Mega Fortune Slot
Mega Fortune is a 5-reel, max 25-pay line online progressive jackpot slot from NetEnt. It's a very well named slot of course, as with Mega Fortune you can actually win a mega fortune. This slot has three progressive jackpots – the Mega, the Major and the Rapid. The details of these jackpots are as follows (all facts correct at the time of writing):
- Mega: Seeds at €250k; Biggest win: €17.9M; Average win: €4.2M; Average time: 12.5 weeks.
- Major: Seeds (depends on casino); Biggest win: €266k; Average win (depends on casino); Average time: (depends on casino).
- Rapid: Seeds (depends on casino); Biggest win: €4.6; Average win (depends on casino); Average time: (depends on casino).
Of the three jackpots, only the Mega Jackpot is casino-independent, which means ALL players playing the Mega Fortune slot at ALL online casinos contribute in full towards the jackpot. The average win is just over four million euros, but the jackpot can rise well above that at times, and the biggest win was in 2013 at Paf casino to a lucky Finnish player.
The game is a normal slot too with the usual number of jackpots and features. You can choose your coin value from 0.01 to 0.50, and the number of lines you want in play from one to all twenty-five. There are four bet levels from one to four. Your final wager is your coin size multiplied by your bet level multiplied by your chosen number of lines. When you are ready to see if you can win that mega fortune, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at 3x your bet-per-line for three jacks, and rise all the way up to 1,000x in normal play for five limousines.
A speedboat acts as the wild symbol in this game. You can win a cash prize by landing two or more on an active pay line, but the wild symbol also substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol is a bottle of champagne and a pair of flutes. If you land three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels you activate the free spins round. You select one of the scatters to pick the number of free spins you will earn, and a multiplier between 1x and 5x. If during free spins you land two or more scatters on the reels, you again get to choose one of them. You will reveal either an additional number of free spins, or a multiplier enhancer. These bonuses can be added on indefinitely.
If you land three or more bonus symbols from the left-hand reel onwards, you will activate the bonus game. This is a three-tier spinning wheel. Each section of the wheel is split into cash amounts (including the Rapid and Major jackpots) and arrows that point inwards. If the wheel stops on a cash amount, then that is what you win. If it lands on an arrow, then you progress to the next inner wheel. If you make it all the way to the centre, then you win the Mega Fortune Mega Jackpot!
Games with progressive jackpots are not known for their playability as they are all about winning as much cash as possible. This well-designed game from NetEnt is pretty exciting though – especially when the scatters appear and the bonus symbols line up on the first two reels. If you're in the online slots playing business for mega fortunes, then this game is one in which you do have a real chance of becoming a mega millionaire.