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Spicy Meatballs Megaways™ slot review

Added by Big Time Gaming. Information last updated: 20/07/2021

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Game supplier: Big Time Gaming

Release date:07/2021



Max. win:bet x 55210

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Spicy Meatballs Megaways does exactly what it says in the title. Players can spin the reels on this megaways slot while the necessary ingredients for a spicy meatball appear on the screen. With the inclusion of free spins and cascading reels, something else might drop on your plate too.

The slot was developed by Big Time Gaming and released in 2021. A lot of the symbols on the playing field will look familiar, as in my experience this developer reuses the low-paying symbols in almost all their games. Fortunately, the rest of its appearance is a lot more original. The game features 6 reels with each of them a random number of rows per spin.

In total, players can get anywhere from 64 to 117,649 paylines on the screen. All of this happens in what appears to be a kitchen, with the stove framing the reels. On top, we can see 4 pots that are cooking the meatballs on fire, each with a multiplier. In the background, there are familiar spices and cooking pans hanging off the wall. The rest of the interface is simple but effective.

Some special mention should go to the sound design. The music we hear is all very traditionally Italian-sounding. The way it's sped up and played on an electronic keyboard makes it sounds quite funny. In the background, we also hear some familiar kitchen sounds such as rattling pans and boiling water. All in all, a good way to set the mood and the setting.


Spicy Meatballs Megaways features a standard selection of symbols. They can be divided into two groups, low-paying and high-paying symbols. As I mentioned before, the low-paying symbols are card letters that are designed exactly the same as in other slots. Fortunately, I found the high-paying symbols to be a lot more original. Most of these are different types of vegetables one might eat in combination with their spicy meatballs.

Players can count on a slot with High Volatility that results in rather spaced out wins. You can expect to get a normal win here and there but those won’t pay out too much. The biggest reason why is because the slot depends on the cascading reels and the multipliers. It means that a regular win without either of those will just be worth very little. With an RTP of 96.57%, the slot does offer slightly better returns than similar games.

It’s possible for a player to change their risk somewhat by augmenting their bets. They can pick a bet between £0.10 and £20 per spin. The higher the bet the bigger the return, but obviously also a bigger drain on your funds. If you stay with small bets your funds will last longer but the wins won’t be quite as impressive. Either way, the maximum win in this slot is 55,210x your bet.

The symbols in this game include:

  • Wild: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game. Wilds only appear on reels 2 through 5.
  • Wild Meatball: The Wild Meatball can drop onto the playing field during any spin or reaction. Meatballs act as Wilds. Whenever they drop down one row their multiplier increases by 1.
  • Eggplant: Max. 10x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Tomato: Max. 3x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Blue Pepper: Max. 1.5x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Green Bell Pepper: Max. 1x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 0.9x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 0.9x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 0.8x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 0.8x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 0.7x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 9: Max. 0.7x your bet with six-of-a-kind on a win line.


Spicy Meatballs Megaways includes some standard megaways features that are usually included in this type of game. There is a slight variation when it comes to the freespins mode, as it doesn’t require special symbols but only a consecutive number of wins during a single spin.

The features in the game include:

  • Megaways: Every reel has a random number of rows, between 2 and 7, per spin.
  • Cascading Reels: Whenever there’s a win, the winning symbols drop away and make room for new symbols. This continues as long as new wins are created.
  • Consecutive Reels: When the same symbol appears on consecutive reels from left to right, they count as a win.
  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Multiplier Wilds: Meatball Wilds act as Wilds. Whenever they drop down a reel their multiplier increases by 1.
  • Free Spins: Whenever the player gets 5 wins in a single spin, the free spins mode is triggered with 8 free spins.

The majority of the game will take place on the main screen. Even though the free spins mode doesn’t require any special symbols, I found that getting the required 5 consecutive wins to be almost impossible. During my time playing, it only happened a handful of times. That said, once it did trigger it was very lucrative and netted me a sizable win. I would almost be inclined to advise players to play until they hit the free spins mode and if it gets them above their starting funds to cash out.

I found the gameplay itself to be quite compelling. The Meatball Wilds can randomly drop down whenever there is a win or a reaction. Even so, since the Meatball starts as a 1x multiplier it almost never helped create bigger wins.

In Conclusion

Spicy Meatballs Megaways shows me that Big Time Gaming is starting to develop their own style. Even though they still recycle some elements of their presentation, they also start to add more unique elements. The idea of a kitchen where you cook the meatballs is executed well.

Gameplay-wise, it’s a lot more standard. The megaways feature continues to grow in popularity so it makes sense that the developer hones in on this. Nonetheless, the features that are built-in around it are perhaps a bit too strict.

I found getting into the free spins mode almost impossible, but once it did happen it was very beneficial. It’s up to the reader how much enjoyment they get out of the base game. If you are only playing for the free spins, it might not be worth it. Otherwise, it can be a very enjoyable experience.

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    RTP (Return to Player):96.57%


    Max. win:bet x 55210

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£20

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    Max. lines:117649

    Min. lines:64

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    You can play Spicy Meatballs Megaways™ in English, Swedish


    Spicy Meatballs Megaways™ supports GBP, EUR, SEK, CAD and 2 other currencies.

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    Release date 07/2021
    3rd newest on Big Time Gaming 65th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.57% 0.53% > average
    9th highest on Big Time Gaming 217th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 55210 x your bet
    20th highest on Big Time Gaming 86th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 117649 588145% > average
    6th highest on Big Time Gaming 26th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    3rd lowest on Big Time Gaming 191st lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    11th highest on Big Time Gaming 1,068th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Big Time Gaming 37th 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:Big Time Gaming

    Release date:07/2021

    RTP (Return to player):96.57%

    Max. win:bet x 55210

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.7

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