As you might expect from a game that’s based on the music of jazz, the overall design is distinctly retro with a somewhat dingy feel. This is lifted by the presence of the backlighting and the neon sign hanging at the top of the gameboard.
These type of graphics may be authentic but it creates text which is difficult to read. Some of the function buttons on the control panel are very indistinct and if you’re not a regular player who knows what to expect, this could make play somewhat challenging. Thankfully, the paytable doesn’t use the same font and it’s much easier to read what the prizes are – should you make it that far.
Get Your Funk On
The Jazz Club is a fairly traditional design with five reels configured in the standard 5×3 layout. There are a maximum of 25 paylines but it is possible to reduce these as low as just a single line, if that’s your preference. Clicking on the “lines” button provides the option to increase or lower the number of paylines in play; these can be altered in increments of one. Altering the paylines will lower the overall stake but it will also reduce your chances of notching up a win.
As an alternative to dropping the number of paylines, you can choose to set the value of the coin. The minimum bet per line is just 0.20 while the maximum is 5.00 producing a total min bet of 5.00 and a total max bet of 125.00. This may sound like the standard range but what isn’t immediately apparent is that there’s very little choice between the top and bottom bets, with just one single interim value of 1.00 per line. This means that if you like to bet somewhere in the middle your choice on this slot will be somewhat curtailed.
To win on this slot you’ll need to line up identical symbols along active paylines with a minimum of two or three, depending on what you’ve landed. The musicians occupy the top slots while the rest of the symbols are worth less. There’s also a couple of special symbols too, including the logo for the game which acts as the scatter and an old-fashioned microphone, which is the wild.
If you land three of the game logo you’ll also unlock the Jazz Solo Bonus. Before the bonus starts, you’ll have one of the three soloists, each of which brings a different prize. One offers 10 free games, the second offers 14 free games plus a x2 multiplier while the third gives 7 free spins and a x14 multiplier. The soloist in play will replace the other two on the reels, making it more likely to get a match and the regular wilds transforming into expanding wilds too. This feature can’t be retriggered during the free spins so once you’ve exhausted your turns, you’ll be returned to the base game to continue play.
The Jazz Club by Playtech is an online video slot which fulfils a very specific niche. Lovers of this style of music may be disappointed to discover there’s no ongoing soundtrack to back up the play and create an even greater ambience. With a medium variance the reels won’t be flooded with lots of small wins but there will be some bigger payouts along the way.
The RTP is a slightly disappointing 94.95%, so you will be able to find other games which pay out more. However, if you’re looking for an authentic theme and an atmospheric slot, this one could be for you.