9 Pots of Gold Megaways

Provider:  Microgaming
RTP:  96.1%
Variance:  High
Max Win:   x5000.00
Betways:  117649
Release Date:  2023.04.04

There’s no doubt that the original 9 Pots of Gold is the most successful reskin job in iGaming history, and it’s sometimes easy to forget that the ultra-popular Irish Luck release is essentially the same game as the almost equally successful and original 9 Masks of Fire. Gameburger burst onto the scene with these Epic Strike instant jackpot installments, and both remain at the very top of this genre in our SlotRank system to this day.

That’s an impressive feat in and of itself, and it will be interesting to see how 9 Pots of Gold Megaways fares in that regard. Audiovisually, not much has changed except for the steroid-injected dynamic grid, but the Epic Strike prizes are worth twice as much in this game. You get an unlimited, non-resetting and progressive win multiplier in the bonus round, and it increases per Rolling Reels win. The 5,000x potential is more than doubled as well, so this is definitely one to try for both fans and newcomers.

9 Pots of Gold Megaways Slot Features

The premium symbols pay between 1.6 and 5 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and the mushroom Wild steps in for pay symbols to help complete and/or improve wins. The wild can land on reels 2 to 5 only, and it does not hold any value of its own. Winning symbols are removed via the Rolling Reels mechanic, and this allows for indefinite extra wins per spin.

You can turn on the Win Booster ante bet feature between base game spins if you wish, and keeping it on increases your chances of triggering the game’s 2 main bonus features. You pay twice your regular stake per bet for the Win Booster though, and this increases the RTP to 96.5 %. Another benefit is that you will get at least 4 symbols per reel, giving you 4,096 as the minimum number of win ways.

You need to land at least 3 Epic Strike Scatter symbols anywhere in view to trigger the Epic Strike feature. This lands you an instant cash prize that corresponds to the number of triggering scatters. You win 2, 10, 30, 80, 200, 1,000, or 4,000 x your stake for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 epic strike scatters in view, respectively.

You need to land 4 scatters that spell out G-O-L-D anywhere in view to trigger the Bonus Round, and this gives you 10 free spins. You win +5 additional free spins on top of that per additional triggering scatter above the minimum of 4. You also win 1x your stake when the feature triggers.

The progressive win multiplier kicks in from the very first win in the bonus round, and it increases by +1 per rolling reels win from that point forward. The multiplier starts at x1, and it never resets for as long as the feature lasts with no upper limit. The multiplier boosts all free spin wins, but not the Epic Strike prizes.

You can land Retrigger Scatters during the bonus round only, and these are collected in a trail. You need to collect 4 retrigger scatters to win +4 extra spins, and there is no upper limit as to how many times you can do this. Non-UK players, and anyone eligible, may use the Feature Buy menu to purchase 10, 15, or 20 free spins for 50, 70, or 85 x the stake, respectively.

The 200 Spins 9 Pots of Gold Megaways Slot Experience

You get a decent taste of the base game, before we purchase 15 free spins at 0:42 into the 2:50-minute highlights video. We landed both regular line wins and Epic prizes, and you can see for yourself how it all played out by hitting the play button below.

Review Summary

Given that the original 9 Pots of Gold has been throning at the top of the scatter jackpot genre for a good while now, Gameburger certainly has taken their sweet time with the Megaways version. No rush, perhaps, as you don’t want to possibly outshine such a golden goose. Time will tell if 9 Pots of Gold Megaways is up to the dethroning task, and visually there aren’t too many surprises in this steroid-injected follow-up. The Irish Luck Leprechaun charm is going strong as before, and it’s understandable that Gameburger hasn’t focused too much on changing the exterior.

The dynamic grid is bigger and bolder, of course, and the rolling reels feature can lead to higher Epic Strike scatter prizes when lady luck is on your side. The top prize is 4,000x in this game, which is 2x what you get in the original, and the overall max win of 5,000x is more than double the original’s potential. You can get plenty of extra spins in the bonus round, and the progressive win multiplier is unlimited instead of fixed at x2 or x3. The math model is not really super impressive compared to the average Megaways release, but we still have a feeling that 9 Pots of Gold Megaways will get a warm welcome.


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