There is no denying that Millionaires Club 2 is a big upgrade on the original 3-reel game. At the same time, it is decidedly retro compared to many slots in the Amaya range. The theme remains the same, money, jewels and yachts can be found on the reels. There is a jazzy tune that plays when you win, interspersed by the ring of cash registers.
Wild symbols on the reels is an addition since the original Millionaires Club. There is a still a wheel jackpot game – which is made up of consecutive rings. This includes an element of strategy. The same progressive jackpot is shared by all 3 slots in the Millionaires Club series.
Instead of 3 reels from the original, this game has 5 reels – with 9 win-lines, each of which is indicated by a colored gem at the side of the reels. You can lower the number of lines, and bet amounts start at just 1c per line.
Credit cards (platinum ones no less) are the wilds, and are also the highest paying symbol. 10,000 coins will come your way for 5 of these on a win-line. You’ll get 5000 coins for just 4 or them – and they pay all the way down to a single card on the left-hand reel. These are high prizes for a 9-line slot. Credit cards also substitute for all the other regular symbols, with the usual exception of the scatter.
A private jet is the next highest paying symbol. This is worth 5,000 coins for 5 of a kind. The mansion, yacht and sports car make up the remainder of the high paying symbols.
There are 6 lower paying symbols, with no playing card type fillers in use. These are diamonds, gold rings, silver rings, a golf set, champagne, and a diamond necklace.
Logos are used as the scatter symbols. There is only one prize for these, you get 1x your total bet for hitting just 2 anywhere in view. If you get 3, then you will trigger the wheel type bonus game.
This appears on a new screen. You will see 3 concentric circles with numbered segments and arrows pointing inwards. On the right is a ‘power meter’ where a multi-colored band goes up and down. Under the meter is a spin button. After a few attempts, I am not sure it makes too big a difference to your spins where the meter is placed – though it does give you a feeling of control!
There is an element of strategy to the bonus game. As you spin the wheel, you collect credit amounts, which are displayed on the left. The winning segment is then replaced with a black ‘B’. You can collect your wins, or spin again. If you spin again and hit a ‘B’, then all your wins are removed. There is a small consolation prize in this case.
If you hit an arrow, then you move to the next wheel. The prizes go up for each one. If you make it to the 3rd wheel and hit the arrow, this awards you the giant progressive jackpot. You will only get a single spin on the 3rd wheel.
Millionaires Club 2 looks like a first-generation online video slot. There are some nice design touches, even though these do look out of date these days. The logo above the reels has diamonds around it. They light up and scroll around the logo in opposite directions. Gem line markers contribute to the bling factor.
Symbols are very plain, showing you what they are without too much in the way of design. Only the diamond stands out – the light effects give this a certain ‘sparkle’.
Most of the sounds are electromechanical whirrs and bleeps. When you win you’ll hear a short and upbeat jazz riff.
There are two reasons to check out this slot – and neither of them have much to do with design. First, there are some bigger line wins available. The biggest is 10,000 coins if you get 5 of the wild symbols. The biggest draw is the bonus game, and in particular the progressive jackpot at the middle of the 3 reels. If you are lucky enough to hit this, it could be life-changing money.