The first slot machine was invented by Charles Fey, an American mechanic, in 1894. Known as the Liberty Bell, this slot machine introduced the now-familiar layout of three reels, one payline and an automated cashout mechanic. These machines found quick popularity, and in 1907, fruit symbols were first added to their reels. This was the dawn of the still-popular “fruit machine” slots, which garnered a loyal following that persists to this day. The first electromechanical slot was introduced to the industry in 1963 with Bally’s Money Honey game, and soon enough, online video slot machines followed.
Today, popular developers have dedicated time, effort and money to keeping the art of the slot machine alive even as complexity has increasingly become an important element of gameplay. Developers like NetEnt have created slot machines that quickly won hearts all around the world. One staple of the creator’s portfolio is Jackpot 6000. Released in 2011, Jackpot 6000 has been a fan favourite for a decade – but does the gameplay stand up to today’s lofty expectations?
This review examines both the aesthetic and the gameplay of NetEnt’s Jackpot 6000 so that players know exactly what they have to look forward to before they start playing