Megadeth Slots

MegadethMicrogaming’s Megadeth is a slot machine with a theme that fans of heavy metal will love. It’s based on a trash metal band called Megadeth, based in Los Angeles, United States. Formed in 1983, it’s got quite a bit of history behind it, performing ever since, with only a short break between 2002 and 2004. The members of the band that are mentioned in this slot are Dave Mustaine, Shawn Drover, Chris Broderick and David Ellefson, all four being among the symbols used, though some of them no longer are part of the band these days.

A 5 reels lot machine, Megadeth offers a lot of paylines, 40 being used by players that use bigger wagers. There is an extended wild in the game, a Mega Nudge option and a bonus game which rewards you with cash prizes, free spins or bonus features. It also has a top prize that is on the small side, worth $5,000.

Features of Megadeth

An extended wild is part of the slot, and it’s a lot of fun when it works its magic, plus you will find a bonus symbol and the Mega Nudge option. The bonus symbol can bring you free spins or a bonus feature.

The Mega Nudge option doubles the bet that you have to place that round, but it can also be immensely profitable. You don’t have to do anything in order to use it, besides activating that additional wager. The reels will automatically move in order to put symbols in the right position, if that gets you a new winning combination.

Dave Mustane is the image of the extended wild feature. This is a wild that can expand and cover an entire reel, a very useful feature, especially if Mega Nudge is activated and the rest of the symbols move themselves into positions from which they can form combinations. It’s not a symbol that can give you prizes directly though, it can’t form its own combos.

Bonus Game

There is a bonus game as well in Megadeth, which gets triggered with assistance from three bonus symbols, which need to appear on the reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time, without mattering their exact position on them.


You will have to spin a Mega Wheel in this feature, with three potential results. You can get a prize directly, you can trigger the Head Crusher feature, or you can get the Hangar 18 free games.

Hangar 18 Multilevel Free Spins

One of the two features that the bonus symbol can trigger, Hangar 18 has three levels. You get 5 to 8 spins for free at level 1, 8 to 11 spins at level 2, and 12 to 15 free spins at level 3.


The extended wild is present on the reels for the duration of these free spins, and it’s locked into place, with the other symbols being the only ones that spin.

Head Crusher Multilevel Bonus Game

During Head Crusher you’re playing the slot’s bonus game, which asks you to pick prisoners. If you get female prisoners you receive a prize, while male prisoners will decrease its value. The five male prisoners have values between 1x and 4x, depending on the level as well.


Betting options and jackpots

The game can get expensive rather quickly, offering its players the chance to use up to $10 per line, while the minimum value of the coin is at $0.01. With 40 lines selected, you get a $400 wager, but if you also activate the Mega Nudge option you double that, to $800 total.

As for the slot’s biggest rewards, you win up to 500 times the line bet, meaning up to $5,000 cash.

Design and symbols

The heavy metal theme is quite evident in this case. There are flames and black backgrounds behind most of the symbols, there are instruments and rockers, plus the reels are made out of metal and held with metal chains. The background image is that of the stage, with the lights which are on the singers. It’s a decent game to try out if you’re a rocker, it certainly manages to bring that heavy metal atmosphere to your screen.


Symbols: Mustaine (wild), Skull (bonus), Logo (500x), David Ellefson (300x), Shawn Drover (200x), Chris Broderick (150x), Guitar 1 (100x), Guitar 2 (80x), Guitar 3 (75x), Drums (75x), Speakers (50x) and Guitar Pick (50x).

Is It Worth Playing?

For someone that enjoy heavy metal and maybe even knows about Megadeth, it’s a slot that shouldn’t be missed. Those that don’t have such inclinations can safely go for another title.

You will find Megadeth at any online casino which chooses to use software from Microgaming, playable either for free or for real money.