JackPot 6000 Review
Back to basics! Online slot behemoth, Net Entertainment, decided it’s time to jump on the retro bandwagon and they hit the proverbial jackpot with this one. As far as Las Vegas/Atlantic City realism goes, this game will score well with slot traditionalists and those wishing to take a break from themed video slots. Cherries, lemons and golden bells, we missed you!
Forget the flashy, glitzy, over-animated online slots at least for a while – this is simplicity at its best. With just three reels, three rows and five paylines, JackPot 6000 harks back to the old days of yore, when pulling a slot machine lever while listening to a live performance of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennet in the adjacent dining hall was a thing to do. We are so used to all sorts of symbol variations these days that seeing the original ones – cherries, lemons, grapes, jokers (wilds), stars and bells – is actually feeling new and fresh.
To make this game as close as you can get to the real Vegasesque slots, the developer infused it with a special dose of authenticity. The layout makes it look as if you are sitting in front of a proper slot machine, with carpeted interior of a brightly lit casino visible on the sides. The reels are spinning fast and the sounds are appropriately generic and casino-y.
This being an online slot game ascetic in its nature, you are correct to guess that not too many special features adorn JackPot 6000. There is a Supermeter, though – each time you hit a winning combination on the reels, you can transfer the winnings (or simply collect immediately) to the Supermeter at the top of the slot machine. There, a potentially big cash awaits – getting two jokers anywhere on the reel will grant you a random mystery cashout, which can be anything between paltry 10 and whopping 6000 coins. Getting three jokers is what you should hope for, though, but be aware that playing Supermeter is a risky gambit as you have to invest all your previous winnings and can end up losing it all. But then, that is kinda the whole leitmotiff of casino slot machines, isn’t it?
Every now and then we all feel this need to return to roots. Playing slot machines is no exception, and this classic game makes sure your glands produce a healthy level of adrenaline as going for the 6000 coins will take some sacrifice. A lovely homage to old-school casino style slots.