Jin Ji Bao Xi returns with new Jackpot Wars algorithms from Scientific Games. The game benefits from a proven math model of land-based casinos, namely the classic Fu bonus feature and Top Up feature. Jackpot Wars introduces multi-dimensional game play where players customize their own robots, which then battle with other online players in four tournaments. The game was recently launched in brick-and-mortar casino and is now available for online gaming.
The 5-reel, 3-row slot features Chinese symbols, 9, 10, and the card royals, some wilds, and the bonus symbols. The bonus game involves robots on a different battlefield. The game has pretty exciting moments, and the tournaments and free spins contain a huge winning potential. As in other Jin Ji Bao Xi games, you can choose up to five golden symbols, which will obviously increase your bet but can be quite rewarding as well.
The ornate Chinese symbol is the game’s wild and can replace all other symbols, except for the bonus scatter symbol, to help create winning combinations. The wild appears only on reels 2, 3, and 4. There are six bonus symbols represented by red coins. You need to have all six of them to land anywhere on the reels to select from six bonus games, including free spins.
Jackpot Wars is a medium to high variance game with a recorded return to player rate of 95.65%. The game can be played from $0.08 to $88.00 – the numbers 88 and 888 have a Chinese significance. You can select your bet multiplier, according to which you will get paid. Your bet will also increase according to the number of gold symbols you choose. You can convert up to five symbols. Your FU values also increase in direct proportion to the number of symbols converted to gold.
In each base game spin, a FU value is randomly assigned to the bonus symbol from a range of values. This value is then factored into the bet multiplier, which is shown on all the bonus symbols. Winning combinations pay from the leftmost reel onwards, and you are paid according to the pay ways the combo lands on. The dragon is the highest paying symbol. The lowest-paying symbols of course are the card symbols while the dragon is the highest paying icon.
The number 9 pays out 5, 8, and 10 times your bet for landing on reels 3, 4, and 5. The corresponding multipliers for the dragon are 20, 60, and 250. The highest jackpot of Jin Ji Bao Jackpot Wars is $250,000. In the robotic tournaments, the first prize is 85% of the prize pool, the second, third, and fourth prizes are 10%, 2.5%, and 2.5% of the jackpot amount. Additional prizes can be won in the bonus games and various features of Hail Gold and Luck Jackpot Wars.
Each wild that appears on the reels adds coins to the pot at the top of the reels. The closure of the pot triggers the Jin Ji Bao Xi feature. Now when the wild appears, 12 coins will fly into the pot. You will select a coin to reveal one of four possible symbols, which have different awards for this feature.You need to reveal at least three matching symbols to win the feature award.
Ironically, the paytable reveals that the award is predetermined and the coin you select has no bearing on it. The feature award is based on the quantum of the bets and the number of gold symbols you are playing with. Symbols change during this feature, and the maximum you can win is $10,000 in this feature with golden wilds. The cash award is called the Jin Ji Bao Xi Fortune Award.
When you land at least six bonus symbols, which are the red circles with the multipliers, anywhere on the reels, you are given six features to select from. Five of the options are free spins games. The free games features are based on the number of golden symbols in the spin that triggered the selection. The sixth option is the Top up Feature.
The FU bonus comes into play here. The FU bonus is the sum of all the values, which appear on the bonus symbols of the base game. This sum will be carried into the feature you select. 15 bonus symbols on the reels will directly award the Jin Ji Bao Xi Fortune Award, which can also trigger the Feature Selector. If that looks like Latin, it is due to the complexity of the game. What’s more, the Top Up feature will not be provided as an option if the last happens.
Bonus symbols remain locked in place when you select the Top Up feature, and will help you in winning more. When the yellow and green coins appear, even they get locked and contribute. Each yellow coin is worth the FU value that triggered the Feature Selector. The green coins award a value that is the sum of the values given on the bonus symbols, the yellow coins and the green coins.
The game’s platform is fully compatible with Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and similar operating systems. Hence Jackpot Wars can be played on all smartphones and tablets that run on these platforms. Furthermore, the game’s HTML5 programming enables the game to play out in full HD clarity and original audio quality.
This slot is more complex as the other games of the Jin Ji Bao Xi franchise. Play it, go with the flow and keep an eye on your budget. The best way to play this slot is by keeping a close tab with each spin of the reels. Since it’s a mid to high variance slot, the different features of the slot can take some time to trigger. Expect some decent win in the base game itself, as the game has some high winning potential. But you might better play it in demo mode first.