While most other slot game providers have explored the Wild West imagery far and wide, RTG has not been particularly fond of titles about revolver shootouts and horseback pursuits. For almost 5 years, Trigger Happy remained their only Western-themed title, but now reinforcements are coming – meet Jackpot Saloon by RealTime Gaming! Let’s start with an overview of the game’s key specs:
- 20 paylines across 5 reels;
- top award of 100000 times the bet per line;
- high volatility (less frequent, but bigger payouts);
- Star Collect, Pick Bonus, Free Games, and Badge Collect features.
Four bonus features crammed into one slot machine is probably the most we’ve seen from RealTime Gaming – the developer usually goes easy on extras to make the gameplay more dynamic. Is it even possible for an average player to keep track of everything happening on the game’s playing board? We have the rest of this Jackpot Saloon slot review to find out!
Visuals and Presentation
The action unfolds on the backdrop depicting a typical frontier town of the 19th century, with its only street ending in a hazy vista of endless dusty plains. The interface is promptly stylized to reflect the common materials used by the settlers in craftsmanship – the bullet-pierced regular symbols and control buttons are executed as wooden boards reinforced with iron rims. The special symbols feature telltale characters and realia of the setting – an Eastwood-esque sharpshooter, a languid barmaid with a folding fan, cowboy hats, gold nugget bags, and the like.
Betting Options and Features
With the base game so intense, one would expect the bonus features to be at least equally sophisticated, and Jackpot Saloon doesn’t let down in this regard.
Free Games. Like 5 stars above any reel, three Scatter symbols on the board will bring you 10 free spins. While the mode is active, any payline win comes with an x3 multiplier. As if it weren’t enough, you are now gathering Badge symbols – for no other purpose than hitting a Jackpot! The rules of Badge Collect are identical to the Star feature, only now each badge collection represents a Jackpot of a certain size.
Pick Bonus. If you happen to hit three Bonus Scatters that are different from the regular Scatter symbols, the game will give you either a Multiplier award that results in an immediate payout, a Star that gets added to your collection, or a Dynamite that yields nothing and ends the feature.