Evolution’s latest series of so-called First Person games is an attempt to blur the lines between RNG and live casino gaming. To be specific, these titles are technically your typical RNG-based online casino games. However, they were made to attract an audience of fans of live table games. Sounds impossible? Maybe – Evolution has proven with their First Person roulette, blackjack, baccarat that these are well-made releases. Though they can’t truly replace their live-streamed counterparts, they do come fairly close.
With that out of the way, let’s get to the real meat of this First Person Mega Ball review. Long-time fans of Evolution’s extensive live gaming portfolio should be familiar with the name Mega Ball. Released earlier this year, it’s a speciality casino betting product styled after keno and similar games. Putting two and two together should tell you what the First Person Mega Ball game is all about.
As you may have gathered, the flashy studio and presenters have been replaced by computer-generated imagery. How well this is going to be received by the typical fan of Mega Ball is hard to say. Overall, though, we would say that converting this game to RNG is a bit of a stretch on Evolution’s side. First Person Mega Ball is essentially bingo with some twists. The presenters and game show atmosphere were some of the main draws of the original game.
Don’t get us wrong, though – Evolution’s First Person Mega Ball is a well-crafted, solid overall release. It’s just hard to see who the intended audience is here.
As we mentioned previously, Mega Ball is quite similar to keno. A typical game starts with the player buying Mega Ball cards. You can buy up to 200 hundred of them and each consists of a 5x5 grid of randomly generated numbers. Depending on your decision in terms of where to play First Person Mega Ball, each card cost a different amount. Generally, though, the minimum is $0.10 per card.
The game will then generate a set of 20 numbered balls. There are 51 balls in total, but you want to see those that appear on your card. The goal of the First Person Mega Ball casino game is to make lines out of winning numbers. With each completed line on your card, your winnings grow exponentially. Now, getting more than 2 winning lines on a single card is quite hard. That’s why the middle spot on every card is a sort of “wild” – it can essentially replace any other number.
That’s not the end, though. The payouts can further be increased with the Mega Ball multiplier feature. After all 20 numbers have been drawn, a special 21st number is picked at random. It’s quickly followed by a spin of the Wheel of Multipliers. Any winning lines which contain this 21st number have their winnings multiplied by the result. During real money play, these can go up to 25x.
The animations and graphics make the whole process look like the original game. However, after you play Evolution First Person Mega Ball enough, you’ll quickly start to miss the presenters. Thankfully, you can also reach the Mega Ball live dealer game with a single click at any time.
If you’re looking for a solid overall option for Keno, First Person Mega Ball by Evolution is one of the best ways of getting that without live tables. However, this raises the question – why would you want to? The quality of this game remains a moot point simply due to its lack of a purpose. If there’s a scenario out there where you would want to play Mega Ball with no presenters, go for it. It’s just that we really can’t think of one.