Mega Moolah is a very popular Safari-themed online slot made by Microgaming. Its popularity comes from the fact that it boasts one of the best paying progressive jackpots in the world, which never pays out less than €1 million. The lower game variance, good prize values, and special features dress up a fabulous slot for your online entertainment.
The name Mega Moolah gives you no insight into the safari theme of this slot game. The name is however very fitting, as the jackpot payouts are super generous, and the top prize will convert you into an instant millionaire. It’s a true delight to realize that wild animals have the ability to stack your bank balance so well.
The reels are positioned in the shade of an Acacia tree in the Serengeti. Spot wild animals on the reels and be rewarded for your efforts. The sounds of the Savannah are accompanied by a cheerful upbeat tune that will keep you bopping along with the frequent reel wins.
The game symbols are where all the magic is stored. Roll combinational wins and watch as they become animated in celebration. The icons include the large animal cast of an antelope, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and an elephant. The lower-value icons include classic card deck symbols (10, J, Q, K, and A), which are generic representations adopted by game makers who have failed to be more original. But, given the extras this game offers, we will forgive them on this count.
There are two special symbols. These are the scatter symbol of a monkey, who is instrumental in triggering the free spins feature, and a Wild lion symbol, whose roar awards a 2x multiplier if it substitutes for standard symbols to make a winning combination.
Mega Moolah is played over a 5-reel grid with 25 paylines across the screen. Land three or more symbol matches across one of these paylines from the leftmost reel to the right and you will increase your bankroll.
The game boasts a low to medium volatility, which is almost unheard of in slot games that payout this well. Be assured that if you land the Mega Jackpot, you cannot walk away with less than €1 million.
Mega Moolah has two well-paying special bonus rounds up for grabs in the game.
The free spins can be triggered quite regularly and will often pay you 40x your stake and much more. Land 3 or more monkey scatter symbols on the reels and begin the safari spin adventure with a decent 15 free spins. The end of the round will triple all wins awarded in this feature and attribute to your bankroll.
You will notice from the start of play that there are 4 accumulating jackpots above the reels, namely Mini, Minor, Major, and Mega Jackpots. These can only be won if you trigger the Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus game.
This game triggers randomly, though it is speculated that the higher you bet, the better the chance of activating the round. You will be able to spin a ‘wheel of fortune’ with coloured segments on it. Each segment is colour-coded to match a respective progressive jackpot.
You are guaranteed to win one of the jackpots, but before you get happy, the mini and minor jackpots do not pay out all that well at all and are more likely to trigger than the Major and Mega pots are.
You can try and win millions via your palmtop, as Microgaming has made it possible to play Mega Moolah from your iOS or Android device, straight from the browser, without pesky app downloads.
The game controls have been simplified and suitably situated for thumb action on the touch interface.
This online slot offers the full package of wilds, free spins, progressive jackpots, vibrant music, and amusing visuals. The best part is, the game variance is very low for a Jackpot slot, but this is what makes this slot so popular all around the world.