Update 19/08/2015: You can now head over to Leo Vegas mobile casino and play Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge
NextGen Gaming have made a surprising announcement with their new slot release for August 2015. And yes, it’s incredibly familiar.
NextGen gave us a little preview of the classic slot they plan on unveiling this month; the Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge slot.
When you ask?
Well, the answer to that is… oh look over there… behind you…?
Distracted enough? Good, because we don’t know the exact date, so don’t ask again.
What we do know is that we had a little play on this new mobile slot game and so it can’t be that far into the future.
And as we were playing, we suddenly got a massive feeling of deja vous. Haven’t we been here before?
NextGen Gaming are very good at finding a great formula, and then doing a version 2 in order to recapture the imagination of a loyal audience.
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Each upgrade got a new facelift, if not in theme, then certainly in the gameplay. What’s the point in creating the same game twice?
Well, actually, plenty of points if it’s a game players love; a blueprint Microgaming have used time and time again for example.
After all, when your favourite isn’t paying, why not jump to an exact copy and try your luck on the next slot along?
Now hold on to that thought.
In case we were too subtle for you, this Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge game is a follow up from the NextGen classic slot Jackpot Jester 50,000.
An when we say ‘follow up’ we don’t mean it in the ‘Medusa 2’ style.
This Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge slot machine looks almost identical to it’s older sister. And when you start playing you might even wonder if they changed anything at all, as even the theme is practically identical.
This classic 3 reel, 5 payline game is based on the popular model where you play your winnings back into the game.
Why would you ever do that? Because you play on richer, harder hitting reels, with wild symbols that increase your chances of getting larger wins.
It’s not a new concept, but it is one you have to be careful with. Certainly, we almost never recommend this type of machine to beginners.
It’s far too easy to keep spinning on the supergame, losing all your winnings.
You need to know when to play, and when to cash out, or you’ll lose your bankroll faster than you can say “god damn that %$!%£$ jester!”
Dangerous, but certainly a great thrill ride as you find yourself playing two classic slots in one and reach for some great wins.
The clue is actually in the name.
The original was called ‘50,000’ as that was the top amount you could win. With Wild Nudge, that amount has been double to 100,000. Or 1,000 times your bet, essentially.
But that has nothing to do with the name, we hear you cry!
Well, no, they called it Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge, not Jackpot Jester 100,000. Reason being, when you play the super spins, not only do you get jester wild symbols, but they often come stacked.
At any point, these stacked wild can nudge up or down randomly to give you better odds of winnings.
Remember how we told you to keep in mind that sometimes it’s nice to play on the same game, but on different machines?
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We gave the original NextGen Jackpot Jester 5 stars. That’s how good we thought it was. Even better, we would argue, that the Jackpot 6,000 slot by NetEnt, which works in a similar way.
So how can you, realistically, improve on greatness?
If we had to take a poll, we’d say that giving you a bigger max amount to win would be right up there on the top of our list.
Who doesn’t want a chance to win bigger? Certainly very brave of NextGen Gaming.
Also, the background is slightly different in the online version. In the first, you were standing in a casino, with other video slots around you, in this one, you are standing in front of a large aquarium.
Because… fish are pretty?
Are we as excited as if we would be getting something 100% new? No. Of course not.
It’s always more fun when you get something so very new and different that you can’t even begin to guess whether you are going to like it or not.
That said, there is something oddly comforting about knowing that this month, we will get getting a new mobile casino slot that we love.
Whilst we are hopeful about Microgaming’s Bridesmaids, and curious about the Dazzle Me slot, at least with NextGen Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge, we know what we are getting.
A well done classic mobile slot, that give you big wins, and big thrills.
If you can’t wait for ‘some time in August’ to play, you can find the original at most good NextGen casinos online. One in particular.Start Playing at GUTS »
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