Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars
- Game provider
- Scientific Games
- Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars
- Feature Buy
- Game type
- Video Slots
- Mobile version
- Grid slot
- Sticky wilds
- Free spins
- Progressive jackpot
- Bonus game
- Random Feature
- Min. bet
- Max. bet
- Maximum win
- Last update
- June 6, 2021
Join the brave warriors in the battle for the ancient city on the slot from Scientific Games subsidiary SG Digital. Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars is the debut of a new game type that combines slot play with separate side tournaments where multiple progressive jackpots can be won. The battle on the reels goes down with wild substitutions, cashout options and two free spins modes that can lead to wins of up to 5,000 times your bet or 250,000 credits, whichever is reached first.
Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols landing on a line from left to right only. You can join the battle for Troy on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 50 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.60%.
The ancient city located in what is today western Turkey had an aura of impenetrability due to its heavy fortifications and clever arrangements of defence lines. Not even an army of 1,000 ships was capable of conquering the walls of Troy. That honour fell to a simple giant wooden horse given to the Trojans as a present from the Greeks. As night fell, soldiers hidden inside emerged and opened the main gate. The rest is history as the saying goes. The fabled gate builds the canvass to the game area while a dramatic soundtrack accompanies the action on the reels.
The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals held on coins – clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades – awarding across the board 2.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by soldiers with helmets, Paris, Helena, Agamemnon and the slot logo. Hit five on a line to win 10x to 25x your stake.
A trio of warriors marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols and yielding 50x your stake for five. A golden warrior helmet is the scatter while a pair of horses act as the collectable symbol.
Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars Slot Features
Scientific Games announced the slot more than a year before its release, probably to gauge the response to the new gamification feature. It must have been promising as the Jackpot Wars is planned to be a series of slots with Secret of Troy marking the debut in May 2021. Alongside standard slot action with free spins, players will be able to qualify and compete in various side tournaments for four progressive jackpots. Time to take a closer look if the game is really up to the task.
We’ll start with the slot features followed by the Jackpot Wars tournaments. Hitting helmet scatters anywhere on reels one, three and five will trigger the Swift Footed Free Spins. The feature is a bonus round with unlimited spins although it has no other modifier. Still, it can go well above 100 spins as our example in the screenshot above. At the start, you will get three strikes whereas an Arrow symbol is added to reel three. Every time it lands, it marks a strike. Three hits and you are out, or better said the feature ends.
While battling for Troy, keep an eye on the display at top of the reels. The wooden horse will progress on the trail by one position every time a horse symbol lands on reels one, three and/or five in the base game or Swift Footed Free Spins. Progress is stored separately for every bet size. It will take you 12 steps to reach the other side and trigger 9 Troy Free Spins, which cannot be retriggered. Every wild landing during the feature will turn sticky, or persistent as SG Digital calls them, for all remaining free spins. A full screen of wilds will pay 1,000x bet per spin.
And there is another twist. For the first time ever on a video slot, you will be able to Cash Out early, similar to what is common in sports betting. The current value is shown in a display to the right of the trail (desktop) and is based on how many horses have been collected up to that point. The Cash Out amounts range between 4x bet for one horse up to 56x bet for 14 horses.
Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars Tournaments
Jackpot Wars is a new concept that is not totally dissimilar to the TV show Robot Wars and aimed at attracting the e-gamer crowd that passed the 18-years mark. In my opinion, the overall idea behind it is to better engage players in the hope that they will stay longer on the slot or return more often. To be fair, Scientific Games made it quite attractive by adding four progressive jackpots that can be won by qualifying for the tournaments and ending them in the top spots.
It all starts with a robot selection when you load the game for the first time. Any picked avatar will be stored for future sessions. Three robots are available – Heavy, Medium and Light – each with different capabilities and strengths. The heaviest might not be the most agile, so, choose wisely. You can change your current robot as well as the nicknames at any time between tournaments.
As you play any slot in the series (more games will be added throughout 2021 and beyond), you will collect 1 Cog for every €0.20 and 1 Ticket for every €25 cumulatively wagered. You can use Cogs to personalize your avatar by exchanging them in the in-game shop. In turn, tickets will grant you entry to four different tournaments, each with a different jackpot.
A display including controls is placed to the right of the main game area (desktop), showing the progress as well as the current jackpot values. You can toggle between full display or minimize it at any time. The jackpots are progressive and start at a specific seed value with 3% of each bet will further contributing to them. A tournament for the respective jackpot will start once the triggering threshold is reached.
- Junior League – Jackpot Seed €75 | Tournament Threshold €250: Entry available for 1 ticket
- Combat League – Jackpot Seed €750 | Tournament Threshold €2,500: Entry available for 8 tickets
- Armoured League – Jackpot Seed €7,500 | Tournament Threshold €25,000: Entry for 70 tickets
- V.I.P. League – Jackpot Seed €75,000 | Tournament Threshold €250,000: Entry available for 500 tickets
Once a jackpot reaches the tournament threshold, a 30-minute window will open for qualifying players to register. You can click on Auto-Enrol for each of the four tournaments to enter automatically if you have sufficient tickets. Alternatively, the slot will at times award random entry tickets. Any tournament will start only when a minimum of 16 players have enrolled. Jackpots will keep increasing past the threshold until a tournament commences. Any contributions after that will go towards the seed of the jackpot for the next round.
The battles are all knock-out type, meaning win and you advance or lose and you are out. Battles are played without any input from the players with a 50:50 chance to win. At the end, the top four ranking players will share the respective jackpot according to a fixed table – 1st = 85%, 2nd = 10% and 3rd & 4th = 2.5% each. All other participants will receive Cogs as consolation prizes.
Secret of Troy is in itself quite a playable slot with an intriguing theme. The two bonus feature can pack quite a punch with wins maxing out at an estimated 5,000 times your bet. Jackpot Wars has been a concept in the making for some time and it will be interesting to see how the casino community will react. It might very well be an absolute blockbuster for Scientific Games as the jackpots are attractive enough to appeal to players.
Naturally, the opposite could happen too and the concept disappears quickly again. However, considering the might of the US gaming giant, they could sustain a long introductory period to push the games and the concept via their multiple channels.
Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 1. What are Jackpot Wars?
- 2. How do I enter a Jackpot Wars tournament?
- 3. What is the RTP on Secret of Troy: Jackpot Wars?