Primal Megaways is a smash hit slot released by Blueprint Gaming in November 2018. Primal uses the Megaways reels (licenced by Big Time Gaming) and offers 46,566 win lines and is considered a high variance slot.
An Old Theme but a Modern Classic
Primal takes on a primal (funnily enough), prehistoric theme using cool graphics and some rather angry looking animals making up the premium symbols and 10 to Ace making up the lower paying symbols. The design of the slot really is great, the animations are excellent and the sounds just fit it so well.
Looking at it from a black and white perspective, when it comes to Megaways slots this shouldn’t really be anything special, but there is just a certain charm that this slot has that makes it our favourite Megaways slot that’s been released to date. The gameplay is great, the win potential is massive and we’ve seen some really big wins come from it.
The feature is triggered by landing 3 or more bonus symbols across the reels. 3 symbols will get you 10 free spins, 4 gets you 15 spins, 5 gets you 20 spins and the holy grail of 6 bonus symbols nets you 30 free spins.
During free games 2 additional bonus symbols give you another 5 spins.
Landing wilds in the free games bonus turns them into multipliers and they all stack up, so get a wild x2 on reel 2 and a wild x3 on reel 3 means all wins will be x6 – this all adds up for massive wins. The multiplier can go up to x4 if you start the bonus on 4 scatters, up to x5 with 5 scatters and up to x6 with 6 scatters.
There is also a mystery symbol that can land both in the base game and in free spins – when the mystery symbols land they are all revealed and will show the same symbol for huge wins.
The feature also has a guarantee built in, if you don’t hit at least 10x your stake on the first 10 spins, it’ll give you another 10 spins!
Pros / Cons
- Very high variance, has massive win potential
- Great bonus round
- Beautiful graphics and a fan favourite
- As with all Megaways games, you could wait a while for a bonus
- Bonus rounds are very volatile, even with a lot of spins
Primal really is a game that everyone should try, the base game is equally enjoyable as the free spins and we believe that it fully deserves its place in our top ten slots.