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Jackpot Express slot review

Added by Yggdrasil. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Game information

Game supplier: Yggdrasil

Release date:08/2020



Max. win:bet x 2175

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Jackpot Express is a game that is set in the Dirty Thirties in America, where gambling on riverboats was a common activity. Players get their own taste of this experience, with free spins, multipliers and three progressive jackpots to help them along.

Developed by veteran studio Yggdrasil and released in 2020, Jackpot Express has a name that implies a standard fruit machine slot but actually hides a modern and intricate slot. Although the game isn’t as experimental as some of their other games, this slot still features some excellent graphics as well as a load of details.

The setting of the riverboats is displayed openly in the game with its 5-reel, 3-row playing field. The background shows us the banks of the river with opulent buildings in the distance. Meanwhile, the symbols on the playing field itself are more aimed at what happens inside the riverboat, with characters as the high-paying symbols. The low-paying symbols are card suits, which considering the setting are appropriate.

When it comes to the sounds, these really fit the setting quite well. We hear a jazzy song playing in the background of the game which changes its tune whenever the jackpot bonus game or the free spins mode are enabled. The sound effects are also appropriate, from the wheel spinning to hearing the reels click in place.


Jackpot Express features 20 paylines, used to trigger wins with a moderate number of different symbols. Coupled with the features, this results in the game having Medium Volatility. As I played this game I found the regular wins to be quite steady and my funds hovered around the starting point. I did manage to hit it quite big during a jackpot round once but this was a one-time occurrence and shouldn’t be considered standard.

The symbols you’ll find in this game include:

  • Bonus: 3 Bonus symbols on the screen will activate the Jackpot bonus game.
  • Wild: A wild substitutes all regular symbols present in the game.
  • Captain: Max. 25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Angel: Max. 15x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Socialite: Max. 12.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Dealer: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Spade: Max. 7x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Heart: Max. 6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Club: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Diamond: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.

Getting wins isn’t very rare but they aren’t very high either, even with longer winning bet lines. This is compensated through the different features, but players can also help it along by picking a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin. Besides the progressive jackpots that can increase over time, players can get a max. win of 2,175x your bet.


Jackpot Express has only a small number of features but they’re pretty common and they can impact the game with some bigger wins. The features include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all the other symbols in the game except for the free spins symbol.
  • Free Spins: Getting 3 bonus symbols on the game triggers the free spins mode. During the free spins mode, it’s possible to win additional free spins.
  • Jackpot Wheel: Landing 3 bonus symbols on the screen can also activate the jackpot wheel. The wheel gives access to three jackpots, as well as extra spins, multipliers and coin wins.
  • Multipliers: During the free spins mode, the game draws two cards. Their combined value is the total multiplier for that spin.

During the base game, only the Wilds will activate to help with granting wins. In my experience, this happened quite often but wouldn’t trigger any big wins. The Wilds wouldn’t appear stacked and even more, than one at a time was rare.

Getting a bonus symbol on the screen will randomly activate one of two features, either the bonus game or the free spins mode. As I was playing the game this was split pretty evenly, and both of them were about as useful. The Jackpot Wheel is made up out of 3 wheels, each progressively having a bigger jackpot.

The only way to get the biggest jackpot is having the previous two wheels land on the arrow symbol. There are more symbols on the wheel as well, including extra spins and multipliers as well as a direct coin win. While I played the slot, I did manage to get a big coin win but it’s not something you can count on.

The free spins mode is what you’d expect but it has a single twist, where it will show two playing cards at a time. These will show two numbers that are added and become the multiplier for that spin. I found this mode to be pretty good at getting wins but they weren’t as high as the wheel.

In Conclusion

Jackpot Express has a rather generic name for a slot that actually has quite a lot of character and an actual theme it is based around. I think the developers should have chosen a title that would stand out a bit more because as it stands the name doesn’t really tell you what’s going on.

The graphics and the sound design are all excellent quality, especially considering the number of animations that are triggered when there’s a win. If you are someone who enjoys a visually attractive slot you should definitely give this one a try.

I had a good time playing this game, especially considering I won a pretty big coin win. However, this only happened once and it shows how volatility plays a big part. Even so, the game tended to trend upwards so it’s possible to end up with more than you started.

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  • Features

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    RTP (Return to Player):96.2%


    Max. win:bet x 2175

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    You can play Jackpot Express in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese


    Jackpot Express supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD


    Release date 08/2020
    21st newest on Yggdrasil 241st newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.2% 0.16% > average
    42nd highest on Yggdrasil 571st highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 2175 x your bet
    68th highest on Yggdrasil 748th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    59th highest on Yggdrasil 578th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    51st lowest on Yggdrasil 625th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    38th highest on Yggdrasil 287th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Yggdrasil

    Release date:08/2020

    RTP (Return to player):96.2%

    Max. win:bet x 2175

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 4

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