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Moriarty Megaways
12/07/2021

Moriarty Megaways by iSoftBet

The archrivalry between Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty comes to a head in this game where the two masterminds are trying to outmanoeuvre each other like chess pieces. Sure, Holmes has his trustworthy sidekick Dr. Watson by his side, but will that be enough to bring their nemesis down?

I have seen a lot of great looking slots in my days, but I think this one takes the prize for artwork, graphics, and sound. Moriarty Megaways by iSoftBet will also get a nod for originality. There’s plenty of action in this game, never a dull moment.

Especially during the free spins in this game. There’s so much going on there it’s incredible. Strap in for the most exciting bonus round in all of online gaming. Your heart will definitely be pounding through your chest as you watch your winnings grow.

Moriarty Megaways – What you need to know

This is not your run-of-the-mill ordinary slot. On top of looking and sounding amazing, it combines a lot of interesting mechanics beyond Megaways. This is what makes the free spins in Moriarty Megaways so damn intriguing. Let’s do some pros and cons before we get there.

PROS:

  • The game looks and sounds absolutely amazing!
  • The free spins feature is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
  • Unlimited win multiplier.

CONS:

  • The game is a bit cluttered and takes a bit of getting used to.
  • On mobile, free spins can only be played in landscape mode.
  • 150x to buy into the bonus round.

Moriarty Megaways – Theme and background

By now you should have guessed that this is all about Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty’s never-ending game of cat and mouse set against the dark streets of 19th century London. It’s easy to forget that you’re actually playing an online casino slot for real money. THAT’S how great this game looks and sounds.

Moriarty Megaways – Gameplay

The base game plays like most slots with Megaways. Winning combinations are removed and new symbols are dropped into place to pave way for multiple wins on any given spin. This really comes in handy during the two random bonus features that can happen during the base game.

  • Watson Reels
    If this feature activates, mystery symbols are added to the reels and once the spin is over they will turn into the same symbol. Each win will add a multiplier before the next one. There’s no limit to how high this can go.
  • Sherlock Reels
    This opens the reels to a staggering max 352,947 Megaways to win. And again, each win adds a multiplier before the next possible win, and still there’s no cap on the amount of win multipliers you can get this way.

As you can see, there’s plenty of action just in the base game. But hold on to your deerstalker and magnifying glass. It gets better!

Moriarty Megaways – Free spins feature

Here it gets crazy. In a way it’s fair to say that there are two types of free spins features in this slot because there’s a small but crucial difference between the two. I’ll get to that in a bit. You can either trigger up to 30 free spins with scatters or by buying the feature.

Either way, the main game area shrinks to make room for two smaller slots underneath. Each win in the main area adds a multiplier. You will also collect Watson and Sherlock symbols above the reels in the main area.

Three of either symbol will open up their respective mini game below the main game. Each function like their bonus feature during the main game with the difference that you can hit free spins symbols that will give you an extra 5 free spins.

Every win on either of the small mini games add to the win multiplier and this is what can lead to insane hits.

It’s because of the minigames during free spins that things can look a bit cluttered, and this is why you have to play this in landscape mode if you’re on your mobile. Even so, I would suggest that you play this slot on full screen no matter which device you’re on.

I mentioned a small but crucial difference. When you buy your way to the free spins feature, you have a Moriarty guarantee of an additional 5 free spins at the end of the feature if you win less than 10x your standard spin stake. It will cost you 150x your stake to buy the free spins feature.

Moriarty Megaways – My verdict

I said it before and I will say it again, Moriarty Megaways is stunning to look at and the sound is incredible. I love the unique take on the free spins feature with the two minigames below the main game. It adds an interesting dimension.

Normally I have something to complain about in this section of my slot reviews but nothing really comes to mind. Well done, iSoftBet! Well done! They really nailed it with this one. And it was a great move to put the Megaways/cascading wins mechanic on this slot. Seriously, I don’t think it would have worked without this mechanic.

If you’ve never played a slot that blew your mind before, then I can highly recommend that you give this one a few spins. Try it at first in the demo version until you get a hang of it and start playing with real money.

My guess is that you will get as hooked as I am to this slot but as long as you keep a close eye on your bankroll you will be fine. Don’t forget to set your loss limit if you’re gonna play this slot, which I can honestly say that I doubt you will have to worry about too much

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Moriarty Megaways Details

Game
Moriarty Megaways
Developer
Reels
6
Rows
2-7
Paylines
117,649
RTP
96.00%
Max Win
x37,500
Volatility
High
Min/Max Bet
0.2/20
Release Date
19th May 2021

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