Gone are the days where slot machines all followed the same formula. That’s not to say that potent methods don’t exist, which they do, but merely an indication that various iGaming studios are breaking the mould and going for something unique. Cue Push Gaming, one of the newer studios, and their brand new title Jammin’ Jars online slot. Hey, we’re not saying that the old slots model isn’t for us. Give us a high enough jackpot and we’ll play anything. However, we’re quite sure this review will uncover a few things that don’t quite resemble what you might remember.
Well, we’ve built it up, so we might as well get straight into it. The unique aspect of Jammin’ Jars is that there are no paylines. This means that if you line symbols up in a row that you won’t necessarily win. You’ll receive payouts for symbols falling in clusters, so rather than a straight line you’ll want to land shapes, to be as descriptive as possible. Another thing that makes the game different is that icons don’t spin when you wager, but rather fall into the pay table – aka cascading reels.
Should you get a win off a cascading slot then the winning symbols are removed, the existing symbols fall into the vacant places, and new icons fall into the pay table. This can see you land another win, without actually having to have had wagered – essentially re-spins. This keeps happening until no cluster pay happens.
Jammin’ Jars is made up of eight reels and eight rows, and as mentioned has no paylines. The most you’ll be able to win off a single spin is 20,000x your wager, with the maximum bet being £100.00. We know you’re busy doing the maths, but don’t get too carried away. Most studios set a payout limit, and we’re sure Push Gaming is no different. Expect the jackpot to sit around £250,000.00. All the action is available on both iOS and Android, which makes playing a little more comfortable in the age of mobile devices.
Jammin’ Jars online slot is quite a groovy game, with bright colours and somewhat of a disco feel – although that last part could just be us. The symbols play an essential role in providing this ambience, even though they are only fruits. There’s a blueberry, a plum, an apple, a raspberry, an orange and a strawberry. The strawb is the highest paying of all the icons, with the goal being to land only strawberries in all symbol spaces.
There’s a symbol you’ll find comes in handy, and this is the jam jar. It acts as the wild and can act as a matching symbol in a cluster to complete a winning combination. Basically, it can act as any symbol in the game to make a win happen.
Carrying on with the jam jars, if they form part of a win the symbol will remain on the reels when the other winning symbols fall away. When the new symbols drop in the wild will have a 1x multiplier attached, to make a win more valuable should the jam jar play a role in it. The multiplier goes all the way up to 5x your bet.
The wild also acts as the scatter, meaning that if you get three or more jam jars on a single wager, you’ll have triggered six free spins. The three wilds will remain on the reels (sticky) for the duration of the spins.
There’s a delectable feature called the Rainbow Feature and sees you get a random helping hand when you lose a wager. A rainbow will drop onto the reels, leaving a giant fruit symbol. Any adjacent matching symbols will result in a win.
A session of Jammin’ Jars online slot is quite refreshing, not least of all because cluster pays seem to happen quite frequently. The cascading reels also make for a great addition, as every win gives you a respin, that can result in another win, and another respin, and so-on. The symbols could have been a little more creative. However, when you’re winning considerable sums off bonus features, it hardly matters what symbol illustrations look like.