What other than Mega Moolah progressives should I play?
Given that it is famed for paying out a new World Record jackpot of over €18.9 million in September 2018, it is not difficult to understand why the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot is so uniquely popular.
It is hard to think of any other entertainment available in the world today that you can play from as little as 0.25 and which still offers you the chance to win at least £1,000,000, and often it is many millions more.
So it is completely understandable that for many slot players, especially when the jackpot starts to creep upwards, that Mega Moolah is their first port of call, but should it be the only progressive jackpot game that they focus on?
Or are there some others out there that can offer as much fun and an equal challenge to land a sizeable cash prize?
In this article, we are going to take a look at a couple of other progressive jackpot games that are well worth a closer look especially if you enjoy the thrill of playing Mega Moolah on a regular basis.
So let's begin with the slot game that can also see the occasional million-plus winner, all for just a 3.00 stake per spin.
Major Millions slot
You can play the Major Millions slot as a 15-line 5-reel slot, or 3-reel, 3-line version. The great news is regardless of which of the two versions of the game you play, you still have the same chance of landing a potentially huge jackpot prize and you will pay the same price to play per spin (3.00) on both games.
The theme of the slot is the military and this is emphasised by the number iof military themed items on the reels including a Major's Hat, an airplane, warship, tank, Top Secret envelope and supply crates. It's a relatively simple looking slot that is nicely animated and easy to play.
What is nice is a lack of playing card lows, which are on most slots nowadays and this does enhance the feel and look of the game a great deal.
At the top of the screen the progressive jackpot current amount is displayed. This will increase with every non-winning spin on the game and in the past, has climbed to over 1,000,000 on a number of occasions. Indeed recently, it climbed to over 2.800,000.
They key to winning the progressive prize is the Major himself. His logo is the Wild symbol in the slot and as you can guess, this substitutes for all other symbols in the game and when you use it to land a pay line, you will receive a 3x multiplier on a standard win.
However, if you can land the Wild across a pay line then you will trigger the base game jackpot, which in the 15-reel version of the game stands at 8,000 coins. The only difference to this rule is if you land the Major Millions Wild on the 15th pay line (or third pay line in the three-reel game). If you manage to do this, then you will land the progressive jackpot prize.
King Cashalot slot
Head to the court of King Cashalot for some more progressive jackpot fun on this somewhat under-appreciated game from Microgaming. Seeded at 100,000, this is a slot that doesn't pay out anywhere near as often as Mega Moolah or Major Millions for that matter, but which does allow its progressive to increase in size, frequently beyond the half-a-million mark and sometimes up towards and past the million.
Like Major Millions, the King Cashalot slot is a game that you need to cover all nine paying lines with your bet. That means a spin to win the progressive jackpot will set you back 2.25 a shot.
Once again, Microgaming have done away with the playing cards and instead you have plenty of low value symbols based on a King's feast and they include fish, a roasted turkey, fruit, a tasty looking ham. Higher value symbols come in the form of the Kings court and include a princess, a knight, and the queen. The jester serves as the scatter and can offer wins regardless of where it lands on the reels, provided you land two or more on a spin.
Three of the Dragon symbols on the middle free reels launches the Treasure Bonus game, a simple Pick'em Bonus game where you get to select from a number of chests to uncover cash prize. You can either keep the cash prize you win, or reject it to open another chest, the choice is yours.
The King Cashalot symbol is the in game Wild and also the highest paying symbol in the game. Land him across any of the first eight pay lines and you would take home the jackpot prize of 15,000 coins. Land him on that final ninth pay line however and you win the progressive jackpot.
Roulette Royale progressive
Who says that only slot games are the domain of the progressive jackpot? Well at Microgaming, you can indulge yourself in a number of other games that also carry a progressive prize and one of the most enjoyable is their Roulette Royale game.
What you have here is a standard European (single zero) roulette game. The graphics on the game are excellent, with some crisp, clean animations displaying the roulette wheel and the ball that is spun around it before coming to rest in one of the 37 spaces on the reel.
You can play the game as you would any form of roulette and place bets on any of the options on the layout, this includes the longer odds inside bets and the shorter odds outside bets, so named as to their relative positions on the layout.
One thing to note here is that alongside the standard layout is another box for the Jackpot Side Bet. If you want to stand a chance of landing the progressive jackpot prize, then you need to place a wager in the side bet too.
The progressive jackpot prize is triggered when a player spins the reels and lands the same number five times in a row. However, if you hit a run of a number coming up three times in a row, or four times, then your Side Bet jackpot would see you win either 200 or 3,000 credits respectively.
Roulette Royale is great fun as a standalone version of roulette and adding a progressive jackpot just gives it an even greater depth when it comes to its game-play.
These are just three other progressive games from an extensive range by Microgaming that you can enjoy alongside playing the Mega Moolah slot. Remember, the more progressives you play, the more chances you have of winning at least one of the sizeable progressive jackpots on offer.
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