IGT have recently announced that we will be getting not one, but two of their MegaJackpot slots on mobile, on the 26th of February. Excited much?
Update 26/02/2015: You can now play MegaJackpots Cleopatra and MegaJackpots Siberian Storm at Mr Green mobile casino »
And one of these two slots games will be completely new to the online community.
To say that we are excited is an understatement. Good progressive jackpots slots are hard to find, especially as most concentrate on the ‘jackpot’ part of the game, rather than whether the game itself is good without it.
Not IGT. IGT take their most popular slot machines, then add a multi-million jackpot on top to make them even more tempting.
So it’s your favourite casino games, but with the added advantage of having a chance to win a few million.
Now you see why we’re excited?
As we mentioned, they are releasing two new mobile MegaJackpot slots. Both will be available on all platforms, not just on tablets and phones.
The one that gives you more, with more than 700 in cash over 4 deposits at LeoVegas.
This is probably IGT’s top performing slot of all time, from the casinos of Vegas to online, and mobile.
It was also one of the first IGT slot games to come out on mobile, and whilst the first version was pretty naff, they’ve since given the ol’ gal a facelift and turned Cleopatra mobile slot into a real beauty.
With 5 reels and 20 paylines, the MegaJackpot version of this game will still play exactly as the original, except now it has a progressive jackpot that starts at 1,500,000 coins.
You’ll need to hit 5 Cleopatra symbols on the central line (straight across row 2), and you’ll win it. You will need to bet max coins in order for a chance at it, which makes the minimum bet 2.00 in cash.
The great wild Russian north just got richer as we head for the Siberian Storm MegaJackpot slot.
We have to admit. Though Cleopatra is a ‘classic’ in that ‘been around forever’ kind of way, we actually prefer the Siberian Storm mobile slot.
It’s just more fun, you know? It comes with IGT’s MultiWay Xtra feature, which gives it 720 paylines and potentially huge multipliers in the base game itself. It’s also higher variance, so bigger overall wins.
You don’t have to hit the free spins in order to get life-changing wins, though it is easier what with those stacked wilds and richer reels.
And now the MegaJackpot version is coming out on both mobile and online at the same time, there’s an even bigger chance of winning millions.
From the sounds of it, they are adding an extra symbol to the reels, called the MegaJackpot scatter. You’ll need to get one on each of the five reels to hit the progressive jackpot.
We suspect it won’t be easy, but it’s a nice way of building anticipation as those scatters land on the five reels.
Though can you imagine if only four show up? We can already feel the frustration as we write these words.
Same rules apply as with Cleo though, you’ll need to play at Max Bet coins in order to be in with a chance to trigger the jackpot.
So in short, not only do they start off higher than most, they reach impressive amounts, and the progressive jackpot triggers more frequently.
It’s a win-win-win all around.
Yes they are more expensive that many other progressive’s out there. But you know what we like most? At least IGT give you an honest baseline.
Microgaming and NetEnt only tell you that ‘the higher your bet per spin, the bigger your chances of triggering the jackpot’.
Which, granted, means that there is a chance that if you bet the minimum of 0.20 a spin you might, maybe, win.
But between us, 90% of the multi-million wins tend to have been reached by players who were willing to go higher, at least 1 or 2 wager per spin.
Vera&John have the largest selection and give you an exclusive 100% up to 500 first deposit bonus.
IGT are giving you the opposite. They are giving you a minimum bet guideline, which for both these games, are around the 2 in cash per spin.
Whether you decide to bet more is up to you, but it wont increase your odds of winning.
And no, jackpots don’t come cheap for anyone but the winner.
But at least with IGT, you’ve got a good chance at getting some decent wins, even without the jackpot.
Both of these games will be available in 14 different languages and 31 different currencies. Though of course, whether the mobile or tablet casino site you decide to play supports this is another question.
Both Cleopatra and Siberian Storm MegaJackpots will be available on the 26th of February 2015 at good IGT mobile casinos.
And where would those be? Both Vera&John and Leo Vegas are strong contenders. They tend to add all the IGT games, eventually.
However, we suspect that Mr Green casino will be first. They love IGT and usually get their games, if not ahead, then as soon as they are available for players to play.
The fact they have a 10 free spins no deposit bonus + £€$350 in bonus money over four deposits will only help you test out these, and the rest, of their jackpots slots to the max.Start Playing at Mr Green »