Mega Boy

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1 Reels 5
2. Paylines 25
3. Progressive No
4. Maximum coins 25
5. Jackpot 2000
6. Maximum jackpot in coins 2000
7. Multiplier Yes
8. Scatter symbol Yes
9. Free Spins Yes
10. Betting range from $0.25 up to $25
11. Coin Bet Range from $0.01 up to $1
12. Coins per line 1
13. Bonus Game No
14. Wild symbol Yes
15. Payout percent 96.60

If you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, then you were probably familiar with an earlier genre of video games based on 8-bit and 16-bit graphics like those from the NES and SNES. Mega Boy is an online slot by iSoftBet that features graphics based on this style of graphics, and it includes features that match up to those types of games as well. This is a much different type of theme than we've seen before, and the gameplay is very solid in this title as well.

Game Layout

As soon as you see this online slot, you'll see the five-reel, three-row format that's so common in the industry. With 25 paylines, this is one of the most popular layouts that you'll find, but it works well here. Coins start at $0.01 and go up to the $0.20 level, so you'll get to bet anywhere from $0.25 to $5.00 per spin since all 25 paylines are always locked in. While this doesn't work out too well for ultra high stakes players with such a relatively low maximum bet, most players will find bet sizes that work just fine.

Top Payouts

The top tier of payouts starts with the cherry symbol, which is a bit of a throwback to older slots. A 2,000x line bet win is picked up for five of a kind, but you can win 15x for just two of a kind as well. Something interesting to note is that the two of a kind wins in this game often hit more than once at a time because of the way the paylines overlap. Up next is the heart symbol that pays 1,000x for five of a kind, and you can also earn 15x for two with this symbol as well. These are the only two symbols that pay for just two of a kind in this game.

Mega Boy has three more top-tier symbols. The star pays 600x for five of a kind and 200x for four of a kind. You'll earn 500x with five of the bells on an activated payline or 175x for five. Finally, you have the lucky 7, which is green on a purple background and fairly atypical, which pays 400x when you get five of a kind and 175x for just four.

There are also wilds on the reels, but they don't have their own features.

Low-Level Wins

The yellow A symbol, with googly eyeballs and all, pays 300x for five of a kind. It drops down a bit to 250x for five of the orange K, and you can also pick up 200x for five of the purple Q. The blue J and green 10 both pay 125x for five of a kind. It's interesting to see how these five symbols have been stylized to fit in with the theme of the game in a way that makes it clear they weren't just thrown in like you see from a number of other software providers, and that shows the level of detail that iSoftBet pays attention to in their games as well.

Two Special Characters With Features

When you get the wild card with the two video game characters on them on the middle spot of the third reel, you'll trigger a character that will stay in the game for 10 spins with special wild features.

The goofy ram has the following four features: 2x multipliers on all wins, wilds that copy vertically and horizontally in one position, expanding wilds that cover an entire reel, or all symbols of a specific type becoming wild.

If you get the character with the purple hat, you get one of these features: 3x multipliers on all wins, wilds that copy themselves in one spot diagonally, wilds that copy themselves horizontally, or other random symbols turning wild.

These characters really fit into the 8-bit and 16-bit theme of the game, and the idea of earning power-ups with these characters in the form of slot features fits perfectly within the theme as well. This is a really cool and atypical way to fit special features into an online slot.

Our Thoughts

iSoftBet is really good about offering up atypical themes with high-level gameplay, and while Mega Boy isn't quite as feature-packed as some players might expect, it uses the features it does have to great effect. The gameplay is of a low volatility, even though there are multiple four-figure payouts, and the top payout is a whooping 6,000x with the 3x multiplier triggered. With all of the wild features and special extra power-ups that you can get with the characters, there are lots of opportunities for big multi-line wins as well.

Overall, this is definitely a game that we think players should try out. It's also a good introduction to the type of gameplay that iSoftBet's titles are capable of, and since they're pretty consistent across their games, it's clear that if you like one of their titles, you will probably like a number of others.

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