This is a mechanics that was designed by none other than Big Time Gaming, the mastermind behind the engine that revolutionized slots for good, the Megaways mechanics.
If you’ve ever played a Megaways slot, you know how exhilarating it is to play, thanks to the engine. Well, the new mechanics, Megaclusters, as you can see, also contains the word “mega” in its name. But this one, instead of offering plenty of ways to win, offers big clusters of symbols, groups if you will, that offer excellent prizes.
You might think, clusters were already present on the scene, in Cluster Pays mechanics premiered by NetEnt, for instance, so what’s new about it? Well, there’s a secret ingredient that makes this mechanics just as exciting as its predecessor, and you’re about to find out all about it.
Arriving from Big Time Gaming, of course, the mechanics takes things to a whole new level. In our case, takes the standard Clusters Pay grid format and takes it to the next level. With that, the developer once again redefined what we could expect from next-generation slots.
At first glance, you might think that the mechanics is complicated, confusing to say the least. But once you get a hang of it, you’ll absolutely love it.
Like in all grid-based slots, there are no paylines but winning combos are formed in a different way, with clusters of matching symbols. The typical minimum number of symbols that need to touch vertically, horizontally or sometimes even diagonally, is 5. These clusters can appear anywhere on the grid, and they won’t immediately give you a payout but trigger a different feature.
In Megaclusters Slots, each cluster formed causes an explosion, scattering 4 smaller symbols on the grid. These new symbols can now form clusters themselves, and continue the chain reaction. These chain reactions last for as long as there are winning clusters on the grid. When no more winning clusters appear, the next spin comes into play.
These clusters that continue multiplying also increase the grid size. So, for instance, in the premiering slot, Star Clusters, the grid is initially sized 4×4 but can reach up to 16×16 in size. Therefore, just like Megaways, you get new ways to win huge payouts in Megaclusters titles, too!
What’s more, Megaclusters slots also come with accompanying features, like Free Spins, Progressive and Wild Multipliers, to further heat up things. And as such, they come with massive payout potential, to be discussed next.
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Does the Mechanics Affect the Math Model in the Slot?
Considering Megaclusters slots, just like Megaways slots, come with game-changing payout potential, you would think that they’ll arrive with a twist, a glitch in the math model that would prevent you from gaining more. But no, these are truly rewarding titles, that come with an above-average RTP and really, really huge payout potential.
One thing though, these are highly volatile titles. So, while they can deliver life-changing payouts, these payouts won’t come frequently. So, you’d need to play them for a while before you scoop a big win.
Let’s go over the top 5 Megaclusters titles to see exactly what they offer, so you could get a clearer picture of the whole concept behind them.
Top 5 Megaclusters Slots to Try Out
The Megaclusters mechanics was debuted with the launch of Star Clusters in 2020, but Big Time Gaming and other developers like Relax Gaming which have acquired a license to design Megaclusters slots, have launched many other titles you could explore. Here are the top 5:
Star Clusters Megaclusters – This is the prototype title, the one that we basically based our mechanics review on in this article. So, expect a 4×4 grid that can increase to 8×8 and even 16×16 in size during the bonus rounds in this space-themed slot. It is medium to highly volatile, with an awesome RTP of 96.54% and a payout potential of 23,000x the stake!
Cyberslot Megaclusters – Another cyberspace-themed slot, this one arriving with a different grid format, initially 3×3, but then increasing to 9×9. The slot delivers up to 256 Megaclusters, it comes with high volatility, marked 4 out of 5 on the developer’s volatility scale, and offers a 96.36% RTP. It is really rewarding, too, giving you the chance to scope over 23,000x the stake payouts.
Kluster Krystals Megaclusters – Arriving with a 5×5 grid format and feature-loaded gameplay, this slot was designed by Relax Gaming. It is extremely volatile but comes with a staggering max win of 9,921x the stake and a generous RTP of 96.49%. It is also space-themed with a bit of a Tetris vibe and it looks impeccable. Make sure you give it a try.
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters – Offering a combination of the space and fruit theme, the slot comes with a payout potential of 6,650x the stake, and an initial grid sized 5×5. It is medium to highly volatile and offers a max RTP of 96.23%. So, if in the mood for more frequently paying Megaclusters slots, this is the one to give a try.
Millionaire Rush Megaclusters – Again, you have a 5×5 sized grid in this slot, which comes with an awesome RTP of 96.44% and probably the best payout potential of all five slots, of up to 55,060x the stake. It is, however, extremely highly volatile, so massive wins won’t land often.
The developer, of course, has had quite the success with the Megaways mechanics, so naturally, it designs more Megaways titles. But that doesn’t mean that it has abandoned the Megaclusters mechanics; on the contrary, you have a new Megaclusters title often, the latest being the one launched in May 2023, Vegas Rush Megaclusters.
Megaclusters Slots, the ones designed by BTG, usually come with pretty affordable max bets, as its Megaways titles do. So, expect around $20 to $25 to be the top bet level you could place per spin. One spin, however, can have a limitless number of cluster explosion reactions, therefore, so many opportunities for you to accumulate excellent payouts.
Yes, and yes. All of the Megaclusters Slots by BTG launched so far offer a Wild, that not only substitutes for all symbols in the creation of winning clusters but also play other roles, to further boost your payouts.
They are popular with a certain group of players, avid players who are immersed in the world of slots and continue seeking new and exciting mechanics to be offered in them. These are also appreciated by high-rollers, who don’t mind placing the max bet on all spins, to get the most out of the game.
We have seen special Megaways promotions, but not special Megaclusters promos so far. However, we have seen Megaclusters titles being offered as eligible games in several promos. Whether BTG would create a promo tool where Megaclusters slots would be promoted in the future, remains to be seen.