Popular Progressive Jackpot Games
We’ve mentioned some of these games already, but let’s show you why they’re considered among the best progressive slots around.
Microgaming’s Mega Moolah is responsible for the majority of the biggest progressive jackpot wins in the history of online casinos. To get in on the action, head out on safari and keep an eye on the mischievous monkeys – these monkeys are the game’s scatter symbols and landing three or more anywhere on the 5×3 reel will trigger 15 free spins where all wins are boosted by a x3 multiplier. Mega Moolah is a 25 payline slot, with four different jackpots up for grabs: the mini, the minor, the major, and the mega. Each time someone strikes lucky on one of these jackpots, they’re reset to 10, 100, 100,000 and 1,000,000 coins respectively. Bets can be placed between €0.25 and €50, but higher bets have a better chance at launching the bonus round and winning the mega jackpot. Mega Moolah is also available to play as a fixed jackpot slot, which has a return to player (RTP) of 88%.
Take your yacht down to the French riviera and join the socialites of NetEnt’s Mega Fortune – a 5×3 reel with 25 paylines and a 96% RTP. Enjoy winning combinations of cognac, wads of cash, Cuban cigars, luxury jewellery, and limousines, but pay particular attention to the wild boat icon and the champagne scatter symbols, three of which launch some free spins and open players up to multiplier winnings. The bonus round is triggered by landing three wheels anywhere on the grid; if you can carefully navigate to the third wheel, you’ll have a chance at winning one of the three progressive jackpots – the rapid, the major, and the mega.
Betsoft’s Mega Jackpot is one for the purists. With only five paylines and three reels, its layout resembles that of a physical slot machine, and there are no bonus rounds, free spins, wilds, scatters, or multipliers. To activate all of the paylines, you must wager the maximum bet of ten coins. Wins are dished out when players fill an entire payline with identical symbols, and at this point they make a choice: cash out the winnings, risk those winnings in a mini game by pushing the heart or spade symbols, or transfer them to the upper reels for a chance at the progressive jackpot.
With a 5×5 reel, Playtech’s Funky Fruits has the largest grid of all the progressive slots described here. Get your shades on and head down to the beach, where you’ll be joined by colourful cherries, lemons, oranges, pineapples, plums, and watermelons. Hitting five or more of the same fruit will pay out a multiplier against your wager, and increasing your wager will put you in line to receive bigger multipliers when this happens. For a chance at the progressive jackpot – which is paid out every three months on average – you’ll need to match eight cherry symbols on the grid at the highest wager amount.