You’re Going To Need a Bigger Boat For Mega Don

Mega Don is the new deep-sea, shark-themed online poker machine from the Swedish casino game developer, Play'n GO. This is what to expect.

Water-based pokie machines are nothing new to online casinos. Dozens of such titles are available to play every day. Indeed, Play’n GO released Mermaid’s Diamond in 2017 and Octopus Treasure in 2020. Mega Don is the latest deep-sea adventure from the Play’n GO team.

Mega Don is named after the Megalodon, meaning big tooth, which is the largest shark that has ever lived. However, the three main sharks strike a resemblance to the trio of dim-witted sharks in the Finding Nemo movie.

The amazing graphics are what initially makes Mega Don stand out from the crowd. Play’n GO must give their artists and animators a raise because Mega Don looks fantastic. Every symbol from the small low-value fish to the premium sharks are beautifully drawn. They burst to life when part of winning spins, in addition to the sharks randomly feasting on the minnows.

It is not only the symbols that look the part because the board has eye-popping graphics, too. Sharks swim in the background of the realistic water, which seriously adds to you emersion.

Then there are the sounds. Mega Don is the first Play’n GO title featuring audio using the audio tool, SoundStage. We have to say that is sounds brilliant, especially the music that accompanies the game. Remember how Jaws‘ sound got your blood pumping? Mega Don does the same.

Mega Don Specifications and Bonuses

Play’n GO opted for a 5×4 layout, which is a welcomed break from the usual 5×3 setup others use. The game comes with a range of Return To Player, up to 96.2%. Always play the version with the highest RTP because this means a lower house edge and more money in your pocket. While the house edge is far greater than blackjack, 3.8% is not bad in the grand scheme of things.

There are 1,024 win lines across that 5×4 layout, which award prizes using a medium variance model. This is great news for the more risk-averse online pokies players. Mega Don has a 10,000x top prize despite the medium variance. That is a superb risk/reward.

Mega Don has two main features. Snack Time is one that is randomly triggered during the base game. One of the sharks bursts onto the screen from the back and eats one of the smaller fish. The shark’s symbol replaces the eaten fish, making big wins possible.

Three or more scatter symbols trigger the free spins round. Three scatters give you six free spins, four scatters awards nine free spins, with 12 free spins awarded for five scatters. In addition, you receive one, two, or three upgrading symbols, too. Upgraded symbols are eaten by randomised sharks when they land on the board. It is possible to retrigger the free spins round and increase the number of upgraded symbols. Upgrade all the symbols if you are lucky enough.

Play’n Go Head of Games Talks About the New Title

Head of Games at Play’n GO, Charlotte Miliziano, spoke about the new Mega Don title.

“Retention is a big part of planning what games we make and how we make them. Features that provide value for the player in terms of entertainment mean that they are more likely to come back and play the game time and time again. Titles like Mega Don are reminiscent of franchises in other entertainment sectors which carry with them a hint of nostalgia combined with the new engaging features is why we see this game swimming to success.”

Play’n GO is a Swedish casino game developer that has been in the business since 1997. Companies do not stay in this industry for almost 25 years without being something special. The company has more than 130 titles under its belt so far. Check them out via our exclusive online casino partners.