Description and Review: The name – Jolly Roger’s Jackpot – gives away the theme here. There are pirates galore, bottles of rum, pistols, skulls, treasure chests and swords as symbols. And, like many Rival slots, it looks fantastic. They have some really, really good graphic designers at Rival and they are not afraid to use them!
We liked the little animations that happened on winning combinations too, but unfortunately, that is as far as the positive comments about this slot go.
Even though the game has two bonus features (a free spins round and a shoot-the-enemy-ships feature), Jolly Rogers Jackpot is missing a very important ingredient: wins.
The return to player percentage is a shockingly low 93.32%. This is despite the fact that there are 50 paylines, which means wins hit frequently.
The trouble is that those wins are so low that – even if you get a few simultaneously – your bankroll continues to drop.
In order to produce this review, all three of us played thousands and thousands of spins to make sure we saw all the features and to get an idea of what the game was like in longer playing sessions. We all ended up down, although the playing time was substantial.
Even the ‘shoot down the enemy ships’ feature didn’t produce wins larger enough to make a difference. And, worse still, both this and the free spins round were very rare.
The only way you will come out significantly ahead is if you get five scatters. Then you’ll receive 50 free spins with a 3x multiplier. It’s far, far from likely, though!
Frankly, Jolly Roger’s Jackpot slot got boring fairly quickly and the wins don’t justify keeping on playing. It looks great: it plays rubbish.
Game Information: 5 Reel, 50 Payline Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: The headscarf Pirate. This symbol can appear on reels 1,3 and 5. It will expand to fill the reel if a winning combination can be produced.
Scatter Symbol: Female pirate. Three icons gives 10 free spins; four gives 20 and five gives 50 free spins.
Free Spins: Free spins come with a 3x multiplier.
Enemy Ships Feature: This is triggered by three scattered Pirate Ship symbols appearing anywhere.
During this feature, you have three cannons you can shoot at a parade of enemy ships. Each hit wins you a coin prize. The round ends when you have used all your cannons.
Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 0.25
Maximum Win: 5000 coins.