Review of IGT Slots Machine Jeopardy
Irrespective of whether you enjoy watching television or not, it is unlikely that you may not have heard of the show Jeopardy. The show (debuted on March 30, 1964) was created by Merv Griffin and featured a quiz competition where contestants were supposed to phrase questions in correct response to clues in the form of answers. The game was popular in the 1970s and 80s. In fact, Jeopardy has won a record 31 Emmy Awards since 1984. Now, IGT Wagerworks, one of the biggest slot game developers in the industry has turned the show into an online slot.
Jeopardy has a theme that’s similar to the popular series with the same name. However, that’s pretty much where the similarities end because during the game play, you don’t really need to do much. Making right guesses and spinning the reels is all you need to do, to get the best out of this online slot in terms of payouts.
How to Play the Game
Jeopardy plays over 5 reels from left to right, with a total of 40 pay lines for symbols. The game can be started for as low a bet as 0.60 coin, and can go up to a maximum wager of 60.00 coins. The game does not offer a progressive jackpot but if lucky, players can win up to 2,000 times the wager amount through the base game jackpot. The game has an RTP (Return to Player) of 92.80 to 96.40 percent. Currently, the game cannot be enjoyed on mobile devices and only offers game play from a computer.
Jeopardy falls into the ‘Adventure’ genre for video slot games and includes a lot of symbols and category icons to enhance the game play experience. Main symbols in the game include a symbol for music, world, science and a sport film. There are a few character symbols included in the game as well, which according to us, are Alex Trebek, Art Fleming and two crew members from the clue team. The official ‘Jeopardy’ symbol is the wild and the ‘Bonus’ symbol is the scatter symbol in the game.
Bonus Features of Jeopardy
With the help of bonus, scatter and wild symbols, a player can trigger bonus rounds and the free spins feature during the game. These features help the players increase their payouts and win higher amounts. Bonus features included in Jeopardy are :
Wild rush : According to the game mechanics, if a player is able to land one of the ‘Jeopardy’ wild symbols on the reels, there’s a likelihood that more wilds will be spawned below immediately. This is one of the most sought after features in the game since it give players an opportunity to land with even more winning combinations. Moreover, the feature is also active during the free spins round of the game.
Free spins : If a player is able to land two or more ‘Bonus’ symbols on the third column, the free spins round is triggered. The free spins round offers 11 free spins and a score multiplier of 6x if a player is able to land two scatters on the column. Similarly, up to 13 and 19 free spins with score multipliers of 11x and 12x are offered when a player is able to land three or four scatter symbols on column 3 respectively. The game provides the popular ‘Jeopardy board’ to let players select the number of free spins and the multiplier value. According to the rules of the slot, the more triggering symbols a player can land, the columns they get to choose, that is three, four or five respectively. Also, if a player is able to hit the ‘Daily Double’ space, they are awarded with an extra choice. It is also important to know that column 3 and 4 are difficult to land on and reward the players with an extra wild or a full wild reel.
Summary of Jeopardy Slots Machine
Inspired by one of the most popular shows of its time, Jeopardy is one definitely a unique video slot. Love the tv show or hate, it is a rarity of a slot game; Jeopardy is a big win slot with high risks that’s still exciting enough to make you play for hours. With ordinary graphics and game play, the game just has a fun factor to flaunt. However, a little more creativity would have definitely added charm to the overall game play. Nevertheless, Jeopardy’s bonus features and hefty payouts are good enough to lure gambling enthusiasts to play the game at least once.