|♦ Software developer: Microgaming||♦ Number of betting lines: 3 or 15 (2 game versions)|
|♦ Types of slot: Video||♦ Jackpot type: Progressive|
|♦ Bonus game: Yes||♦ Wild Symbol: Yes|
|♦ Scatter: Yes||♦ Free spins: No|
|♦ Min/Max bet: 0.2/3 (coin)||♦ Payout percentage: 89.00%/ NA|
|♦ Available in mobile version: Yes|
Everything you ever wanted to know about popular online slot machine, Major Millions, is on this page!
Major Millions, another huge Microgaming classic, has been featured in online casinos since 2002 and is today one of the most popular slots around. A combination of interesting theme, high-quality graphics and generous rewards have helped to retain its popularity over the long-term. Offering one of the highest rewarding online progressive jackpots, there is a huge incentive for players to stick with the game. Major Millions actually comes in two variations – a traditional 3-reel slot machine, and the more popular, 5-reel video slot that is more commonly seen in online casinos today. The 5-reel variation comes with 15 paylines, while the less-complicated, 3-reel variation has only 3 paylines which might make it more attractive to inexperienced players. Whilst it’s much easier to play the 3 Reel version, it does lack some of the interesting features of the 15 line games such scatters and multipliers.
In both games, the paylines are populated by military-themed symbols such as aircraft, battleships, battle tanks, secret files and binoculars and the game features both wild and scatter symbols which can greatly boost your winnings so are well worth looking out for whilst playing the game. The Major General in charge of the stealth operation also appears and adds a fun touch to the game. Another cool feature is that the wild and scatter symbols both appear with special lighted-effects that get players excited and prepared for the fact that their winnings are about to be multiplied.
This high volatility slot also features a number of bonus options such as wilds, scatters, a bonus round and the ever-exciting progressive jackpot.
Everyone loves a game with a progressive jackpot as the possibilities of cashing out big time are so much more than with fixed jackpots. With progressives, the grand prize is constantly increased as more people join the game, so your chances of hitting not just hundreds of thousands, but even millions of dollars are higher. There are several reported cases of Major Millions paying out progressive jackpots of over $1 million over the past few years so you should know that your chances of winning are not just a pipe-dream.
To win the progressive jackpot you need to land five ‘Major Million’ symbols on the last payline so if you are interested in the highest payouts, you will need to play on all 15 paylines.
Playing on less lines still gives you the opportunity to win the non-progressive jackpot, but the amount is a much smaller 8,000 coins.
The biggest ever payout made by a Major Millions slot game was $1,801,517.00 while the smallest is $252,043.00. Both sums are actually very impressive for an online slot and give you very good reason to keep coming back to this favourite.
The current progressive jackpot is displayed on the top of the screen throughout play, which is really motivating to those looking for the big money (everyone!). Statistics show that the jackpot is hit by someone approximately every 75 days. Once someone has won the jackpot, all current players are notified and the prize pool resets to the very generous default amount of $250,000. Meaning that any win on this progressive is always pretty substantial.
Betting and Gameplay
Maximum bet per payline is 1 coin (each coin has a fixed value of $0.20) so to play for the progressive jackpot you need to bet $3 per spin (so that all 15 paylines will be played on).
The maximum bet is pretty low for a game with such a huge prize pool which is another selling point of this slot.
Wild is ‘Major Millions’ logo. It can substitute for any symbol apart from scatter, and any winnings registered with the wild will be tripled. If you manage to achieve five wild symbols on your reels, you will win the maximum non-progressive jackpot worth 8,000 coins.
Major Millions has a cool exploding scatter symbol symbolizing that you are about to play for the big money! To get the biggest pay-outs, you have to get three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This give you either a 3x, 5x, or a 50x multiplication of your betting amount.
Bonus / special rounds
Major Millions is very simple in that you don’t need to go into any special rounds or additional screens to land the big jackpot. Players need only bet the maximum paylines and land 5 Major Millions symbols across the fifteenth payline.
Graphics and Sounds
The game has military-related sound effects (like the marching tone) as well old-fashioned carnival music and even the Major laughing in the background. The cartoon-like Military graphics and symbols are fun and light-hearted and help to create a military ambiance as you play.
The fun graphics and sounds and the progressive jackpot are definitely the biggest draw of this game. It’s also a lot less complicated than some slot games which may appeal to seasoned and newbie players alike.