Mega Moolah Slots
Mega Moolah is a slot by MicroGaming which is based around a number of safari animals, including a giraffe, a lion, an elephant and a zebra. You’ll also find a slightly strange purple wrinkly faced creature which might be a monkey, but could also quite easily be an alien from another planet. You might now be wondering why this slot is called Mega Moolah? This is all about the money on offer when winning the largest of the four Jackpots, which averages over £2 million and at time of writing sits just over a mind boggling £8 million.
This game is set against the backdrop of an African safari with trees scattering the orange hazy horizon. The reels encompass a larger proportion of the screen than normal, so there is no doubt that they are the centrepiece of the game. Each of the animals found on the reels are drawn in something of a cartoon style, giving the game a fun, humorous feel, which is only added to by the animation of these symbols when forming part of a win line. An effective and slightly unusual aspect to the slot is the sheer speed at which the reels spin – these are fast! Accompanying the game are the sounds of the safari, where it seems like a combination of animals are trying to outdo each other for noise, while a drum beat plays alongside the spins.
How to play & real money versions
If you take away the fact that there is a life changing amount of money to be won, the game is actually something of a standard five reel game, this one with 25 win lines. You’ll set the number of lines, the coin value and the number of coins, the combination of all three giving you your total stake for each spin.
To win at this slot you’ll need to land at consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The lion is the top paying symbol at the slot and pays out 15,000 coins when landing five in a row. This is also the wild symbol and will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the scatter and any wins gained using this wild will be doubled due to the 2x multiplier in place. The elephant is the next highest paying symbol, while the rest of the safari animals are joined by the playing card symbols from 10 to Ace in completing the standard symbols.
The final symbol on the reels is the strange purple creature that might be a monkey. Did I also mention that he/she also wears a headdress with a red jewel in the centre and has tassels in his/her hair? This symbol is the scatter and will win you an immediate cash prize when appearing twice or more on the reels, although three or more will also see you enter the feature round. This feature gives you 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier, making for one of the more impressive free spins rounds.
Usually a feature as above would be the highlight of a slot, but this is trumped here by the progressive jackpots. The chance to win a Jackpot is randomly awarded, so you could find yourself in the feature at any time, although you’ll have more chance the higher stakes you are playing for. Having entered the Jackpot round you’ll see a spinning wheel with a number of segments in different colours. The most numerous of the segments relates to the ‘Mini’ Jackpot, which starts at just £10. However, the prizes increase through the ‘Minor’ and the ‘Major’ jackpots. There are three segments that will win you the ‘Major’ Jackpot but it’s the one segment that wins you the ‘Mega’ jackpot that you’ll have your eye on. This is the segment that will see you walking up to your boss and telling him where to stick his Moolah, as you resign on the spot, with at least 7 figures in your bank account!
The Mega Moolah jackpot can be won at a number of other slots too including Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime and the Dark Knight.
Without the huge Jackpot amount this would be a relatively average game, with the standard wild and a free spins feature (all be it a good free spins round). However, the fact is that there is a life changing amount of money to be won and this obviously adds much to the game, as there is that excitement in knowing that you are only ever a moment away from potentially winning a multi-million pound sum. This alone makes this game a must play!