If you’ve been building your appetite to cure it with the best meal of your life, we might have found something better than your desired take out. Yum Yum PowerWays is the latest of Pragmatic Play’s online slot games and comes with a new paying mechanic. Megaways is the system you're probably most familiar with outside of regular spinning reels. However, PowerWays might just be making a case to become the new normal. Pragmatic is also upsizing your order with a competent bonus feature that allows you to gamble for even more free spins – talk about some extra McNuggets in your happy meal.
Yum Yum PowerWays has a slightly corny title, but looking at the game when it opens up, it's evident that plenty of effort and production value has gone into creating it. A food cart theme sees a very passionate chef making all his delicacies available to the passing foot traffic. The animations are among the best we've seen from Pragmatic, far surpassing previous online casino games such as Rise of Giza or Chili Heat Megaways. The studio has also taken this opportunity to drop its PowerWays mechanic. You’ll see that the grid is actually made up of 4 reels and four rows. There are then four side reels surrounding the 4x4 grid on all sides, and to rival the Megaways system in giving a win reaction by landing a win, you don't see the reels spin again, but rather the side reels flipped to potentially create another win, and another and so on.
There are progressive multipliers that come from the PowerWays win reactions with each consecutive win, rising by 1 with each consecutive win. YumYum PowerWays is quite volatile, so wins will be carrying value, but the slot requires some finesse when going about your strategy. The wagering window sees the minimum bet at 20p per spin, while the maximum bet sits at £100, putting it in line with most slot machines online. Players will also see that there's the chance of winning up to 5,000x their bets, and while nobody would be complaining if they managed this maximum win, this is by no means the best in the online casino industry.
Pragmatic has gone all out with the with of Yum Yum PowerWays, and the reason we say this is how they’ve gone about the symbols. Usually, online slots will have two sets of symbols that take on the categories of lower-paying and medium paying. This is also the case with Yum Yum PowerWays, except the lower-paying ones aren't card symbols, suits, etc. The symbols are items on the chef's menu – fries, doughnuts, cake slices, guacamole dip, pizza, burgers, Asian food and wraps.
There are a couple more icons that can land, starting with the meal combo acting as the wild. This one will serve as all regular symbols to create winning lines. The only symbol it won’t substitute is the scatter.
Landing 3 or more scatters triggers the free spins, with the number of free spins determined by the following:
In a slight twist, Pragmatic has opened up the chance for you to gamble to add more free spins to the table. This option is given to you before the spins start. However, should you have landed 12 free spins from 6 scatters appearing on the same spin, then you'll have no option to gamble for more spins.
At our casino site, you'll be able to play Yum Yum PowerWays slot for free to give it a go and see how these PowerWays work. However, you’ll soon get to grips with it and see that the mechanic works just as well as Megaways. We wouldn't have minded a bigger maximum win number, but in the free spins, you'll see that consecutive wins increase the multipliers by more than the base game! Bon appetite everyone.