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Joker King™ slot review

Added by Pragmatic Play. Information last updated: 12/05/2021

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Tester rating:

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Game information

Game supplier:Pragmatic Play

Release date:02/2021

RTP:96.5%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 5000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Fruit machine

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RTP (Return to player):
96.5%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 5000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
84
Pragmatic Play score (compared to other slots of supplier)
58
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

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Joker King looks to take one of the most popular figures in slots back to the front of the stage, the joker! Given some real personality, the joker plays a big part in the game as do the wilds and the free spins that can make a difference.

The game clearly harkens back to a simpler time, using inspiration from the classic fruit machines but brought into the modern age. Developer Pragmatic Play released this slot in 2021 after all, allowing players to experience these symbols and the joker himself in all their glorious details.

Even though the game does not show a lot of creativity when it comes to its design, it does change things up when we look at its 6-reel, 4-row playing field. The game only makes limited use of the larger board as it uses a moderate 25 bet lines on which players can attempt to score.

When it comes to design, everything looks sharp and colourful. The symbols aren’t original by any stretch of the imagination but they have been given an updated look, using some perspective and sheen to make it look nicer. The main draw to me was the joker character himself, who is seen peaking over the loading screen, animated in several subtle ways.

Symbols

Joker King has the symbols that we’ve come to expect from fruit machines and similar nostalgic slots. The larger playing field means there are more of them on the screen at the same time, and wins are shown by having the tiles light up. It’s all very serviceable without being original.

The symbols in the game include:

  • Wild: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game, excluding the Scatter symbol. Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Scatter: With 3 Scatter symbols on the screen, the free spins mode is activated. One or two Scatters will not activate the free spins mode but will add a multiplier to all wins that spin.
  • Star: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Seven: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • BAR: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Cherries: Max. 1.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Plum: Max. 1.2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Orange: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

The payouts for any win is very low, with even the longest win line only barely paying back a spin. The game depends heavily on getting multiple wins at the same spin, the multiplier added by having Scatters on the screen and the fact that the joker adds random wilds to the screen regularly. With so many modifiers the game has High Volatility which players can deal with by adjusting their bet. For this, they can pick a bet between £0.25 and £125 per spin. The maximum win of 5,000x your bet meanwhile should keep a lot of people interested.

Features

As a game that reaches back to the old school gameplay, it does change things up somewhat with the features. Not that these are inventive or even rare, but players who are expecting a classic fruit machine won’t get quite what they are looking for.

First of all, a quick overview of the features:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all symbols in the game except for the Scatter Symbol.
  • Random Wilds: The joker will occasionally turn all tiles with a particular symbol into Wilds.
  • Multipliers: Any scatter that appears on the screen will have a random multiplier which is applied to all wins that spin.
  • Free Spins: With 3 or more Scatter Symbols on the screen, the free spins mode is activated.

The base game will most likely be the place where you can spend most of the time. The game will grant you regular wilds quite often but those are frequently not enough to grant a win because of the large playing field. When the joker activates and turns a certain symbol into wilds this can really change the game. It would often happen that I would get a dozen winning paylines at a time.

This is obviously the intended outcome considering the low payout per win line, but it’s not something that will happen every spin. It does appear to be quite random and won’t accidentally pick the symbol that only appears once or twice, but often chooses a symbol that fills almost the entire screen.

Getting any number of scatters on the screen will grant you a multiplier, each of the scatters getting a random one. If there is more than one scatter on the screen the multipliers will be added together. The multiplier is applied to all wins during that spin. Get 3 or more scatters on the screen and the free spins mode is activated after the wins are calculated.

In Conclusion

Joker King is a game that actually uses the classic fruit machine look but makes it a little different by adding some extra features. The game still feels like a normal video slot but it makes use of some nostalgia to keep players engaged. At the same time, it doesn’t score any points when it comes to originality.

I had a good time with the game but it wasn’t very remarkable either. The slot brings the joker to life more than other similar games, and the designers didn’t go for a cartoon or horror theme either. It makes it all feel a bit lighter and less serious.

The game is probably a nice option for those that enjoy the classic design but don’t want to play an old-school 1-reel, 1 payline fruit machine. There are some simple features that spice up the gameplay while it all looks sharp and colourful.

Overall rating:

3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.5%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 5000

    Min. bet:£0.25

    Max. bet:£125

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    Reels:6

    Rows:4

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    Max. lines:25

    Min. lines:25

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    Languages

    You can play Joker King™ in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 21 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Danish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Chinese

    Currencies

    Joker King™ supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 21 other currencies.

    All supported currencies:
    GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), USD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), TRY (₤), COP ($), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), MXN ($), VND (₫), KRW (₩), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), HKD ($), IDR (Rp)

    Stats

    Release date 02/2021
    13th newest on Pragmatic Play 61st newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.5% 0.63% > average
    70th highest on Pragmatic Play 523rd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 5000 x your bet
    57th highest on Pragmatic Play 708th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 25 25% > average
    52nd highest on Pragmatic Play 855th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.25 per spin
    107th lowest on Pragmatic Play 1,816th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £125 per spin
    31st highest on Pragmatic Play 601st highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    2nd most rated on Pragmatic Play 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Pragmatic Play

    Release date:02/2021

    RTP (Return to player):96.5%

    Max. win:bet x 5000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3

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