Megasaur Jackpot

Megasaur is a progressive slots jackpot that may be won at online casinos that have games from Realtime Gaming. We have been tracking this jackpot since August 2014 and on average it has paid $1,064,615 per win and is won every 3 years.

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If you're interested in this jackpot because you love dinosaurs, the good news is that is has dinosaurs galore everywhere - on the reels and in the bonus features. If you have decided to give this slot a try because you saw the huge progressive jackpot it has on offer, then you may want to adjust your expectations. I say this because Megasaur is one of the most weirdly designed progressive jackpot games I have ever seen, and not in a good way.

So let's get down to business and tell you how to navigate the byzantine process required to win the mega sized progressive jackpot on this 25 payline, 5 reel video slot from Realtime Gaming (RTG). The first thing you have to do is choose the amount you want to wager. There are three bet levels termed minor ($1.25), major ($2.50), and mega ($5). In order to win the big one you must play the mega bet of $5 per spin. Playing the smaller bet sizes will restrict you to winning what the game calls the major jackpot (20% of the mega) or the minor jackpot (10% of the mega).

After choosing your bet size, you then have to trigger a free spins bonus feature by landing 3 volcano scatter symbols. This will trigger a round of 2, 5, or 10 free spins during which time you can win the jackpot. Simple right? No dear reader, not at all. You see the jackpot(s) are not always active during the free spins round, and the jackpot that is active may not be the one you want to win. For example if you are betting the maximum of $5, any or all of the three jackpot levels could be active during the free spins round, or none at all.

In order to actually win some of the Megasaur jackpot, assuming you have triggered the free spins round and one or more of the jackpots is active, you then have to land more scatters on a spin during the free spins round: 5 scatters for the mega jackpot, 4 for the major, or 3 for the minor. It is possible to end up with nonsensical situations like what happened to a Casino Listings member BBBAAA here, where you land 4 scatters but don't win the major jackpot because it wasn't active, even though the bigger mega jackpot was.

Confused yet? I certainly am, and the person who did the artwork for the paytable probably was too. In fact the game's paytable contradicts itself by stating on the game symbols page that all you need to win one of the jackpots is the corresponding number of scatter symbols, while on another page stating that the individual jackpot level(s) may not always be active. It. Makes. No. Sense.

In the end, the combination of high minimum bet size and the insanely convoluted process required to even qualify to win the mega jackpot, it should come as little surprise to find that the mega jackpot is very rarely won. I wish you the very best of luck should you try to pursue this jackpot.

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