Mega Moolah is a 4-tiered progressive slot game by Microgaming with the potential to make millionaires. The largest Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is £13.2 million won by a young UK soldier in October of 2015 – a Guinness World Record for one of the largest ever online slot game jackpot wins. Since its release in 2006 by Microgaming, the slot has enjoyed enormous success and is one of the most popular progressive slot games available to players. Not only is the game available to play online and on any mobile device, the game designers thought to be inclusive of a wide range of budgets, brilliantly expanding the target market. No doubt this greatly contributes to the overall success the game has enjoyed so far as well as its continued popularity despite newer, flashier games that have since been released.
Graphics, gameplay, and betting options
Jungle drums boom as the 3-row, 5-reel, 25-payline video slot game spins. Mega Moolah is set in the safari with cartoonish safari animal symbols scattered throughout making for a fun casino experience in the wild. This popular progressive slot’s graphics don’t disappoint. Gameplay goes from left to right only with 25 possible ways to win. 3 or more symbols must align (starting from reel 1) to win. Only 2 symbols must align for a win in the case of select symbols. The Mega Moolah RTP is decent ranging from 94%-95%.
Bets, lines, coins and wins are easily tracked at the bottom of the screen. Players may select a bet ranging from 0.05-125 coins per spin at Vera&John. To place a bet, players must select the coin amount (ranging from 0.01 to 0.05) and the number of paylines (at least one), and the number of coins. Of course, keep in mind that the more paylines selected, the more chances to win. There is no practice mode, so be ready to pay to play.
There are two special symbols: the Wild Multiplier Symbol (Lion) and the Scatter Symbol (Monkey). The Lion acts as a Wild symbol and is able to stand in for any regular symbol. It has the added benefit of doubling any winning combo. The Monkey can appear anywhere on the reels to complete a winning combo. 3 or more can trigger the free spin bonus where 15 free spins are given. Additionally, there are 10 regular symbols. 5 are regular animal symbols and 5 are 10-A symbols (10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace). The Lion, Monkey, Elephant, and Buffalo are unique in that only two are needed for a win. The Multipliers for a 2 symbol win are small, but it is a nice little bonus that adds to RTP.
Advanced Auto play allows players to control the number of spins, time delays between spins, and set stops after selecting a betting option. Speed of gameplay and sound are both adjustable as well.
A free spin bonus game is triggered by a spin yielding 3 or more Monkey Scatter symbols over any of the 5 reels. The game grants players 15 Free Spins with multipliers of 3 (meaning 3x regular and Wild wins). The additional Multiplier makes this a great feature.
The progressive jackpot bonus game is the player’s chance to get rich quick. There are 4 Progressive Jackpots: Mega, Major, Minor, and Mini. The Mega Moolah jackpots begin at a £1.000.000, £10.000, £100 and £10. The numbers increase until someone wins causing them to reset back to their respective starting points. Once the progressive jackpot bonus game is randomly triggered, a multicolored wheel can be spun for the chance to win one of the 4 jackpots. Mega is off white, Major is yellow, Minor is orange, and Mini is red. Spin the wheel for the chance to win. Of course, chances of winning the Mini or Minor are far greater than winning the Major or Mega jackpots.
Summary table Mega Moolah
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||November 2006|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||94%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Low|
|Features (?)||Jackpot Wheel, Scatters, Wilds and Free Spins|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 25|
|Min. / Max. bet||25p up to £6,25|
|Coin value||0,01 up to 0,05|
|Number of paylines (?)||1 up to 25|
|Max. prize||Progressive jackpot of at least £ 1 million|
There is something especially thrilling about playing a progressive jackpot slot game. Mega Moolah closely rivals NetEnt’s Mega Fortune online video slot game which also holds a Guinness World Record for maximum payout. The bonus games, Multipliers, and wide range of flexibility in placing bets (great for any budget) sets this game apart. The highest winner to date won £13.2 million from a 0.25p bet. The winning potential of Mega Moolah is everything you could ask for in a slot whether it be online or at the casino. That, combined with the overall graphics and quality of gameplay, make this game a must play for anyone who loves slots.
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