Mega Moolah is an industry legend, its made a number of multi millionaires and offers a mega jackpot that starts at $1M! Microgaming introduced the game came out in 2006 and has now produced two associated games although the original remains exceedingly popular.
How To Play
Mega Moolah is a 5-reel, 25 payline progressive jackpot game (similar to Major Millions) where wins pay left to right, except for the scatter symbol, which pays anywhere on the reels. There are three coin values – $0.01, $0.02 and $0.05 – and up to 5x coins can be played per line, meaning the maximum bet ranges from $0.25 – $6.25. All wins are multiplied by the number of coins staked per line.
Symbols and Payouts
- Lion symbol is wild and substitutes for all other symbols (except scatter)
- Wild symbol acts as a multiplier and doubles any win
- Monkey symbol is a scatter
- 5 x wild symbol = up to 75,000x coins (up to $3,750)
- 5 x elephant symbol = up to 3,750x coins (up to $187.50)
- 5x water buffalo symbol = up to 3,000x coins (up to $150)
Graphics and Sound
Mega Moolah is a bright and colourful game, something of a cross between The Jungle Book and The Lion King in its cartoon depictions of African animals and its upbeat, rhythmic tribal chanting and background music. Earthy browns and yellows dominate the colour scheme, although the minor symbols (10, J, Q, K, A) are all in bright primary colours. The animals are all well-depicted in a friendly, children’s book style, and there is a sense of individuality and personality about them all, in particular the cheeky monkey who acts as the scatter symbol.
The possibility of winning an enormous progressive jackpot is of course the main draw of Mega Moolah. Since January 2012 there have been 7 Mega Jackpot winners with an average payout of $2.89 million, although the the largest win in this time was almost $8.7 million in December 2012.
On 6 October 2015, a 26-year-old soldier from Cheshire in the UK. Mr Heywood scooped the unprecedented GBP £13,213,838.68 prize playing Mega Moolah while only wagering an astonishing 25p a spin!
The progressive jackpot feature is randomly triggered with the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel appearing on a separate screen. The game show-type wheel is divided into 20 segments (1 x Mega Jackpot; 3x Major Jackpot; 6x Minor Jackpot; 10x Mini Jackpot), players then click the spin button and the wheel turns, if it stops in the mega jackpot segment then you’re an instant millionaire!
Mega Moolah offers a scatter symbol that pays anywhere on the reels and a 15x free spins feature where all wins are tripled.