Jackpot Giant is a mammoth of an online slots game from Playtech. It has 5 reels, 50 pay lines, a potentially massive progressive jackpot and is one of the few Playtech games that starts with a video intro. In the opening animation, an Aztec Giant flips a golden coin into a volcano, following which all the volcanos surrounding him explode and shower the lucky chap with money! By playing this game, you’ll be hoping that the same thing happens to you!
Jackpot Giant Gameplay and Symbols
The reels in this game are littered with stone-carved playing card symbols from jack to ace, plus some nicely coloured crystals and two symbols of the (hopefully) friendly Mr. Giant who naturally is so large he takes up three rows as opposed to the usual one. There are three special symbols as well.
The are plenty of payouts available to be won, including of course that lovely progressive jackpot. The lowest winning jackpot is 10x for three jacks, and the biggest – aside from the progressive jackpot – is for five ‘wild’ symbols that will win you an amazing 50,000x your bet-per-line.
The fifty pay lines used in this game are fixed, so you play with all fifty in play on each spin. You are able to choose your bet-per-line though, from 0.01 all the way up to 0.08. This gives you a range of wagers from 0.50 to 8.00. Note that if you want a chance of winning the full progressive jackpot then you need to wager the maximum amount.
When you’re happy with your settings, hit the spin button to unleash the Giant upon those reels!
Jackpot Giant Bonus Features
Wild Symbol: The ‘wild’ symbol in this online slots game is easy to recognise, as it is simply the word ‘Wild’ with a little bit of Aztec artwork. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter and bonus symbols.
If you land five wild symbols straight across the middle row of the reels, then congratulations, you’ve just won the progressive jackpot!
Scatter Symbol: The Giant’s hand offering you a handful of coins acts as the scatter symbol in this game. You need to land at least three of them anywhere on the reels to win a handful of coins yourself.
Bonus Symbol: This symbol only appears on reels one and five, and if they both land anywhere on those reels at the same time, you trigger the Giant Bonus Game.
In this game it’s time to get hot and bothered by picking prizes from the volcanos. There are six volcanos in total, and you get to choose three of them. Each volcano contains a cash prize. If you are lucky you might receive an additional extra pick, or a special prize that allows you to pick from all six!
Jackpot Giant Conclusion
Playtech have created plenty of online slots throughout their history, but have often been criticised for using the same game format time and time again, just with the odd tweak and different symbols and themes.
Jackpot Giant ups the ante for Playtech considerably. It simply looks fantastic – on par with the kind of high-quality online slots games we’ve become used to from slots providers such as Betsoft and NetEnt. You know you’re into something good once you’ve seen the excellent video intro (although it’s never explained why the Aztec Giant wants to flip a coin into the volcano).
The only criticism perhaps is that the overall gameplay still is a little basic, but this online slots game will definitely appeal to people who prefer simpler slots. This is truly a great-looking game and with that progressive jackpot, there’s always chance of a ‘Giant’ payday!