Mega Moolah has been around for nearly a decade, so it’s fair to say that there are now online slots with considerably better graphics. Even still, the African theme in Mega Moolah Progressive holds up surprisingly well. A special amount of care and attention has gone into the background, which depicts a burning sunset over a hazy savannah landscape. It is enough to make you feel like you’re breathing in the fresh air, gazing out onto the horizon.
The animals, however, are the real stars of the show. This pokie game is legendary for its cartoony, yet lovable African wildlife, with each animal demonstrating a noticeable personality. From the high paying proud lion, to the goofy giraffe, all seem to be thoroughly enjoying their time on the reels. The other high paying symbols include the zebra, elephant, buffalo and gazelle. The animals are joined by the traditional playing cards making up the lower value icons, ranging from 10 to A.
There are 2 special symbols to look out for, and these are the Wild and Scatter. The proud, no-nonsense grinning lion acts as the Wild, though it probably still wouldn’t be wise to try and feed him. The monkey, which appears to a fortune teller, is the Scatter. He’ll certainly help with Free Spins, but won’t be telling anyone their future.
Exploring The Wilderness
Mega Moolah is a game with only a handful of special features, and they are fairly straightforward as far as slots go. But first and foremost, it should be kept in mind that the game allows for symbol matches to be created in sequences up to a 5. This is important, given that it means even standard payouts can be potentially very valuable. If the lion, elephant or buffalo match with 5 symbols, it can be considered a mini jackpot. 5 lion Wilds, after all, result in an instant payout of 15,000 coins, which is certainly nothing to be taken lightly. Speaking of the Wild, it works exactly as anticipated. The lion Wild will substitute for all other symbols, helping to create potential winning combinations more frequently. Next up is the Free Spins, which are triggered by the Scatter. At least 3 wise monkeys must be matched in a sequence, which triggers a total of 15 Free Spins. The Free Spins play out automatically, and like more contemporary online pokies can also be retriggered. The Free Spins also come with a rather generous 3X multiplier attached to every win. This means that payouts can potentially be very lucrative, and hence the wise monkey is always a welcome sight on the reels.
It is the bonus that most players are interested in, and the secret of Mega Moolah Progressive is that the Bonus Wheel can appear at any time. There is no particular symbol match, or other special event that makes the wheel appear. It simply appears randomly, giving you a chance to take a spin. When the Bonus Wheel has been spun, 1 of the jackpot amounts will be awarded - the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega. Of course, the Mini and Minor are fairly modest, but Major can well result in amounts upwards of 100,000. The Mega is, of course, the big daddy payout of slots that players dream of, and it seeds at a whopping 1 million and grows from there!