When we first started playing Jackpot Quest, we were a little befuddled. It’s not a jackpot slot machine despite the name. It’s about as far as you can go from a jackpot machine, and anyone looking for one would be sorely disappointed. Created as a Kindred exclusive, Jackpot Quest is a fascinating looking slot with a comic book style that might very well have drawn inspiration from NetEnt’s 2010 game Jack Hammer, both visually and mechanically.
Red Tiger’s anonymous protagonist takes you on a jungle adventure in search of…maybe not jackpots, but certainly some victories worthy of a snapshot. Rather of a standard free spins bonus, this game offers a Win Respin feature and a set of modifier extras to help you reach higher winnings on the game’s 6×6 grid and 40 paylines. You may play it on any device for 20 cents to 100 euros every spin, and that includes iOS and Android (RIP Huawei).
The visuals are striking since they evoke a traditional flavor combined with a dark comic book vibe. A, K, Q, J, and 10 royal values, as well as treasure maps, whips, satchels, and golden slot machines, are depicted against a jungle backdrop in tile locations designed to evoke comic strips. The latter pays out 25 times your wager if you manage to line up six of them on a payline. In addition, the high-paying image symbols can also show up as square 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, or 6×6 Super Symbols.
The lower-paying royal symbols serve mostly as filler, while the higher-paying symbols contribute to the game in ways beyond only providing the bigger rewards. The Win Respin function activates whenever a winning combination is made using the image symbols. When this happens, a respin is played while the winning symbols remain in position. Another respin will be granted if more matching symbols emerge in view during the respin. If you acquire a complete screen of the same symbol, or if no more matching symbols emerge on the grid, the process will restart.
When the Ruby Talisman symbol appears alongside one or more Super Symbols during the same spin, the game’s set of modifiers is triggered, increasing the player’s chances of winning. Then, you’ll reap the benefits of one of these four tweaks, selected at random:
All top-paying image symbols become the top-paying Golden Slot symbol in this mode.
Satchel – a random number of symbols are changed into extra Satchel symbols.
Whip — a variable number of symbols are altered into more Whip icons.
Map, wherein a variable number of symbols are altered into new Map symbols.
Final Say on “Jackpot Quest” (Red Tiger)
The rule of the thumb inside the business seems to be that exclusive titles need to be either cloned reskins or terribly uninteresting. Jackpot Quest may not be a copy, but it doesn’t provide much in the way of excitement, especially for seasoned gamblers, who will be disappointed by the meager rewards. The gameplay is fine, and it’s interesting to see the matching symbols pile up during the respin function, especially when used in conjunction with the modifier bonuses. But in the end, it’s always disappointing, and you roll your eyes and moan when you see the tally. If you get a complete screen of the highest paying symbol, you’ll win 1,000 times your stake.