Jackpot Jewels Slot Machine
- Jackpot Jewels is a 6 reeled, super-stacked slot machine
- Barcrest’s popular game uses 50 winlines
The Jackpot Jewels slot machine, released back in 2014, is a Barcrest title with 7 reels, stacked symbols and 50 paylines. The usual Hi Roller feature so common to Barcrest games is included, and it will allow you to play 5 spins for a price between 20 and 500. Crucially, during the Hi Roller spins the Jackpot Feature Scatter is held, greatly increasing your chance to land three of them on reels 2, 4 and 6. These Hi Roller spins are also available on the £500 jackpot FOBT version of the slot that is available in the UK in Ladbrokes betting shops.
Essentially, this means you should only play this game if you can handle at least a 20 bet per 5 spins, which equals to 4 per spin. Anything less than that and you can’t play the Hi Roller spins on the Jackpot Jewels slot machine, and you’re missing out on lion’s share of this game’s theoretical payout as you’ll be triggering the free spins game not nearly often enough.
Also, with a bet under 2.00 the theoretical payout is only 94.00%, increasing to 95.00% when the bet per spin is 2.00 or greater. The Hi Roller game is a special case, and here the theoretical payout will be 96.50%. This is common for Barcrest slots, to have payout set up in this way, with various levels, making the player play the slot with a higher bet per spin.
Jackpot Jewels Slot Machine
The base game features stacked symbols, and there are five different card symbols and five gems of different color. There are no major wins to be won here, the only goal of the base game is to trigger the free spins game as early and as often as possible. Graphics aren’t anything spectacular, or anything close to that, as the card symbols are ugly and they’re dominating the reels, while other symbols aren’t impressive enough to turn things around and make this game pleasant to the eye. Jackpot Jewels is definitely not for those who want a visual experience.
The free spins game is interesting as it features gems only. There’s ton of them on your reels, and every time you land a winning combination with a certain gem color, the multiplier for all subsequent wins involving that gem color will increase by +1. By the end of the free spins game you should have a 5x multiplier on at least one gem colour, and all this will lead to a nice win. For anything better than decent though, you’d need to be lucky enough to get six or seven-of-a-kind during the free spins game, where that’s more possible than in the base game due to a smaller number of different symbols.
Overall, the Jackpot Jewels slot machine is a decent title that will appeal to gem slots players and to those players who enjoy Barcrest’s Hi Roller spins, stacked symbols, and some innovative features. The game is truly unique with those held Scatters and the increasing multipliers after every win during the free spins game. Money can be made with this slot, but only with Hi Roller spins.