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Xmas Joker slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 15/05/2020

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Tester rating:

3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Play'n GO

Release date:11/2015

RTP:96.98%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 100

Mobile version:Yes

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Highlights

RTP

Mobile version

Freespins

Automatic play

Scatter symbols

Themes

UK

Fairy tales & fantasy

Christmas

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RTP (Return to player):
96.98%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 100

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
34
Play'n GO score (compared to other slots of supplier)
43
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Slot tester's review: Kati Saari

Xmas Joker is full of Christmas spirit. Relax and enjoy this heart-warming slot, which brings you the magic of Christmas.

Play’n GO released Xmas Joker at the end of November in 2015 and it was an instant hit. The game is a simple three-reeled, Christmas-themed slot, which is both a strength and a weakness.

Xmas Joker is a re-skin of Play’n GO’s earlier fruit machine, Mystery Joker. That slot didn’t make waves, but adding some Christmas magic made it popular. Sure, Xmas Joker might be a seasonal thing, but people still play it.

Graphics and sound

Xmas Joker doesn’t go easy with the theme. The slot is green and red all over and the first thing you hear is some beautiful and relaxing music, which is an amalgamation of multiple Christmas carols.

Sure, the slot may look like a shop window in December, but that’s what we seem to want. The red ribbons surround the reels, golden bells are hung in the corners and Christmas biscuits mark the paylines. The slot has aged surprisingly well and even now, years after its release, the game still looks nice.

The theme is basically what makes this slot so good. I won’t even consider playing it normally, but when December rolls in, I’m game. I’ll just rummage through my decoration boxes, blow the dust off and enjoy every Christmas-themed slot I can find.

Symbols and wins

This game isn’t littered with too many symbols. There are actually just five regular ones and two special symbols, of which one only appears in the Free Spin feature. You certainly won’t get overwhelmed by these.

The regular symbols are Christmas biscuits, candy canes, baubles, bells and a star. The elf is a scatter symbol that can activate the Free Spin feature, and during those spins, you can get your gifts. The gift box is a special symbol that can give you a cash prize or extra spins.

The slot has three reels and only five paylines. The paytable is also very easy to understand, as there is only one possible win for each symbol. You just need to fill the entire payline with the same symbol to win.

The game is very simple, but in this case, that is a positive thing. You can really enjoy the mood for long even if you are playing with a smaller bankroll. The slot has medium volatility and a nice 96.98% RTP, which means that even the lesser wins can keep your bottom line in black.

Features

  • Free Spins: Find the elves and play for free

The elf is a scatter symbol and you need at least three of them to activate the Free Spin feature. You get 10 spins, which have one extra symbol, a gift box. This is a gift from Santa and can have nice things in them.

You can re-activate the free spins. Just get at least three gift boxes on the reels and you will win 10 extra spins. The maximum amount of spins that you can have is 50.

  • Xmas Gift: Santa left you some sweet gifts

The gift boxes appear only during the Free Spin feature. They have two possible gifts for you, cash or more free spins.

If you get two gift boxes, you get a gift of 1-100 times your wager. If you get three boxes, you get an additional 10 extra free spins.

My experiences

Xmas Joker is one of my secret vices. We can all see that the slot isn’t anything to write home about. It doesn’t have any really interesting features or huge wins, but what it has is spirit. This is a feel-good slot for me and that is enough.

If you compare Xmas Joker and Mystery Joker, you can see that one of these gets played and one doesn’t. They are the same slot, but one feels aged and the other has a little magic in it.

No matter how much I criticise this slot, I will still play it in December. It is a part of my Christmas traditions, just like many other Christmas-themed slots.

Overall rating:

3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.98%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 100

    Min. bet:C$0.1

    Max. bet:C$100

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:5

    Min. lines:5

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    Languages

    You can play Xmas Joker in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay

    Currencies

    Xmas Joker supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 11/2015
    104th newest on Play'n GO 1,684th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.98% 1.13% > average
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 128th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 100 x your bet
    150th highest on Play'n GO 2,041st highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 5 75% < average
    110th highest on Play'n GO 1,803rd highest on Bojoko
    Min bet C$0.1 per spin
    49th lowest on Play'n GO 480th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet C$100 per spin
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 644th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    16th most rated on Play'n GO 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Kati Saari

    Kati Saari

    The year was 2013 when I first came across online casinos. Around the same time, I also began my career as a content writer, specializing in online casinos and casino games.

    It's been an awesome journey, seeing how online casinos have evolved since the early 2000s to what they are today!

    During these years I particularly fell in love with online slot games. I'm continuously amazed by how they've advanced from simple, three-reel slots to beautifully crafted games - sometimes working without reels entirely.

    My favourite games are usually made by NetEnt and Play'n GO. Though it's hard to name just one all-time-favourite, Gonzo's Quest was the one that "reeled" me in.

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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:11/2015

    RTP (Return to player):96.98%

    Max. win:bet x 100

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3

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