The Jackpot 6000 slot is a true resemblance of nostalgia, only you get a little bit of modern thrown in for good measure. The 3-reel, 5 fixed win line engine is easy on the eye, simple to play and offers no complicated features to get used to.
What you see is effectively what you get – base game wins, nothing more, nothing less! Only, you get to experience a VIP gaming experience through immersive, innovative and simplistic graphics. Think you have what it takes to extract the cash from the Joker 6000 slot machine? There are a few things you should know first!
Slot machines nowadays are packed with mind-blowing features, eye-watering wins and a plethora of thrills to keep your entertained. They are completely different from the very first slot machine that was invented by American inventor Charles August Fey in 1894.
The first coin-operated slot machine was simple: you inserted your coin, pulled the handles and hoped for a win and despite the lack of features, these types of machines remain as popular today as the day they were first invented!
Which is why you’ll still find one-arm style bandits available to play both online and off-line.
Jackpot 6000 may be designed to fool you into thinking you’re stood in a saloon bar playing a cold, freestanding metal machine, but you’re not!
So, there’s no need to try slipping coins into the coin slot. Placing your bets is as simple as pressing one of the four pre-set stake buttons on the lower of the screen; 0.01, 0.1, 0.5 and 1 (10p, £1, £5 or £10). To play, you press that very real-looking spin button and hope for the best.
There are but 6 symbols on the reels; that’s 6 symbols that can award a win. The most valuable is the joker; he pays up to 6,000 coins. Golden award up to 100 coins, golden bells up to 80 coins, grapes up to 60 coins, lemons up to 20 coins and cherries up to 10 coins.
A mystery win of between 10 and 6,000 coins can also be achieved, but more on that in the next section.
This will be brief. There are but two features (albeit basic) to benefit from. Gamble, which effectively allows you to gamble your winnings for double its value and a super-meter shot at the jackpot.
Double or nothing is awarded on any win of any value, all you need to do is decide on heads or tails for the win. The lights will flash between the coins on the machine and wherever it lands, that will be the outcome.
Once you’ve achieved a win and decide not to gamble, your coins will be instantly transferred to the super-meter pot to the top of the machine. You can go with this or transfer it to your bankroll instead.
The key to huge wins is via this meter, but it’s a mission that won’t be easy. Your super-meter funds will be used on your spins until it runs out (or you collect it!) and if two jokers make an appearance – anywhere, you get a mystery coin prize awarded of between 10 and 6,000 coins! This doesn’t happen during the base game, only via the super-meter feature.
The lower left of the screen is where you’ll find the settings, sound options and help. Your balance, bets and wins are on-screen too, both on the machine and on the control panel.
Bets are situated to the lower right and when it comes to pays, you only have to take a look at the machine!
The six symbols and the amount you can win are highlighted above the 3×5 reel engine. Arrows pierce through the reels as an indication of where you can win.
Styled on a classic slot machine, Jackpot 6000 is uncluttered, easy to navigate and can be extremely rewarding. The developers take you into the heart of a saloon bar where you are afforded the luxury of being their only VIP. One-arm bandits line the floors but without the distraction of other people playing.
Okay, so the design is a little dated, but these machines are designed to be nostalgic! It’s fun, engaging and delivers fast-paced action for those who like to cut to the chase.
Those who are new to the game may have a little difficulty in understanding the concept behind the mechanics at first, which is why we suggest playing in demo mode before switching to real money mode.
Sounds are iconic with whirling reels and the thud of the symbols landing in view. A musical interlude plays out when you achieve a win, but if it gets too much, you can switch it off. If you’re expecting big wins fast, this isn’t the slot machine for you!
Wins may be frequent, but more often than not they’re small in value and you can win on up to 5 win lines in each spin. The larger wins like to remain hidden for as long as possible.
Jokers offer the most money, there’s no doubt about that, which is why they like to stay hidden for as long as possible!
Remember, just because you’ve been granted access to the super-meter pot, doesn’t mean you’re going to see those jokers appearing! But when they do, each combination of 2 jokers pays a mystery win of up to 6,000 coins and according to the pay table, he can appear to fill the entire 3×3 setup and this, if it happens, could lead to a substantial sum of money winging its way into your bankroll!