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There are a maximum of 20 Microsoft Jackpot (Win 8) achievements worth 459 (200)

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Sky's the Limit in Microsoft Jackpot (Win 8)

Sky's the Limit40 (10)

This is a rare achievementUnlock all bet amounts

  • Unlocked by 564 tracked gamers (6% - TA Ratio = 4.04) 9,221  

Achievement Guide for Sky's the Limit

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Geoffistopheles
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Geoffistopheles
Achievement won on 20 Jul 14
TA Score for this game: 459
Posted on 21 July 14 at 15:04, Edited on 24 October 15 at 23:56
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All bets are unlocked at level 70. While XP comes down to a simplified number, it is essentially an amount of money bet. Therefore, 50 spins at 20 or 10 spins at 100 will give the same XP, only one is obviously quicker than the other. I would estimate level 70 at 15 million total coins spent; when I unlocked the achievement, I was at 11m coins earned in the statistics page, and I'd estimate around 3-4m in ad watching.

There are two ways to level up quickly in this game.

LOW LEVELS - Ads, Time Manipulation, and You
Click on your coin total to find the Get More Coins screen. Never pay money for coins! Every 30 minutes, you can watch an ad for 750 coins. Currently, if your region is still set to Trinidad and Tobago, you won't watch any ads and simply be given the coins. However, it's not an absolute 30 minutes, but 30 minutes from the date and time you last claimed a bonus. Therefore, you can repeatedly move the time forward in order to get more coins at once.

1) Watch an ad.
2) Win-Tab or Alt-Tab back to the desktop. I'm assuming for those without desktops, you can go back to the start menu
3) Click the date at the bottom and select Change Date and Time.
4) On the new window, click the Change Date and Time button.
5) Move the time forward at least half an hour ahead, then click OK.
6) Win-Tab or Alt-Tab back to Jackpot; the button is now yellow. Watch the ad again.
7) Repeat steps 2-6 until you have enough coins.

I'm assuming that for RT systems that don't have a desktop, you should be able to go back to the start menu, swipe right to bring up the Settings charm, tap Settings, Change PC Settings, Time and Language, disable the auto-set time and do the same thing there. I don't have a system like that, so I can't confirm if it actually works.

Since it isn't an absolute 30 minutes, if you continuously use this process, it will put the next ad time at least a day ahead. To reset the time, start from step 6 above, where you have the button in the yellow. Don't click the button, and don't exit the Get More Coins screen. Win-Tab or Alt-Tab to the desktop, set the time backwards to where you want it, then Win-Tab or Alt-Tab back. The button is still yellow. Now watch the ad and the time will be reset back to that point.

HIGH LEVELS - Huge Payouts, Minimum Bets, and Wasting the Winnings
750 coins, even a spammable 750 coins, doesn't go all that far when you start needing 100,000 coins or more to get a single level. Fortunately, there's a way around that; an exploit that uses a low bet to trigger the bonus round, but goes into the bonus round with a much higher bet. Unfortunately, it's highly luck-based. In order to trigger this exploit, two things need to happen.

- Three Scatter tiles appear on the board to send you to the bonus round.
- There is a line on the board that delivers a payout.

I'd recommend that to start with, you want at least twice your max bet amount, just in case you run into a spat of really bad luck, even with low 20 coin bets.

Below is an example on Wild Ocean. I'm using a 20 coin bet. Two turtles show up on screen and the board goes dark, highlighting the last slot. Look over the board. If there's no winning line, there's nothing you can do. If there is a winning line, start mashing the Max Bet button. Mashing isn't necessary, but as soon as you hit it, it's disabled again.

To reiterate, you will need three turtles AND a winning bet to make this work.

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You'll enter Deep Dive with your current maximum bet.

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Because there's currently a winning payout on the board, the game highlights that line first with the payout. More importantly, this unlocks the Max Bet button for an instant. You can then change your bet in this time just before entering the bonus round! More importantly, since everything involved is a free spin, there's no money to lose doing this with the higher bets, just a much higher payout.

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That translates to a 794 coin win if playing on 20. Also, don't let the screenshots fool you; you're only likely to get a million coin payout at best on 20k. Anything below that is ridiculously good odds.

Draw your own conclusions, but I found the best boards to use this were Sweet Riches, then Wild Ocean. I found the candy boxes gave a consistently higher payout than Deep Dive, which seems heavily rigged against the player. More to the point, I would suggest starting with Sweet Riches until you reach the final candy box.

Microsoft Jackpot (Win 8)Sweet ToothThe Sweet Tooth achievement in Microsoft Jackpot (Win 8) worth 24 pointsReach the final candy box in Sweet Riches


After obtaining that achievement, switch to Wild Ocean to work on this at the same time as the long haul grind of Deep Dive's 10 wilds in one spin.

Microsoft Jackpot (Win 8)Ocean's 10The Ocean's 10 achievement in Microsoft Jackpot (Win 8) worth 52 pointsGet 10 or more wilds during a single free spin in Wild Ocean


Now, let's say you've just won big. You got in for 20 coins, switched a max bet to 10,000 and now you're sitting on 250,000 coins. What to do? Again, the two best machines are Sweet Riches, then Wild Ocean. I found myself winning at Sweet Riches much more often, especially since the multiplier, with a little extra luck, can really start boosting your score. If all you have left is the Wild Ocean grind, there's no harm in staying there. Use the max bet available and continue to play until you're back down to twice or triple your maximum bet. Switch back to 20 coin bets and start again.
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