There are dozens of Megaways slots games on the market today, and each one offers players something different both in terms of themes and gameplay. However, it's not all just down to bonus features; the actual maths of each Megaways game varies. It all comes down to volatility and RTP (return to player, or "payout percentage"), which determines how each game works.

Volatility

When slots developers talk about "volatility", they're referring to how often a slot pays out and how generous players can expect prizes to be. High volatility games pay out larger prizes less frequently while low volatility games offer more frequent prizes that tend to be relatively small.

Megaways slots games tend to fall on the higher end of the volatility spectrum. Even though these games have a high number of winning ways, the bigger wins tend to come around less often. As a result, higher volatility Megaways games are enjoyed most by players with bigger budgets and thrill-seekers.

There are only a couple of games that have medium volatility: Battleship Direct Hit, Hypernova Megaways and Medallion Megaways. The games that are listed as "medium to high" are games that aren't quite high variance slots but not low enough to be called medium, which makes them a better choice for budget conscious players.

A couple of games on the list have low, medium and high variance, which means that players can either choose their volatility - or, they unlock different volatility over time. For example, in Flower Fortunes Megaways, players climb the Level Bar to increase their volatility which unlocks special features. Holy Diver is the other multi-volatility slot, which has a similar Level Up feature that offers up more bonuses.

Payout Percentage

The payout percentage of an online slot lets you know how many coins the game will pay out, on average, for every 100 coins that you wager. Obviously, this won't work out to the exact number over the course of 100 coins - but, it does give you an indication how generous a slot is relative to other games.

In the Megaways series, most games tend to be around the 96.50% - which is pretty much the standard in the online slots market. You'll find a few that are quite low, such as Dragon Born (which is one of the least popular Megaways games) and Mystery Spin Deluxe.

White Rabbit is the most generous Megaways slot in terms of RTP; however, both Medusa Megaways and Return of Kong Megaways have payout percentages exceeding 97% as well - but this number is only reached when certain bonuses are triggered.

Game

RTP

Volatility


88 Fortunes Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.07% - 96.26%


Battleship Direct Hit Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

95.90%


Bonanza
Max Megaways: 117,649

96%


Deal or No Deal Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

95.34%


Diamond Mine Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.43%


Dragon Born
Max Megaways: 117,649

95%


Dragons Fire Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

95.72%


Extra Chilli
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.20%


Eye of Horus Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

95.02%


Fishin Frenzy Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

96.10%


Flower Fortunes Megaways
Max Megaways: 531,441

96%


Genie Jackpots Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

95.75%


Gods of Olympus Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

96.03%


Golden Leprechaun Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

95.72%


Holy Diver Megaways
Max Megaways: 586,789

96.39%


Hypernova Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.10%


Irish Riches Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

95.93%


Kingmaker
Max Megaways: 16,807

96.65%


Legacy of Ra Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

96.01%


LeoVegas Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.50%


Lightning Strike Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

95.96%


Luck O The Irish Megaways
Max Megaways: 16,807

96.76%


Machina Megaways
Max Megaways: 46,656

96.59%


Medallion Megaways
Max Megaways: 46,656

96.23%


Medusa Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.28% - 97.63%


Megaways Buffalo Rising
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.42%


Megaways Wolf Legend
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.50%


Monopoly Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

96.39%


Mystery Reels Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.18%


Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

95%


Primal Megaways

96.76%


Queen of Riches
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.90%


Raging Rhino Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.18%


Rainbow Riches Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.90%


Return of Kong Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.50% - 97%


Safari Gold Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.50%


Slots o Gold Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

96.96%


Starquest
Max Megaways: 117,649

<96.90%


Temple of Treasures Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.46%


Temple Tumble Megaways
Max Megaways: 46,656

96.25%


The Pig Wizard Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

95.75%


Tiki Treasures Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.50%


Valletta Megaways
Max Megaways: 15,625

96.45%


Vikings Unleashed Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96%


White Rabbit
Max Megaways: 248,832

97.70%


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Megaways
Max Megaways: 117,649

96.24%