An invite to visit a good friend of mine, a party ape called Kong, was too good an offer for me to miss. I chucked my thongs in a backpack (those are flip-flops Down Under by the way, not undies) and made a beeline for the Return of Kong Megaways slot which is set in a tropical paradise.
If you know your Megaways games from your other games, you’ll know that there are thrills and volatility to be had from an ever-changing reel format in these slots. Other designers have followed suit, like ELK Studios with their Voodoo Gold slot, but it was Blueprint Gaming who were the trailblazers on this one.
And it’s this Megaways mechanic that Blueprint Gaming has used to create an incredible 117,649 ways to win. That’s even more than the Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasure slot for goodness sake.
If you’re something of an old-school slot lover, you’ll already know this game’s lovable ape, as Blueprint Gaming’s title is inspired by its King Kong Cash slot. This new game is the second instalment of this hit game.
Look and Feel
The Return of Kong Megaways slot is a high-budget graphics fiesta, especially when you compare it to games like the Kongo Bongo slot (also with a primate in it of course). Blueprint Gaming has spent big bucks on making this beauty look tip-top: this is no clunky one-armed bandit.
The game has a lot in common with the original game that spawned the new title. There’s the same larger-than-life party animal Kong, the jungle setting (available in several other games by the way like Ivory Citadel for example) and you’ll recognise a few of the other symbols and characters. Watch out for some high-spirited animations as you spin the reels.
The loveable Kong is centre stage as you play. The reels are set in a leafy jungle scene with bamboo reels and King Kong watching you play to the right of the reels.
Return of Kong Megaways Slot Game Play
The Return of Kong Megaways slot is set over six reels and has 117,649 ways to win.
The big fella Kong is the highest value icon on the reels and six of these will bring you a 50x your wager pay out. Not bad for a hairy party dude in a crown!
As well as the main man, you’ll also bump into his rag-tag crew of wild animal mates. This bunch of ne’er do wells look like they are straight out of my local boozer! There’s a tough cigar-puffing rhino, an eye-patch-wearing parrot and a tiger in glasses.
The game’s lower value icons are the Ace through 9 of the card deck.
Lookout for the game’s Wild which turns up above the reel set on reels two to five. The Wild subs for all icons except the Scatter which arrives on the same set of reels but within the reels, not above them this time.
This game is loaded with bonuses and packs a clever set of Cascading Reels. Each winning combination sees the winning icons replaced, in a cascading fashion, with refreshed symbols offering the chance of new wins. It’s a similar mechanism to Rolling Reels and Avalanche that you may have seen on other online slots.
After each consecutive Cascade win you gain an x1 multiplier, which can keep on growing with subsequent wins. These special multiplier-enhanced wins are unlimited. With fantastic features like this, no wonder Kong has a smile on his face!
Watch out for the Mystery Kong feature when our host goes ape and throws a gold barrel at the reels. That’s something this Wombat hasn’t seen since the original game. When the barrel hits, it peppers the reels with matching mystery icons that could generate some juicy wins
Get the Free Spins party started by landing four Scatters that spell out “KONG” and you’ll get twelve Free Spins. That cheeky monkey will roll out the barrel with the Mystery Kong feature here too. If you land further Scatters, you’ll get your paws on five extra Free Games.
Golden Monkey Feature
We’re not done yet, my Wombat friends! Watch out for a trio of golden monkey icons that may land on the reels: you’ll get two new spins and the Megaways are boosted.
Return of Kong Megaways slot is a barnstorming triumph for Blueprint Gaming: this good-looking second instalment is a return to form for the friendly ape.
It’s a high-energy game with 50,000x your wager up for grabs on every spin and the bonus games that are just too good to miss.
Wombat Score: 4.5 out of 5
A hairy great hit!