While waiting for the Mega Moolah jackpot to rise - here's 5 slots to try
There's no doubt that for many slot players, their ultimate dream would be to land that big Mega Moolah win. The one that lands the Mega jackpot prize, which can range from a million to tens or even twenty million (or more!).
Such a win would, of course, be life-changing and it is this fact which drives the massive number of spins played on the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot game every month.
However, the vast majority of slot players will not solely spend their time playing just one slot game and as great as Mega Moolah is to play, it is just one of a number of fabulous slots on offer from Microgaming.
In this article, we are going to give you a list of five other slot games you can play alongside the original Mega Moolah slot, which are just as much fun to play, offer innovative or exciting game play and which can also have some sizeable jackpot prizes.
This is particularly pertinent at times like the present when the Mega Moolah jackpot has been won twice in the space of a short period of time and has reset back to close to the original seed amount of 1 million. When the jackpot is this low and below the average pay out that the slot tends to pay, then a lot of players like to wait a little until the jackpot increases up to a larger amount of money.
So if you are one of those players who wants to try a different challenge while the Mega Moolah slot grows again, then we can recommend you take a look at the following five slots, all of which offer outstanding gaming and a host of other top bonus features for you to enjoy while Mega Moolah grows into a whopping jackpot once again.
- Major Millions
Another slot to try, especially if you are a player that doesn't mind a higher value bet initially, is the Major Millions progressive jackpot slot. This is another Microgaming slot which has a minimum progressive jackpot prize pool of 200,000, but over time, the jackpot can increase in size markedly and it has, in recent times, seen a number of 1 million-plus winners.
The last of those winners came back on Feb 18th 2019 when one player landed a prize of over 1.4 million on the slot, which reset it back to its seed amount. There are two types of Major Millions games available, a 3-reel and a 5-reel game but your chances of winning the progressive jackpot are the same on either game and the minimum bet you need to make to qualify for a shot at the jackpot is also the same on either game (3.00 per spin).
The game is based on a military theme and features Major Millions as the key symbol. Not only is the Major the Wild in the game, but you need to land him on the final pay line in each of the two versions of the slot in order to trigger the Major Millions progressive jackpot prize.
Major Millions is a perfect go-to game if you want to play for a progressive jackpot prize that could change your life if won, but you fancy an alternative to playing Mega Moolah. Remember though at 3.00 per spin, it is a markedly more expensive option than Mega Moolah (which has a minimum bet of 0.25 per spin to qualify for the progressive jackpot prizes).
- Immortal Romance (non-progressive)
One of the pleasing things with Microgaming is not just their excellent progressive jackpot games. The company also produces non-progressive slots that come with a sizeable jackpot prize and one of the best of these, and certainly one that offers one of the biggest non-progressive jackpots available today, is the Immortal Romance slot.
Based on the same engine that powers the hugely popular Thunderstruck II slot (which is another game with a large non-progressive jackpot prize), Immortal Romance is a 5-reel slot which has 243-ways to win rather than pay lines. This means you can win with same symbols placed in any position across the five reels.
The maximum jackpot prize on the slot is a staggering 3,645,000 coins, which can be won by landing stacked Immortal Romance Wild symbols across all five reels on a single spin. You can also win up to 60,000 coins for landing five of the Lions Head door knocker symbols across the reels on a single spin.
What makes the game so enjoyable to play are the main bonus features of the slot. Not only does the game feature a Wild symbol, but there is a randomly triggered Wild Desire feature which can turn up to five reels completely Wild (and offers you the best chance of a big value win).
Land three, four or five Scatters and in addition to a cash prize you gain entry into the Chamber of Spins. Here there are four different Free Spins games available to play, each based on one of the four characters in the slot.
For your first four triggers you will play the Amber game, which offers 10 Free Spins with a 5x multiplier and the chance to earn more Free Spins by re-triggering the bonus round from within the game.
On your fifth trigger of the Free Spins bonus, you then move on to the Troy game. Here you get 15 Free Spins with the Vampire Bats feature, which can fly across the reels and turn symbols into 2x or 3x multiplier at random. Land both 2x and 3x symbols on the reels and you can win a combined 6x multiplier on that spin.
The tenth time you trigger Free Spins you will land the Michael bonus round. This consists of 20 Free Spins with Rolling Reels in play, with winning symbols disappearing off the reels and replaced with other symbols dropping down from above to create new wins. Land consecutive Rolling Reels wins and you increase the size of the Multiplier Trail from 2x up to a maximum of 5x the standard win.
Finally, once you have hit the 15th trigger of the Free Spins bonus game you get to play the Sarah feature which offers 25 Free Spins with the Wild Vine feature in play. When this new Wild Vine symbol appears on the third reel it can move across the reels to randomly transform other symbols into additional Wild symbols. Furthermore, if you land two or more Scatters on a spin, then you can win between 1 or 4 additional Free Spins in the bonus game too.
- Cashapillar (non-progressive)
Cashapillar is a very underrated slot and a perfect choice if you like something that offers a little different to your standard 5x3 reel slot set up. In Cashapillar, the reel set up is 5x5 reels, which means five symbols on screen for each reel and as a result of this there is a larger number of pay lines in play (any number between 1 line and 100 can be played on the slot).
