While NetEnt have carved out a reputation for themselves as serious innovators in the video slot industry, every now and then it’s good to get back to basics with a retro three-reel slot machine. That’s exactly what the company have produced in Jackpot 6000, a classic slot console with five fixed paylines and a fruit-based theme. That being said, despite the simple nature of the game there are still two bonus features – the first a heads or tails gamble option that doubles your wins and the second a supermeter bonus that enables player to win a mystery prize worth up to 6,000 coins.
In terms of visuals, Jackpot 6000 is about as close as you can get to playing in a bricks and mortar Vegas casino without leaving the comfort of your house. The reels are set on a real slot console, which itself is situated in front of a virtual casino backdrop to create a highly authentic experience. Icons to feature on the reels include cherries, lemons, grapes, liberty bells and stars, with a special joker symbol triggering the game’s 6,000 coin jackpot. Wins are greeted with flashing lights and a special siren, with the gamble feature lighting up to the right of the reels and the supermeter level being displayed above the gameboard whenever players choose to transfer their wins to this option.
Despite being a traditional three-reel slot, Jackpot 6000 boasts an unusual bonus feature that allows players to store their winnings for a shot at winning even bigger prizes. Essentially, at the end of any winning spin, players can chose to either collect their prize or transfer it to the supermeter. Once there’s money in the supermeter, players can take an additional super spin during which any two joker symbols will award a mystery prize of between 10x-6,000x their saved wager. Additionally, winnings can also be gambled in a simple heads or tails picking game, with this either doubling the value of your current win or causing you to forfeit your entire prize amount.
With all the payout and bonus information contained on a single screen, Jackpot 6000 is a very easy slot to get to grips with providing you know which button does what. The bet button can be used to select 1, 2, 4, 8 or 10 coins, while coin values on the right of the reels range from £0.10 to £1.00. When combined, this makes the slot playable for anywhere from £0.10 to £1.00 per spin, meaning it is naturally a game that is better suited to players using smaller bankrolls. That being said, the gamble button can substantially increase your base game wins, while pressing transfer will move funds to the supermeter for an additional shot at mystery prizes.
If you’re a NetEnt fan but miss the simple charm of conventional three-reel slots, Jackpot 6000 is the perfect compromise. Though less innovative than the vast majority of titles by the popular software providers, the game has a simple pick-up-and-play appeal that will certainly be welcomed by fans of no-frills slot machines, while the supermeter does at least provide some scope for bonus features.
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