Here’s one progressive slot game that lives up to the promise beheld in its name: Mega Moolah has been cranking out the five-, six- and seven-figure jackpot wins since the very first spins in the mid-2000s. Mega Moolah has broken its own records for the biggest slot machine jackpot win ever awarded from an online game more times than can reliably be counted and continues to due so every year or two as (somehow) this already much-loved slot’s reputation grows still further.
What was simply PR in the old days have become the Mega Moolah slot’s informal nickname – and with very good reason! As of mid-2017, Mega Moolah has paid out over $600 million to lucky players in its existence.
As of this writing, the Guinness Book of World Records world record for largest slot machine jackpot win is held by a Mr. Jon Heywood of the UK, who hit Mega Moolah for over $20.2 million in October 2015. Chasing this were the a $7.8-plus million win in April 2016 and a nearly $10.1 million strike taken in June of that same year.
Mega Moolah was one of the very first 5-reel progressive jackpot slots to really catch on, and perhaps explains the high visibility of safari-themed games. In this 25-payline game are lions, zebras, giraffes and elephants. The lion is king, so he’s the wild, generously adding a 2x multiplier to all wins in which he’s included.
The scatter symbol is that most dangerous predator of all, the man. (Yeah, nothing like a pistol-totin’ member of homo sapiens to make all manner of beasties scatter.) Three or more of these trigger 15 free spins plus a 3x bonus multiplier on all wins during the freebies.
Finally, the A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols comprise the low end of the paytable.
Completely randomly. At the top of the game screen – in a fashion much imitated in online progressive slots thereafter – four bonus amounts are listed: the mini, minor, major and Mega Moolah jackot.
After any given spin in the base game, you may be taken to a “Wheel of Fortune”-type round whereupon the wheel is loaded with sections marked with the names of the jackpots. Once you’re rewarded with this bonus round, you know you’re in for coinage – and quite possible a life-changing amount of cash!
It certainly must be, and its popularity shows no signs of waning. The only real question here is whether Mega Moolah is in fact the most popular online slots games of all-time; Mega Moolah must certainly be in the top four or five (and probably surrounded by other Microgaming-produced classics like Pub Fruity and Thunderstruck).