Jackpot Quest (Red Tiger): Review
Starting up Jackpot Quest, we were immediately a bit confused. Despite the name, as it turns out, it's not a jackpot slot. In fact, it's as far from a jackpot slot as you can get, and anyone on who's on a quest to find one will be utterly disappointed. Created as a Kindred exclusive, Jackpot Quest is an interesting looking slot with a comic book design that could very well have drawn inspiration from NetEnt's 2010 release Jack Hammer, both visually and mechanically.
Set in a jungle, you'll join Red Tiger's nameless hero on an expedition to find, well, not jackpots, but some screenshot-worthy wins at least. The action here takes place on a 6 by 6 grid with 40 paylines and rather than a traditional free spins bonus, you get a Win Respin feature as well as a set of modifier extras to help you achieve bigger wins. You can play it on all devices, including iOS and Android (rip Huawei) from between 20 cents and 100€ per spin.
Visually, it has a kind of noir comic book feel going on with a classic flavour that looks quite intriguing. Set against a jungle backdrop, and with the tile positions made to look like comic strips, symbols include A, K, Q, J and 10 royal values as well as treasure maps, whips, satchels and golden slot machines. The latter is the most rewarding, giving you 25 times your stake in you land a combination of 6 on a payline. Moreover, the high-paying picture symbols can also appear as square 2x2, all the way up to 6x6, Super Symbols.
Jackpot Quest (Red Tiger): Features
While the lower-value royal symbols are merely fillers, the high-paying symbols are an integral part of the gameplay in more ways than just being responsible for the larger payouts. Whenever a winning combination is achieved with the picture symbols, the Win Respin feature comes into play. When it does, the winning symbols are held in place and a respin is played. If matching symbols appear in view during the respin, these will be held in position too as another respin is awarded. This mechanism repeats until no more matching symbols appear on the grid or if you manage to get a full screen of the same symbol.
In order to help you get bigger and better wins, the game comes with a set of modifiers which are activated when the Ruby Talisman symbol hits with one or more Super Symbols on the same spin. You will then benefit from one of the following four randomly chosen modifiers:
- Golden Slot - all high-paying picture symbols are transformed into the top Golden Slot symbol.
- Satchel - a random number of symbols are transformed into additional Satchel symbols.
- Whip - a random number of symbols are transformed into additional Whip symbols.
- Map - a random number of symbols are transformed into additional Map symbols.
Jackpot Quest (Red Tiger): Verdict
The rule of the thumb within the industry seems to be that exclusive titles need to be either cloned reskins or incredibly dull. While it does not appear to be a clone, there's very little to get excited about in Jackpot Quest, in particular for veteran punters due to the low payouts on offer. There's nothing wrong with the gameplay and it's actually quite intriguing to see the matching symbols add up together during the respin feature, especially in combination with the modifier extras. Ultimately, however, the result is nearly always disappointing as you're likely to sigh and roll your eyes when you see the count-up. With that said, there's a 1000 xbet max win for you to pocket should you land a full screen of the top paying symbol.
Jackpot Quest has an intriguing premise, but not so exciting payouts.