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Break da Bank Again Megaways slot review

Added by Gameburger Studios. Information last updated: 24/08/2021

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Tester rating:

3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Gameburger Studios

Release date:08/2021

RTP:96.15%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 24185

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Max. lines

Freespins

Cascading reels

Multiplier

Multiplier wilds

Themes

Riches & luxury

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RTP (Return to player):
96.15%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 24185

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
89
Gameburger Studios score (compared to other slots of supplier)
0
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

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Break Da Bank Again Megaways is the successor of the original Break Da Bank which came out in 2008. It was a favourite for many players for years but finally, it was decided to update the game with a new iteration. This one includes the special Megaways feature.

The newest version of the game is made by the newer developer Gameburger Studios, which I had not heard of until now. Nevertheless, their attempt at bringing this fan-favourite a new breath of air seems to have worked out well. This game makes use of the popular Megaways feature, which means that each of the 6 reels will have a different number of rows every spin. As a result, the slot can have up to 117,649 paylines on the screen.

In this 2021 game, the premise is the same. You are trying to literally break the bank and get inside to its cash-filled content. The background shows us this vault and the stacks of dollar bills, while the reels themselves are filled with various items we associate with banks and money. It all looks pretty good but you shouldn’t expect too much in terms of animations.

The slot also comes with a relaxed but nice-sounding track that mostly features a drum and an electric guitar. I suppose it doesn’t really fit the theme as much, but I would be hard-pressed to come up with something associated with the setting as well! It does liven up the game a bit and I kept it on as I spun the reels.

Symbols

Break Da Bank Again Megaways has the usual division of low- and high-paying symbols it uses to fill the reels. The high-paying symbols are somehow related to the bank, while the low-paying symbols are card letters. The developers didn’t do anything terribly original trying to incorporate them into the setting, leaving them as generic letters. A little disappointing perhaps but it was to be expected.

When it comes to the gameplay, players can expect a High Volatility slot that does not reward players often. With an RTP of 96.15%, it does manage to keep the return to the player about average. I found that this meant I would get a win semi-regularly but it was often not enough to make back my bets. For that, I needed to hit the bonus game and get a big win there. This wasn’t very easy though, and as a result, my funds dropped pretty fast.

Players can deal with the volatility by picking an appropriate bet. They have the choice between £0.20 and £20 per spin. It’s a bit limited when compared to other games. However, the maximum win is 24,185x your bet which obviously makes up for a lot. Hitting the jackpot isn’t going to be an easy task. If you do manage it, even with a low bet you will walk away with a considerable sum.

The symbols in the game are, from highest to lowest:

  • Scatter: Get 3 scatter symbols on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute the regular symbols in the game.
  • Sapphire: Max. 15x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Gold Bars: Max. 4x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Cash Stacks: Max. 3x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Check: Max. 2.5x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Coins: Max. 2x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 1.5x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 1x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 1x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 0.9x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 0.8x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.

Features

Break Da Bank Again Megaways has a number of features but they don’t alter the base gameplay too much. It would help if you already know the Megaways feature already though since most of the game is built around it.

To start with, a quick overview of the functionalities:

  • Megaways: The game features a random number of rows for every reel. This changes every spin. A reel can have between 2 and 7 rows.
  • Consecutive Reels: Any time a symbol appears on consecutive reels from left to right it will count as a win.
  • Cascading Reels: Whenever there’s a win the winning symbols will drop away to make room for new symbols. This can trigger additional wins.
  • Multiplier Wilds: Any time a Wild is part of a win it will apply a multiplier to the total coin win. Wilds only appear in the bonus row on top of the screen during the base game. Wilds can also appear on the normal reels during the free spins mode.
  • Free Spins: If there are 3 Scatters on the screen at the same time the free spins mode is activated. During the free spins mode, all wins have a 2x multiplier applied to them.
  • Activate Bonus Game: For a fee, players can activate the free spins mode whenever they want.

I found the gameplay that this slot offers to be quite entertaining even though there isn’t that much to do. Most of the features included in the game are passive. The Megaways functionality is obviously very popular but is extremely random. Even when it does pan out, the payouts are too low to make a difference.

It meant that I was very dependent on the stars aligning to get any big wins. A 5x multiplier wild is vital, but in the base game, those only appear on the extra reel at the top of the screen. It’s possible to activate the free spins mode manually, but the cost for this was so high I barely ever made it back.

In Conclusion

Break Da Bank Again Megaways is an attempt to update the 2008 classic but I don’t know if they really succeeded. The developers introduced new elements that give it some originality but is that really what players want?

The graphics and presentation are obviously improvements to the decade-old slot. I would have liked to see some more creative use of the template, with a less direct reference to the bank and money. If it was meant to be taken so seriously, why is it ‘da’ bank and not just ‘the’ bank? It’s just nitpicking but it stood out to me.

When it comes to the gameplay, I can’t say it’s bad. I doubt many people will really gravitate towards it over time as they have with the original though. If you’re a fan of the classic slot you might want to give it a try, but for people unfamiliar with the game there are better games out there.

Overall rating:

3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.15%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 24185

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£20

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:6

    Rows:7

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:117649

    Min. lines:324

    Win both ways:

    Other features

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    Stacked symbols:

    Colossal symbols

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    Wilds

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    Languages

    You can play Break da Bank Again Megaways in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 20 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese

    Currencies

    Break da Bank Again Megaways supports GBP, EUR, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 08/2021
    The newest on Gameburger Studios 20th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.15% 0.29% > average
    5th highest on Gameburger Studios 1,202nd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 24185 x your bet
    The highest on Gameburger Studios 265th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 117649 588145% > average
    The highest on Gameburger Studios 36th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    The lowest on Gameburger Studios 1,285th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    5th highest on Gameburger Studios 2,197th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Gameburger Studios 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Gameburger Studios

    Release date:08/2021

    RTP (Return to player):96.15%

    Max. win:bet x 24185

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3

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