Mega Moolah is an online slot by Microgaming that’s known around the world for making overnight millionaires with its gigantic progressive jackpot.
Its safari theme uses cartoon animals to make the gameplay highly enjoyable, and the animations that occur when you create winning combinations are wonderfully amusing.
Mega Moolah not only boasts four jackpot prizes, but also features wilds, scatters, multipliers, and free spins, and you can enjoy all of this and more for as little as 25p per spin!
The slot’s creator, Microgaming, is just as famous as the Mega Moolah online slot. It’s the same company that brought us Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck, Avalon, Jurassic World, Hot as Hades, Lost Vegas, Halloween, and Terminator 2. And, it’s enjoyed such great success with the Mega Moolah online slot that it created an Egyptian-themed sequel called Mega Moolah Isis.
There are plenty of special features to keep you entertained while on safari, and the top payout (N.B., which is not the same as the progressive jackpots) is an appetising 225,000 coins.
As we mentioned earlier, each time that you play the game, you have a chance of taking home one of four jackpot prizes – the Mini, the Minor, the Major, and the Mega. Each time that someone plays it, a small percentage of their stake goes towards funding the jackpots, and the pots keeping growing until they are randomly awarded.
The biggest amount that this much-loved Microgaming slot has ever paid out is a whopping £13.3m, and even when someone pips you to the post by claiming a jackpot, the pots reseed (i.e. reset) to specific amounts. The Mini starts at £10 while the Minor seeds at £100. The Major resets to £10,000 and the Mega jackpot is worth a minimum of £1,000,000.
In the background of Mega Moolah, you can see a huge tree trunk and the wild African savannah which are bathed in sunshine. Animal noises and tribal drums provide the music and sound effects that make your safari experience more authentic.
And, when the reels begin to spin, you begin to encounter some of the savannah’s inhabitants such as the lion, the gazelle, the giraffe, the monkey, the zebra, the elephant, and the buffalo, who are joined by five low-value playing card symbols (A, K, Q, J, and 10).
There are twenty-five paylines in total as you can see by the coloured payline indicators which run down both sides of the reel set. You can create winning combinations from left to right, starting with the leftmost reel.
If you’d like to see how much you stand to win by creating a winning combination, just click the button marked “View Payout” at the bottom left.
The values of the four progressive jackpots are permanently displayed over the top of the reels, and you can see them rising with every passing second. Each time that a jackpot is won, it’s advertised via an on-screen announcement.
At the bottom of the screen, there are three green buttons that let you select the number of played lines, how many coins you wish to play per line, and place the maximum bet.
The little white question mark at the top-right brings up a separate window containing the game rules, and the speaker icon next to it lets you turn the music and sound effects on and off.
In the Mega Moolah online slot, the stern-looking lion represents the wild symbol. The lion is the most valuable symbol in the game, and it also doubles the value of all wins gained in both the base game and the bonus game when it substitutes for any symbol or multiple symbols except scatters.
The Mega Moolah online slot uses a shamanic monkey as its scatter symbol, and as well as handing out scatter wins when it appears in two or more locations on the reels on the same spin, it can award the bonus game.
Whether three, four or five scatters come into view, the game always awards fifteen free spins. And, to give you even more to get excited about, any wins that are gained during the bonus feature are tripled. As you can retrigger the bonus, you’ll gain another fifteen free spins if three or more scatter symbols land on the reel set.
Unlike a lot of progressive jackpot slot games, Mega Moolah is an online slot that randomly picks the winners of its four jackpot prizes. So, at any point while you’re playing the game, you may see the bonus wheel pop-up screen appear. You spin the wheel to determine which jackpot you receive.
The red segments award the Mini progressive while the orange segments award the Minor progressive. Landing on an orange segment gets you the Major jackpot and landing on the one white segment means that you get to take the Mega progressive (worth at least £1m) home.
Min Bet: 0.25p
Max Bet: £125
Progressive JP: Yes