Slot Review: Mega Moolah Slot
Mega Moolah by Microgaming is one of the most exciting video slots around. That’s because it’s a so-called progressive jackpot slot, which means that players have the chance to win mind-boggling amounts of money in a single spin. In fact, there have been multiple 7-figure and even 8-figure wins at Mega Moolah in the past, with some of them happening right here at Casumo. The latest Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot was won on 27th of February 2018 for a staggering CAD 7,453,168.03. Not bad for a day’s work..
Besides the jackpots, Mega Moolah offers a whole host of smaller payouts, just like any normal slot. It also has a very well-designed theme with very pretty graphics and smooth gameplay. Slot purists will appreciate the fact that there aren’t many distractions in the form of fancy animations, and they can thus focus fully on the action at hand.
Mega Moolah is certainly a very special video slot, and there aren’t many things that are more exciting than playing the game with the knowledge that every spin might be life-changing. The slot is available on Casumo and can be played on both the desktop and the mobile app.
Theme and Symbols
The theme of Mega Moolah is set in the wild jungles of Africa. The game offers 25 paylines across 5 reels, giving players plenty of betting options.
The symbols are a combination of the standard poker symbols A, K, Q, J, T, 9 and different animals one would find on the planes of Africa (lions, antelopes, monkeys, zebras, elephants, water buffalos and giraffes).
There are two bonus symbols: the lion is the game’s wild symbol, which means it can substitute for any other symbol to create winning combinations on adjacent reels. In addition, any winnings from a combination including a lion symbol are doubled. And as if that wasn’t enough, the lion also acts as a paying symbol, with three lions awarding 125 coins, four lions awarding 1,500 coins and five lions awarding a staggering 15,000 coins. In short: whenever you spot a lion on the reels, feel free to get excited!
The other special symbol is the monkey, which serves as the scatter symbol and also replaces any other symbol to make generating winning combinations a whole lot easier. Instead of doubling your winnings, the monkey symbol also awards free spins to the player. As soon as three monkeys appear anywhere on the reels, the player will receive 15 free spins. However, that’s where things get a little bit crazy: any winnings created during the free spin rounds are tripled, which is quite generous indeed.
Betting Options and Ways to Win
The minimum bet in Mega Moolah is a tiny $/€/£ 0.01 per spin. The largest coin denomination is $/€/£ 0.25, which results in a maximum bet of $/€/£ 6.25 per spin (across 25 paylines). This makes one thing clear: players who are looking to gamble for large amounts of money and win huge payouts from the standard game (so-called high rollers) might be disappointed with the betting options offered by Mega Moolah.
However, beginners who are looking to play for relatively small amounts will absolutely love this slot. As will those players that have their sights on the progressive jackpots, and who dream about hitting that big score and then sailing off into the sunset.
How Does the Progressive Jackpot Work?
The way the progressive jackpot works is this: There are a total of four different progressive jackpots in Mega Moolah (the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega Jackpot). Each of them starts at a specified guaranteed payout amount. From this point on, the game takes a small amount out of every player’s bet and uses it to grow the jackpot until it gets won by a player, at which point it is reset to the initial guaranteed amount. The jackpot therefore grows progressively bigger until it is won by a (very) lucky player.
The guaranteed payouts for the jackpots are as follows: the Mini Jackpot starts at $/€/£ 10, the Major Jackpot starts at $/€/£ 100, the Major Jackpot starts at $/€/£ 10,000 and the Mega Jackpot starts at a cool $/€/£ 1,0000,000. The bigger the jackpot, the longer it usually takes until it is won, so for this reason the smaller jackpots aren’t growing anywhere near as big as the Mega Jackpot. On the other hand, the smaller jackpots occur so frequently that you are pretty much guaranteed to win one sooner or later if you stick with the game.
In order to have a chance of winning a jackpot, players don’t have to do anything except make a real money deposit on a site like Casumo and place a real money bet in Mega Moolah. Once you are playing in the game, there is a chance that any spin might randomly trigger the Mega Moolah jackpot wheel, which then awards one of the jackpots to you. Just in case this sounds too good to be true: the largest Mega Jackpot of all time was an unbelievable £13,212,882, which was won by a player from England who made a bet of just 25p. We’re not sure what the actual return on investment of that bet was, but it’s safe to say that Warren Buffet would approve.
Mega Moolah has been one of the most popular video slots on Casumo for a long time, and it’s easy to see why. Nowhere else do players get the chance to win life-changing money in a single spin without risking a large amount of money on their bet. In fact, Mega Moolah is the largest progressive jackpot slot in the world by a wide margin, and has produced some truly insane wins over the years.
Besides the jackpots, the game also offers a very well-made theme with nice symbols and smooth animations. And the standard payouts are nothing to laugh at either: Mega Moolah offers anything from wilds to scatters, multipliers and free spins and players don’t have to hit the jackpot in order to win a lot of money in the game (although it would help).
Mega Moolah is available for desktop and mobile via the Casumo app, so your way to retirement might only be a few clicks away!
Who is the Software Provider: Microgaming
Game Features: Wilds, scatters, multipliers, free spins, progressive jackpot
Number of Reels: 5
Number of Paylines: 25
Min Coins Per Line: 1
Max Coins Per Line: 1
Min Coin Size: $/€/£ 0.01
Max Coin Size: $/€/£ 0.25
Return to Player: 88.12%