Take the Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive slot for a spin around the block
Get behind the wheel, hit the accelerator and race away towards a win of a lifetime in the high-octane Mega Moolah 5-Reel Drive slot. This game, which is linked to the famous Mega Moolah progressive jackpot fund, offers you the same chance to win that prize as the original Mega Moolah slot.
What is at the heart of the Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive slot is cars, trucks, diners and other symbols that you would associate with America. This 5-reel slot has just 15 pay lines in play and you can select to play as many or as few of these as you like, although the more you wager per spin then the more chance you have of triggering that elusive Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus game and a chance to win that massive Mega Jackpot prize.
At the time of writing, 5-Reel Drive is the only game other than the original Mega Moolah slot and the now-defunct Dark Knight and Lord of the Rings slot games, that has seen a player land the top progressive jackpot prize. So could you be the next big winner to land their huge cash prize from playing this popular slot? Let's learn a little more about the slot and how it is played.
- Game: Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive
- Developer: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Pay Lines: 15 (selectable)
- Minimum Bet: 0.15
- Maximum Bet: 15.00
- Jackpot: 10,000x
- Free Spins Bonus: Yes
- Other Bonuses: Yes
- Progressive: Yes
- Volatility: Medium to High
The Mega Moolah 5-Reel Drive slot is presented against a desert backdrop, with rocky outcrops backed by a blue Sky. The five reels dominate the screen however and the four progressive jackpot prizes you can win, the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, are displayed at the top of the reels and update constantly with every spin on the game.
The main controls of the slot are located at the bottom of the reels and include a Bet Max button as well as the standard Spin button. You can alter the number of lines and coins you play on each line, as well as the denomination of the coins you are playing on each spin.
A nice animation takes you into the game and the blues-style soundtrack does fit in neatly with the Americana theme. All in all, the presentation is very cartoon-like but does fit the theme of the slot very nicely.
What is on the reels?
There are a number of standard symbols on the reels and these begin with the lower value symbols. The lower value symbols are all different types of food you could purchase on the highway and include items like coffee, pie, cola, fries and a cheeseburger. Wins range from 6 coins up to the maximum of 600 coins for landing five of the cheeseburger symbols across a winning line.
The higher value symbols are more concerned with cars. These items all pay for two symbol wins in addition to three symbol wins which is a nice touch. These items include fluffy dice as well as a blue car, a yellow car and a red truck. The highest value symbol is the flaming tyre symbol which offers the biggest base game pay out of 10,000 coins should you land five across the reels.
The Road Sign is the in game Wild symbol and this only serves as a substitute symbol in the game and does not offer any multiplier to any wins it is part of, which is a little disappointing. There are also no wins for Wilds landed together on a line, which again does diminish the appeal of the slot a little.
Free Spins features
The Police Car symbol is the Scatter symbol and when you land three or more of these symbols on the reels you will earn a cash prize of either 5x, 20x or 50x your bet amount depending on whether you land three, four or five scatters on the reels.
In addition, you will trigger the Free Spins bonus game which will see you land 10 Free Spins with a 5x multiplier applied to any of the wins landed in the bonus game. You can re-trigger the bonus feature from within Free Spins too, which is a nice touch.
In addition to this of course, you can also trigger the Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus Game. This bonus is triggered entirely at random on any spin (although the more you bet per spin, the more chance you have of triggering the bonus game).
Once the game triggers, you simply spin the wheel to see which of the four jackpot prizes you will win. There is just one segment on the wheel which aligns to the Mega Moolah jackpot prize, which is the big million-plus jackpot available to be won.
Best feature of the Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive slot
Personally, I think the Free Spins bonus feature is the best aspect of the 5 Reel Drive slot, if we are going to look at the slot game first and foremost rather than the progressive jackpot prize. I think the Wild bonus is a little underwhelming and as such, even though you only get 10 Free Spins, the fact that it comes with a sizeable multiplier, and the opportunity to land another 10 Free Spins by re-triggering the bonus, makes this a big positive for the slot. However, there's no denying that it will be the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot prize that really draws players into playing the game.
Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive is a very nice little slot and a good way to try and win the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot if you fancy a chance from the original African Savannah themed game. It is a simpler game to follow than Mega Moolah Isis or Summertime and as such, I think it will have appeal more to retro slot fans than those who prefer slots packed with additional bonuses and features.
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