Microgaming’s Mega Moolah Video Slot Review

Mega Moolah: Demo

Mega Moolah is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from Microgaming – you can play from 25p to £6.25 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With a wild African theme, it comes with a free spins feature where all wins are subject to a 3x multiplier. However, this is 1 of the most popular progressive jackpot video slots ever and responsible for the world’s largest online progressive jackpot payout – a staggering €18,915,872.81!

Released way back in 2006, Mega Moolah is quite simple graphically – set in the African savannah, it has bright and colourful graphics. Symbols include A, K, Q and J royals as well as various animals. The king of the jungle (the lion) is the wild symbol and also the most rewarding symbol.

As well as substituting for all symbols bar the scatter, 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination will give you 0.6, 5, 60 or 600 times your total bet. It will also double your win when part of a winning combination.

When it comes to bonus features, Mega Moolah comes with a Free Spins feature – this is played when you get 3 or more monkey scatters anywhere on the reels. 2, 3, 4 or 5 of them will reward you with 2, 3, 20 or 100 times your bet. 3 or more will give you 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier – you can retrigger the feature to give you 30 free spins in total.

Then you have a chance to win 1 of 4 progressive jackpots – at random. The higher your bet, the greater your chances of winning a progressive jackpot. The 4 jackpots will guarantee you win a certain amount too:

  • Mini Progressive Jackpot – begins at £10
  • Minor Progressive Jackpot – begins at £100
  • Major Progressive Jackpot – begins at £10,000
  • Mega Progressive Jackpot – begins at £1 million

Mega Moolah is quite simple in terms of gameplay – the most you can win is 600 times your bet on each spin. If you factor in the 3x multiplier in the Free Spins feature, this can rise to 1,800 times your bet on every free spin. Not bad for a low variance slot.

However, Mega Moolah is all about the progressive jackpots – from January to June (2019), Mega Moolah has paid out over €63 million. The biggest ever win was over €18.9 million in September 2018 – this eclipses the previous record of £13.2 million from a UK player in October 2015. The most recent jackpot win was on the 5th of September (2019) when a Canadian player won CA$ 4,746,748,54 (approximately £2.9 million).

If you want to try your luck at winning big potential progressive jackpots, NetEnt’s Mega Fortune is another that has paid out huge wins over the years.

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