Winning Lines: 3/15
Coin Values AUD$/$/£/€: 0.20/1.00
Max Coins Per Line: 1
Max Per Spin AUD$/$/£/€: 3.00
Wild Symbol: Yes
Scatter Symbol: Yes
Bonus Features: No
Major Millions is a great progressive jackpot pokie machine game from our friends at Microgaming. This game combines a clever military theme (with Major Millions as the main character, of course) with the allure of huge winnings via the game’s progressive jackpot. This video pokie is available in both a 3 reel, 3 payline version and a 5 reel, 15 payline version.
Major Millions Basic Information
You have likely heard about the attractive Major Millions progressive jackpot, which we will discuss at length later in our review. For now, let’s focus on the pokie game itself and what sets it apart. The diverting theme comes with appropriate music and military characters/objects drawn in Microgaming’s signature cartoonish style for symbols. Symbols you will see include top secret intel, binoculars, a battleship, a tank, medals of honor, and the Major himself. In the 3 reel version, these symbols are replaced with the classic bars, sevens, and cherries.
Major Millions Coin Values and Jackpots
Coin values in both versions of Major Millions are fixed. In the 3 reel version, the coin value is fixed at $1, while the coin value is fixed at 20 cents in the 5 reel version. You can also only bet one coin per line in each version of the game, so the maximum bet is $3 for both of them.
In the 3 reel game, the main jackpot is the progressive jackpot. The next two jackpots are 50,000 and 20,000 coins, respectively. In the 5 reel game, there is the progressive jackpot to shoot for, as well as a nice 8,000 coin regular jackpot and other top winnings reaching 1,000 coins.
Major Millions Jackpot Rules
The rules for winning the regular base jackpots vary per game. In the 3 reel game, you need to get three of the Major Millions symbol across an active payline. Doing so on the first payline wins you 25,000 coins, while doing so on the second payline wins you 50,000 coins.
In the 5 reel Major Millions pokie game, to win 8,000 coins you need to also look for the Major Millions symbol, which you’ll need five of on an active payline. For the 1,000 coin prize, collect five symbols of the Major himself on an active payline.
Major Millions Progressive Jackpots
Australian players from Manitoba to Saskatchewan will surely want to try their luck at winning the attractive Major Millions progressive jackpot. This jackpot is shared between both games, so you can win it no matter which version you prefer. Furthermore, you have to bet the maximum amount to qualify for the progressive pot, and since the max bet is $3 for each version of the game, you are on a level playing field no matter what.
The progressive jackpot seeds at $250,000, but the average win is about $690,000 (AUD values given). In fact, the highest win ever was a staggering $1.8 million! On average, the jackpot is won every four months.
To win the progressive jackpot in the 3 reel game, you need to get a row of three Major Millions symbols on the third payline. Obviously, you have to bet all three lines in order to qualify. In the 5 reel game, you will have to collect five Major Millions symbols on the fifteenth payline, again while betting all 15 paylines.
Major Millions Special Symbols
In both games, the Major Millions symbol is wild and multiplies your win. However, the amount by which it multiplies your win differs, as in the 3 reel game having one Major Millions symbol multiplies your winnings by 2x and having two symbols multiplies your winnings by 4x. In the 5 reel game, any number of Major Millions symbols in a winning combination triples your win.
The scatter symbol is only found in the 5 reel game, and is represented by the word “scatter” in gold capital letters with various jewels adorning it. There are no free spins in this game, but you will win a bonus on top of any payline wins when you collect three or more of them on any reels. The bonus is 3x your staked bet for three symbols, 10x for four symbols, and 50x for five scatter symbols.
Major Millions Final Thoughts
Major Millions is not so concerned with preparing you for combat is he is for preparing you for a life filled with riches. Follow his orders today by marching to your favorite Microgaming casino, and you could be a millionaire at a moment’s notice.