Jackpot GT Race to Vegas Slot from Ash Gaming
This slot has a curious mixture of themes. It is part Gumball-rally, and part Vegas gambling – between them, these themes bring you plenty of action. There are 3 bonus games, plus the chance of hitting a progressive jackpot win.
There is a lot of noise and drama on the reels too. As a nice extra, this slot features a radio which gives you the choice of soundtrack while you spin. If you like your slots bold and action packed, then Jackpot GT Race to Vegas from Ash Gaming could be right for you.
Instead of regular win-lines, Jackpot GT uses an all-ways system. This means that consecutive symbols from the left (3 or more) win regardless of their position on the 5 by 3 grid. You spin from 25c and up in multiples of this amount. This system creates 243 unique combinations from the left. Stacked wild symbols (the slot logo) make it possible to trigger a lot of these ‘lines’ at the same time.
Symbols are divided into two groups. There are Vegas classics, including the sign and roulette table. There are also driving through the desert symbols, a classic car, stop watch and a scorpion. The remaining symbols are playing cards, given a make-over with chrome effects.
The Welcome to Las Vegas sign is the highest paying of the regular symbols – this is worth 500 coins for 5 of a kind. This is reasonably big in an all-ways slot. Next comes a wide black car (350 for 5), followed by the roulette table surrounded by piles of dollar bills, stopwatch on a motor racing finish flag and the scorpion.
Wilds also pay 500 coins for 5 on a line, and will also substitute for any of the symbols I have covered above.
On Reel Bonus – Speedometers
If you hit 3 or more of the speedometers on the reels, you will trigger an on-reel bonus game. This is simple, you pick one of the speedometers by clicking on it. You then hear a car revving as the win is displayed moving upwards. You can win up to 1000x your total stake from this bonus. The wins are bigger if you get 4 or 5 of them in the triggering spin than when you hit 3.
Free Spins Bonus – A New Row of Symbols
Free spins symbols are tires, these appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. When you hit all 3 you will trigger 10 free spins. There is a big boost for these compared to the base game – more winning combinations. A new row of symbols appears, giving you a 5 reel by 4 rows grid. With the all-ways system in place, this give you 1024 potential winning combinations for each spin. This is more than 4x the number for the base game. Wilds are still stacked for the free spins, which is where you will get some bigger wins.
Race to Vegas Game
The final bonus is an entertaining picks game based on driving. This is triggered by getting the man and lady symbols on reels 1 and 5 respectively. It starts with an animation, and I have to say this is bad (in a cheesy, soap opera kind of way!). Next you are on the road in your car, and trying to get to Vegas to meet the lady.
Your only choice is red or blue bonuses at different road intersections. Red awards are credit amounts, and blue give you more time to get to Vegas. Once you arrive you will get to spin a different slot (a simple 3-reel game). This gives you an extra bonus. If you hit 3 of the yellow 7’s in this game, you will win the progressive jackpot prize displayed above the reels.
In-Car Design of Jackpot GT Race to Vegas
The reels are semi-transparent, with a view of a long road through them. The controls make it look like you are inside a car. A nice touch is that the radio works! You can switch between electronic, country or blues soundtracks while you play. There is also part of a steering wheel, with a hand on it.
Symbols are not the most detailed, though they are smart enough to not come across badly. The stand out is the scorpion – though it looks great it does feel a little out of place. The animations and especially the ‘acting’ sequences for the bonus are entertaining – though again, not the latest graphic creations.
Should You Race to the Jackpot GT Slot?
If you like your slots up tempo, then this will make for an enjoyable session. It is high intensity, with sounds and visuals combining to almost overwhelm your senses. With 3 different bonus games – as well as stacked wilds – you are never too far away from the action either.