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Mega Moolah Slot Review

Our Ratings 5/5
Last updated 14 November 2023

Around since 2006, Mega Moolah has worked its way itself into the hearts of many pokie enthusiasts. Not only is the safari game theme appealing and the wins forthcoming, but this slot is world renowned for its record-breaking Mega Jackpot wins which are never less than NZ$1 million!

A trip through the Savannah over these reels will land you in all sorts of adventure with features rolling up along the way. Keep a look out for Wild Lions and a Free Spin bonus round that pays triple the normal value for prizes up to 1,800x your bet.


Game information

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Profit lines:0

Number of reels:5

Number of rows:25


Special features and symbols

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Game statistics:



  • Progressive Jackpot 
  • Frequent wins with Low Variance 
  • Mobile Friendly 


  • Low RTP 
  • Dated Graphics 
  • Low Max. Bet 

Features of Mega Moolah 

  • Slot Type: Video Pokie 
  • Features: Multiplier Wild, Free Spins, Jackpot Wheel 
  • Progressive Jackpot – Yes 
  • Jackpot Slot – Yes 
  • Theme: African Safari 
  • Provider: Microgaming 
  • Release date: 2006 

Technical Specs 

  • RTP: 88.12% 
  • Volatility: Low 
  • Paylines: 25 
  • Reels: 5 
  • Rows: 3 
  • Min/Max bet: NZ$0.25  NZ$6.25 
  • Max Win: 1,800x and Progressive Jackpot 


Symbol 2 on a payline 3 on a payline 4 on a payline 5 on a payline
 Scatter x2 x3 x20 x100
Wild x15 x125 x1500 x15000
 Elephant x6 x50 x250 x750
 Buffalo x4 x40 x150 x600
 Giraffe   x30 x125 x500
 Zebra   x20 x100 x400
 Antelope   x10 x50 x250
 Ace   x8 x40 x150
 Monkey x2 x3 x20 x100
 King   x6 x30 x100
 Queen   x4 x20 x75
 Jack   x3 x15 x60
  10   x2 x10 x40


Themes and Audio-Visual Design 

While we are not sure how a Safari-themed game is connected to Mega Moolah, it’s a concept that works, as this game is very popular among progressive pokie players.   Load up the game and it immediately becomes evident that the adventure on these reels takes place in the Savannah. The background vistas are those of the iconic golden grass and Acacia trees in the Serengetiwhile several quirky wild animals and other betting symbols line the reels.

The graphics are a bit dated, but the overall atmosphere of the game is not affected by this.  The symbols and their payouts (base game) are as follows: 


  • Elephant:  Pays up to NZ$750.00  
  • Buffalo: Pays up to NZ$600.00 
  • Giraffe: Pays up to NZ$500.00 
  • Antelope: Pays up to NZ$400.00 
  • Zebra: Pays up to NZ$250.00 
  • A: Pays up to NZ$150.00 
  • K: Pays up to NZ$100.00 
  • Q: Pays up to NZ$75.00 
  • J: Pays up to NZ$60.00 
  • 10: Pays up to NZ$40.00 

There are two special symbols in the game. The Lion is a Wild and can substitute for all standard symbols to complete wins. A combination of 5 lions holds the highest natural combination value. The Wild will also double the value of all wins it forms part of. The monkey is the scatter symbol. She is key to triggering the free spins round. 

  • Lion: Pays up to NZ$3750.00  
  • Monkey: Pays up to NZ$100.00 

All of these symbols and graphics come together nicely with the sounds of Africa. Close your eyes and you will hear nature come alive around you. Spin the reels and an original African tribal score rings out in support of the game action. The game provider has done well to package this Safari adventure. 

Special Features 

The game is played over 5x3 reels and 25 paylines for a wager of between NZ$0.25 and NZ$6.25. A very low RTP of 88.12% matches with a low variance math model. This combination means that while smaller to medium wins may frequently pop up, the big wins that this game is capable of are extremely difficult to land.   It makes sense that jackpots the size of this Mega one will not be given away every dayso you must realise when playing this game that the big guns only come out from time to time. There are some great features to tide you over though, and these can get by on their own merits.  

Free Spins Round 

If you land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the screen, you will trigger the free spin bonus round. Here, you receive 15 free spins where every win landed will provide you will triple the normal prize value per combination. 5 Wild Lions in this round will pay out up to NZ$11,250.00 instead of the normal NZ$3750.00. This is the feature you will want to land for the big money. 

Jackpot Wheel 

The Jackpot Wheel is randomly triggered in the game. The higher you bet, the better chance you have of this feature landing. You will get to spin it once for the chance to win one of the 4 progressive jackpot prizes shown on the screen.  While progressive jackpots accumulate over time as people play them across the Microgaming network of casinos, they are seeded to payout minimum amounts: 

  • Mini: Pays at least NZ$10.00 
  • Minor: Pays at least NZ$100.00 
  • Major: Pays at least NZ$10,000.00 
  • Mega: Pays at least NZ$1,000,000.00 

Winning the Mega Jackpot has the potential of altering your life forever, as it is not uncommon for this reward to exceed NZ$10 million. It is by this feature that we realise the apt naming of this Mega Moolah slot. 

How to play Mega Moolah 

To start playing this game, you will need to select your wager on the screen first. On the more modern template for the game, you can click on the icon that resembles a stack of coins and then adjust the bet with a sliding meter from NZ$0.25 to NZ$6.25.   To get used to the game, you might want to start with minimum bets, but you can increase the wager later on, especially if you want the Jackpot Wheel to land. The game variance is low, so it is not designed to drain your bankroll quickly.  Once the wager is in place, spin the reels with the round spin button. If you do not have the patience for the slower reel spins, you can speed up the action by clicking on the lightning bolt icon. This will put the game into turbo mode. This will not affect game outcomes.   If you would prefer that the game ran on its own, you can select the Auto Play feature to spin between 10 and 50 automated spins for you at a set stake.  Wins are rewarded when you land 3 or more matching symbols over a single payline from left to right on adjacent reels. In Mega Moolah, the Lion, Monkey, Elephant, and Buffalo will start paying from combinations of 2 or more symbols. 

Experience Mega Moolah on Mobile  

Thanks to Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, Mega Moolah can be played on your mobile device straight from the browser, without any further download needed.   While Microgaming started providing desktop games and then moved onto mobile, many of their newer games are designed to suit mobile devices more. Mega Moolah has been reworked from its original Flash setup to adopt this same ethos.   Now if you play on mobile or desktop, the layout is very similar. The button layout is positioned differently on the smaller screens to suit thumb play, but the effects of each control are the same.

UK Players Took Home Over £2.7 million Jackpot

As always, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah has paid out a gigantic jackpot to a UK resident on 8th November. The jackpot was won at Genesis Casino. Mega Moolah has again proved itself to be one of the best jackpot slots of all time. When it comes to Microgaming, it has always been famous for its big payouts and intimate connection with the players. Mega Moolah is probably the greatest creation from Microgaming and it has mesmerized the world for over 13 years.

The Jackpot

The Jackpot that was won at Genesis casino amount to £2,77,916.45. The player who won the jackpot was placing bets of £6.25 only. The winner wishes to stay anonymous. The prize money was distributed in lump sums which have been the Microgaming way for a very long time now. Ariel Reem, the CEO of Genesis Global has congratulated the winner on behalf of the entire Genesis Casino.

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