“At ease Private…” go make some money… and that’s an order!
Microgaming just keeps the slots coming...
The funny cartoon-ish Major Millions is one hilarious but well paying online video slot with a progressive Jackpot from the infamous iGaming company. One look at “Major Mustachio” (with his sinister golden grin and oh, let’s not forget the chin…) will either leave you in a fit (rolling on the floor) or hungry for major wins… either way, the military themed Major Millions online slot is a real treat for online gamblers reporting for “major money making” duty. Dive into the world of secret files, battle tanks, bombers, battle ships, and a pair of “Cash-Vision” binoculars to help you spot the dollar sings during your mission and you could come out a winner! Major Millions is a must-play for all online gamblers who fancy a little “special ops” excitement that pays major moolah as well.
This online video slot comes with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 15 ways to pay (paylines). The graphics are not exceptional but they serve the purpose, which is to inspire high ranking wins worth an honorary medal. Just like most modern video slots, Major Millions typically has Wilds and Scatters with amazing multipliers to make the winnings (or battle) even sweeter. The progressive Jackpot counter is always visible to keep all Major Millions players up to date with the current “bullion” up for grabs.
Major Millions Symbols
Major Millions may not be so major on the graphics but the funny caricature symbols by Microgaming are enough to keep online players interested (and attracted…). One unique thing about Major Millions is that there’s no clear line between “high paying” symbols or “low paying” symbols like with most regular slots… What you get is a bunch of army themed symbols, of course, with the binoculars paying the least (3, 4, or 5) combo wins (a multiplier of x80 for 5 binoculars symbols on a winning payline) and a waving Major Mustachio’s photo paying the highest coin multiplier wins (x1, 000 coin credits for 5 photos of the grinning 0ne-eyed Major on a winning pay line).
The symbols include binoculars, a wooden crate of explosives (or ammunition), the Major’s cap, honorary medals, “Top Secret” files, a battle tank, a bomber plane (raining “cash bombs”), a battle ship, and finally, the Major’s photo.
Wild Symbol: Microgaming went old school with the Wild symbol. The wild is represented by a simple Major Millions logo. This Wild symbol replaces all other symbols to form winning combinations on any of the 15 paylines. Wilds cannot replace Scatters. Another awesome thing about the Wild symbol is the fact that all wins including a Wild symbol (or symbols) are instantly tripled!
Scatter Symbol: The Scatter is also represented by a simple symbol, the word Scatter on fire… with a few gold coins and diamonds. On the downside, there are sadly no bonuses such as free spins on Major Millions... seems like the Major is a bit stingy on giving freebies. However, on the upside, in addition to paying both ways (left to right or vice versa), any wins including scatter symbols are multiplied by the credits wagered. Scatter wins are also added to other payline wins; which in turn totals to a much larger coin amount.
Major Millions Gameplay
Playing the Major Millions online video slot is most definitely more exciting than being in real combat. There’s nothing new, nothing hard or too complicated, just plain fun and a whole lot of “major” wins that will make you pull a quick salute gesture. Symbols form winning combinations of 3, 4, or 5 symbols with each symbol offering a different coin amount (or multiplier) for any winning combo. Only the highest win on any payline is paid. Please note that with the exception of the Scatter, all other symbols form winning combinations from left to right.
As briefly mentioned earlier, there are 15 pay lines running across 3 rows and 5 reels. Although the bet per line is fixed at 0.20 Euros/Dollars, players have the freedom to choose how many lines they can wager on at any particular spin. This basically means the lowest bet a player can place on Major Millions is $0.20 while the maximum wager stands at a fair $3 (0.20 per line x 15 paylines). The multipliers earned when players land winning combos are multiplied by the wager placed.
There are no bonus rounds or free spins awarded. All wins are straight up old school! Well, there’s the 3x multiplication of wins that include a Wild symbol, and the other bonuses earned from Scatter wins. Landing 5 Wilds earns the player a multiplier of x8, 000 while 5 Scatters earn you a mere x50 multiplier; which is way less than the x1, 000 multiplier awarded for landing 5 of the Major’s photo.
Major Millions Jackpot
Since progressive Jackpots became famous in Europe, iGaming companies rushed to produce as many online video slots as possible to feature this new phenomenon. The Major Millions progressive is no different from other progressive Jackpots. The Jackpot counter is always placed at the top of the game screen to keep players informed about the jackpot prize amount.
The Jackpot amounts rarely go beyond the 1 million mark but that does not mean the Jackpot wins are not lucrative. The minimum Jackpot prize starts at $250, 000 and it goes up from there until one player wins it. All Major Millions players are alerted whenever the Jackpot prize is won. The Jackpot is then reset to the starting two hundred and fifty thousand figure before the troops of online gamblers is sent back in for the never ending high adrenaline get-rich-quick mission. Jackpot wins come by every 75 days on average and the average Jackpot amount won is about half a million dollars.
One important thing to note about playing for the Jackpot is that players have to place the MaxBet of $3 to qualify for the Major Millions Jackpot bandwagon. This means the fixed 0.20 wager per line for all 15 paylines. Another important thing to note is that the Jackpot is won when a player lands 5 Wilds on the 15th payline.
Final Word: Major Millions Bonus Information
Major Millions has been around for almost 17 years now since it was launched in 2000 by a less known Microgaming. There are two versions of the Major Millions online video slot; the 5 reels, 3 rows, 15 paylines version discussed in this review, and the 3 reels, 3 rows, 3 paylines version. Most features are almost similar with only a few minor (and rather obvious) differences.
Finally, landing 5 Wilds is considered a “mini non-progressive Jackpot”. Online gamblers can still walk away with hefty pockets loaded with the Major’s cash even without hitting the actual Jackpot.
Attention Private… now you have the “intel” to complete your next mission… go get rich now! And that’s another direct order from your Major!