There are people who read the name Beetlejuice Megaways Slot Machine and immediately think of Tim Burton's horror comedy from the 1980s starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis. Beetlejuice (also spelled Betelgeuse) is a ghost who helps two other ghosts chase a couple out of their home.
Barcrest has had the rights to Beetlejuice for a while now and there have been Beetlejuice video slot machines in the casinos of Las Vegas since 2017. The version we are reviewing today, the online slot machine, only appeared online on 21 April, 2020. We at CompareCasino like to get to the bottom of things, so we first looked at the film which, to be honest, didn't tell us anything at first. After the bizarre movie we had hoped for the weirdest slot machine with original, weird bonus features but unfortunately this didn't work out. Nevertheless, the Beetlejuice Megaways online slot machine is an interesting new offering on the online casino market.
Look here for a quick overview of Beetlejuice Megaways in numbers.
|Kind of slot machine||Video slot machine|
|Number of win lines||248832|
|Construction grid||5 x 12 (maximum)|
|Maximum profit||6200 x your bet|
Beetlejuice Megaways has 5 reels and the height of those reels varies at the beginning between 2 and 6 symbols per reel, as is so often the case with Megaways slots. When you win something, the top half of the reels also becomes visible and each reel can show up to 12 symbols, allowing up to 60 symbols to appear on your screen at the same time. This is also how those 248,832 different ways of winning are facilitated.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, we advise you to watch it anyway, or at least steam it on on your TV in the background, even if it’s just to get in the mood. A soundtrack from the movie spins in the background of this online slot machine and to the left of the reels, a cropped Beetlejuice looks directly into your eyes. The colours used are somewhat childish, as are the curly tails that come in from the edge of the screen here and there. The symbols used are characters from the film and the well-known map symbols. The following symbols may appear on the slot machine and form winning combinations:
With most symbols you make a profit from the moment you have three in a row. Only the Beetlejuice symbol wins from two in a row. If you land five of these symbols in a row, you will make the most profit.
What the experts at CompareCasino do notice is that many Megaways slots have six reels, which also allows symbols to land six times in a row. The fact that Beetlejuice Megaways has five reels instead of six means that you’re a little less likely to have large combinations, although of course the mechanism behind the game and the winnings are based on that, too.
Starting with Beetlejuice Megaways is not difficult, unlike quitting. Before you start, click on the ‘?’, here are the tables of what you can win based on your bet. With the plus and minus symbols you change the height of your bet. Then you can also set a number of autospins, plus a limit of profit or loss where the spins stop automatically. If all this is OK, press play and experience the crazy excitement of this online slot machine.
As mentioned earlier, at the beginning of the game you only see half of the playing field. As soon as you win, the top half also becomes visible and these symbols also play, for that spider. To the right of the rollers you’ll find a meter, which indicates the number of Megaways in each spider. All winning symbols disappear from the reels, causing the remaining symbols to fall down to fill the holes, to form new winning combinations in which the same thing happens again, a kind of waterfall.
With bet limits set at between €0.10 and €500, this slot machine is very accessible to any player. The maximum profit is 6200 times your bet and is limited to 250,000 euros. So ask yourself whether you find it interesting to play with a stake of €500.. The RTP percentage of 96% is just average, so there is little to be said for that, but the 248,832 different win lines are, of course, supernatural! This means that you will land on a lot of spins winning combinations, but this doesn’t always mean victory.
The Beetlejuice symbol is represented by a kind of cinema board with the word Betelgeuse on it twice (don’t ask me about the remarkable differences in spelling, this is the same in the movie and must be one of Tim Burton’s crazy insights). From three or more of these symbols you get free spins.
Also during the free spins you can land Beetlejuice symbols again, which can produce even more free spins (half of the numbers mentioned above). But the best thing is the profit doubler!
Profit doubler? Yeah, a profit doubler! During the free spins you get a profit doubler that starts at x1 and goes up by 1 for each time you land a winning combination, creating a kind of waterfall of symbols. This profit doubler has no limit and can therefore continue indefinitely, until the waterfall stops! Once you’ve played this game, and seen how often such a waterfall occurs, you’ll really understand how interesting this bonus feature can be.
We at CompareCasino believe that Barcrest could have gotten more out of the theme of this online slot machine, as the movie offers enough originality for a new take on certain bonus features. Nevertheless, the atmosphere of the movie Beetlejuice is good and for those who have seen the film, this online slot machine is a must to give a spin. For anyone with a sense of humour, or an affinity for Halloween-like atmospheres, these slots are definitely worth a try. If you are already familiar with a Megaways game, many of the Beetlejuice Megaways games will look familiar to you, such as the mystery symbols and free spins with increasing profit doubles. However, this does not make the game any less interesting and it also has some original modifications to the standard Megaways online slot machine.
The bet limits are accessible and the maximum profit is certainly interesting. The average RTP percentage of 96% is made up for by the 248832 different ways of winning. Because after a winning combination the second half of the playing field opens, you quite often land a waterfall of winnings, and this is the power of this online slot machine.