Virtual slots have been around for a while, to the point that many genres and franchises are now firmly established in the world of online gaming. Some of these are thematic, carrying on the same visuals and concepts game after game. Others, however, find commonality in the actual gameplay mechanics, being grouped by features, reel sets, and more. One example of a series like this is the MegaJackpots range of slots from famed developer IGT. This is a collection of IGT’s own games, which it has remade with the addition of a progressive jackpot, so they can dole out some big rewards to the lucky few who win them. We’re going to cover how the progressive totals work, the ways to win them, and where to play them, so, let’s get started with our MegaJackpots explained blog.
Progressive Jackpots and How to Win Them
First, let’s go over what a progressive total is, as they aren't your standard jackpot. They start at a certain value, which is £500,000 for most MegaJackpots, but will then continue to rise as people play. This happens across networks and providers, with the increase in value directly proportionate to how much is being wagered. The figure will continue to increase until it is won but will immediately reset as soon as it has paid out. The total is displayed on a metre on the screen and will modify itself in real-time. Whatever it was at the time it is won will be the exact amount of winnings.
There are two ways to win the jackpot, the first of which is landing the correct number of MegaJackpots in a specific combination. Just like a normal winning combination, the entire sum will pay out as soon as the triggering requirements have been met, and you will be able to find it in your account balance. The other method of landing the jackpot is by it simply being awarded at random. There are no on-screen indications of when this will happen, it happens ‘behind the scenes’ so you’ll only know for sure when the winnings are paid out.
As we’ve mentioned, the Megajackpots series was created by the team at IGT and that means that the games are versions of previous IGT titles. The biggest, without a doubt, is the Cleopatra MegaJackpots slot, which combines one of the developer’s most popular ever games with the chance at winning progressive total. For those that haven’t tried this legendary slot, it’s an Egyptian-themed game with five reels and 20 paylines, that has been praised for its wonderful gameplay. However, it isn’t filled with features. Instead, it has just the one bonus round. This is a free spins mode that you can retrigger up to 180 times, but the best part of it is that any wins you land will be subject to a 3x multiplier.
Another game in this series is Isle O’ Plenty, which is a game based on the luck of the Irish, which Kerching users have had in spades with this particular slot. That’s because our biggest winner ever won the MegaJackpot while playing the game, netting him an out of this world figure of £1,413,800.62. It’s proof that, although it’s quite rare, it is possible to win one. There are plenty more Megajackpots slots in our catalogue, so you’ll have to check our site for the full list, but each carries the level of quality you’d expect from IGT.
Play them at Kerching
If you fancy checking out our range of MegaJackpots titles, you can find them all on Kerching. If you’re new to the site, check out our welcome offer, which includes spins on great games such as Cleopatra and Wishwood.