Atlantean Treasures: Mega Moolah is the latest slot machine to join the world’s biggest progressive jackpot network, the one offered by Microgaming. It’s paid many jackpots over the years, made plenty of its players millionaires, and now we’re getting a new slot machine in the Mega Moolah series, one with higher RTP and better graphics than in the first titles. The developer which created this game for Microgaming, is called Neon Valley Studios, a partner of theirs.
They chose a 5-reel setup, with 10 paylines active. The game doesn’t look that appealing by itself, it only pays 500x the stake at best, and the RTP is at a 92.08% that I consider way below the average these days. However, once you add the progressive jackpot’s contribution to the RTP, as well as the Mega jackpot which pays $1,000,000 or more, the game becomes a lot more attractive. Otherwise, expect the game to have medium volatility, and to include features such as expanding wild symbols and re-spins.
Betting and Prizes
You will be able to pick the wager, and you do it for the 10 lines which are active, starting from a minimum of $0.10. You can end up with a maximum bet of $200.
The game’s own rewards are fairly low, up to 500x the stake being offered when you play it, so up to $100,000.
On the other hand, the top progressive jackpot from the Mega Moolah network will reset at $1,000,000, so if it triggers, then it’s guaranteed to make someone a millionaire. It does that a couple of times each year actually, and sometimes its value will even go over $10,000,000. Three other smaller jackpots are part of this game, called Major, Minor and Mini.
The game has its volatility set to medium, but even for that kind of risk, the 500x top payout is on the low side. It’s explained through the game’s RTP, which is at a below average 92.08%. It might sound like too little, but the first Mega Moolah was even worse. You also need to add the RTP from the progressive jackpot, to understand how the game is really doing.
Atlantean Treasures Mega Moolah Slot Features
To access the Jackpot Wheel, and maybe become a millionaire, you need pearls appearing on regular symbols, on the middle three reels. You collect these, and eventually you can get into a Progressive Wheel, where you’re guaranteed to win one of four jackpots. The developer doesn’t mention exactly how many of those pearls are needed, but the odds of triggering the jackpot depend on how much you’ve been wagering as well.
Regular expanding wilds will land on three reels (the middle ones), and following the formation of winning combinations that they’re a part of, the game triggers a re-spin. You get the sticky wild there, with the potential for additional re-spins to come. You can end up with three wild reels in the middle, and with three re-spins.
Theme & Design
The theme in Atlantean Treasures is the ocean and the creatures that are part of it. As symbols, they’ve relied on icons with starfish, seaweed, seahorse, koi fish, pink fish, 7s and Bar logos. It’s not a very exciting selection of symbols, but the design quality is the best that you will find in this slot series right now.
Atlantean Treasures Mega Moolah is a decent new game for the series, a slot machine which comes with a higher RTP than the original, with better graphics, but ultimately it’s a good release only because of the progressive jackpot that it’s connected to.