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Welcome to the online gambling equivalent of a heavyweight title fight. In the ring at Springbok Casino, we have two progressive jackpot slots – Jackpot Pinatas Deluxe and Shopping Spree II. Over ten rounds, which progressive will emerge the winner?
In boxing, fighters score points for landing blows, dominating rounds, defending well – and knocking out the opponent. When it comes to online gambling, key in-game features inform the judges as to the best of the best. Criteria like variance, payline structure and betting range also play their part.
At the end of the day, the core component to winning or losing this particular fight is the progressive trigger – the combination required to unlock the network funded jackpot prize. Besides the purse, so to speak, the actual payouts are as critical to the overall score.
What else influences the bottom line in online gambling? When it comes to progressive jackpot slots – or any other type of Springbok Casino slots for that matter – the real money triggers come in the form of wilds, scatters, multipliers, the features.. and these usually involve free games.
The aforementioned criteria are what we are using to measure overall performance – not in the boxing ring but on our download, instant play and mobile gaming platforms.
Without further ado, let’s get down to today’s showdown between our two high hit rate progressives…
Jackpot Pinatas Deluxe is a high variance online slot hailing from Mexico. It features 20 fixed paylines and a top prize of 20,000 x the line win. That is over and above a constantly accumulating jackpot.
Shopping Spree II slot is a global contender in the retail space with just 9 fixed bet lines. When the wild is in-play, it is possible to bank up to 50,000 x the payline wager. Here too, the progressive pot is an added attraction and players can expect online gambling characterised by high volatility.
As bets are fixed at R40 and R18 in Jackpot Pinatas Deluxe and Shopping Spree II slots, respectively, you can win a whopping R40,000 and R100,000 apiece!
Judges’ decision: on that score alone, Shopping Spree II slot is a dead-cert winner, with more than double the money up for grabs.
How about the rest of the paytables? How does our Mexican prize fighter weigh up on that account? The next best prize after the top paying wild is the guitar, which delivers wins of up to 1,500 x the line bet. Tacos and castanets offer 750 x apiece. Thereafter, the playing card icons pay between 100 x through to 250 x.
In the normal course of events, the standard icons in Shopping Spree II deliver between 125 x and 2,500 x the line bet. When the wild is in-play, the values soar to 2,500 x for the lowest paying symbols to an eye-watering 20,000 x for the dollar sign – and that, as you know, is the second highest reward in the game!
Do the maths and the prize range in Jackpot Pinatas Deluxe slot is R200 to R3,000 compared to the R250 to R5,000 offered by Shopping Spree II… figures that skyrocket to R5k through to R40k when a wild appears in the payout permutation.
Judges’ decision: in pure online gambling terms, that makes Shopping Spree II slot the all-out victor in the best paytable category… not on one count, but on two!
When it comes to the wild symbols, there really is no contest. The five-sided star in Jackpot Pinatas Deluxe slot is a conventional wild and the highest paying symbol in the game.
Shift across to the other corner and the wild ‘Sale’ symbol in Shopping Spree II only appears on reel 3… but, when it does, it activates a random prize multiplier of 2 x up to 20 x!
Judges’ decision: thanks to the wild multiplier knockout punch, Shopping Spree II slot takes round three!
Now to the scatter. Which of our contestants grabs the points in this particular online gambling boxing round? The Mexican sombrero pays up to 1,000 the stake – a sum which converts to R40,000 in currency. It also unlocks back-to-back features, being a pick me bonus and up to 25 free games!
In terms of potential buying power, the game logo scatter in Shopping Spree II is comparatively meagre, generating just 200 x the stake or R3,600 in hard cash. What is more, it only activates the one feature – and that is a fixed 9 free games.
Judges’ decision: according to our scoring, that gives Jackpot Pinatas Deluxe slot the first-ever round at Springbok Casino!
When it comes to the bonus feature, our fiesta-flavoured online slot really does shine! The pick me bonus reveals random bet multipliers up to 200 x the stake… but it is more likely to be 2 x or 3 x. That effectively means you are in the money before the free games are awarded. Better still, the pick me feature can be reactivated!
On the other side of the ring, the scatter activated free games in Shopping Spree II are pretty standard in comparison – with one exception. Randomly awarded points can be added to a total tally to deliver bonus free games, with a wild central reel in play.
If you don’t meet the 1,000-point cut-off required for extra free spins in Shopping Spree II slot, you are awarded a guaranteed bet multiplier based on the number of points you have accumulated. Multipliers range from 3 x to an eye-popping 100 x the line bet when you have no points in the vault at all!
Judge’s decision: due to the re-triggerable pick me bonus feature with its bet multipliers, we are delighted to give Jackpot Pinatas Deluxe slot top marks in the online gambling bonus feature category. Round five goes to the Mexican flavoured slot!
Last, but by no means least, is the progressive jackpot activator – the symbol or combination of symbols you have to hit in order to scoop up the mega-money prize.
To trigger the big pot, 5 of the donkey symbols is the key in our pinata themed online slot. Four diamond rings, with a wild ‘Sales’ sign in the mix, does the trick in our shopping themed progressive jackpot casino game.
Judges’ decision: in terms of which online gambling jackpot combo is the easiest to trigger at Springbok Casino… the decision is split right down the middle and we'll have to call it a draw!
As for the Judges’ final conclusion? Taking every score into account, the overall winner in the battle of the progressive jackpots slot at Springbok Online Casino is… Shopping Spree II slot! Sign up and play now for knock-out features and jaw dropping payouts!