It’s not every day that you see a brand new payout path mechanism, and Pragmatic Play’s Powerways system resembles the Megaways engine at first glance. However, once you get familiar with the gameplay in Yum Yum Powerways, you’ll soon notice that there are significant differences. First of all, this innovative engine lets you win from all 4 sides, as long as the winning combination starts from one of the 4 outer reels surrounding the inner 4×4 grid.
Instead of the typical cascading wins engine found on so many Megaways releases, Pragmatic has developed its own winning symbol substitution feature. Basically, winning symbols are flipped to indicate new symbols, and this also increases the win multiplier. Visually, you can either get hungry or nauseous, and there’s something about wobbly, jelly-like junk food tiles that triggers the latter in us.
Bonus features in Yum Yum Powerways
The Powerways engine comes with a 4×4 grid in the center, framed on all 4 sides by 4-position reels . Premium symbols pay between 0.25 and 1.5 times your bet for 6 matches, and you have a wild symbol that substitutes for all regular payout symbols. Winning combinations pay from any direction (left to right and vice versa, and top to bottom and vice versa), but it must start from one of the 4 outer reels.
Any winning combination triggers the Winning Symbol Replacement feature and you will see the winning positions flipped to display a new set of symbols. Each winning replacement increases the winning multiplier by +1 , and this process continues as long as you get new winning combinations. The progressive multiplier is reset to x1 between paid spins in the base game.
The bonus round is triggered when you land at least 3 chef scatters in view, and you get 6, 8, 10 or 12 free spins when you land 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters respectively. You get +1 extra spin per scatter you land during the feature, and you can play up to a maximum of 12 spins upfront if you dare to risk the entire bonus round. Here are some statistics that you might find useful in this regard:
- Playing 4 to 6 spins brings a 50.14% chance of winning.
- Playing 6 to 8 spins has a 42.88% chance of winning.
- Playing 8 to 10 spins brings a 44.46% chance of winning.
- Playing 10 to 12 spins brings a 45.47% chance of winning.
The progressive win multiplier starts at x3 during the bonus round and now increases by +3 per substitute win . A wild symbol moves to a new position on the 4×4 grid per spin and is not removed via the substitute feature if it is part of a winning combination. Players outside the UK can buy the bonus round , and they will then get between 3 and 6 scatters when they pay 100 times their bet (the RTP increases to 96.67%).
The 200 Spins Yum Yum Powerways ExperienceYou can see the base game’s Winning Symbol Replacement feature for about a minute, until we trigger the bonus round with 3 scatters. We decided to try our luck in the Gamble feature and got 8 free spins after a few tries. You can see it all for yourself in the 4 minute highlights video below.
The win-at-all-4-sides system that Powerways brings to the table is an impressive innovation from Pragmatic Play. However, you pay the price with very low total symbol values and the fact that you need at least 4 of a kind to win. A higher potential than their “new standard” 5,000x could have improved this drawback to some extent, but it’s not really a big problem anyway.
The jelly-like spinning junk food symbols probably aren’t what you want to see on a hungover morning, but progressive multiplier substitute wins are key to anything of note in the base game. Playing for extra free spins is risky, but the +3 increasing win multiplier you get in the bonus round can take things to a whole new level if you’re on a streak.
Innovative Powerways Engine
Progressive Replacement Win Multiplier
FS with +3 increasing multiplier + Roaming Wild
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet
Very low symbol values
Yum Yum Powerways Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Yum Yum Powerways?
The Return to Player of 96.43% is slightly above average.
How volatile is Yum Yum Powerways?
This is certainly a very volatile game, and you can therefore expect larger fluctuations in your bankroll.
What is the biggest possible profit?
In Yum Yum Powerways, you can win a maximum of 5,000 times your bet.
How does the Powerways engine work?
Basically, wins can start from all 4 sides as long as a symbol on an outer reel connects with 3+ matching symbols on the 4×4 center grid.
What about the winning symbol replacement feature?
Instead of the usual cascades, winning symbols are simply rotated into a different set of symbols, and this also increases the win multiplier by +1 per consecutive replacement win.
Is there a free spins mode in Yum Yum Powerways?
Yes, you can win up to 12 free spins (or play up to that amount if you win less). The win multiplier starts at x3 and increases by +3 per substitute win. It doesn’t reset between spins, as in the base game, and one sticky wild roams on the inner 4×4 grid per spin.
How many ways to win are there via the Powerways system?
The 6×6 Powerways setup offers 16,384 ways to win. You can win from all 4 directions starting from an outer reel (top to bottom, bottom to top, left to right, and right to left).
Can I play Yum Yum Powerways slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Yum Yum Powerways demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must have their age verified first).