iSoftBet Launch NewMorgana Megaways PokieTisha Walden | 09 Sep 2020
Virtually everyone has heard of the dark sorceress Morgana, who spun dark magic in the classic King Arthur tale. But almost no one thought she would land up getting her own pokie. Morgana Megaways is exactly that pokie, however, proving that even the villains sometimes get some time in the spotlight.
Coming from legendary iGaming producer iSoftBet, Morgana Megaways is part of the Twisted Tale franchise. As stated by the developer themselves, Twisted Tales aims to defy expectations in a big way, basing game themes around grim, ugly, and even evil subjects, rather than the colourful, fun loving aesthetics normally seen.
The idea paid off big for iSoftBet, with Twisted Tales quickly becoming one of the studios more popular creations.
Welcome To The Dark Side
Morgana Megaways embraces everything dark and gloomy about the King Arthur story, not shying away from the fact that some fairly evil things occurred in the original tale. The visuals includes golden dragons, bizarre and creepy magical artefacts, and, of course, the beautiful sorceress herself.
Immediately noticeable is that a ton of effort has gone into representing dark magic, with every aspect of the pokie in some way hinting that evil lurks in every shadow. The background of the game shows a shimmering shower of sparks, seeming to be falling for eternity. On the reels ghoulish lights flicker and glow, surrounding the most valuable symbols and ensuring that they’re especially eye-catching.
So it is apparent that iSoftBet put in effort where graphics are concerned, but how does Morgana Megaways do in the gameplay department? The short answer is; pretty well.
Aside from its fairly standard 6 reel and 4 row grid, the new online pokie is anything but predictable. First and foremost, expanding symbols keep the base action interesting, with single symbols often spreading over to the spaces above and below.
But more interesting by far the symbol collection mechanic. During spins, key symbols are collected, stored, and will trigger 5 Free Spins when hitting a total of 20 gathered. This mechanics starts with the 9 symbol, and progresses to higher value symbols in sequence. With each higher value symbol, a more valuable reward is granted.
With symbol collection combined with the always engaging Megaways system, Morgana Megaways is a truly outstanding effort from iSoftBet. It is no surprise that Twisted Tales have been as popular as they already are, and this excellent pokie ensures that more entries are almost certainly planned for the future.
Who doesn’t enjoy embracing the dark side once in a while? Especially when it is so potentially lucrative.