Progressive jackpot slot machine games don’t come any bigger than Microgaming’s Mega Moolah.
This online slots
game has been active for well over a decade, and it currently holds the record for the biggest ever progressive jackpot prize paid out in the online casino world.
The record currently stands at CA$13.2 million. Although its regular wins seldom reach those heights, it is not uncommon for this slot to cough up wins worth several million pounds in one sitting.
Look and feel
Mega Moolah is an African savannah themed video slot, so players should expect to find cartoony lions, wildebeest, elephants, gazelle and giraffes on the reels of this slot, alongside the customary high playing card symbols. Players will note that a rather bizarre purple monkey has found its way onto the reels, too. This handy little symbol acts as the game’s scatter.
Unlike many progressive jackpots – which ask for an arm and a leg in terms of wagers – Mega Moolah is as cheap as chips and offers four progressive jackpots, making sure that every player, no matter how much cash they have to splash, has a progressive they can fairly win.
Mega Moolah offers up a 5-reel, 25-line online casino platform. This standard serving of paylines will be familiar to most players, and all the game’s paylines are fully adjustable.
The number of coins which can be wagered per payline can also be altered (up to 5 coins per line), as can the value of the coins which a player chooses to stake, from 1p up to 5p. Ultimately, players are going to find that their wagers range from a floor of just 1p per line per spin, up to a ceiling bet which is capped at CA$6.25 per spin.
Mega Moolah’s lion is the wild symbol in this slot machine game. Wild symbols can appear on all the reels of the slot and can substitute for all other symbols, except for scatter symbols. They can also double the value of all winning combinations in which they appear.
Scatter symbols appear as purple monkeys. These symbols can offer you scattered wins when 2 or more appear in any position on the reels. Land 3 or more on the screen during any spin and a free spins bonus is granted. This bonus offers 15 free games, with all wins tripled during the bonus round.
As for the progressive jackpots, they are triggered at random.
Once the randomly triggered bonus has begun, players can spin a coloured wheel to bag a prize. Each colour on the reel corresponds to either the Mini, Minor, Major, or Mega jackpot cash prizes.
These jackpots typically include prizes worth tens, hundreds, thousands and millions of pounds, respectively. Naturally, the longer the jackpots go unwon, the more valuable they will be.