What Tactics Can You Use When Playing Megaways

Online fruit machines with the Megaways engine are now more popular than ever. In 2024, there are over 250 Megaways fruitys to choose from, and they are brought to you by over 30 of the industry’s leading software providers and content development studios.

If you’re looking to play Megaways fruitys from your Wi-Fi/internet-connected desktop computer or mobile device – iOS or Android – on your chosen gambling site, here are some useful tactics to get you started.

Hopefully, I will make it easier for you to choose which Megaways to play with some of these reliable strategies. I will also be revealing the names of over ten famous Megaways fruitys everyone should know about.

However, I’ll start by discussing the brief history of Megaways technology and how it works compared to normal online fruit machine engines.

What is Megaways technology, and when was the first Megaways fruit released?

Most online fruitys have a certain number of paylines or win ways, which is the number of possible winning combinations there can be per spin. For example, in a 10-paylined fruity, there are 10 different possible winning combinations per spin.

You can also typically find 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 100-paylined fruits. These ones are similar to ‘win ways’ fruitys. In these ones, there can typically be 243, 720, or 1,024 ‘ways to win’ per spin. It’s not interchangeable and remains fixed.

With Megaways fruitys/technology, it’s slightly different. In Megaways titles, there can be anywhere from 243 up to, in some cases, 1,000,000 possible winning combinations per spin (aka Megaways). However, most Megaways only have up to 117,649 possible winning combinations per spin.

You never know how many Megaways the next spin will have, which is what many fans say adds to the excitement when you play megaways slots online.

This works because the size of the symbols varies on each reel (can measure anywhere from 2 to 5 symbol positions high), and there are usually 5 or 6 regular vertical reels along the bottom.

The lower reels spin from top to bottom just like they would in any other online fruity. Megaways fruitys also have an extra horizontal reel above the main reels, which spins horizontally from right to left.

The other thing that makes Megaways fruitys unique is that when you land a winner, the winning symbols in view often explode and get removed from the reels.

This causes more new symbols (the same amount that disappeared) to tumble/avalanche/drop/cascade/fall down from above to fill the empty positions. If another winning combination forms, the same process will repeat. It only stops repeating when there are no more wins available.

That’s not all. Many of today’s most popular Megaways fruitys also come with an increasing win multiplier feature (normally during the free spins bonus).

With each successive Megaways win, as soon as the winning symbols disappear from view, the multiplier will increase in value to boost your wins even further.

The first Megaways fruity was released by Big Time Gaming, the company that pioneered this technology in 2015 – an innovation no one or nothing could’ve predicted!

Today, you can find over 250 fruitys with Megaways, and they are supplied to gambling sites by over 30 different companies, all of which pay license fees to include the Megaways technology in their creations.

I always like to try the latest releases, but the older ones are just as good as the day they were released, so don’t forget to try Megaways fruitys that are five years old or above.

Are there any tactics for playing Megaways fruitys?

Yes. You can use several tactics when playing Megaways fruitys, most of which are often overlooked but extremely important, nonetheless. Before you play any Megaways titles, try to remember some of the following basic tactics and fairly self-explanatory:

  • Only ever play at fully licensed and regulated gambling sites controlled by reputable companies (preferably ones licensed by mid/top tier licensing authorities)
  • Set a reasonable budget before depositing
  • Set deposit limits, win/loss limits, and/or session time reminders in the ‘responsible/safer gambling tools section’
  • Choose your Megaways fruitys wisely – some of them will appeal to you more than others
  • Before you hit the spin button, use the in-play controls to set your stake/wager to a value that best corresponds to your budget. For example, you may want to reduce it to $/€/£0.10 or $/€/$0.20 per spin, or increase it to $/€/£5.00 or $/€/£10.00 per spin
  • Where possible, practice playing Megaways fruitys in the free-play demo mode
  • Some people, myself included, prefer playing Megaways titles from certain providers, such as Red Tiger Gaming, Pragmatic Play, Blueprint Gaming, Big Time Gaming, and Playtech, so perhaps search for games by ‘provider’
  • Use as many online fruit machine bonuses as possible. It’s free money, and you have nothing to lose
  • Take frequent session breaks in between playing Megaways fruitys, and NEVER chase your losses immediately after losing
  • Try to find Megaways fruitys with above-average RTP% payout rates, and decide whether you want to play Megaways titles with low, medium, or high volatility win rates

Final thoughts

If you can keep all this in mind when you next go online to play Megaways fruitys, you will have nothing to worry about, and you should have a more enjoyable (and safer) experience.

If you want to play what everyone else is playing in 2024, remember to check out several blockbuster Megaways fruitys, such as Diamond Mine Megaways (1 and 2), Return of Kong Megaways, and Big Bass Bonanza Megaways.

I can also recommend checking out several other hit titles, including Monopoly Megaways, Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways, Temple Tumble Megaways, Buffalo Blitz Megaways, and Age of the Gods: King of Olympus Megaways.

That’s not forgetting Piggy Riches Megaways, The Dog House Megaways, The Goonies Megaways, and Dynamite Riches Megaways.

Rye Whittingham hails from Kesington, London, and lives a comfortable life with her cat Tee Tee as they write, read, nurture, and game.

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