Back when £500 jackpot machines were new, Astra released Mega Slot, a multi-player big jackpot slot machine found in many arcades across Britain. Well guess who’s back! Astra’s Mega Slot is back, and from first appearances it looks identical to the original. I’m not quite sure why they have chosen to re-release this slot, it wasn’t anything special, but people may play it again for the nostalgia factor.
Mega Slot is a 20 payline 2 to 4 player slot machine with a £500 jackpot and stakes from 10p up to £2 per spin. Currently Mega Slot is only available in amusement arcades, but there may be a progression to FOBT or even online if the game catches on. Mega Slot features nicely drawn fruits, bars, bells and seven symbols to pay various wins. The main feature is a randomly awarded entry to the large screen ‘Mega Slot’ where wins up to £500 can be won. The feature is entirely random and is triggered after any spin. Once on the top screen the Mega Slot will display 5 paylines spread across 3 reels. The game will auto-play until either £500 has been won or a losing spin is spun. At the end of the feature the accumulated winnings are paid to the players’ cash bank. Other players can carry on playing whilst the top game is in action as there is a queueing system which allows for continues game-play.
Mega Slot is random and can be played on a choice of three stakes. The top feature is awarded randomly and doesn’t require any specific symbol or combination of symbols to trigger the bonus round. The mystery win in the bonus game can be one of two amounts, each of which will change at the start of each additional new feature entry. The value of the mystery win can be used as an indication as to the value of the bonus round. I’m not too sure Mega Slot will be as big a hit as it once was, but it is one of the few multi-player £500 jackpot machines available in arcades. That combined with the random, non-specific feature entry might makes this appealing to some. Many arcades like Astra slot machines, so you shouldn’t need to venture too far to find this £500 jackpot slot.