BetSoft are one of the most well-known game makers in the slot machine business, with a huge roster of games that feature spectacular 3D animations, captivating narrative elements and interesting characters. Jackpot Jamba offers none of the above, unfortunately. Instead, the basic-looking video slot offers a very simple theme with a very simple visual display, revealing a colourful cocktail of party props – presents, balloons, streamers and Martini glasses – along with a handful of retro inspired icons – cherries, plums and lucky number 7s.
From a purely visual point of view, this game is fairly pleasant to behold. The reels are colourful and the symbols are clearly designed with some simple cartoon animation. The problem is that, when compared to more modern games from BetSoft and other software producers, Jackpot Jamba just doesn’t do anything to really amaze the punter and it is really beginning to show its age. Another sign that this online slot is getting on in years is the fact that it uses a slow and languid jazz score as backing music that is more reminiscent of an old school black and white film than a modern party themed slot machine.
Celebrate Big Wins
This slot machine may not have the most exciting visual display in the world, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t provide a bit of fun when it comes to the gameplay. The medium variance online slot has 9 paylines which pay in both directions, meaning that there are more opportunities to bag a winner than you might first think. The prize winning potential is also fairly decent since five “Jackpot” balloon icons in a row will make for a 5,000x line bet multiplier.
The range of bets available to place in this game is also quite satisfactory. Casual punters will be able to place just 0.18 credits on a spin while high rollers will find the game’s “Max Bet” to be 45.00 credits. Admittedly, that is far from being the biggest top wagering limit in the world, but punters who play with the maximum bet will be eligible to win the game’s progressive jackpot whenever five balloon symbols appear on an active payline.
When it comes to the extra gameplay elements of this slot machine, party-goers shouldn’t expect too many surprises. That is because the game lacks some of the usual bonus aspects of a good video slot, such as scatter symbols, free spins and a gamble game. Nevertheless, punters will be treated to a bit of straightforward bonus action with a wild icon – depicted by a party hat – that will substitute for all other symbols on the reels. On top of that, players who find five purple 7 icons on a payline will trigger a simple pick’em side game in which they must pop balloons to reveal bonus prize money.
Nothing quite gets you in the mood for a party than a big jackpot win on a party-themed slot machine. There are a handful of other slots online which hope to help players celebrate with a party atmosphere, such as Super Jackpot Party by WMS, Party Time by Amatic and Jackpot Block Party by WMS. It has to be said that these games are actually quite generic and unoriginal when it comes to design features. We might even go as far as to say that you might have more fun playing on a more adventurous slot machine theme.
Jackpot Jamba is one of BetSoft’s earlier creations, as is evident from the outdated nature of the design and retro feel to the gameplay. Indeed, the video slot is going to seem more like a tame party organised by your grandma than an all-night rager but, even so, the chance to win a progressive jackpot could give you as good reason as any to party hard!