Just a quick glance at the symbols featured on the reels of this Netent super-jackpot game and you will gain a sense of what awaits you should Lady Luck decide to show her graceful hand and lead you to a life of luxury you had never imagined. Brandy, champagne, luxury cars and powerboats, Cuban cigars, gold rings, diamond studded watches and wads of cash are just some of the perks you can dream of owning should you hit the jackpot, which peaked at a whopping €17.8 million back in 2013, the highest ever jackpot win in history to date.
In typical Netent style Mega Fortune offers an abundance of features, including free spins, Wilds, Scatters and the classic wheel of fortune, which basically decides whether your win will be written in history or simply added to your meagre bankroll. In order to reach any of the 3 jackpots – Mega, Major or Rapid, you have to overcome 3 wheels of fortune so each spin transports you to a portal offering bigger wins or condemns you to collect your winnings prematurely.
The wheel of fortune is triggered when you collect 3 consecutive Wheel bonus symbols on any active bet line from left to right. You then have to progress to the next stage by landing on an arrow. Alternatively you collect the amount shown. To reach the final stage and a chance to score a jackpot win you need to survive 2 wheel spins and hope that the arrow is your best friend!
However, whilst progressive jackpots are highly appealing for the potential once in a lifetime pot of gold, Mega Fortune offers other ways to play responsibly for an unlimited amount of time and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Apart from matching symbols the game offers the opportunity to accumulate a mass of free spins by triggering 3 Scatters, which come in the shape of champagne glasses on any reels. You then select any of the 3 Scatters to choose the amount and multiplier of free spins but also have the chance to increase both these options by activating another 2 Scatters during the free spins. Again you will be asked to select one of the Scatters to check out your fate.
The Wild feature which features the Powerboat symbol, is another neat and easy way of accumulating your earnings. Wilds substitute all symbols apart from Bonus and Scatters so triggering 3 or more on consecutive paylines will provide a nice booty! The minimum spin cost is 25c and the maximum is €50 and it is important to check the default spin amount before pressing the Spin button, which is denoted by 2 circular arrows bang in the middle of the screen just below the symbols.
With an average minimal jackpot of around €4 million, it is easy to see why this is one of the favourite slot games around. Few slots offer so much variety for as little as 25c a spin and Netent’s policy of allowing any bet size to contribute to the jackpot pool is a breath of fresh air to the industry as it offers small, medium and high-end players the same opportunity, irrespective of their bankroll.
Admittedly the bonus feature rounds we are used to with Netent is not as evident with Mega Fortune as the Wheels of Fortune take centre stage and offer a feature which many other game providers have copied throughout the years. Nevertheless, when you compare Mega Fortune to other Progressive Jackpots you have to admit that it is one of the most electrifying slots out there and you feel closer than ever to winning that elusive jackpot!