At a glance
Jammin Jars looks so different that you would be forgiven for questioning whether it is a slot game at all. The visual set-up is simple but fun and the two main features of the game are displayed up front - sticky wild jars that will multiply your wins and the Rainbow feature that can lead to some big rewards.
Click to continue and you are presented with an 8x8 grid full of colourful juicy fruits against a shiny background glinting in the beams of coloured disco lights, complete with a Jammin Jars logo splashed across a shining mirror ball. The only visual giveaway that it is a slot at all is the bar at the bottom, which displays your balance, total bet, winnings, autoplay and spin controls. A 70s disco riff sets the mood for the game and you are ready to go.
Start your first spin and you will know it is a slot. All the fruit symbols slide down and off the grid to be replaced by new ones in a different configuration. A cluster of five or more of the same fruit will give you a win, but this is not the end of the spin. The winning fruits will disappear, allowing the symbols above to collapse into their place. If the collapse forms a new cluster, this is an extra win and the process will keep going until no more clusters form. Jam jars appear as wilds, increasing the chance of clusters and multipliers, while the random Rainbow feature gives extra chances of big clusters and wins.
The jam jar symbol is the main trigger for the features in this slot. If a jam jar falls in as part of a winning cluster, it will not disappear with the other winning fruits; instead, it will hop to an adjacent empty space before the rest of the fruits cascade down. Each jam jar has a multiplier feature attached to it. If the new configuration creates a second winning cluster, the winnings will be multiplied by 2x and will increase by one on each consecutive win.
The jam jar also acts as a scatter, with three triggering the Free Games feature. The jars will stay still while a new set of fruits fall in around them, collecting clusters and multipliers with each free spin. After each spin, all the jars hop to a random space before the next set of fruits tumble in. If a jar doesn't contribute to a cluster, it still remains for the next free spin.
Finally, there is the Rainbow feature, which is triggered at random. Here, the entire grid is covered with animated rainbow colours and giant fruits will appear on the grid. The size and number of these fruits determine your win; for example, if a giant strawberry covers nine squares on the grid, you will get a cluster win equal to nine strawberries.
Bets and pay table
As Jammin Jars' reel set-up is different from your traditional slots, your bets are not payline based; instead, your bets are fixed, from $0.20 to $100. You can control your bets, your loss limit and the number of autospins from the controls at the side of your screen. As with all Push Gaming Slots, Jammin Jars is HTML5 powered and optimised for mobile and tablet play, with the controls very touchscreen friendly.
Let’s move on to the payouts. Each of the six fruits will pay out in pay bands, starting with clusters of five and increasing depending on the size of the cluster. The pay bands are per cluster of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24 and 25+; for example, a cluster of five oranges will earn you 0.5x your bet, a cluster of eight will win 2x your bet, and a cluster of 22 will bring in 25x your bet.
Of the six fruits, the strawberry is the highest payer. 25+ strawberries will earn you 100x your bet, running down through the pay bands to 1x your bet for a cluster of five. Next is the orange - its highest payout for 25+ fruits will earn you 62.5x your bet, down to 0.5x for five. The raspberry's top payout is 37.50x for 25+ fruits, with five bringing in 0.25x. Next is the apple, which earns 25x your bet in its top pay band and goes down to 0.15x at its lowest. As with the apple, 25+ plums yield 25x, but they only pay out 0.15x for a cluster of five. Finally, we have the blueberry. This is the lowest paying fruit, with 10x your bet available for a cluster of 25+ and just 0.10x for its lowest payout.
Founded in 2010, Push Gaming has gone from strength to strength, launching its first official game, Bonus Beans, in 2014. Since then, it has specialised in making HTML5-powered slots such as Golden Farm and has worked with big names such as Microgaming and Playtech. Nominated for awards multiple times, Push Gaming finally found success when Jammin Jars was given the Videoslots award for the best High Volatility Slot Game in 2018.
If you are more of a slots purist but still want to take advantage of features similar to Jammin Jars, try the Tiki Tumble Slot, also from Push Gaming. Like Jammin Jars, it has an increasing multiplier in its free games feature that will keep going as long as there are consecutive wins. The game centres around the gold wild symbols, which nudge downwards one place when they appear and stick for the next spin.
Whatever your preferences, Jammin Jars is a refreshing change to your traditional slot layout and is well worth a try.
* Jammin Jars is a Push Gaming game. The trademark is owned by Push Gaming. Online Slot NZ is not approved by Push Gaming.
|Game Name:||Jammin Jars|
|Themes:||Musicians & Bands, Fruit, Retro|
|Features:||Free Spins Wild Symbols Multipliers Scatter Symbols Respins Clusters|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.2|