Holy Diver Megaways is a Mediaeval themed online slot from Big Time Gaming. The slot offers players up to 586 971 winning ways, along with a wide range of bonus features that include extra wilds, multipliers and free spins.
Theme and Graphics
Unless you are a fairly hard-core heavy metal fan, you might not be aware of the Holy Diver album released by Dio in the early 1980s. The band took its name from its lead singer and founding member, Ronnie James Dio, who had previously performed with Rainbow and had more recently replaced Ozzie Osbourne in Black Sabbath. Holy Diver was Dio’s biggest and best-known single, with the performer claiming that the song’s lyrics were about a religious leader who was prepared to die to save the souls of his followers, constantly heading for new worlds where he could spread his message of salvation
Once you understand the background to the Holy Diver song, the slots game based loosely around the lyrics starts to make a little more sense. When you land the Free Spins bonus round of the game, it all becomes even clearer, as the soundtrack to the song accompanies the on-screen action to great effect.
The song’s official video features Dio himself dressed as a mediaeval warrior. This is reflected in the theme of the slots game; however, the art department has taken a few liberties to create the graphics, primarily by giving the game’s hero a rather smart suit of armour and creating a succession of luxurious gem symbols across the reels.
How to Play
Holy Diver is a Megaways online slot, which means that you can trigger up to 586 971 ways to win, depending on the number of symbols that appear on each reel. There are three levels:
- - Level 1: 117 649 winning ways
- - Level 2: 396, 900 winning ways
- - Level 3: 586, 971 winning ways
You can wager anywhere from .40 coins to 20 coins per spin, which makes this game ideal for both penny slots players as well as players who have more generous budgets. An autoplay feature is available for up to 100 spins.
RTP and Variance
The RTP (return to player) of Holy Diver is 96.54%. This payout percentage lets you know how much money you can expect as prizes for every 100 coins you wager.
In the case of Holy Diver, the constantly-changing game mechanics make the volatility highly variable. In the base game, you will find that it is a low- to medium-volatility game; however, the level of volatility rises as you progress through the three levels of the game. By the time you reach the final level, the game has become high volatility. You have the option of choosing to take the Free Spins bonus or to level up, so there is no obligation to play the higher-volatility levels if you don’t want to.
Reel Adventure and Free Spins
Land three or more matching symbols on adjacent paylines to hit a winning combinations. As you spin the reels, the Knight walks along the path at the bottom of the reels and opens up the chests he approaches. The more generous your wins, the farther he’ll walk.
In each chest, there is one of four modifiers:
- - Standard Symbol Bonus: all instances of 1 low-paying symbol are turned random
- - Sword Bonus: up to three reels are turned wild and multipliers up to x7 are added
- - Fireball Bonus: up to four wilds are added to the reels, which then explode and turn other symbols wild
- - Gem Symbol Bonus: 1 or more gemstone symbols are turned wild, with a 2x or 3x multiplier applied
Any gems that are revealed in the chests are added to the shield alongside the reels. When all four gems are added to the shield, you can level up (which will offer you more winning combinations) or trigger the free spins round. If you fill up the shield at Level 3, you’ll trigger the free spins bonus anyway. Depending on which level you trigger the free spins, you’ll get extra wild symbols:
- - Level 1: every gem symbol turns wild
- - Level 2: every gem symbol turns into a 2x wild multiplier
- - Level 3: every gem symbol turns into a 3x wild multiplier
During the free spins round, the Knight will continue is journey. As you collect diamonds, you’ll be able to retrigger the bonus with more free spins.
Ensure that you play the Holy Diver slot demo for between 150 and 200 spins for free before deciding whether or not you’d like to spend real money on it. This way, you’ll have plenty of time determine if you’ll get along with the gameplay and if it will support your budget.
Overall Review – Holy Diver Slot
Holy Diver offers up amazing gameplay – so, while the theme may not be fully realized, the actual bonuses will keep you engaged. We’re very impressed with this online slot, and it’s certainly a welcome addition to Big Time Gaming’s existing collection. So, if you’re already a fan of the Megaways series, do give Holy Diver a spin.
* Holy Diver Megaways trademark / license is owned by Big Time Gaming. This site is not endorsed by Big Time Gaming.
|Slot Name:||Holy Diver Megaways|
|Software:||Big Time Gaming|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.1|
|Features:||Bonus Game , Wild Symbol , Scatter Symbol , Multiplier , Free Spins , Expanding Wilds , Respins , Megaways , Medium volatility , 6 Reels|
|Themes:||Fairytales , Action & Adventure , Mythology , Jewels , History|