This gives you a minimum bet of just 0.01, but if you play with all lines selected (which is the best way), then that minimum bet increases to 1.00, so it isn't the cheapest slot to play, but you do get a lot for your money.
What do you get? Well first off there is a jackpot prize of 2,000,000 coins available to be won, which is a considerable amount of money and this is only during the base game. The great news is when you play the Free Spins bonus and bet max, then this can increase up to a massive 6,000,000 coins.
The theme of the slot is the Cashapillar's birthday party with lots of other insects in attendance and these are the basis of the symbols on the reels. It is all rather nicely done from Microgaming with colourful graphics and cheerful sound to accompany the game.
In the base game (and during Free Spins) the Cashapillar Wild symbol is stacked on every reel and when you land a Wild which helps you complete a win by substituting for other symbols, all wins are automatically subject to a 2x multiplier.
The Free Spins round is triggered when you land three or more of the Bonus Scatter symbols anywhere across the reels. This triggers 15 Free Spins and in Free Spins all wins are subject to a 3x multiplier, and if you land a win using one of the Wild symbols, then you will get a 6x multiplier applied to that win and it is this way that you can land some of the biggest wins in the game.
All wins can be gambled using the Gamble feature too, but use this wisely as if you do not win, then you will lose all your winnings as part of the gamble. However win using this feature and you double the amount of money you win from the slot.
- Game of Thrones (non-progressive)
With all the excitement about the impending start of the final series of the TV show Game of Thrones, now is the perfect opportunity to load up the Game of Thrones slot to enjoy a few spins on what is undoubtedly one of the most popular slot games that Microgaming have ever produced.
In actual fact, there are two Game of Thrones slots available, one offering 15-lines and the other a 243-ways to win slot. Both games offer the same big cash prizes, and both offer you the same opportunities to win those prizes. It is simply a case of deciding which of the two types of slot you would prefer to play. The 243-ways to win slot can be played from 0.30 to 6.00 per spin, while the 15-line slot is playable for less from 0.15 to 3.00 per spin.
Featuring the sigils of four of the great houses of Westeros, the four families represented in the game all have their own Free Spins feature which is available after you have landed three of the Game of Throne Scatter symbols across the reels.
When you do you trigger a Free Spins bonus game where you can select one of the four bonus games available. Each offers something slightly different.
With Baratheon Free Spins you get 8 Free Spins and a 5x multiplier, whereas with Lannister you get 10 Free Spins and a 4 times multiplier. Stark sees you land 14 Free Spins with a 3x multiplier, while with Targaryen, you receive 18 free spins with a 2x multiplier. For each house, their sigil symbol is also stacked on the reels for the duration of the Free Spins bonus round.
The base game also features a Wild symbol, which can be stacked on the reels and lead to some large base game wins, while if you land just two Scatter symbols, then you will win a cash prize that is a random amount based on a multiple of your total stake.
With the TV show having such an ardent following, it is unsurprising that this slot has become one of Microgaming's most popularly played slots in recent years.
- Lost Vegas (non-progressive)
Have you noticed that when you play slots, you are always tended to be presented the game from the perspective of one of the protagonists? Well, with Lost Vegas, Microgaming have given players the ability to play from the perspective of the survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse, or as the zombies themselves as they battle it out on the streets of a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas.
It's a simple yet brilliant premise for a slot and this October 2016 release really showcases the best of what a modern slot has to offer. Not only can you switch between Zombie and Survivor modes at any time, on any spin, but there are a number of features that are only triggerable in each mode.
Spins start at just 0.30 per spin up to 45.00 per spin and each mode has its own base game bonus and its own Free Spins game. In Zombie Mode, the base game bonus is Zombie Fist of Cash which can appear at any time and will see you land a cash prize on any spin. Land three Scatters and you can enter the Zombie Free Spins bonus game which sees each reel get infected, turning single Wilds into Stacked Wilds, which can then increase across the reels. You play until all five reels are Wild, or you play through 50 spins, whichever is sooner.
In the Survivor mode, the Blackout Bonus is the base game feature and can see you win a random cash prize and the Free Spins bonus in survivor mode features a Stash bonus which sees all lower value symbols removed from the reels on each spin, with a cash amount added to the cash pool, which you will then win upon completion of your Free Spins bonus game.
This game does not have the biggest of single line jackpots, but you can win the 1,000 coins across multiple lines on some of the features and this can increase the value of those wins significantly.
As you can see, while the chance of a Mega Moolah big win is what inspires many to play the slot every month, you still have plenty of other options available at Microgaming casinos when it comes to massive jackpot prizes waiting to be won and that includes other versions of Mega Moolah affiliated slots, other progressive slots and even some big jackpot non-progressives.
These make the perfect option for players that want to still chase a big jackpot prize, especially when the Mega Moolah slot jackpot has paid out recently and the current jackpot amount is less than the average-sized pay-out.
So if you are going to wait until the Mega Moolah jackpot increases, why not try one of the five games listed above to see if they could be the slot that lands you the fame and fortune you desire?
Where can you play these games? At any MegaMoolah.com casino.
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