Major Millions

Major Millions is one of the older online slot games, having been around since the year 2000, and was a ticket for Microgaming into the big time. The theme is military, complete with warplanes, uniforms, top secret missions, and of course- plenty of confiscated loot!

Highlights

  • Slot type: progressive
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: null
  • Lines: 15
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Wild Symbol: Major Millions logo
  • Free Spins: No
  • Software: Microgaming Software

How to Play   

This simple slot game has managed to win the hearts of new online gamers and long-time gamblers alike, mainly due to it’s enticing progressive jackpot and simple interface.  Playing Major Millions is pretty simple, and features 5 reels and 15 paylines. There is just one coin value to play with set at 0.20, making the max bet 3.00. The amount per line for each spin is also set at one coin. This simplicity makes it a great choice for beginners to online slot games. If players want to adjust their bet size, they can do this using the amount of paylines activated. If this 5 reel version is still a bit confusing for brand new players, there is a 3 reel version available, too.

  • One of the symbols to watch out for is the exploding scatter symbol: This appears at random on the reels, and will trigger a multiplier which is based on your initial bet. While all other wins in the game follow the usual format of left to right, a scatter win can pay out in any direction.  
  • There are no bonus games for Major Millions: but there is a pretty impressive wild symbol. This is the Major Millions logo, and it does two things when it appears. 

    •  Acts as a substitute for any other symbol (except the scatter) 
    • Will give a 3x multiplier to any winning combination 

The Game Experience 

Another reason that this game has stood the test of time is its bright and attractive graphics. Army music swells in the background, and it’s easy to imagine yourself at some kind of celebratory parade, complete with medals and congratulatory drinks! The colour scheme here is bright and dazzling, with gold and blue being the main colours involved, and the jackpot clear in red on the top bar of the screen.  

The symbols themselves are:  

  • A fighter tank 
  • A war plane 
  • Army spy glasses 
  • Bright shiny medals 
  • A Major’s cap 
  • A top secret mission 
  • A case of gold bars 
  • The Major Millions wild 
  • The exploding scatter symbol 

The paylines are shown in different colours: making it simple to see when a win occurs. The progressive jackpot is shown at the top of the screen, and just watching it climb can be exhilarating, without even playing the game itself!  

In terms of its jackpot: this game is similar to another Microgaming favourite, Mega Moolah. When it comes to the theme, if you can’t get enough of army themed online slots games, you might want to try Small Soldiers or the Rambo slot game.  

Technology 

Microgaming is known for taking their best online casino games and turning them into excellent mobile slots, and Major Millions is no exception. The bigger the screen, the better the experience in our opinion, so if you have an iPad or other tablet devices, that’s the best mobile device to start with, but the functionality is just as clean and simple on a mobile screen. Because of the simplicity of the game, without bonus games or too many bells and whistles, it moves over to the small screen without any problems whatsoever.  

Jackpot 

A high volatility game: This is the real draw of Major Millions. You simply can’t stop your eye from watching the progressive jackpot at the top of your screen. The jackpot starts each time at 250,000, which is already a pretty hefty payout. Every time a bet is placed, the progressive jackpot will increase. All active players will be notified if the jackpot is won.  

Remember, you need to have all 15 paylines activated in order to be in with a chance of winning. That means your maximum bet need to be in play, which is 3.00. The winning spin is 5 wild symbols on the 15th payline. While that sounds uncommon, the payout happens about once a fortnight, and has often risen to be more than a million dollars! Back in 2012, one player walked away with 1.8 million, and all for that one 3.00 bet.  

Special Features 

While there aren’t any bonus games, that doesn’t take away from the excitement of playing a game with these kinds of payouts on the line. As well as the progressive jackpot, there are a couple of extra elements which makes the game unique.  

One of them is the expert mode. This mode basically moves the game into Autoplay, allowing you to set the reels to spin on their own for a custom amount of spins. Sit back, and watch the military make you rich!  

Another great feature is how much your payouts will increase by having more matching symbols. While a base game win is simply 3 symbols on the same line, four or five of the same symbols is worth a whole lot more. Land 3 symbols for 15 coins, but uncover 5, and walk away with 1,000.  

 Conclusion 

Major Millions obviously gets its fan base from the exciting progressive jackpot across the top of the screen as you play. But that’s not the only reason it’s one of Micrograming’s most popular slots. It has excellent graphics and effects, a powerful exploding scatter which pays in any direction, and a simple 3.00 max bet making it perfect for any skill level who wants to grab a shot at a large payout.