Juju Jack is a slot which takes something of a light-hearted look at the practice of Voodoo. The game is designed with a cartoon style and features such symbols as Juju Jack the witch doctor, a patchwork doll who acts as the voodoo doll, an alligator, a chicken and a snake.
The highlight of this game is the bonus feature, where the poor patchwork doll is subjected to a variety of mischief, all of which earns the player either cash credits or free spins.
This Amaya designed slot is played out on the very popular 5×3 reel configuration. The game has a total of 25 win lines and pays from left to right (if 25 lines is too many, players have the option of playing any number between 1 and 25). A look at the pay table shows you that wins come along when you land three or more in a row of any symbol to land a win.
The highest paying symbol of all is Juju Jack himself, who is worth an impressive 2,000 coins when hitting the maximum five in a row. A graveyard scene is next on the pay table and this symbol has a top prize of 1,000 coins. An alligator and a slightly alarmed looking chicken each have a top prize of 400 coins, while a snake wrapped around a pot pays 250 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the witch doctor’s staff (topped off by a skull), a drum made of bones, a spooky looking book, a collection of bones and a small bag containing what looks like a gingerbread style character.
The wild symbol in the game is represented by a strange green faced creature, not someone you’d want to encounter on a dark night. This wild appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, so does not offer a pay out in itself. The fact that it will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter means that it will enable many other wins. This wild is made even better because it is expanding, meaning it will fill an entire reel if doing so will lead to a win. This can be particularly effective when you manage to hit more than one wild during a single spin.
The patchwork doll is the bonus symbol in the game and only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. When it appears on all three of these reels you’ll now enter the bonus feature. This feature begins by taking you to a second screen where you’ll find the patchwork doll lying on his back on a work surface, with a variety of implements around it. You’ll now select these one at a time and effectively torture the poor patchwork doll! However, every time you select one of these implements you’ll either win a cash prize or a number of free spins. Many of these objects have sharp ends, like safety pins, pin tacks and cocktail sticks, while other implements include a match, a marker pen (to draw a moustache on the doll) and a peg from a washing line.
You’ll have five picks in total and at the end of this part you’ll be awarded the total cash amount before embarking on the free spins you have been awarded.
Juju Jack has an eye-catching gothic but fun design. The backdrop to the reels shows a forest scene at night, with a snake wrapped around a tree and the full moon (what else!) shining in the night sky. All of the symbols have a slight neon feel, meaning they stand out nicely against the jet-black reels, while the title of the slot is put together by a collection of bones and wooden slats which have a blood red edging.
The visuals are at their best during the bonus feature when the poor patchwork doll is being tortured (you’ll be thinking this part is a little ‘Reservoir Dogs’ meets ‘Toy Story’), while the accompanying upbeat sound really adds to the atmosphere.
This Amaya designed slot is very entertaining from start to finish. The graphics are appealing throughout while the expanding wild keeps the base game entertaining throughout. The cruel bonus feature is a very good one after you get your head around what you are actually doing and offers a nice change to a more standard free spins bonus round. There are a good number of horror themed games at online casinos and this one stands up well in comparison to the others.