The other day I was doing a bit of research just to see which online progressive jackpot slots are in vogue at the moment and Net Entertainment’s Mega Fortune kept on popping up.
By the way if you don’t know what ‘In Vogue‘ means it means something that is fashionable or in this case, popular is a more apt word. Net Entertainment’s Mega Fortune is the alternative to Microgaming’s Mega Moolah.
Playing a progressive is like trying to take a picture of a jaguar in the wild, if you succeed you’ll feel like a million bucks because they’re one of the most elusive animals to encounter. The ”million bucks” bit is said with a tongue in the cheek but it can happen!
Playing a progressive is pretty similar because it’s a high staked affair that entails a life-changing win and it’s a given that the adrenaline will pump through your veins at a million miles per hour. You’re most probably thinking, out of all the progressives that are out there why Mega Fortune? Aside from the insane cash prize it offers, it comes with a ”Rapid” and a ”Mega” jackpot and it made many players instant multi-millionaires!
”Mega Fortune” is a big hit with players particularly those from Scandinavia. Like all progressive slots you are paying a hefty premium in terms of RTP (return to player percentage) to fund the game’s incredible jackpot prize, to remain in the game you must hit at least one jackpot otherwise you’ll be in the negative in no time.”
The ”Rapid” jackpot is the more lenient of the two because it’s hit quite frequently, it does not offer a life-changing pay out but a smaller one which keeps the bankroll ticking over. Then there’s the ”Mega” jackpot which pays out millions of Euros/Pounds, the odds attached to it are pretty hectic.
If you plan on playing Mega Fortune progressive slots you need a decent bankroll. Aside from its incredible payout the game looks pretty neat too, that said, don’t bank on base game wins because they are lousy! Then again a game would be pretty dull if it didn’t have a base game, after all you must go through the ”bad stuff” to get to the nice stuff.
Mega Fortune Progressive Slots Synopsis
The slots features 5 reels and 25 paylines as well as 2 bonus games: A Free Spins feature and 2 jackpots. The free spins mode is triggered when 3 or more scatter icons appear any place across the reels. The Champagne Bottle along with the 2 glasses is the scatter. When the feature is activated you must pick a scatter, in return you’ll receive free spins with multipliers.
The free spins awarded are completely random and can be anything from 8 free spins with 2x multipliers to 10 free spins with a multiplier of 5x. The second bonus feature is activated when 3 bonus symbols pitch on the first 3 reels-the ”Wheel of Fortune” screens opens up, here you can win a cash prize or the jackpot.
Compared to a regular 3D slots like Gonzo’s Quest, Mega Fortune is incredibly tight and should only be tempted if you’re in it for the big wins. This is not the type of game I’ll play for entertainment purposes because it will burn through my bankroll like a blow torch long before I hit the medium size jackpot. Most players won between 3,000x to 8,000x their bets on Gonzo’s Quest while your average player only won 200x their stake on Mega Fortune. Which gives you an idea how volatile this game really is.
Interesting Facts About Mega Fortune
Mega Fortune is a multi-stake slots that includes 3 progressive jackpots. In its first week at LeoVegas it paid out 82,000 Euros when a player won the Mayor jackpot. Since the game’s release there has been a Mayor jackpot winner every month and the biggest win on the game at LeoVegas was £3 million. You can read more about it on this page: https://casinowhizz.com/netents-mega-fortune-dreams-pays-3-million/.
- Finnish player wins €6.9 million in January 2012.
- Norwegian student wins €11.7 million in September 2012 (7 months after the first big win).
- In January 2013 it pays the biggest online jackpot win ever, a whopping €17.8 million! The win was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tips And Strategy
There’s no winning recipe when it comes playing NetEnt’s Mega Fortune but the following tips we’re going to give you might just increase your chances at winning it.
”The more bets you make playing the Mega Fortune slot the better your chances of hitting the progressive jackpot bonus game and triggering the getting the free spins bonus.” LeoVegas Casino
1. Use Bonus Money To Improve Your Chances
Nowadays very few online casinos offer welcome bonuses that can be used to play progressive jackpots. LeoVegas Casino is just such an operator since its welcome bonus can be used to play progressives. If you’re a newbie and you fancy your chances playing Mega Fortune you’ll receive a match bonus to the value of £1,500 spread out over 4 deposits. The first match bonus is 100% up to £100, to qualify for it you must deposit £20 or more. As you can see the bonus is a fantastic addition to your bankroll.
2. Use Those Freebies!
Online casinos love to reward their regular depositors with all manner of incentives that range from reload bonuses, special bonuses, free spins, comps that can be exchanged for real cash or any other free play offer for that matter. All we can say is use them! If you’re an avid progressive slots player don’t be shy to ask the casino for a free play bonus or two. Most casinos will be more than happy to comply and besides, if you win a progressive jackpot at their casino it’s excellent press for them.
3. Study The Help Screen (Paytable)
We’ve said this many times before and we’ll keep on saying it, before you play consult the Paytable first. It tells you which symbols offer the biggest cash prizes and how to trigger the bonus games. Unfortunately progressive slots cannot be played for free but only for real cash. You can also click or press ”?” it gives you a detailed overview about the slots, its RTP, the value of each symbol and bonus modes.
4. Bet The Max Bet
Should I bet the maximum wager when I play Mega Fortune? Yes always! If the maximum bet per spin is £3 then go for it, there’s a reason why all progressive slots have a ”Max Bet” button. I think it’s fair towards players who are prepared to risk a pretty penny since they contribute towards the size of the jackpot. In case you did not know Mega Fortune is linked to a progressive jackpot network that includes all the Net Entertainment online casinos.
5. Place More Bets
This might sound like an old cliche but the more spins you place the better your chances are at winning the jackpot, obviously this must be done within the ambit of your bankroll. If you intend on making 1,000 spins at the maximum bet of £3 per spin you must have a bankroll of £3,000.