Not too long ago, we enjoyed a slot called Jin Ji Bao Xi. It was an interesting game, if a bit rough around the edges. We at Labslots had fun with it, but ultimately forgot about it. However, SG Digital decided to revive this release with a new addition called Jackpot Wars. This new special feature was something we found quite interesting, which warranted a review of Jin Ji Bao Xi Jackpot Wars. Apart from this bonus, there are also Golden Chance, the Jin Ji Bao Xi special feature, free spins, and the top up bonus. Talk about a special feature overload!
Graphics look okay, but are nothing to write home about. The background image is static, showing royal purple drapes with a golden shine where the golden pot is located. That said, we were pleasantly surprised to see many symbol designs have two versions. One for the standard icon, and one for a gold-covered online slot version!
Jin Ji Bao Xi Jackpot Wars Slot Features
- RTP: 95.73%
- Betting Range: £0.08 – £88.00
- Max Win: Progressive Jackpot
- Similar Slots: God of Wealth, Golden Macaque, Tsai Shen’s Gift
How it Works in Jin Ji Bao Xi Jackpot Wars
You play this slot on a five-reel board with 243 ways to win. This substitutes standard paylines, providing more methods of achieving victory. Win are awarded by landing three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. SG Digital have kept the user interface relatively easy to use. It allows us to spin the reels, set up Auto Play, open settings and look at the paytable. Players can bet between £0.08 and £88.00 on each spin.
Icon designs are a mix of playing card royals and China themed symbols. Playing card royals look a bit generic, but provides some needed diversity compared to other icons. Other symbols consist of dragons, phoenixes, tigers, turtles and a fish. All of these icons have golden and standard versions, and the golden ones are worth more. A golden winged creature is the Wild, while a red coin is a bonus symbol.
Fu values are given to the bonus icon, and are randomly chosen from a range of available values. Available values change depending on how many golden symbols you are playing. With just one golden icon, you can win a maximum of 8 coins, which goes up to 888 coins with all five golden symbols.
If a Wild lands on reel three, there is a chance it transforms into a gold Wild. If it substitutes for the turtle, tiger, phoenix or dragon icons, it will grant a payout equal to their golden versions. It also doubles the payout of golden symbols.
Each Wild that appears adds funds into the pot above the reels. Each contribution can randomly trigger the Jin Ji Bao Xi bonus, where you need to choose one of twelve coins. Find three matching icons to win one of four jackpots.
Land six or more bonus symbols to win the feature selector. You can choose one of five different free spins round. Alternatively, you can play the top up bonus. All five free spins round offer six extra turns, but add different icons to the playing field. The extra symbols chosen will always be golden icons.
Top Up Bonus and Jackpot Wars Bonus
Top Up bonus freezes any yellow or green coins that appear on the board. Each Yellow Coin grants an equal payout to the Fu bonus that activated the Feature selector. Each green coin grants a value equal to all bonus, yellow coin and green coin payout values. If a green or yellow coin appear at the same time, the yellow coin is awarded first.
Jackpot Wars is a bonus that begins immediately. Players play the main game, earning cogs and tickets as you do. You will be asked to choose one of three robot classes. You can then spend your cogs to upgrade and change the robot’s three stats: attack, defence and shield. The better a weapon is, the more cogs it will cost. You can also use cogs to buy customisation for your robots to make them look cooler.
Tournaments in Jin Ji Bao Xi Jackpot Wars
Meanwhile, tickets are used to enter one of four tournaments. The more tickets it costs to enter it, the bigger the rewards it offers are! Once you enter a tournament, your robot will battle against others. Battles are automatic, and depend on your stats. The higher you place in the tournament, the bigger your prize will be! When a tournament ends, you go back to the slot to earn more tickets and cogs.
The Verdict of Jin Ji Bao Xi Jackpot Wars
Honestly, there is such a thing as too many bonuses. Jin Ji Bao Xi definitely falls in that category! Jackpot Wars is better suited for a simpler game, in our eyes. With so many things going on in this release, it can be difficult to keep track of everything else. Still, the extra bonuses are helpful in keeping you occupied on online slot sites while you wait for a tournament to start. As we mentioned earlier, Jackpot Wars has great potential. Will SG Digital be able to foster it into something great? Only time will tell.