Based on the 2011 animated movie western, Jackpot Rango is a cartoon cowboy-themed slot from iSoftBet. Matching the bizarre design of the film, it comes with a bonus feature that offers 10 free spins with multipliers that can top 8x. There’s also a progressive jackpot element that can deliver some serious cash. Join the sheriff and the gang from between 25p and £125 per spin.
The movie version of Rango featured a chameleon who became sheriff of a town called Dirt and the slot version maintains that somewhat surreal vision – the reels are set against a dusty, desert backdrop and feature a selection of characters from the award-winning animation. Look out for Bean the iguana, Priscilla the aye-aye and Tortoise John among others. The evil cowboy snake is the game’s wild – it substitutes for everything bar the scatter and jackpot symbols.
If 2 of the Rango symbol land on reel 1, you’ll activate the Rango Free Spins feature and be awarded 2 free spins. Not a lot I hear you say. That’s true but the first reel will be frozen along with any wilds and Rango symbols anywhere else on the reels. The re-spins are a hit and miss affair, sometime delivering a decent haul of coins but offering precisely nothing on other occasions.
There’s also a traditional Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more of the sheriff badge scatter anywhere on the reels – here you’ll receive 10 free spins. Hope to find a wild win during the feature round as your payouts will be boosted by a multiplier. 1 wild in a winning combo will double your win. 2 wilds and it goes up to 4x. Manage to land 3 wilds in a successful payline and you can look forward to an 8x boost.
Then of course there’s the progressive jackpot – to trigger, it you need to be playing at the maximum bet of 10 coins per line (at least £2.50 per spin) then land 5 of the Progressive Jackpot symbol on a single payline. Easy!
There’s plenty of action on offer in Jackpot Rango and the free spins come along at regular intervals. This isn’t a particularly volatile slot though as the variance is low to medium. The visuals are nicely done with the action playing out to a catchy western style backing track. Look out too for the animations from the film itself.
Jackpot Rango is a solid overall performer without being especially flashy. It will make more sense if you’ve the film but even if not there are enough features on offer to make it worth a look. If you like the Western theme, Net Entertainment’s Dead or Alive or Microgaming’s Pistoleras are worth playing.