Updated Updated: June 2, 2021

Moriarty Megaways

moriarty megaways

Experience a new approach to the classic detective story in iSoftBet’s Moriarty Megaways slot. Trigger cascades, multipliers, two random modifiers and free spins play on sets of 3 reels simultaneously and win a top prize of 37.500 times the bet. 

Play for free and claim a bonus. With the Moriarty Megaways slot, iSoftBet expands its Twisted Tale slot range, bringing Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and Professor Moriarty together in this action-packed detective-themed release. 

As the title indicates, unlike other online slots that have been inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Moriarty Megaways relegates the traditional heroes to second place. At the same time, the main scoundrel plays a central role.

Main Features

  • Slot Type: Videoslot
  • RTP (Standard): 95.98%
  • RTP (Bonus Buy): 96.46%
  • Volatility: High (8/10)
  • Theme: Sherlock Holmes
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • Software Provider: iSoftBet
  • Reels: 6
  • Ways: Up to 117,649
  • Paylines: 352,947
  • Min. Bet: £0.20
  • Max. Bet: £20
  • Max. Win: 37500x

Overall View of Moriarty Megaways 

moriarty megaways

Anyone familiar with Disney’s Twisted Tale book series knows that the anthology is based on the question “what if some actions never occurred?” giving the original story a unique twist. 

iSoftBet’s Twisted Tale slot series follows the same principle, providing a unique gaming experience. Naturally, the stories are focused on a “good guy”, or to be more precise, a hero.

The software provider turns things upside down, allowing players to experience the plot from an anti-hero or villain perspective. This brings us to Moriarty Megaways, where Sherlock Holmes archenemy and infamous crime genius, Professor Moriarty, is the headliner. 

Loading the game takes players to 18th century Baker Street in London, where Doyle’s fictional detective lived. 

True to the developer’s style, the slot features cutting-edge graphics and comes with a top-notch soundtrack that plays while you spin the reels and quickens the pace to become more suspenseful when you hit the bonus features, adding a final touch to the atmosphere.

RTP and Bet Sizes

Moriarty Megaways is played on a standard Megaways grid, consisting of 6 reels with 2-7 rows and a 4×1 top tracker above the middle reels, producing up to 117,649 ways to play each spin

As for the statistics, the slot is undoubtedly well-balanced and holds its own in average numbers. Volatility tends toward the high end of the spectrum, while RTP is solid at 96%.

Moriarty Megaways comes with a common Megaways betting range, allowing players to place bets from £0.2 to £20 per spin. The maximum potential is pretty decent, as wins of up to 37.500x the bet are possible.

Symbols

pay table moriarty megaways

The symbol collection includes 10 regular symbols, divided into two categories. On the bottom side, we see many A-9 royalty members, while the prizes include in ascending order two chess pieces, Moriarty’s signet ring and the criminal professor himself. 

Reaching at least 3 adjacent symbols, starting from the leftmost reel is required to score a win, while the top Moriarty star needs only 2. Individual symbol values are relatively good, paying from 0.8x to 1.75x for lows and 2x to 50x for highs. 

Helping you form winning combinations is the Wild symbol, which appears only on the top tracker and acts as a substitute for any other regular symbols.

Moriarty Megaways Bonuses Features

The Cascading Wins feature is at the heart of Moriarty Megaways and is active on any spin during the base and bonus games. Whenever a win occurs, all winning symbols are removed from the grid to allow new ones to fall onto the reels and fill the empty spaces. 

The cascades continue until no new winning combos are available. On any spin during the base game, there is a chance that the following modifiers will appear and award a special prize:

  • Sherlock’s Max Megaways forces the reels to produce 117,649 Megaways and activates a progressive multiplier that increases by 1x with each consecutive cascade.
  • Watson’s Mystery Symbols adds a random number of Mystery Symbols to the reels, creates a guaranteed win, and adds a progressive multiplier that increases by 1x with each consecutive cascade.

The real madness begins when you activate the Free Spins feature as it cascades on sets of 3 reels simultaneously, producing up to 352,947 Megaways. 3 Scatter symbols that fall anywhere in view grant 15 spins to start, and each additional Scatter adds +5 spins to the total count, up to 30.

The progressive multiplier is now always active and increases with each cascade, just as Sherlock and Watson’s symbols are added to the reels. 

The action begins on Moriarty’s reels, while Sherlock and Watson’s reels start. Collecting the Sherlock and Watson symbols will grant a single spin on the respective set of reels with the corresponding modifier active. 

After completion, the reels will lock again and require the collection of another 3 symbols to unlock. The Free Spins feature can also be extended by placing 3 Scatter symbols on the top tracker of the Sherlock or Watson reels in a single spin. 

In addition, if the bonus game ends with a total win of fewer than 50 times the wager, the Moriarty Guarantee will be activated and award +5 additional free spins. 

Note that this can only happen once. Those who wish to skip the less exciting part and dive straight into the bonus game can use the Moriarty Bet feature, which will give instant access to the Free Spins bonus for the cost of 150x the total bet.