Mega Moolah Slot Review
Mega Moolah was released as early as 2006 by Microgaming making it one of the first progressive jackpot slot machines online! And is the only online slot machine you can find in World Guinness record book with the title – Largest Jackpot payout in an online slot machine game.
2015 a player won the jackpot of €17,879,645.12. Impressive, but 2015 is a long time ago. Perhaps, Mega Moolah has become irrelevant today?
Well, on the 28th of September 2018 a player who played from mobile won the jackpot of a staggering €18.9 million. Making it the largest jackpot win ever!
Soon Mega Moolah Jackpot alone has given out a €1 Billion in aggregated jackpot wins since its release!
These facts alone should have you eager to try out this legendary online slot machine from Microgaming.
At Guide2Gambling Mega Moolah is a long-time favourite – read this review to find out why!
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How to Play Mega Moolah
There are many rumours and myths on the internet on how to play on a jackpot game. One of the most common myths is that the higher your bet is the higher are your chances to win!
Let’s go myth-busters on this one!
It’s true! You actually increase your chances to win the jackpot when placing higher bets in Mega Moolah. Maybe it’s from here a lot of slot players assume other jackpots have the same functionality for their jackpot. Most of them don’t.
Since it’s not a myth, I recommend you to place high bets to have a chance to win the jackpot in Mega Moolah. But Bankroll management is also an equally big part, as you obviously don’t want to play 15 spins and that’s it. You have to place bets that are healthy relative to your bankroll! I play with a bet between 2-5% of my starting balance of around ₹5000 in Mega Moolah.
Let’s go through the mechanics of the slot – so you know what to look out for!
Graphics: Theme & Symbols
The theme takes you out to the Savannah of Africa – I hope you have put on your best adventure outfit. As you will encounter exotic animals you haven’t most likely haven’t seen before – beware of Lions! Let the African jungle drums lead the way and if you are in luck – you may very well find the hidden jackpot, making your wildest dreams come true!
In Mega Moolah there are 10 standard symbols, 1 Wild-Symbol and 1 Special Symbol (Scatter Symbol) – giving you a total of 12 symbols in the game. Let’s start with the low-paying Symbols.
The low-paying symbols are represented as Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 you most likely recognize from playing cards. Where just like in most card games A is the highest paying and 10 the lowest.
The medium-paying symbols are represented as wild Animals from Afrika. The Kudu, Zebra and Giraffe all offers pays from 10 coins to up to 500 coins. (The Lion is counted as high-paying Symbol – I will cover it below)
The Buffalo and Elephant – the more profitable symbols – offer win from just 2 symbols in a winning line. The coin wins range from 4 coins for 2 symbol win to 750 coins for a 5-symbols win.
In additional to the standard symbol in the video slot, there is also the high-paying symbol. The Lion Symbol – the king of the savannah and the king in Mega Moolah – the Lion serves two purposes in Mega Moolah, first as the Wild-symbol, secondly, it doubles your winnings! A 5-symbols win with Wilds pays out 15,000 coins!
- 2 Lions – 15 coins
- 3 Lions – 125 coins
- 4 Lions – 1,500 coins
- 5 Lions – 15,000 coins
The purple monkey-like-creature with orange hair is the Monkey Scatter Symbol.
Landing 2 or more on the reels may trigger a cash prize, 5-symbols with the Monkey Scatter may pay out 100x your bet (15,000 coins)!
- 2 Monkeys – 2x your bet win
- 3 Monkeys – 3x your bet win
- 4 Monkeys – 20x your bet win
- 5 Monkeys – 100x your bet win
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! When you land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels you will be awarded 15 Free Spins.
You can re-trigger the Free spins by landing 3 or more scatters on the reels in the free-spins round!
What have the winner’s lucky jackpot winners to say?
I’ve gathered some of the best winner story quotes of players who have been the lucky one to be in the Mega Moolah Jackpot club:
Next up is Rawiri Pou, 27-year-old from New Zealand, who at the time was working as a fast-food employee and won NZ$10,144,395.82 in June 2016! Said the following “he still can’t believe it’s real. I’ve been in shock since I won and it is literally going to change my life. There is so much my family and I can do with this money and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We are so overwhelmed and happy.”
You might wonder what the jackpot winner who made Mega Moolah into the World Record Guinness Book, had to say. John Heywood, a British soldier from the UK:
“It’s all so surreal and I can’t come to terms with it just yet. I just keep staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my casino account.”