Mega Moolah is a 5-reel, 25-(adjustable)payline online slot produced by leading software provider Microgaming. This was the first of many slots created by the company that featured a number of progressive jackpots together with new ways to win and collect them.
The theme of the game revolves around the animals of the African plains, which make this an enthralling adventure full of excitement and fun. The symbols, depicted in a cartoony way, are bright, colourful and easy on the eyes.
They comprise a number of African animals such as lions, antelopes, monkeys, zebras, elephants, water buffalos and giraffes, as well as standard high-value cards, from Nine to Ace. The soundtrack consists of humorous nature and animal sounds, but also some kind of upbeat African music during the free spin round.
This highly lucrative video slot game can be an excellent option for both people who are new to the world of slots as well as experienced gamblers who are chasing the big bucks (not the animals!). While the betting range might seems particularly suitable for low rollers, no one would shy away from the possibilities to bag millions.
Despite not being the youngest anymore, this slot is still massively popular due to gigantic jackpots that have been won throughout the years. Some record wins have been claimed at Mega Moolah, including the recent Guinness World Record Jackpot, won in October 2015.
The Wild is represented by the lion symbol, and can replace every other slots symbol except the scatter. Winning combinations which the lion is a part of pay out double.
The scatter is represented by a (cheeky) monkey symbol, which grants coin wins when 2 or more of them appear anywhere on the reels. Three or more trigger the Free Spins feature, which consists of 15 free spins and a 3x multiplier.
The highest paying standard symbol is the Lion, which is worth 15,000 coins per bet level when five such symbols appear on the reels. The same symbol could be worth 3 times as much in the free spin round (45,000 coins per bet level), for a maximum total win of 225,000 coins.
The Jackpot Wheel offers one of 4 jackpots: the Mini, Minor, Major and the Mega.
The Mini jackpot awards a prize of at least 10, followed by the Minor level at a least 100, the Major, which starts at 10,000 and finally the Mega. The Mega jackpot has a minimum cash prize of one million, backed and guaranteed by Microgaming.
The bonus feature in this game is represented by a Free Spin round. This is triggered whenever 3 or more Scatter symbols are displayed anywhere on the reels and players are awarded 15 free spins. In this round all wins are tripled, including wild and multiplier symbol wins.
It is important to note that the Progressive Jackpot bonus game cannot be activated whilst playing the free spin round. The player needs to click to activate the automatic free spins. This bonus feature can be re-triggered by landing at least three scatter icons when playing out the free spins bonus game.
Progressive Jackpot Bonus Game
The Progressive Jackpot bonus game activates at random and it is featured on a second screen, where players spin what looks like a Wheel of Fortune to determine which of the 4 jackpots they will win. The wheel is split into 4 segments of different colours, each marked with a different animal footprint symbol and linked to a different Progressive Jackpot.
|Segment||# of Footprints||Jackpot|
|Red with Zebra footprints||8||Mini Progressive Jackpot|
|Orange with Giraffe footprints||4||Minor Progressive Jackpot|
|Yellow with Elephant footprints||2||Major Progressive Jackpot|
|White with Lion footprints||1||Mega Progressive Jackpot|
Unusually for a progressive game, there’s no need to bet the max coins to be eligible to win the highest jackpot here. Having said that, the chances of claiming the progressive jackpot will depend on the size of the wager, and placing the maximum bet amounts on each line will significantly improve a player’s odds of winning cash prizes.
Please note that Mega Moolah does not have free play (practice) mode. The slot game is only available to real account users
|Payout Percentage||Software||Free Spins||Min.Bet||Max.Bet|
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Game Settings and How To Play
Before you start playing, select the coin value and the number of coins you are betting with (between 1 and 5) using the appropriate buttons. Coin values range from 0.01 to 0.05 and bets from €/£0.01 to €/£6.25 (adjustable paylines). There’s not much room for customisation, due to limited game settings options. Game history can be accessed when playing for real money.
Common features such as quick spin option, Max Bet and an auto-play are also available in this game. You can set a number of automatic spins, sit back and relax whilst the reels keep spinning. Auto-play can be disabled at any time, or it can be set to automatically stop according to cash winnings or losses, or whenever you win or hit the bonus.