ALL ABOUT STAR JOKER SLOT
Play’n Go has had a wonderful year, with several notable releases from the famed slot studio. Street Magic and House of Doom, as well as the funky-monkey thriller Banana Rock, have all proven to be excellent high volatility games.
With Star Joker, it appears that this team is wrapping out the year with something a little more straightforward: a low volatility, back-to-basics fruity slot with Jokers and Wilds as the main attractions. Don’t be fooled by the basic appearance of this slot. With a loaded bonus round where up to 5,000x may be won when more wilds are pushed onto the reels, it nevertheless delivers a punch for a low risk game.
The only disadvantage is that until you get to that point, the main game is rather simple and the payoff is substantially lower. To be fair, all low volatility games, such as Star Joker, deliver this.
So, let’s get this show started.
Symbols, Gameplay, and Pay Tables
There are 10 fixed paylines and 5 reels and 3 rows set against a sparkly purple disco backdrop in this game. It’s sleek and glamorous, and the setting has an old-school fruit machine flavour to it, with cherries, melons, oranges, and strawberries among the usual symbols, as well as bells, diamonds, and 7s, a flashing star wild, and a Joker.
The Lucky 7 is the highest paying symbol in the standard game, earning 100x for five on a payline. The bonus round is when the Star Wild pays 500x for five symbols on a payline.
Star Joker Features
Free Spins Bonus Round
So, with all that potential locked up in that free spins round, here’s what you should do:
This feature is triggered by landing scatters, as it always is. To receive 10 free spins, three scatter jokers must appear on reels 1, 3 and 5.
By hitting three or more more scatters during your bonus round, you may earn another 10 free spins, bringing your total to 20.
Because the wild is in play AND the scatter is also a wild, your chances of scoring a greater reward are better. This means you may hit a 500x line on a single spin, and a 5,000x maximum payout if ALL lines are wild.
The Final Word
When it comes to slot games, there are two types of players: those that want high volatility games with a lot of spins, wilds, multipliers, and mystery symbols, and those who prefer low variance slogging games. Star Joker’s appeal depends on your preferences; it has the flash and glam and high production qualities you’d expect from a Play’n Go game, but it’s simplistic and doesn’t really get going until the free spins start. That said, it has promise, and if that’s what you’re looking for, it delivers!