Shining King Megaways is the latest iSoftBet pokie coming to an online casino near you. Big Time Gaming’s Megaways engine is growing in popularity and it is easy to see why.

The sheer number of possible win lines are unrivalled anywhere. Having a ridiculous number of pay lines is a great feature, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Is Shining King Megaways worth your time? Let’s find out.

Shining King Megaways Fundamentals

Shining King has the look of a classic pokie, much like the old fruit machines in the United Kingdom. It looks basic to some, but its symbols are clean. The pokie lacks the state-of-the-art graphics of some rivals, yet it is still a cool machine.

Shining King Megaways is played on a 6×7 layout as are all Megaways-powered pokies. The unique engine makes up to 117,649 win lines available to you at any one time!

iSoftBet’s latest pokie comes with a minimum bet of $0.20 and a maximum one of $20. There are a lot of options between these two bet sizes. $20 isn’t a huge max bet but that’s because the maximum payout is 37,500-times. That equates to a $750,000 top prize which isn’t to be sniffed at.

The machine has a Return To Player (RTP) of 96.11% or a house edge of 3.89%. This is about average. It increases to 96.86% when using the bonus buy option.

Volatility is on the high side of medium-to-high, meaning wins are less frequent but tend to be larger.

Shining King Megaways Symbols and Payouts

You won’t find amazing graphics and sounds on Shining King Megaways yet they’re charming and serve their purpose. Anyone familiar with pokies of yesteryear will love this game.

Cherries, grapes, lemons, oranges, plums, and watermelons make up the low-value symbols. Match at least three of them to trigger a win. Landing six of these low-value symbols pays between 0.8 and 1.75-times your stake.

Bells, dollar signs, and stars are the high-value symbols. Win between 2x and 7.5x when six lands on a payline. You want to see as many lucky sevens as possible as it is the most-desirable symbol. You only need to land two for a win. Landing six pays out a cool 50-times your bet.

Three special symbols don’t have any value but are good to see. Any question mark symbols randomly turn into the same symbol.

The wild substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus. It only appears in the horizontal top tracker, however.

Finally, land four Bonus symbols for 12 free spins. Additional Bonus symbols add five more free spins, up to a maximum of 27 spins.

Bonuses and Features

The Megaways feature is a feature in itself. Shining King Megaways’ software removes winning combinations and new symbols drop down to replace them. Don’t forget the different combination of symbol sizes makes up to 117,649 win lines.

Big wins come from the free spins round. Each winning cascade increases the prize multiplier by one. There’s no limit to how high this can climb and it doesn’t reset between spins. This is a superb feature that sees chunky wins become the norm.

You can buy this bonus round by clicking the Crown Bet button. It costs 75-times your stake but guarantees at least 12 free spins and an increase in RTP to 96.86%. Be aware that the buy bonus feature isn’t available in every jurisdiction.

Conclusion

There is something charming about Shining King Megaways. It does everything well without being spectacular and the entire pokie is silky smooth. This writer is a fan of traditional pokies so loved playing this machine. The seemingly basic symbols aren’t to everyone’s taste, however.

iSoftBet has found a good mix between volatility and RTP. That maximum payout of 37,500-times your bet is a thing of beauty. You win $7,500 on a single spin even at the $0.20 buy-in level. That alone is worth a few spins on Shining King Megaways.