win during the final level. Outside the bonus rounds, the cascades drop regular payouts though small. Astro Newts Megaways is another great addition to Iron Dog Studio’s arsenal. It’s a great slot for both noobs and seasoned vets.
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