We’d be lying if we said we’re blown away by the visuals or gameplay of Midway Money, but if you enjoy American-style funfairs, give the high striker a go. The game comes with good key stats and a sizeable max potential.
- Spreading wilds and symbol transformations
- Expanding reels with up to 80 paylines
- Max win of up to 7,752x your stake
- Dated visuals
- Customisable RTP
Inspired by an American-style funfair, Midway Money is a 40-payline video slot from Reel Life Games and Yggdrasil. It starts with a standard 5×4 reel play area but can stretch up to 8 rows high with up to 80 paylines should you be lucky enough to activate one of the three modifiers during the base game or free spins. Visually, the theme is a vivid fairground and it has everything you would expect to find in the area of amusements, from fire eaters and duck shooting to strength testing activities. Do you think you have the muscle to ring the bell? Read our slot review for lots more details.
|SLOT FEATURES||Stacked Symbols, Spreading Wilds, Expanding Reels, Symbol Transformations, Minimum Win Free Spins|
|RELEASE DATE||5th September 2022|
|GAME PROVIDER||Reel Life Games/Yggdrasil|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5, 4-8, 40-80|
|BET LEVELS||0.20 – 50|
|MAXIMUM WIN||7,752x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96%|
Just like a midway at a funfair, Midway Money has a lot to explore when it comes to bonus features. Here you’ll find stacked symbols, wilds of varying sizes, a modifier wheel and a free spins bonus round with a minimum win feature. Let’s dive right in.
When playing Midway Money, look out for a 1×1 MM logo on any reel, a 1×2 strong man in a stripy romper on reel 4 and a 1×2 hammer & bell symbol on reel 5. These are the three game’s wilds that can substitute for all regular symbols and activate some of the modifiers.
A colourful Ferris wheel performs the duties of a scatter symbol. When three appear on reels 1, 3 and 5, the free spins feature triggers.
Each reel in Midway Money has several connected placeholders designed to be replaced with random stacked symbols on every base or free spin. The random symbols may appear different for a different reel, but they’ll always be matching on their respective reel.
Strength Tester Persistence Feature
When both 1×2 wilds land fully in view on reels 4 and 5, there’s a 5% to 100% possibility that one or more available modifiers will get triggered. You’ll see the strong man attempt to ring the bell on the Strength Tester positioned to the right of the reels, and if he succeeds, he’ll activate the Ferris Wheel selector feature. If the bell doesn’t ring, the probability of success is increased by 5% for the next spin.
Ferris Wheel Feature
When triggered, the Ferris Wheel selector will award one or a combination of the following features:
- Strong Man – this reel expansion feature enables your current reel format to grow to 5, 6, 7, or 8 rows high with paylines increasing to 50, 60, 70 or 80, respectively. This feature always occurs with either Fire Eater, Duck Shoot or both features.
- Duck Shoot – gives every wild a chance to spread up, down, left, or right to form new wilds.
- Fire Eater – burns off all low-paying symbols from the grid and replaces them with one randomly chosen high-paying symbol to form big wins. Scatters will also modify into the chosen symbol.
Minimum Win Free Spins
Laning three scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin will trigger 5free spins. If another 3 Ferris wheel scatters appear on the said reels during the round, you’ll win an extra 7 free spins, up to 35. The Ferris Wheel modifiers are also active during the bonus round, and you could even activate all three of them at the same time. In addition, the starting guaranteed Minimum Win for each free spin during this round is set to 1x your initial bet. But, thankfully, when you land a win that exceeds the current Minimum Win, it is replaced by that new higher win.
There’s no dedicated jackpot as such to speak of in Midway Money, but the max potential of up to 7,752x your stake is a fair prize for the effort from the developer.
The key stats look fairly healthy too. The volatility is set at a high level giving you a chance to win some big wins and the theoretical RTP is 96%. This, however, is customisable and can differ from casino to casino, so be sure to check before playing.
Test your strength on the mobile version of Midway Money. Developed with mobile play in mind, the slot is compatible with all the latest Android and iOS gadgets.