Mega Moolah Slots
Mega Moolah has become an institution since its release back in 2006. This is a simple video slot which has made many players rich. Over the years 100’s of players have scooped 6 and 7 figure jackpots. The biggest single payout was a mind-blowing $3.7 million. The secret to this slot’s success is that the jackpot is linked between many MicroGaming casinos. This means it grows fast, and then as more players see the big total they are attracted to the game – making the pool grow ever faster.
This review takes you through every aspect of MicoGaming’s Mega Moolah slot. First of all I have explained how to play, which includes the symbols, payouts, lines and coin sizes. After that the bonus rounds are featured, these include free-spins as well as the famous big Jackpot bonus round. At the end of the page you will a summary of this great slot game – and how it compares with other slots.
How to Play Mega Moolah
One of the key features of this slot is that it is easy to play. Compared to the intense game-play of the latest video slots, this is the kind of game you can relax while playing. The theme is based on wild animals, with a Giraffe, Lion and Antelope all-making a cartoon-like appearance. The orange frame and smooth animations are already familiar to many players around the world.
There are a total of 25 winning lines in this game. You can select how many you want to play for each spin. There is a ‘Wild’ symbol (this is the Lion) which substitutes for any other symbol. This means most players choose the maximum 25 lines – by doing this you maximize the number of winning combinations that the wilds can bring. Winning lines which contain the wild Lions double wins, adding even more incentive to up the number of lines.
You set your coin size, which is multiplied by the number of lines you select to give you the total cost of your spin. The smallest is 1c and the biggest for this machine is 25c per line. The range of spin costs is between 25c and $6.25c. It is possible to win the jackpot with the smallest spin amount.
During normal play, you can win up to 75,000 coins on any one spin. This would be a combination of wins on different lines. The biggest single win is 15,000 for 5 lions (which also triggers the Jackpot game). Since those symbols are Wild, having 5 on the screen is normally going to fill in a lot of other win-lines at the same time. What I like about this slot is that there are plenty of smaller wins which keep you playing. You’ll get a lot of combinations paying anywhere from 10 to 500 coins in any session. These can be used for more spins while you are waiting for that big jackpot round to hit.
Mega Moolah Bonus Rounds
There are two bonus rounds on this slot. First the free-spins round (which can be good for small to mid-size wins) and also the jackpot bonus round – which is the one everyone is trying to hit.
Hitting 3 or more of the strange looking purple monkey symbols triggers the free-spins round. You’ll get 15 free spins. What I like about this one is that the wins are trebled during these spins. This ups the maximum you can win per spin from 75,000 coins up to 225,000 coins. You will also get a separate payout depending on whether you get 3, 4 or 5 monkeys when the free-spins game is triggered.
The jackpot game does not depend on the reels, this is triggered randomly. This can be triggered with the minimum spin of 25c. If you bet more, then your chances of triggering the jackpot round will go up proportionally.
When you enter the game you will see a spinning wheel with 4 jackpot amounts listed to the left. In addition to the big jackpot (the Mega) there are Major, Minor and Mini jackpots to be won. The wheel will spin and you’ll find out which jackpot you scooped. You are hoping for the white footprint for the Mega jackpot here – though the Major can be a nice runner-up prize too.
Mega Moolah Summary
This slot has achieved legendary status over the years by hitting the right balance of straight-forward and entertaining game-play with the chance of a big jackpot wins. Mega Moolah has become so popular that the jackpot now gets reset to $1,000,000 each time it is won. The link between large numbers of MicroGaming casinos mean that this jackpot goes up too.
There are many other jackpot slots out there including Mega Riches (NetEnt) and MicroGaming’s other jackpot favorite Major Millions. None has yet to achieve quite the fan base of Mega Moolah – and for good reasons. Make sure you check out this slot for yourself soon.