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The wombat says: Joker Jester is a slot with a very unusual theme Wombat Fans. Back in the olden days, a jester was hired by a palace to entertain royalty, by telling jokes and generally prancing around like a bit of a crazy galah.
But, it was a risky job too, as failing to put a smile on the monarch’s face often meant more than just the end of their career – yes, ‘off with his head’ was quite a familiar cry, too. Anyway, NextGen Gaming- those people behind the Extra Cash slot, have decided to use these ill-fated entertainers as the theme for their 2016 release.
Will you lose your head with the big wins? Let’s spin the royal reels and see…
Look and Feel
Joker Jester slot is a 2D game and it’s as a bright as a box of Fisher Price kids toys. NextGen also do a game called the Jackpot Jester slot machine, but that’s a 3 reeler and a whole different story.
Wow! Although the graphics are on the basic side, you do get a little jiggle courtesy of the Jester Wild when he helps you scoop a win.
The reels are set on what looks like a lurid palace hall with colourful banners in the background – all-in-all a bit of an eyesore.
Joker Jester slot has your standard 5 reels and 3 rows with 20 pay-lines- in between the Halloween Horrors slot and Tomb Raider, in case you were wondering. The 10, J, Q, K and A are the low value symbols here, whereas the Lute and Castle are icons with a highest payouts.
There are also some special symbols on offer and they include; a Jester Wild and Juggling Balls Scatter plus 2 Bonus symbols; the Barrel and a Basket of Eggs.
Joke Jester Bonus Features
There are two bonus features in this slot, but neither involve any free spins. So what EXACTLY is on offer?
The basket of eggs bonus symbol can appear on reels 1, 2 and 3 – when you land 3x or more on all 3 reels simultaneously, you’ll set off the Juggle Bonus feature.
The jester will begin by juggling three eggs. You then click on ‘add egg’ to throw another one into the mix. The idea is to get him juggling as many as possible to get a bigger prize. The golden eggs are the best ones to find as they’ll ramp up your multiplier prize very quickly!
Land the Barrel Bonus symbol on reels 3, 4 and 5 all at once and you’ll enter the Barrel Bonus. Pick the barrels to scoop cash prizes but avoid picking the jester for as long as possible, as when you do it’s game over.
This is triggered randomly after any spin in the base game. The Jester will appear on your reels and turn some of the normal symbols into extra Wilds – to help you land more winning combos!
With average design and zero free spins, on paper Joker Jester slot looks a bit on the shoddy side. BUT we enjoyed playing it a lot over here at Wombat Towers. The bonuses are fun and imaginative, and the game play is smooth, with the right amount of smaller and larger payouts. Enter the royal court and play for yourselves!