Jackpot Holiday is a slot which takes you on a tour of Europe. This tour can take place as part of a cruise, or the tour can take place by rail and car. This slot has a very unusual set up in comparison to other games and one of the options you’ll have in the base game will make it appear that the game has no reels at all. Each of the bonus features are activated when the boat or train reach their financial destination, a journey you can track on the map to the right side of the ‘reels’.
This Amaya designed slot has one of the more original setups you’ll find at an online slot. The game is played out on a 4×4 grid and instead of paying from left to right as usual, the slot has 10 win-lines – four of these are horizontal lines, four are vertical and the remaining two win-lines are diagonals. To win in the base game you’ll need to land three or more symbols in a row on one of these 10 win-lines, except for the cherry, which will give you a win for landing a single symbol or more.
The jackpot symbol is the highest paying in the game and is worth 2,500 coins for the maximum four in a row, while the Leaning Tower of Pisa has a top prize of 1,000 coins. The Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and a windmill from Holland pay 750, 625 and 500 coins respectively. Completing the standard symbols are a series of different colored sevens (which also pay out when you land a combination of different sevens) as well as bananas, oranges, apples, plums and those cherries.
During the base game, you have two options as to how you’ll spin the reels. The ‘Reel Spin’ option will see the reels spin vertically as you might expect at any other slot. The other option is ‘Random Spin’ which sees symbols appear at random one by one until the 4×4 grid is filled. This second option gives the game a very different feel, although it does take quite a bit longer, so eventually you might find yourself settling for option one anyway.
The first of the bonus features is a simple one based upon the sevens symbols. As well as paying out as standard, these also act as a scatter symbol. Land 5 or more sevens across the whole 4×4 grid and you are guaranteed a win, but these wins become significant when you hit double figures. 10, 11 or 12 (or more) sevens will see you win pay outs of 500, 1000 and 2,500 coins respectively.
To the right of the screen you’ll see a map of Europe. In the blue sea of the map you’ll see a trail where a cruise ship will travel containing 10 stops and every time you see the ship appear on the grid, the ship will move one stop along. The same applies to the rail track which obviously moves overland and the train will move along one stop every time It appears on the grid. When either reach their final destination after 10 stops, you’ll enter a simple pick me round. For example, when the ship reaches its end, you’ll pick one destination and one activity which will each reveal a win, while picking a tour package will reveal a multiplier.
Jackpot Holiday is a very colorful looking slot, especially in regards to the nice mix of fruit symbols and the map of Europe to the right. The game does have something of a basic feel however, each of the symbols looking a little outdated and overall the visuals are no match for some of the more modern slots found online today. The bonus feature has a cartoon quality to it and this is more pleasing on the eye.
Jackpot Holiday is sure to appeal to those players who like their slot gaming a little different from the norm. The 4×4 grid gives the game a completely different feel to other games and it’s even more evident when you have the ‘random spin’ in place. With the mix of seven and fruit symbols on the ‘reels’, this slot may have some appeal to the slot traditionalist too, which is only added to by the soundtrack which might have come from the same era. Both of the bonus features add an element of fun, although neither really gets the blood pumping. All in all, this makes for a game that is certainly worth a spin, if only for curiosity value.