Sat, Jun 29, 1:11am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:19pm
The Sky High Jackpot range from Ainsworth range is made up three jackpot pokies. These slot game are Eagle Mountain, El Toro Wild and Diamond Avalanche. While the themes and symbols on each of the games are very different, the three titles share the same jackpot and a similar free spins bonus feature.
In this review, the main focus will be on Eagle Mountain, with differences between the three games highlighted. You are in for an exciting free spins bonus whichever game you choose from the Sky High Jackpots range. A huge set of reels will give you plenty of winning changes. Here are the standout features:
You’ll find that winning a progressive Jackpot when playing Eagle Mountain is lot less complicated than on many other pokies. Some will require pick me features, while others will need you to spin a bonus wheel. In this game, you’ll win a progressive simply with a spin of the reels.
How do you land a jackpot? It’s as straightforward as landing a 5 in a row win. The format for the jackpot win can, however, vary from casino to casino. There are four levels of progressive jackpots in Grand, Major, Minor and Mini, and they can be won in the following ways:
On both of the above wins, you’ll need to land those 5 symbols in a row without the inclusion of a wild symbol.
Throughout the game you’ll be on the lookout for the bonus symbol which shows snow-capped mountains. Land three or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll be awarded with 8 free spins.
Things become exciting at this point, as the reels expand to become nine high. On top of this, you’ll find wild multipliers in play too. These wilds are stacked on the reels and can enable wins over a large number of lines.
That’s not quite the end of the story. Occasionally an eagle will fly over the reels and add a series of additional wilds in its wake. Land this eagle feature alongside the stacked wilds and you could be looking at a mega win.
Eagle Mountain features the popular 5×3 configuration, with 30 win-lines that pay from left to right (during the feature, the expanded reels give you an incredible 90 win-lines). As well as the plentiful number of eagles on the reels, you’ll also find a selection of other creatures. These include bears, wolves and yaks. Completing the standard symbols are the playing cards from 9 through to Ace.
During the base game you’ll find the reels filling the lower portion of the screen, with the jackpot info across the top. This all changes when you enter the free spins feature, the reels now expanding to fill the whole screen.
With all of those creatures on the screen, Eagle Mountain does a fine job of taking you back to nature, although you might not want to get too close to some! The other games in the range have very different themes – check out the gems in Diamond Avalanche and the wild west theme of El Toro Wild.
The Sky High Jackpots range is classic Ainsworth with an exciting change for the free spins. With progressive jackpots that can be won immediately, there is an extra dimension for the base game. The free spins feature offers a unique and intensive feature. Suddenly the reels are nine high and there are wild multipliers everywhere. Not only that, but even more wilds can be added into the mix. Whichever of the three games you choose, this range is not to be missed.