Microgaming is launching its first Mega Moolah progressive mega-jackpot title in over a decade. Atlantean Treasures: Mega Moolah slot game is the latest instalment in the frenzy-inducing series, revamping the original concept with a magical underwater feel. The background shows the ruins of an ancient civilization resting on the Ocean floor, with a glowing, giant clam, bursting with treasures hinting at the submerged riches that this game has in store for you. Ticking Jackpot counters to the left of the game grid show you how much you could win if you are lucky enough to spin the slot’s famous wheel. The game symbols are what you would expect from a mystical undersea adventure theme, and the slot features expanding wilds, respins and the coveted progressive jackpot wheel.
If the mermaid wild appears on reels 2, 3 or 4, it will expand to fill the entire reel and also triggers a respin. The wild is locked during the respin round and the remaining reels spin to give you a chance at further winning combinations. You can trigger respins up to 3 times before the game returns to normal.
Pearls, which act as progressive trigger symbols, land at random on symbols on the reels. The pearls are stored in the giant clam to the left of the reels and if you collect enough the slot will give you a go at the progressive jackpot wheel. The higher your wager, the more likely you are to trigger the wheel. Once the slot shifts into jackpot mode, you get to spin the wheel for a guaranteed shot at 1 of 4 progressive jackpot prizes, which start from $10 for the mini jackpot, all the way up to a starting point of $1 million for the mega jackpot.
Atlantean treasures: Mega Moolah slot has a decent enough base game. If you can fill the middle reels with wilds and get high-value symbols on the remaining reels, you’re looking at a healthy 500x your stake that you can take home as winnings. It is doubtful that this would be your motivation for jumping into this slot though, a chance at the mega jackpot is all most people will need to be convinced to part with their money. The low RTP of 92.08% would normally be a deterrent on other titles, but not here, as the winnings you could collect, thanks to the Moolah network system, are potentially life changing. If you’re after complex and intriguing gameplay, look elsewhere, otherwise dive in and see if you can claim the mega prize.