Jackpot Ultra has a typical fruit machine layout with the background to the game an image of a slot machine cabinet, with two other cabinets just in view on either side, a level at the side for a one-armed bandit appearance and coin cups stacked up behind the reels. There are two sets of reels, one main set lower down and a second set higher up, each with fruit symbols, gold bells and lucky sevens.
There is no music playing during gameplay but instead you get the satisfying clunking sound of the reels locking into position at the end of each spin. Plus, whenever you hit a winning spin a jingle plays to add to the fun atmosphere.
Betting and Gameplay
Jackpot Ultra features 3 reels with 3 rows of symbols and 5 alterable paylines. You can click on box beneath the words ‘choose coin’ ton select your coin value, which ranges from just 0.02 to 1.00. You can play from 1 coin up to 10 coins per spin, giving an overall maximum bet per spin of 10.00 if you play all 5 paylines. This is a great slot for lower rollers thanks to the low stakes available.
This slot machine has a distinctive layout with two sets of reels. The bottom set of reels is the default set and you will spin this set to begin with. When you hit 3 matching symbols on a payline you will get a payout, which you can then choose to gamble for the chance to double up. To gamble, select the star symbol or the number 1 symbol and then see which symbol is revealed. The right guess doubles your winnings but the wrong guess means you forfeit your cash.
The payouts in this game are all clearly displayed at the top of the screen on the fruit machine itself. The top award comes from 3 Jokers together which awards the big jackpot, which can be a huge sum and is displayed in the bottom right corner of the screen. The gold bells are the second-best symbols with 3 of these icons awarding 1000 coins, while 3 oranges pays 200 coins. Hitting 3 lucky sevens awards 100 coins, while 3 watermelons pays 80 coins and 3 grapes symbols pays 40 coins. Finally, the lower paying symbols are the cherries and lemons, which both pay 20 coins for 3 matches.
Features and Nudges
After every win, you get the chance to collect your money or ‘transfer’ it to the super meter. If you choose to transfer the cash you will activate the top set of reels and choose a new bet of 20, 40 or 60 coins per spin depending on the cash available in the super meter. Jackpot Ultra includes an auto nudge feature which can spring into action if you are just one move short of a good win. You can get 1, 2 or 3 auto nudges, depending on which bet level you are playing at. The reel can nudge on or back a step to award a winning combination, which gives an effective re-spin for free, boosting your winning chances.
Similar Slots to Jackpot Ultra
If you enjoy playing Jackpot Ultra by Betsoft, you might enjoy some of the software provider’s other classic fruit machines, such as Jackpot 2000 and Diamond Dreams. Both of these games have 5 paylines and a simple, old school layout.
However, Jackpot Ultra is ideal for players who enjoy classic slot machines with a retro style. The gameplay is quite simple and the payouts are all clearly laid out on the screen, while there is also a large potential jackpot hiding away if you can find the elusive Jokers! The gamble game adds an extra spicy gamble after each win and the double set of reels gives another element of interest.