Slot Review: Juicy Joker Mega Moolah by Just For The WinPublished November 2, 2021 by Elana K
Juicy Joker Mega Moolah from Microgaming partner Just For The Win is the latest installment in the widely popular Mega Moolah franchise. It features respins, free spins, and a Jackpot Wheel with 4 different progressive jackpots.
Juicy Joker Mega Moolah from Microgaming partner Just For The Win is the latest installment in the wildly popular Mega Moolah franchise. The original, released by Microgaming in 2006, remains one of the most popular progressive jackpots of all time, so let’s see how this new version from JFTW compares.
Juicy Joker Mega Moolah gets its name from the classic fruit symbols that appear on the reels and the joker symbols that launch the jackpot round. Triggering the Jackpot Wheel will give players a chance to win 1 of 4 progressive jackpots, which climb higher every time any player, anywhere in the world spins the reels.
Juicy Joker Mega Moolah is available at Microgaming and JFTW casinos, online and on mobile.
Juicy Joker Mega Moolah is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot with an RTP of 92.3%, a good deal below the 96% average but typical of progressive jackpot slots. The original Mega Moolah, for example, has an RTP of 88.12%. So right away, Juicy Joker Mega Moolah is looking pretty good. Bets range from $.10 to $10 and the game is moderately volatile.
Symbols include hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades, grapes, cherries, watermelons, and orange wedges.
There are also 3 wilds: normal, Respin, and Juicy. The latter is used only in the Free Spins round. All wilds replace symbols to create winning combinations and pay out 25x the bet when 5 land in combination.
When the Respin Wild lands, the Returning Wild feature is triggered. Players get a respin and if another Respin Wild lands, it’s marked by a frame and players get another respin. When no respin wild lands, the framed positions on the reels get filled with wilds and players receive one final spin.
Free Spins & Jackpot Wheel
When 3 scatter symbols land on the reels, the Free Spins round is triggered. In this round, the Returning Wild feature is in play, but the wild used here is called the Juicy Wild. Like the Respin Wild, when a Juicy Wild lands, its position is marked by a frame.
While respins and free spins are fun, the jackpot is really the highlight of this slot. When 3 joker symbols land on the middle 3 reels, the Progressive Jackpot Wheel appears. The wheel contains 4 jackpots or a multiplier of 1x, 2x, or 3x the stake. The jackpots include the Mini, which seeds at $10, the Minor, which seeds at $100, and Major, which seeds at $10,000, and the Mega, which seeds at $1,000,000. All jackpots are progressive and grow with every spin.
Juicy Joker Mega Moolah is likely to be a big hit with players who can’t resist a good progressive jackpot slot. The graphics are crisp and clean while the soundtrack makes the game bounce along happily. The respins and free spins add some oomph to the game as players strive for the jackpot, but they aren’t too rewarding. Without the jackpots, the maximum win of the game is 500x the stake. With the jackpots, the maximum win is infinite.