Once again this month we’re back in Ireland, sifting throught the plethora of cliches centred around pots of gold and lucky leprechauns. So, meet Jack, one of the aforementioned lucky leprechauns. Red Tiger Games have smacked a tired theme with Jack In A Pot, bringing a feeling of originality to a seriously overdone topic. Jack’s golden cauldron will bring luck on the slot reels and the show the accompanies it will be a blast, with reel modifiers, award bonus features and 1743x your stake wins.
Presented over a daring 7 x 7 setup, giving you a whopping 49 reel positions with cascading symbols and cluster pays - a wide range of symbols and prizes await. Red Tiger haven’t cut any corners where the graphics are concerned, producing a stunning result here. The incredible lushious detail of the background takes you right into the heart of the beautiful Irish countryside for a start, and that’s pretty much the only place you’ll find the Irish green cliche - and tastefully done we think.
Jack’s cauldron and the four leaf clover that frame the reels are bright and full of detail, which indeed continues all the way through the game to include the symbols on the reels too.
Spin those lucky reels, baby!
There are 9 symbols across the Jack in a Pot reels, with lower value symbols consisting of the classic playing card icons, clubs, hearts, diamonds and spades along with a light blue round-shaped symbol. Get a cluster of 40 or more of these lower value symbols and win between 15x and 35x your stake.
In the high value area it starts to get interesting, with symbols including a green bow tie, a lucky horseshoe, a boot filled with gold coins and a large golden coin with a four-leaf clover minted on its face. Get 40 or more in a cluster of these symbols and wins will range from 50x to 800x your stake.
The wild can be found in here in four different incarnations, a pipe, a beer glass, a hat and a rainbow. Their functions are little more complex than regular wilds, and detailed later. Scatter-wise, you’ll find a round golden tile with a green heart, along with the words ‘free spins’ at the bottom.
A frenzy of features with the right lucky combos
This game has four reel modifiers and a free spins round that ends in a total feature frenzy! You need to hit a minimum cluster of five adjacent matching symbols in order to win, and when said win is paid the symbols from the winning combination will disappear, to be replaced by new cascading icons. This will go on until no new wins are had after a cascade.
Get ready for the four wild treats
The wilds’ symbols determine the modifier Jack will give you. He’ll jump out of his cauldron if the wild becomes part of a winning cluster. The wild then ends up in the golden cauldron where our man Jack is hiding. He then leaps onto the edge of the cauldron to apply the appropriate reel modifier.
The ‘pipe’ wild will trigger the Magic Pipe symbol modifier. Jack blows the pipe to expand one or two of the high-value symbols in view into larger 2 x 2, 3 x 3 and 4x4 squares. Beer Reels is activated by the ‘beer glass’ wild. Beer taps will appear above the grid, Jack then opens one to five, pouring beer that transforms all the symbols on that reel into the same symbol.
The ‘hat’ wild will trigger the Hat Trick feature, during which Jack throws the hat in the air. This causes a whirlwind that sucks all low-paying symbols from the reels, making room for clusters of purely premium symbols, and ultimately bigger wins.
Finally, the Rainbow Swaps feature is triggered by the ‘rainbow’ wild. A huge rainbow then lands on the reels, transforming a random number of symbols into one to assist the building of valuable clusters..
Everybody loves a free spins feature
As if the slot wasn’t cool enough, there is a fantastic free spins feature too. The golden four-leaf clover found to the right of the game window collects all scatters that land on a cascade. Get four in a single spin for 10 free spins. During the free spins, wilds that are part of a winning cluster are collected to the left of the game window. At the end of the 10 spins cycle collected wild features will be activated consecutively, bringing with it some very nice sized wins indeed!
We love Jack In A Pot. Not only does it totally disrupt the Irish themed slot sub-genre, but it does so with spectacular graphics, and nice uplifting soundtrack and a host of exciting features that pay very well. Couple these reasons to play with a chance to bag 1743x your stake, and who wouldn’t be in on this?
Words: David Bailey-Lauring