Guide to Jackpot King Progressive Slots
Video slot game designers are always looking for innovative ways to add playability to their titles and improve the overall gaming experience for the player. One of the hottest trends in recent years has been the progressive jackpot. Progressive jackpots are hard to win, but they do offer substantial payouts to any players lucky enough to land the right symbols on the right reels.
The purpose of this guide is to explain progressive jackpots generally, introduce you to the Jackpot King system, and suggest a couple of progressive jackpot games you can play as you go in search of that potential big win!
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Progressive Jackpot Basics
In online casino slot gaming, a 'normal' jackpot is a fixed amount that can be won by landing the right symbols. A progressive jackpot is different in that it progressively grows in relation to the number of people playing a particular game. With every wager and spin, more money is added to the jackpot. The jackpot will continue to grow until one player wins it. At that point, it will reset to its base amount and then starts growing again.
There are three kinds of progressive jackpots:
When in a land-based casino, a standalone progressive jackpot is linked to a single game, meaning a single machine. This is not the case in video slots though as it applies to all the current incidents of the same game being played simultaneously. So everyone that is playing the Top Cat slot at once, for example, will be adding to the jackpot.
A local progressive jackpot links multiple games within the same casino. This is true both online and in land-based casinos, so spins on multiple games at once can help add to the jackpot figure, meaning it can grow at a pretty rapid rate.
A network progressive jackpot links multiple games located at multiple casinos, both online and in land-based settings. So as an online example, if the same company owned multiple casino websites, spins on certain games across all of those sites would contribute to the jackpot amount in this case.
All three progressive jackpots are currently found in online video slot gaming. Local jackpots tend to be most popular because online casino owners can limit them to their own sites for marketing purposes, making things easier and so much more efficient.
The Jackpot King System
Blueprint Gaming's Jackpot King system is one of the most popular on the whole of the net. It is a local progressive jackpot with an extra twist: online casino owners do not have to limit the jackpot only to video slot games. They can also include online scratch card games as well, which can help boost the jackpot total.
For video slot purposes, winning the Jackpot King progressive jackpot is a two-stage process. First, the player has to land 5 Jackpot King bonus symbols on the reels during standard play. Where those symbols appear on the reels depends on each qualifying game's individual set up.
Landing the five symbols triggers a mini-game in which the player uses bonus reels and new symbols to try to win. Most Jackpot King games also offer a random second chance option for players who play for the jackpot but don't win it.
Popular Jackpot King progressive jackpot games include:
A fast-paced, humorous game based on the popular Top Cat cartoon. The Top Cat slot includes a bonus game with Blueprint's Super Reels feature. There are so many bonus features available in the Top Cat slot before even considering the Jackpot King Progressive.
Choo's Piano Wilds, Brain's Water Wilds, Spook's Mice as Nice, Benny's Colossal TVs, Fancy Fancy's Hot Dog, Cash Picker Bonus, Maharaja Heist Bonus, Construction Site Free Spins, Diner Free Spins, Dibble Free Spins can all be triggered here if things go your way. If 5 Golden Crowns are found and you reach the top of the cash trail, the Wheel King bonus will be spun with a chance of hitting the Jackpot King Progressive!
DEAL OR NO DEAL
This is a slot version of the popular Deal or No Deal television programme. The Deal or No Deal slot has 5 bonus rounds available as well as the Jackpot King Progressive itself. The base game has 20 paylines on a 5 reel format.
The Progressive Jackpot King could be won on any spin the Deal or No Deal slot which can pay out a gargantuan amount. If you can find 5 Jackpot King overlay symbols across the reels then the Jackpot King bonus could be activated. If you can then reveal 15 crown symbols and move up the ladder, there is the possibility of finding the Wheel King bonus. If the Jackpot King symbol is then found, the jackpot will be paid out!
SLOTS O GOLD
An Irish-themed game developed by Blueprint Gaming that takes advantage of the popular leprechaun/pot of gold legend. Slots O Gold includes a bonus round similar to the one in Top Cat which could provide extra chances to win. The Slots O’ Gold base game has 10 paylines with the Jackpot King Progressive on offer that could be won during any spin.
A number of Slots O’ Gold bonus features are also available, including Rainbow Gold, Leprechaun Wilds and Rainbow Respins. The Jackpot King Progressive pot is available to be won on any normal spin. The pot will begin at £10,000 and it will increase as each player spins.
Super Spinner Bar-X
This game is ideal for fans of older style slot machines using Xs, Os, and Bar symbols. Super Spinner Bar X plays with a free spins bonus game that adds to the experience.
This 5 reel, 10 payline slot provides plenty of colour with a funky purple background that contrasts well with the classic Xs and Os symbols. There is a Super Spins bonus to go with the Jackpot King Progressive, with the latter being won if you find the Wheel King Bonus at the end of the cash trail and the Jackpot King symbol is found.
Progressive jackpots can make any video slot game so much more intriguing. Games linked to the Jackpot King's progressive jackpot system are some of the best games on the net thanks to Blueprint Gaming linking them to scratch card games as well. By trying a Jackpot King game, the chance will always be there to hit the jackpot itself.
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