Ask gamblers why Mega Moolah is so popular and here's what they'll tell you
I've always maintained that other than the game developers themselves, the people that will know the most about any slot game are those that play it regularly. Hence our 'Ask gamblers' article.
Slots players come from all different parts of society and there is a wide diaspora of players of different educational, social and financial backgrounds. That means you are as likely to find an old lady playing £5 a week on the slots, as you are a high roller who regularly bets a thousand in a single session.
What's great about this is that if you ask this group of Mega Moolah players what they love about the game, then you will get the full range of answers and from this, it is easy to highlight which are the parts of the progressive jackpot slot that really hit the right notes with the players.
With that in mind, we decided to find out what the most pleasing aspects of the Mega Moolah progressive slot is across the full range of people who play the game. This may sound like a somewhat obvious question, but it is always a good idea to ask yourself what is it about a slot that makes it so appealing, as often what one player finds great, a different player may discount and select something else that they enjoy.
Of course, with Mega Moolah, there is one big reason that players love the slot and that is our first (and most obvious) response, but there are a number of other reasons why players enjoy playing the slot that many of you may not have considered.
Let's now list the main reasons why any slots player would tell you why they love playing Mega Moolah.
- Ask gamblers about the Progressive Jackpot(s)
It's tempting to be focused solely on the massive Mega Jackpot prize when playing the Mega Moolah slot, but it is worth remembering that there are actually four different progressive jackpot funds you can win, once you have triggered the Jackpot Bonus Game.
The Mini and the Minor Jackpots are generally smaller amounts of money and these, while welcome, are not going to result in any huge changes to your lifestyle, or have you racing to the bank to cash your win.
However, the Major Jackpot prize can be a huge incentive for players as this runs into tens of thousands of pounds and it is won relatively frequently. This means that even if you don't win the Mega Jackpot, then you can still win a nice amount of money by landing the Major Jackpot.
Of course though, it is the Mega Jackpot that everyone wants to win. Seeded at a minimum of 1,000,000 in your chosen currency, this jackpot can climb and climb and climb over time and with every spin on the game, it will increase just a little bit more until eventually it is triggered by a lucky player.
While any Mega Jackpot win is welcome, it is when the jackpot reaches the very high amounts, such as when it gets beyond the 10,000,000 mark that things on the game really start to heat up and its popularity surges with players all over the globe. Especially due to the fact that the jackpot can be won by any player, on any single spin.
So, the progressive jackpots available on Mega Moolah are certainly the main reason most people wager on the game, but it is by no means the only reason.
- Ask gamblers how much fun and rewarding the base game can be
The progressive jackpots are always a huge appeal on Mega Moolah, but the fact of the matter is that if the base game that Mega Moolah is built upon wasn't any good then it would certainly not be as popular as it is now.
The original Mega Moolah is a 25-line slot with 5-reels and it is based on an African safari theme. It is a simple game to play but can be rewarding in its own right, with a cash prize of up to 15,000 coins available in the standard game which can increase up to 75,000 coins if you trigger the Free Spins bonus game that is part of the slot.
However, what makes Mega Moolah very playable is despite the fact it has a relatively low RTP of around 90%, when you do land a win, they can vary quite dramatically in size and it is not uncommon to play a session and hit a sizeable win which does top up your balance quite nicely. The Wild symbol plays a key role in landing some of these wins and you can also earn some great value wins when you trigger the Free Spins bonus, which isn't as difficult as on some other non-progressive slots.
What this means is that even if you take the progressive jackpot prizes out of the equation, Mega Moolah is still a great slot to play. Ask gamblers why they play the game and just as many will tell you they play because it is fun to do so, as those who say they play for a shot at the big progressive prize.
- Ask gamblers if you can play for the jackpot on three other Mega Moolah games
One other big positive for many players is that you are not restricted to playing just one slot to try and trigger the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prizes. Alongside the original Mega Moolah slot that we have focused on above there are three other slot games, each of which offers you the exact same chance of landing the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize as they are all linked into the same jackpot fund.
The three games are:
- Mega Moolah Summertime - A retro-styled slot loosely based on the sunnier months of the year.
- Mega Moolah Isis - The Egyptian themed slot which plays most similarly to the original game.
- Mega Moolah 5-Reel Drive - An enjoyable Americana-themed slot based on driving the highways and byways.
While most of the big Mega Moolah jackpot wins have been triggered by people playing the original game, 5-Reel Drive has seen one lucky player land the jackpot prize playing this game and the other games are still waiting to trigger their first top Mega Moolah progressive jackpot winner.
So what this means is if you are a jackpot hunter, you can spread your play across four different games and each will offer you a different experience, but will also offer you the same chance of landing the progressive jackpot prize as any of the other games.
- Ask gamblers if Mega Moolah is very cheap progressive jackpot game to play
If one thing stands out for progressive jackpot players in the main it is that these games can be among the more expensive slot games to play today. Ask gamblers how much they spend per spin on a progressive jackpot slot and you will find that they can spend anywhere up to £3 to £5 per spin on some games. A session on these games therefore, can prove very expensive especially for those who only have smaller budgets.
Mega Moolah however is different as you can play this slot from just 0.25 per spin and still have a chance of landing the top jackpot prize. Indeed, a number of players have won the big one by wagering these smaller amounts.
What is also good about the Mega Moolah slot is that the more you wager per spin, the more chance you have of triggering the Jackpot Bonus game, so those players that want to bet more per spin can do so knowing that their extra cash means they have proportionally extra chances to trigger the bonus game.
Even compared to some of Microgaming's other top progressives, such as King Cashalot (2.25 per spin) or Major Millions (3.00 per spin), Mega Moolah is still one of the very cheapest progressive jackpot slots you can play today.
- Ask gamblers if Mega Moolah has a history of paying out plenty of money unlike many other progressives
One of the most appealing aspects of the Mega Moolah slot is that it has a long history of paying out its top prize to customers.
This contrasts sharply with some slots which may offer million-plus progressive jackpots, but which have only paid out once or twice in their lifetime. Compare that with Mega Moolah which, in 2017, paid out an incredible 13 of the biggest progressive jackpot wins, each worth at least a million if not more, across the entire year with over 55 million in prizes handed out to those lucky players.
History has proven that not only does the Mega Moolah slot pay out big money, it does so more frequently than many other progressive jackpot games and this is another reason why the slot game is so popular when you ask gamblers about what they enjoy most about playing the slot.
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