Major Millions is a military themed progressive jackpot pokie offered at online casinos in the Microgaming network. Whilst the theme is military this game is more about having fun than anything else, the game having a playful feel with the symbols being cartoonish in nature. As a progressive pokie there are big jackpots on offer and can be played at All Slots, Royal Vegas and Spin Palace casinos
There are two versions of Major Millions. The classic version is a three reel, three line game with three pay lines. The jackpot is won by spinning three wild symbols on the third line, meaning you need to bet the maximum to be eligible for the jackpot.
The updated version of the Major Millions slot machine is a five reel pokie that has fifteen paylines, with the jackpot won by matching five wild symbols on the fifteenth line. Again, this means you need to be betting the maximum to be in the running for the jackpot, but having five reels means the jackpot can get extremely big. The five reel version is is the most popular version of Major Millions but both versions are linked to create for the progressive jackpot.
Like most pokies Major Millions pays out with winning combination of 5 symbols in an enabled pay line.
Lowest payout – Binoculars (80 coins)
Highest payout – Major Millions (8000 coins)
Major Millions has just one coin size 0.20c, so with 15 paylines the max bet is 300 coins
Wild Symbol – The wild symbol is the ‘Major’ and it can act as any other symbol to complete a winning combination in a payline. Five of the Major symbols on the 15th payline pays out the progressive jackpot
Scatter Symbol – The scatter is the explosion symbol. It can show up anywhere on the five reels to complete winning scatter combinations.
The cartoonish symbols give the game a playful feel and the old-fashioned feel may appeal to an older demographic familiar with other fun military themes such as the TV show Dad’s Army. The intro sound consists of an old military marching tune along with the Major giving a friendly chuckle. The background sound is reminiscent of a fairground, with a brass band and the sound of people enjoying themselves. A winning spin is greeted by a variety of sounds including a drumroll, as well as the regular winning sounds found on most pokies. Any of the sounds can be turned off via the options menu.
The Major Millions jackpot starts at $253,737, which means that even if the jackpot has recently been won, you can still pocket a good prize by landing the 5 Majors. You can see the current size of the jackpot on your screen while playing. The average interval in winning the jackpot is around 98 days.
As mentioned earlier, to hit the jackpot you need to be betting the maximum so as to enable the fifteenth pay line. Major Millions pokie has one coin size – 20c, so betting the maximum each spin will cost you $3 per spin.