Jack on Hold
Time to hold up a bank with Jack, in a wild casino west adventure from Wazdan
Jack on Hold from Wazdan, is one of the most popular wild west themed video slots at EnergyWin. Typical of Wazdan games, it is slickly produced, with fast gameplay and a fun feel.
Laid out in a simple 3-reel, 3-row, 5-payline format, with Wazdan’s nice clean controls, Jack on Hold is easy to jump straight into for a quick casual spin, or a long gaming session. The spins button glows green in the lower middle of the screen, with an ‘autoplay’ button to the left, with ‘max bet’ and bet value selector buttons to the right. In the bottom left corner of the game screen are controls to adjust the volume of the music and sounds, select full screen, set space bar as the spin button, and enable quick spin mode. You can also find detailed game rules and information. The minimum bet in Jack on Hold is 0.10 and the maximum is 10.00.
Though it is quite a simple game, Jack on Hold does contain a novel feature. Not only does the Wild symbol (Jack, the gun-toting, bank robbing outlaw) substitute for all other symbols, but if there is a win with a Wild, then that win line is blocked whilst you get a free re-spin of the other lines – hence the name of the game! The other symbols in Jack on Hold consist of an angry looking red bull (worth 5), an old wooden ‘bar’ sign (worth 2), three red ‘7’s (worth 1.40), a sheriff’s badge (worth 0.80), a bell (worth 0.40) and a sliced melon (worth 0.20).
After landing a winning combination in Jack on Hold, you are offered the opportunity to increase your winnings, by gambling it ‘all or nothing’ in a red or black card game, in true western style. It can lead to some huge wins, but be careful, because you could lose everything.
A real desert atmosphere, with hot graphics and an upbeat soundtrack
Jack on Hold is set in the backing hot Arizona desert, with animated dust drifting in front of saguaro cactuses and a barren, rocky landscape. The reels themselves are framed with wood and rope, and appear to be attached to a wooden coral fence, complete with the skulls of cattle The Jack on Hold title text is flanked by no fewer than four revolvers, and faced by a cowboy hat on a pair of horns. The text is golden metallic and shines in the animated light. Overall, wild casino graphics are very slick and compliment the game play, in true Wazdan style.
In keeping with its western theme, Jack on Hold has an old-fashioned country soundtrack, which would not seem out of place at a barn dance. A quick tempo banjo based background tune plays through the main game, getting faster and louder, with several gunshots, for wins. The reels themselves have a clunky mechanical sound, referencing the traditional ‘one armed bandits.’ Of course, the music and sound effects can be adjusted individually, so you there is no danger of the music getting too annoying, even in a long gaming session.
All things considered, Jack on Hold is a very entertaining, bright and cheerful video slot, that easily sits right up there with the best in the Wazdan range. If you like the Wild West and fancy your luck with a six shooter, then this is the game for you, and it seems likely to remain one of the most popular western slots at EnergyWin.