Microgaming’s Major Millions progressive jackpot slot machine game is quite unique since it offers players two ways to play. One Major Millions variant is played over 5 reels and 15 paylines, whilst the other offers a basic 3-reel, 3-line game.
Both slot machines contain a light-hearted military theme and both offer progressive jackpot prizes, some of which have risen as high as €1.8 million in the past.
Look and feel
Major Millions utilises the same graphics in both its classic slot and video slot incarnations. The video slot naturally expands on the types of images you can find in the classic slot machine and includes scatter icons to be able to offer special wins. Expect to find various military symbols on the reels of these games, including ammo, aircraft, tanks, and binoculars, amongst others.
Major Millions’ five-reel variant acts like your typical video slot, even if it does appear dated. The classic slot is a timeless, legendary game and is considerably more popular amongst online casino players today than its 5-reel sister slot.
When playing the classic slot edition of Major Millions, coin values are fixed at £1 per payline, so naturally, players are not going to be able to wager any less than that. At the same time, maximum wagers are fixed at £3 per spin. The 5-reel version of Major Millions contains fixed coin values of 20p, and you can bet just 1 per payline. Despite the increased number of lines, and the ability to place less costly minimum stakes in the video slot edition, the video slot’s maximum bet is still capped at £3 per spin. This makes sense when both editions of the game contain the same progressive jackpot.
In the classic slot variant, Major Millions’ logo acts as a wild icon. It can substitute for all other symbols in the slot machine and doubles the value of all wins in which it appears. Players who land two wilds in a winning combination can quadruple their win.
Major Millions’ video slot edition also features the wild symbol, although it triples the value of all wins in which it appears. The video slot also contains a scatter, which can offer scattered wins when 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere on the reels during a single spin. There are no free spin bonus rounds in this slot.
In order to win the progressive jackpot in the video slot edition, players need to land 5 Major Millions logos on the fifteenth payline with the maximum wager staked.
Any smaller wager or other payline will only see players pocket a secondary non-progressive prize of 8,000 coins. In the classic slot variant, players need to land 3 Major Millions logos on the third payline.