SG Digital’s immensely popular Jackpot Jester series returns on September 5th with the launch of Jackpot Jester 200,000. The supplier’s senior vice president of content studios Ashley Sandyford-Sykes explains the game’s success.
Marking the third outing of the titular Jester, Jackpot Jester 200,000 injects the series with a fresh, new feel ideal for experienced and VIP slot players who seek volatile games and snappy, action-packed gameplay.
The original title, Jackpot Jester 50,000, launched in 2013 in conjunction with Betsson as a response to player demand for high volatility titles with strong thematic elements. The NextGen studio team (now part of SG Digital) aimed to create a game with a unique look and feel that easily stood out from the competition. The player agency and value proposition of Jackpot Jester fit the bill perfectly.
Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge refined the formula and added the female jester character that now serves as the series’ mascot. Much like other successful slot themes, the character became a perfect representation of the game’s unique nature and popularity, so she remained for Jackpot Jester 200,000 to continue as a brand icon.
Now, the features, functionality, and design of the first two titles all culminate in a definitive title that brings the series to new heights. Building on the series’ successful history of glitz, glamor, and gameplay, Jackpot Jester 200,000 is the first title to be completely designed and developed in HTML5 with both desktop and mobile play considered from the game’s conception.
This strategy enables gorgeous, captivating visuals in both portrait and landscape mode. Aesthetically, Jackpot Jester combines a rich, sweeping soundtrack with intuitive visual cues that guide the player through the experience from start to finish. The dual stepper slot format rests on a luxurious backdrop reminiscent of a classic Las Vegas resort on a summer evening.
This new installment carries on the tradition of innovating on classic Vegas-style slots. But unlike similar themes, the Jackpot Jester series includes a strategy element that allows players to switch between game modes at their perceived optimal time.
In this Super Game feature, players collect coins during the base game. When they collect 100 or more, they can trigger the Super Game and choose when to cash out their winnings. During the Super Game, higher potential returns are enabled, and Wild Jesters become stacked and also play as scatter symbols. The unique appeal of the Super Game feature lends some suspense to the experience: players can choose whether to enter the Super Game for a single spin or save coins for multiple.
As the series has grown, so too have the potential winnings. Jackpot Jester 50,000 offered up to 50,000 coins; Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge allowed wins of up to 100,000; and Jackpot Jester 200,000 continues that growth with prizes of up to 200,000 coins. Players want bigger, better slots with bigger, better win opportunities, and SG Digital’s NextGen studio delivers with this massive win potential.
When Jackpot Jester 200,000 hits the market, seasoned players will eagerly hit the spin button as they re-familiarize themselves with a tried-and-true series packed with new art, sound, and game mechanics.