If you like big money slot machines, then they don’t often come much bigger than this, Microgaming’s awesome Mega Moolah. Mega Moolah is getting on a bit now, but you can’t take anything away from it. As far as progressive slot machine’s go this is one of the net’s most popular games and its held the record for the biggest online casino pay-out for some time.
- Superb Cleopatra style base game
- Wild multiplier doubles the value of combinations it completes
- Scatter activated bonus round
- Triple paying free spin feature
- Four different level progressive jackpots on offer
- Progressive jackpot wheel of fortune feature randomly awarded
Mega Moolah Features
Although that might have changed by the time you’re reading this. None the less, this title has a really great balance of base game action, bonus game fun and progressive prize possibility.
The base game in Mega Moolah uses the classic slot safari theme. When you load up the game your treated to a bit of animation that shows a lion going to a witch doctor to find out his fortune, which apparently is somewhat like a modern player spinning the reels of an online slot. The comparison is a bit dinky, but none the less fun.
Then its on to the reel game, which is predictably full of Serengeti creatures including a lion wild multiplier that will double the value of your wins. The sound effects are in line with the rest of the theme, so if you’re expecting roars and elephant trumpets, then you definitely won’t be disappointed.
The bonus round on Mega Moolah pulls in a classic format that you’re going to see time and time again. If you’re even the most novice slot player you’ll already know what we’re chatting about, of course, its the triple paying free spin round. If you manage to stop in three or more of the Monkey scatters you’ll be granted access to this round where you’ll pick up 15 free spins. You can re-trigger this bonus to earn yourself an addition 15 free spins from within the round.
Finally, there’s the four Mega Moolah progressive jackpots. These range from the smallest (micro) up to the biggest (mega) and you can see all of them slowly tot up cash at the side of the screen. In order to win one of these you simply have to play and wait, as believe it or not, the second screen game that decides which of these prizes can be randomly awarded after any spin. It doesn’t have to be a winning spin either, but it can’t be activated during the free spin round. This might sound a bit strange, but it really adds to the anticipation and excitement in the slot’s reel game.
When you get to Mega Moolah’s second screen game, you’ll see a wheel of fortune with four slightly different coloured types of segment on it. Each colour corresponds to a jackpot. There’s loads of micro jackpot coloured segments, but only one mega coloured segment. You get to spin the wheel, and the colour on which is stops dictates your prize. This couldn’t be simpler, as it’s very much a bonus on rails, which none the less can pay the big prize.
Slot Professor Says
How could you not like Mega Moolah? Microgaming have really hit the trick here with their progressive game. People go on about how Major Millions is the most popular progressive slot machine in the country and they're just being stupid. Mega Moolah uses the classic Cleopatra format and sticks a progressive jackpot game onto it.
Ultimately its such a better game than Cleopatra Megajackpots and as a result receives thousands more plays on a daily basis. As a serial player of this slot machine the only thing I really don't really like is the progressive jackpot wheel. The first few times you hit this you get so excited as this could be your chance to win the big Mega Moolah on offer here.
The trouble is that more often than not the game just gives you the micro jackpot, which is about as good as a middling reel award. You sometimes get the feeling that Microgaming could have just dropped the smallest progressive jackpot, to let you get on with the action in the reels. This is a fact that's proved true when you listen to the big jackpot winners tell their Mega Moolah stories of glory.
So often they'll say “I wasn't even looking at the wheel of fortune game, it took me about five minutes to register that I'd won” as serial players of this slot are used to tuning out during this round. Still that's the only complaint I've got with Mega Moolah, and yes, I had to dig quite deep to find it. So let me say it once again, Mega Moolah is one awesome slot. It's got that funny jungle theme combined with tons of action in the base game, a bonus feature that really likes to pay and the addition of the four progressive jackpots is just the cherry on the cake. A simply wonderful slot machine that really deserves your attention.