Major Millions can be won on either a 3 reel classic machine or a 15 payline cartoonish military-themed video pokies. The jackpot seeds at a quarter of a million dollars, so any win on this progressive is always a substantial chunk of change.
- The 3-reel classic Major Millions pokies has 3 paylines but the jackpot can only be won by spinning three wild symbols on the third payline. The coin size is fixed at $1 so that means that you must wager $3 per spin.
- The 5-reel video pokies version of Major Millions has a total of 15 paylines and the jackpot can only be won with 5 wild symbols on the 15th payline. The coin size on this machine is fixed at 20c per line, so once again you must wager $3 per spin.
The progressive jackpot has the same chance of being spun on both machines, so you can choose whichever one you prefer.
Major Millions in the game of 5 reels, 15 pay line progressive pokie offers wild symbols, scatter symbols, and multipliers in addition to the progressive jackpot.
The military theme of the pokie is immediately apparent once you start playing the game. Across the reels are an assortment of military-based symbols including medals, the Major’s Cap, a rather friendly-looking bomber airplane, a tank, a top-secret envelope, binoculars, a large warship, and a supply crate loaded with what appears to bar, possibly of chocolate.
To add some real spark to this battle, there’s one wild and that is the Major Millions logo itself and one scatter which is a graphic of explosion symbol. Even though their functionality is pretty predictable the wild allows you to swap symbols while scatter allows you to unlock bonus rounds with multipliers.
The scatter symbol is the won with the word scatter written on it. Getting three or more scatter symbols acts as a multiplier that is between 3 times and 50 times depending on how many scatter symbols are on the reels.
Coins are a fixed value of 0.20 and you can bet one coin on each payline, you can select how many of the 15 paylines you want in operation in the game, though to win the progressive jackpot, you do need all 15 in operation on a spin.
Land three Major Millions Wild symbols across a payline and you automatically win 80 coins, four lands you 280 and all five across the first 14 paylines will win you the biggest base game jackpot of 8,000 coins.
However, the crucial thing about the Major Millions Wild comes when you land it on the 15th and final payline. This is a payline which starts in the bottom left corner of the first reel, goes to the middle symbol on the second reel, the bottom symbol on the third reel, the middle symbol on the fourth reel and finally the bottom symbol on the fifth reel.
Land the Major Millions Wild in all these positions and you trigger the massive Progressive Jackpot prize, which could see you take home at least hundreds of thousands, if not more.
Few other features in the game
There are several other features of the Major Millions pokies that players need to be aware of. The first is that you can switch the game into Expert mode, which allows you to use the Autoplay feature, allowing you to have the reels spinning for a stated number of spins, while you busy yourself with something else that requires your attention.
The progressive jackpot meter is displayed at the top of the screen clearly, so you can see exactly how much money you are aiming to win.
To trigger a base game win you need three of any of the symbols in the game across the first three reels, though if you land four or five of the same symbol on a single payline, the size of your win increases markedly. For example, 3 Major Millions symbols wins you 15 coins, but land 5 on a payline and that increases to 1,000.
In order to win the progressive jackpot a player has to place the maximum bet. This activates all of the pay lines. When a player gets 5 Major Millions logos on the fifteenth pay line they will win the progressive jackpot. The amount they can win is displayed on the screen while they are playing and is a good incentive to bet the maximum amount. The minimum payout for the progressive jackpot is $250,000.
The key to a progressive machine is the jackpot that can be won. With Major Millions, the progressive jackpot is tied into the machines at the different casinos where it can be played. All of the Major Millions of pokies are tied together and this helps make the jackpot grow that much faster. It is easy to see why so many players are turning to this progressive machine. It gives them a chance to win a jackpot that really can make a difference.