Jackpot 2000 Pokie Review
Gameplay: simple and clear, enjoyable!
To start, one selects the value of coins between $0.01 and $1.00 by clicking on Choose Coin. Then with the Bet button, a wager is made: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 coins can be placed per spin. Therefore, base rounds allow for the maximum bet of $10.00. Having adjusted coins and bets, one clicks Spin to start the reels rotating with heart-touching mechanical humming. The maximum bet of 10 coins per 5 lines may be triggered with one click on the Max Bet button.
Pokie symbols: mind two paytables
There are familiar icons of Cherries, Lemons, Grapes, Bells and Stars. They pay from 20 to 100 coins or up to $100 in money terms when 3 matching symbols complete an active payline. There are 5 lines, 3 horizontal and 2 diagonal. Here is a very important piece of information and useful tip: The pokie allows a simultaneous win on all 5 paylines, so you should keep all of them active on each spin to maximize your potential wins. The paytable is always on display, so the opportunities are clearly visible.
There is a special paytable for a special symbol, Joker. He pays it kingly depending on a bet size, between 400 coins at a 2-coin bet and up to 10,000 coins at a 10-coin bet. That is, Joker earns up to $10,000 at a $10 bet. He pays out when there are 3 Jokers on any active payline. To maximize the win, one should engage all available lines and always bet 10 coins.
Mystery Credits feature
A win in a base round opens an intriguing opportunity for trying your luck in Mystery Credits rounds. A bet is placed on Mystery spins with a Transfer button that transfers the base round win to a special display known as Supermeter. Mystery Credits rounds are governed by special rules. Firstly, a bet is 20 coins; secondly, Joker pays out when there are 2 of them on any active payline, in any order, and he pays out mysteriously, that is, he pays any amount – literally anything! – between 40 and 10,000 coins.
All other icons work as well in Mystery Credits rounds; they pay out according to the regular paytable. Wins in a Mystery Round add to the amount on the Supermeter. A Mystery Round mode lasts until there is enough cash on the Supermeter display (at least 20 coins) or until a gambler decides to take the win and add it to the balance. The win is collected with the Collect button. Note that a coin value cannot be changed while in a Mystery Credits mode, so take care of it in advance, during base spins.
Essential addition: toss a coin
Each win in a base round may be doubled in a gamble feature. When there is a win, two special controls, those featuring Joker and Star, become active and start flashing. The bet is made on Joker or Star by clicking the respective control. A correct guess doubles the win immediately, as simple as that! You may go on with a gamble game forever, as many times as you like, or collect the win after any lucky try with the Collect control. Note a peculiar trick: clicking Spin after a successful coin toss transfers the win to a Supermeter display and the next click on Spin starts a Mystery Credits round, see details above.
If you do not feel like playing a Mystery Credits round, click Collect and your win will immediately add to your balance. At the same time, a gamble feature is unavailable after winning in Mystery Rounds. Anyway, the combination of the two features opens an interesting chance: you bet 10 coins and win 20, then gamble 20 to 40 and click Spin to send 40 coins to the Supermeter display. It gives you 2 Mystery Credit spins, each at a 20-coin bet, and a chance to win up to $10.000 instead of 1 Mystery Credit spin. It is not a bad return on a 10-coin bet!
Bottom line on Jackpot 2000
The 3-reel 5-payline pokie developed by Betsoft is a perfect game for Aussies longing for old-styled gambling experience yet with decent wins of up to $10,000 at only a $10 bet, thrilling opportunities provided by a gamble feature and heart-stopping chances of mysterious wins that jump to $10,000. Jackpot 2000 is an excellent example what a first-tier developer may squeeze from a classic pokie. Sure, it is absolutely worth betting and it guarantees thrills and a good time. And again, a $10,000 win at a $10 bet is an outstanding offer that must not be wasted.