What do all of today’s most popular action films have in common? Fast cars and police chases – that’s what. Most of them involve large sums of cash, as well, either being stolen, or recovered. And if you like that sort of thing, you should love the 5 Reel Drive Pokies. It’s like Cannonball Run on steroids.
Released by the world’s largest interactive real money games supplier, Microgaming, in early 2009, 5 Reel Drive has some great of incentives for players. If the sports cars, high-speed races and thrill of evading the police (virtually, of course) isn’t enough, perhaps being linked to the world famous Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot will pique your interest.
5 Reel Drive Review
What makes 5 Reel Drive Pokies so alluring – above all else – is the progressive jackpot. It seeds at a staggering $1,000,000, and has made more than 30 instant millionaires since the original Mega Moolah (the safari theme) launched.
It doesn’t take a massive bet to hit the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot, either. 5 Reel Drive is a 5 reel, 15 payline game, with a coin range of $0.01 to $0.05, and a max bet of 20 coin per line. So long as all 15 lines are activated, whether it’s a $0.15 minimum bet, or a $15 max bet, the jackpot wheel can be triggered and awarded.
Aside from that, let’s take a look at the entertainment value and other attractive features Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive offers.
The graphics are on the cartoonish side, which brings an added element of humor to the overall theme. The reels are filled with fast cars, fast food, and a few items that are mandatory for any good road trip, like fuzzy dice and ‘curvy road ahead‘ signs.
The 5 Reel Drive logo offers a jackpot payout – not related to the progressive jackpot – of up to 10,000 coins for 5 on an active payline. The Road Sign is the Wild, taking on the traditional role of replacing any necessary symbol to create a winning combo.
The Police Car is the Scatter, and – unlike real life – you’ll want to see as many of these in your rear-view as possible. When 3+ Scatters appear on the reels, you’ll be well rewarded with 10 free spins and a generous 5x multiplier throughout. Free spins can be re-triggered by landing another 3+ Scatters during the free games, which actually happens more often than you’d expect.
Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot Wheel
Like all games linked to the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot, the bonus wheel game can be triggered at random. While any size wager can trigger the wheel, the game specifically states, “The higher your bet, the greater your chances of winning the progressive jackpot”.
When the wheel is triggered, there are four tiered progressives that can be won, as well as a range of credit prizes. The four tiers, and their respective seeds, are as follows:
Mega Progressive Jackpot – $1,000,000.00
Major Progressive Jackpot – $10,000.00
Minor Progressive Jackpot – $100.00
Mini Progressive Jackpot – $10.00
At the time of writing, the 5 Reel Drive Pokies Mega Moolah progressive jackpot is valued at $6.28 million.