Jackpot Express online slot by Yggdrasil takes you back in time to 1920’s America when riverboat casinos offered a welcome loophole to gambling enthusiasts who were prohibited from practising their pastime on dry land. Stylish ship guests and the ship’s captain serve as symbols on reels that are cleverly housed inside a boat structure that’s floating lazily down a river. Features include free spins, sticky wilds, multipliers, coin prizes and progressive jackpots.
If 3 bonus symbols land on the reels, you will activate the Wheel of Fortune. This spinning bonus wheel contains 3 special free spins modes and a chance to spin the progressive jackpot wheel.
All free spins modes start you off with 10 free spins and each is based on a casino classic.
In Card Free Spins, two cards are dealt with each free spin, one for you and one for the dealer. If your card is higher than the dealer’s you will get a sticky wild placed randomly on the reels.
If you land on Dice Free Spins, after each winning free spin, a pair of dice will be rolled, and the total value of the dice roll will be converted into a multiplier and applied to your winnings.
If you get Roulette Free Spins, each free spin will be accompanied by the spin of a roulette wheel which could award you 1 or 2 extra free spins, cash prizes of up to 5x your bet, and a 2x or 3x multiplier for your current win.
If the wheel of fortune lands on the jackpot segment, a 3-level jackpot wheel will appear. The levels contain prizes that increase in value the closer you get to the centre. You will start on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd level if 3, 4, or 5 scatters triggered the bonus game, respectively. The prizes consist of coin and cash prizes, respins, multipliers and an arrow symbol that helps you progress to the next level.
The second reel contains the mini progressive jackpot that starts at $200, on the third reel, the side jackpot starts at $1 500. The mega jackpot, which starts at $15,000 can only be won by landing an arrow symbol on the third level.
Jackpot Express slot is a standout progressive slot title with a base game as compelling as its potential. The game’s presentation manages to vividly convey the experience of cruising down a river on a mobile casino amidst a cast of colourful characters.
The graphics and animations employed to convey the theme contain lots of small details that show how much care was taken in their creation. The base game is ultimately just a vehicle to get you to the bonus games and jackpot wheel where the game’s true potential comes to life.
In terms of gameplay experience, this is an exceptional title in the progressive jackpot slot genre as Yggdrasil have gone above and beyond to ensure that enough variety exists outside of the jackpot feature to make playing this title a holistically satisfying experience.