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Mega Moolah slot review

Added by Microgaming. Information last updated: 29/10/2020

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Tester rating:

3.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Microgaming

Release date:11/2006

RTP:88.12%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 11250

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Nature & animals

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RTP (Return to player):
88.12%
Volatility:
Low
Max. win:
bet x 11250

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
28
Microgaming score (compared to other slots of supplier)
21
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Slot tester's review: Kati Saari

Mega Moolah is an iconic progressive jackpot slot that was released in 2006 by Microgaming. Instead of just one jackpot, it has four constantly growing prizes. It currently holds the world record for the largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine.

In 2015 a British soldier made it to the Guinness World Records when he played Mega Moolah and won a staggering £13,213,838.68. Since then, the record has been exceeded a few times. The new record is now €18,915,872.81 which was also won from Mega Moolah in September 2018 by an anonymous player.

While it only has two special features, free spins and jackpots, Mega Moolah is probably one of the easiest modern slot games. There’s nothing much to it but just spin the wheels and wait to see if the randomly triggered Jackpot Bonus wheel activates.

By today’s’ standards, Mega Moolah is a quite boring slot that has survived the past years with only the charm of the progressive jackpots. But, on the other hand, it’s extremely easy to play even if one doesn’t happen to have much of an experience with online slots.

Graphics and sound

Mega Moolah sends you to an African safari where you can spot wild animals like lions, antelopes and elephants. The world of Mega Moolah is very comic-like and the design of the animals is also such. More or less all of them are staring you while making goofy faces or just snickering. The slot is quite colourful and pleasant to look at, though the game itself definitely feels old.

The music or the effects aren’t coming on too strong, which is nice. Birds are singing, lions are roaring in the distance and crickets are chirping. With the wins, you get to hear rhythmical drumming and some of the animals have their own sound effect when they activate. The most intensive music can be heard during the Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus when the choir is chanting the slot’s name over and over again.

In my opinion, while Mega Moolah looks fun and all, it’s in many ways very out-dated. It would be interesting to see this game entirely revamped or have a sequel like NetEnt did by creating Mega Fortune Dreams.

Symbols and wins

Mega Moolah has five reels, three rows and 25 paylines going from left to right. Only the Scatters pay anywhere. The lions are also Wilds and can substitute any other symbol except for Scatters. Landing three or more Scatters award you with 15 free spins.

The Jackpot Bonus is triggered by random on any spin and with any bet level.

High-paying symbols:

  • 5 x Lion / Wild pay 600x your bet
  • 5 x Monkey / Scatter pay 100x your bet
  • 5 x Elephant pay 30x your bet
  • 5 x Buffalo pay 24x your bet
  • 5 x Giraffe pay 20x your bet
  • 5 x Zebra pay 16x your bet
  • 5 x Antelope pay 10x your bet

Low-paying symbols:

  • 5 x A pay 6x your bet
  • 5 x K pay 4x your bet
  • 5 x Q pay 3x your bet
  • 5 x J pay 2.4x your bet
  • 5 x 10 pay 1.6x your bet

Features

  • Free spins: Three Scatters trigger 15 free spins.

Landing more than three Scatters does not increase the number of free spins won but the Scatters do pay nicely themselves. During the free spins, the winnings are multiplied by three.

It’s possible to re-trigger the free spins by landing three new Scatters on the reels.

  • Progressive jackpots: Mega Moolah has four jackpots, Mega, Major, Minor and Mini.

These jackpots are all progressive, meaning each of them keeps growing until won. After the jackpot has been claimed, it reverts to its seed value. These are:

  • Mini Jackpot: $10
  • Minor Jackpot: $100
  • Major Jackpot: $10,000
  • Mega Jackpot: $1,000,000

So, if you happen to win the Minor Jackpot when it’s $500, it will go back to its original seed value of $100 and start growing again for the next winner.

  • Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus: A random feature that can be triggered with any spin.

The Jackpot Bonus is a wheel consisting of 20 sectors:

  • 1 sector wins Mega Jackpot
  • 3 sectors win Major Jackpot
  • 6 sectors win Minor Jackpot
  • 10 sectors win Mini Jackpot

You get to spin the wheel once. As the wheel doesn’t have any blank sectors, you’re bound to win one of the available jackpots. Mini Jackpot being the most probable one, of course.

My experiences

Today, Mega Moolah has no dice against modern online slots. It can’t compete with breathtaking graphics or versatile features, but it really doesn’t have to, either. It has the biggest ace in the sleeve with the progressive jackpots which is something only a few other slots have. Also, Mega Moolah has successfully made a name for itself with the humongous winnings.

For a seasoned player, Mega Moolah is nothing more than a way to try and win one of the jackpots on offer. With the poor RTP of 88.22% (not including the jackpots), it’s not a very good choice for casual players hoping to score a decent payout other than the jackpot. However, the free spins have the 3x multiplier and they can be re-triggered, which is something and better than nothing.

To put it simply, the pros and cons of Mega Moolah are:

  • CON: It has low volatility and RTP
  • PRO: It’s a chance for winning a seven or even an eight-figure jackpot

So, it’s entirely up to you which of these weighs more on your scale. A slim chance of winning a jackpot and greater odds for you to lose your stakes? Or, better chances on winning more moderate (but still nice) prizes from regular slots.

In my entire history, I’ve played Mega Moolah quite several times. And I think I have had the pleasure of triggering the Jackpot Bonus three times - every time taking home the Mini Jackpot which was around $10-15. The silver line being, I can now technically call myself a triple jackpot winner.

In a nutshell, Mega Moolah is a kind of a relic from “ye olden days” from when Microgaming was one of the biggest casino software providers. The slot has changed very little from those times, for the most recent change being the update of the game controls. But, it’s an undeniable fact that it doesn’t need anything more to stay famous. The progressive jackpots keep luring the players as long as the game exists.

Overall rating:

3.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):88.12%

    Volatility:Low

    Max. win:bet x 11250

    Min. bet:C$0.25

    Max. bet:C$6.25

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:25

    Min. lines:25

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    Languages

    You can play Mega Moolah in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 25 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese

    Currencies

    Mega Moolah supports GBP, EUR

    Stats

    Release date 11/2006
    48th newest on Microgaming 2,077th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 88.12% 7.73% < average
    49th highest on Microgaming 2,077th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 11250 x your bet
    13th highest on Microgaming 309th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 25 25% > average
    21st highest on Microgaming 702nd highest on Bojoko
    Min bet C$0.25 per spin
    42nd lowest on Microgaming 1,541st lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet C$6.25 per spin
    49th highest on Microgaming 2,048th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    2nd most rated on Microgaming 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    The year was 2013 when I first came across online casinos. Around the same time, I also began my career as a content writer, specializing in online casinos and casino games.

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    Game supplier:Microgaming

    Release date:11/2006

    RTP (Return to player):88.12%

    Max. win:bet x 11250

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.2

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