Even though we find ourselves in a time where we are surrounded by slots offering a variety of themes, phenomenal graphics, 3D animations and huge progressive jackpots, the old classics are still going strong. One can almost go so far as to say that the old three reel classics are on their way to make a comeback.
In between making phenomenal slots with massive wins and interactive bonus games, developers like NetEnt, Play’n GO, Microgaming and NexGen Gaming all find the time to give classic slots a new lease of life. Among the very best examples of this we find Jackpot Jester 50,000 from NextGen Gaming.
This is a classic three reel slot machine with just five paylines and an RTP of 95.08%, but a top prize of 5,000 x wager. For an added atmosphere, you can see the hole slot set on a background of other slots in a casino filled with old school fruit machines. If you recognize the name, it’s no wonder, because NextGen Gaming are also behind Jackpot Jester 200,000 and Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge.
As is usual on classic slots, Jackpot Jester 50,000 doesn’t have much in terms of special features. There are no free spins, no wild symbol and now multiplayer. There is however a Super Game that takes place on the second set of reels, on top of the slot.
At the bottom of the slot machine, you have a set of three reels where the main game takes place. As soon as you win more than 100 coins, you get the chance to play on the top set of reels, or the Super Game as NextGen calls it. The top reels are just like the bottom ones, but the symbols have higher value and the joker can pay out up to 50,000 coins.
It’s up to you whether you want to play the Super Game or not. All winnings are counted in the “Supermeter” in the middle of the screen, but you have to click on the button with the arrow to actually play the Super Game. That way, there are no mishaps in case you don’t want to play for the max win. If you decide you want to play the Super Game, you will be playing for much higher wagers, but you can end the Super Game at any time and transfer the winnings to the main game.
Jackpot Jester 50,000 was launched in 2014 and that shows when it comes to the graphics. It’s in no way a bad looking slot, but you’ll have no problem finding similar slots that are much better in terms of graphics. That being said, Jackpot Jester 50,000 does have that old school classic charm that slots like this should have.
Set on a casino floor, the slot is surrounded by other slots and the soundtrack is just as you would expect in a real casino. The symbols are classic fruit machine symbols, except for the female Joker and the gold. The different symbols and values can all be seen on the sides of the reels so there is never any confusion about how or what you can win.
A nice little touch from NextGen Gaming is that the slots in the background will start spinning their reels and flashing lights every time you win on Jackpot Jester 50,000. It’s just a small thing, but it helps with the atmosphere.
Jackpot Jester 50,000 is another great classic from NextGen Gaming and it’s well worth a spin or two. The top prize is really good and even though the slot has minimal features, any player who likes classic slots, will love Jackpot Jester 50,000.