Major Millions Progressive
While Mega Moolah may be the progressive slot from Microgaming that everybody thinks of as being the "millionaire maker" due to its guaranteed 1 million seeded fund, there is another slot that has seen the magical million mark, and that is the hugely enjoyable Major Millions slot.
The first thing to note is that while we'll be focusing primarily on the 5-reel version of the game in this review, there is a different game under the same name that operates on a 3-reel, 3 pay line version. You can play both of these games (for the same max bet price of 3.00) if you want to try and win the progressive jackpot as both pay into the same fund.
As the name suggests Major Millions is an army-themed slot that boasts 5x3 reels and 15 separate pay lines. In order to win the progressive, you do need to place the maximum bet and cover all pay lines (which will cost you just 3.00) .
The military theme of the slot is immediately apparent once you start playing the game. Across the reels are an assortment of military-based symbols including medals, the Major's Cap, a rather friendly looking bomber aeroplane, a tank, a top secret envelope, binoculars, a large warship and a supply crate loaded with what appears to be bars, possibly of chocolate? Who knows!
There are none of the usual playing card low symbols on the reels in Major Millions, instead all symbols are military based, which does enhance the feel of the game considerably and does make the game eminently more pleasing on the eye.
Coins are a fixed value of 0.20 and you can bet one coin on each pay line, you can select how many of the 15 pay lines you want in operation in the game, though to win the progressive jackpot, you do need all 15 in operation on a spin.
There are several other features of the Major Millions slot that players need to be aware of. The first is that you can switch the game into Expert mode, which allows you to use the Autoplay feature, allowing you to have the reels spinning for a stated number of spins, while you busy yourself with something else that requires your attention.
The progressive jackpot meter is displayed at the top of the screen clearly, so you can see exactly how much money you are aiming to win.
To trigger a base game win you need three of any of the symbols in the game across the first three reels, though if you land four or five of the same symbol on a single payline, the size of your win increases markedly. For example, 3 Major Millions symbols wins you 15 coins, but land 5 on a pay line and that increases to 1,000.
There is a scatter symbol in the game and this is the explosion symbol with the word Scatter enclosed within it. Scatter symbols can land anywhere across the reels to trigger a win though you do need to land three or more to earn a cash prize. All scatter wins are added to any additional pay line wins you may have and scatter wins are multiplied by the total number of credits you staked on that spin.
The key to the slot however is the in game Wild symbol, which is the Major Millions Progressive logo. This symbol serves several features in the game, all of which benefit the player.
First up, the symbol substitutes for any other symbol in the game to create a winning pay line (with the exception of the Scatter symbol). Furthermore, if you use a Major Millions Progressive Wild to create a winning pay line, then the amount you would have ordinarily won is tripled.
Land three Major Millions Wild symbols across a pay line and you automatically win 80 coins, four lands you 280 and all five across the first 14 pay lines will win you the biggest base game jackpot of 8,000 coins.
However, the crucial thing about the Major Millions Wild comes when you land it on the 15th and final pay line. This is a pay line which starts in the bottom left corner of the first reel, goes to the middle symbol on the second reel, the bottom symbol on the third reel, the middle symbol on the fourth reel and finally the bottom symbol on the fifth reel.
Land the Major Millions Wild in all these positions and you trigger the massive Progressive Jackpot prize, which could see you take home at least hundreds of thousands, if not more.
Indeed, recently one player won well over a million thanks to hitting the Major Millions progressive jackpot at just the right time.
Major Millions is a fast, fun and enjoyable progressive that offers players a chance to win a life-changing amount of money from just 3.00 per spin. Available in a 3-reel and 5-reel version, both of which pay into the same jackpot fund, it is a game that is easy to play and hugely enjoyable. And if you can land that huge progressive, Major Millions certainly lives up to its name.