Progressive slot machines are most definitely one of the most exciting online casino games to play – if you can hold your nerve and get lucky then you could genuinely come away a bona fide millionaire!
One of the original mega jackpot progressive slots is Microgaming’s Mega Moolah – in fact it’s famous for its amazing progressive jackpot. Between 2007 and 2010, the Mega Moolah slots game machine made 16 millionaires. The very first millionaire was in South Africa and the lucky player came away with a winning jackpot of 4.3 million South African rand. Not bad for a quick hop online!
Mega Moolah stands out from the crowd of progressive jackpots today due to its absolutely huge progressive jackpot. This online slot has so far paid out £5,882,870 to one single player. Imagine starting your day thinking you’ll have a little go on Mega Moolah and coming away nearly £6 million richer!
So how does the game itself work? Firstly, it’s got a super cute safari theme which means lots of pictures of the Big Five, including lions, giraffes, zebras, buffalo and monkeys. The symbols are animal themed with really bright and cute animal depictions, interspersed with colourful and well designed numbers and letter symbols to make up the game playing attributes.
When you first start playing Mega Moolah there is a quick introductory video before you go on your very own personal safari – except much more exciting because you could come away a big winner. The letters and numbers show the high value cards.
The biggest amount you can wager is 125 coins and any time you wish to do this you simply press the ‘bet max’ button you’ll find at the lower end of the screen. The game has 25 pay lines and five reels, meaning you have lots of chances to win.
Depending on your confidence levels and how much experience you have playing slots, Mega Moolah can be played either on expert or regular mode. The expert mode will give you the chance to use Autoplay. This feature means you can turn off the background sounds, including the music, if you want to.
Some symbols, including the scatter monkey and the lion, have different special values. The scatter monkey means that, as long as you get two or more monkeys, you win, no matter where they are on the board. The lion, however, is a wild card, which means that it can be used in place of any other symbol in order to finish a combination. It also doubles the payout for any combination it completes – two special values, particularly apt for the king of the jungle!