Enter the world of Jack, the lucky Irish leprechaun, who happily jumps out of his golden cauldron to bring some extra luck to the slot reels. And it won’t be just a simple trick. As usual with slots from Red Tiger Gaming, you can expect a whole flurry of reel modifiers and bonus features.
Jack In A Pot is a cascading video slot with a 7×7 grid with cascading symbols and cluster pays. A minimum of five adjacent matching symbols are needed for a win. After the win is paid, the symbols from the winning combo will vanish and new ones are cascading into place. This continues until no new wins are scored after a cascade.
The luck of the Irish will spread to the reels via four modifiers and a free spins round that ends in a feature frenzy. Bet sizes start at 0.20 credits and go as high as 100 credits. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at an unusually low 95.17% while the maximum win potential peaks at 1,743 times the stake.
We have become accustomed to experience a visual feast for our eyes on slots from Red Tiger Gaming as they execute every theme down the smallest details. It is no different on Jack In A Pot. A lush green scenery is the backdrop to the game window while four-leaved shamrocks and Jack’s golden pot are spread in front. The detailed graphics continue on the 7×7 game grid with 49 reel positions filled with typical Irish lucky icons. A chirpy Irish soundtrack complete a stunning slot design.
The slot has nine regular pay symbols and four types of wild symbols as well as a free spins scatter. At the low end are the full card suit with diamonds, clubs, hearts and spades as well as a blue dot. Hitting a cluster with 40 or more will award wins ranging from 15 to 35 times the stake. The premium symbols are a green bowtie, a horseshoe, a boot filled with gold coins and a large golden coin with a four-leaved shamrock. Getting a 40+ cluster of these will pay 50 to 800 times the stake. The wild symbol appears in four variations and is marked either with a pipe, a beer glass, a hat or a rainbow. Each wild that is part of a winning cluster will activate the associated reel modifier. Scatters are a round golden tile with a green hard on the top and the words ‘free spins’ at the bottom.
Each wild is marked with one of four item and landing one on the reels that is a part of a winning cluster will trigger one of four features. The wild is transferred to the golden cauldron where Jack is hiding. He will jump out once the current cascade sequence has ended and apply the awarded reel modifier.
Magic Pipe is triggered when the wild is marked by a pipe. Jack will blow the pipe to expand one or two of the premium symbols into mega blocs in the size of 2×2, 3×3 or even 4×4. Beer Reels are activated when the wild is marked with a beer glass. Taps appears on the top of the game grid and one to five will open to pour beer and transform all symbols on the reel underneath them into a common symbol.
Hat Trick is triggered by a wild marked with a hat. Jack will throw it in the air and the hat will suck all low-paying symbols from the reels, leaving more room for clusters with premium symbols. Rainbow Swaps will be activated by a wild marked with rainbow. A giant rainbow will land on the reels and transforms a random number of symbols into a common symbol.
An empty four-leaved shamrock is placed on the right of the game window. Every free spins scatter landing on a cascade is collected and placed on the shamrock. Accumulating four scatters in a single spin sequence will award 10 free spins. During the free spins each wild that is part of a winning cluster is collected on the left of the game window. Once all spins have been played, all collected wild features will be activated one after the other.
Did we feel the luck of the Irish on Jack In A Pot? Mostly yes as the slot is entertaining and the base game features happen frequently enough. But the slot goes repeatedly 10 and more spins without as much as the smallest win. Plus, collecting four scatters seemed awfully difficult but once it happened, the following free spins round paid mostly well.