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Lifestyle of the rich and famous

NetEnt brings the popularity of progressive jackpots to one of its biggest hits – Mega Fortune.

The name says it all in this online slot. Reels filled to the brim with lavish symbols that make you want to live the high life. Luxurious yachts, high-end jewelry, fancy cars and wads of cash dazzle the screen to bring you one of the most impressive slot experiences you will come across.

Mega Fortune is a regular in my Rolodex of slots. I play it often and consider one of my go to slots. Just like a warm blanket comforts you in the dead of winter – Mega Fortune is there for me when I need it.

I liken this slot to Mega Moolah from MicroGaming. It has the same style and appeal that has made it one of the most popular games in online casinos. If you have played any of the major progressive jackpot slots from MicroGaming, Mega Fortune will feel very familiar.

While the jackpots are the main attraction, Mega Fortune also offers free spins and multipliers to keep you entertained until you hit that Mega jackpot.

I would like to say that Mega Fortune is different from other slots in its category, but truthfully, it isn’t as far as game play goes. Visually, the graphics are superb and slightly better than slots in its class. Superior design is to be expected from NetEnt though.

You can play Mega Fortune from most devices. Be it an iPad, iPhone, or other internet capable mobile device. If you prefer playing on a computer, you will be pleased to know that you can play without having to download any software as it operates on a flash platform.

Since I know Mega Fortune like the back of my hand, I can share with you all the information you need to get you started playing one of the hottest slots. From how to play, the symbols; and of course, how to win one of the three progressive jackpots.

Slot summary

Game type Progressive Slot
Software provider Netent
Autoplay Option Yes
Slot reels / paylines 5 Reels 25 Pay Lines
Coins range 1 – 4
Min/Max bet 0.01 - 0.5
Max win 50,000 coins during free spins
Free spins Yes/no
Bonus rounds Free Spins - Jackpot
House edge 3.4%
Slot volatility Medium

Short game explanation / pros and cons

Three progressive jackpots attached to Mega Fortune will be the main attraction. These prizes range in amounts – Rapid, Major, and Mega. The Mega is the largest jackpot always reaching in the millions. Not quite as large as the Mega Moolah jackpot, but still in the top 5 biggest jackpots online.

By now you want to know how you win the jackpots.

If you get three bonus symbols in a row from left to right during a spin, you trigger a bonus round where you can potentially win one of the jackpots. You will see a wheel with numbers and arrows on it that start spinning.

There are four levels of the wheel that have varying amounts of coin prizes and arrows. You begin on the outer wheel. If it lands on a coin amount, you win this prize and go back to the regular game. If the lighted circle lands on an arrow, you move further inside the wheel.

Each time you make it to another level of the wheel, the coin prizes get larger. The 2nd wheel holds the Rapid Jackpot. If the wheel stops on this spot, you win the Rapid Jackpot. If it lands on an arrow, you move to the next level.

The 3rd level will hold the Major Jackpot. Again, landing on this part of the wheel will award the Major Jackpot.

Finally, we have the inside of the wheel that contains the Mega Jackpot. If you land on an arrow on the 3rd level of the wheel, you automatically win the Mega Jackpot.

Even if you don’t hit a jackpot, the coin prizes are decent. They start at 100 coins and go as high as 7,500.

There is one drawback to playing a slot with a progressive jackpot. A portion of your bet will go towards these prize pools. Jackpots always make the volatility a little bit higher than other slots. But, you can’t win millions on a slot that doesn’t have a progressive jackpot. You must decide if going for the jackpots are worth the small increase in the house edge.

In game bonus features

Other features include free spins and a wild symbol. To activate free spins, you will need to get 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Once triggered, you click on a scatter symbol to reveal the amount of free spins and a bonus multiplier that could be as a high as x5. All wins during free spins will be multiplied by the amount you revealed.

Landing 2 or more scatter symbols during free spins; you will win additional free spins.

A wild symbol appears during all modes of gameplay.  A yacht acts as the wild and helps to make winning combinations. It’s also the highest paying symbol in the game of 10,000 coins with 5 in a row. If you win a 5x multiplier during free spins and get five wilds in a row, you can win 50,000 coins.

Final Thoughts

I’ve always been a big fan of NetEnt slots. Gameplay is always fluid with superior controls that include auto play, and bet max buttons. Mega Fortune holds true to the standard NetEnt blueprint of quality.

I consider Mega Fortune to a well-rounded slot that will work for anyone. Simple rules, and low wager requirements that offer significant rewards will appeal to newer and recreational players. A large bet amount of $100 and big payouts of 50,000 coins will appeal to those who play for higher limits.