Mega Moolah Slot Review


Short facts

Game provider: Micrograming

Return to player: 93.42%

Reels: 5

Paylines: 25

Progressive jackpot: Yes, several

Fixed jackpot: 75,000 coins

Free spins: Yes

Multipliers: Yes

Min bet: 0.25 USD

Max bet: 6.25 USD

Overview & Opinion

Mega Moolah is and old and very famous slot from the game developer Microgaming. This review is for the original Mega Moolah, the one with an animal theme. Since its release, other Mega Moolah´s have been launched by Microgaming, such as Mega Moolah Isis (Egyptian theme) and Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive (trucker theme). They all feed a common pooled progressive jackpot, and this is what make them famous.

The Mega Moolah family of slots have created many millionaires, and it is possible to win big even on a small wager. One example occurred back in 2018, when a fortunate Mega Moolah player won over 18.9 million USD on a $0.25 wager.

Mega Moolah is ancient by slot-standards and this shows when it comes to graphics and features. Still, it remains very popular. Many players are attracted to the progressive jackpots, and some also see the old-style setup as a bonus rather than a drawback.

If you are in the mood for a super modern slot with all the bells and whistles, this is not the right choice. Mega Moolah is also not popular among gamblers who seek out slots with a very high RTP. The RTP for this slot is just 93.42% and some of that goes to feed the big progressive jackpots that do not pay out frequently.


The theme for the Mega Moolah slot is African wildlife.

  • The zebra, giraffe and buffalo are medium value symbols
  • The highest regular pay symbol is the elephant
  • The lion is a wild symbol, and can also pay well as a regular pay symbol. When it works as a wild to complete a winning combo, it is also a 2x multiplier.
  • The monkey is a scatter, so monkeys can pay out without lining up on a payline. Three monkeys pay 20x, four pays 30x and five pay 200x your bet. As if this was not enough, monkeys can activate the free spins feature. (The lion can not substitute for the monkey.)


Smallest wager in USD is $0.25 per spin, and the largest one is $6.25 per spin.

Free spins feature

If you get at least 3 monkeys, anywhere on the reels, it trigger the free spins feature. You get 15 free spins, where a 3x multiplier is applied to all coin wins. It is possible to get more free spins during free spins.

Progressive jackpots

This slot has four progressive jackpots:

– Mini

– Minor

– Major

– Mega

You can not win any of the progressives in the base game; you have to get to the jackpot game first. Anytime you play the base game, you have a chance of randomly triggering the jackpot game, no matter how small your wager is. (But a larger wager will have a larger statistical chance of triggering the game. This is to make it more fair, since a larger wager contributes more to the jackpots.)

When the jackpot game has been triggered, the normal reels will disappear from the screen and you will see a jackpot wheel instead.

Can I play Mega Moolah on a mobile device?

Yes, Mega Moolah works on iOS and Android mobile devices, since Microgaming released a HTML5 version of the game. (The old version was not HTML5.)

Many online casinos offer mobile apps that include this game, but you can also play directly in the web browser on your mobile phone or tablet.