If mechanical slots are your thing, then Joker’s Jewels should be a very interesting release, as a 5-reel slot machine that keeps the features to a minimum and relies on a classic joker theme for inspiration. Add the slot machine like graphics which look retro, and you get the complete 90s style experience from this Pragmatic Play game.
Because it’s not considered a modern slot, it doesn’t have the layout of one either, so even though 5 reels are at its basis, it uses 5 fixed lines on them. Rewards of $25,000 are a possibility, which is great, but feature wise the slot has only a bonus game to offer, triggered through a scatter.
Betting and Prizes
To set up a bet in any slot machine from Pragmatic Play, this one included, you need to choose between 1 and 10 coins to use for each fixed line, with the coin value always going from $0.01 to $0.50. Their slots will have line bets of up to $5, and since this slot uses 5 lines, the maximum bet will reach $25. As for the minimum one needed to start playing, you can do that with as little as $0.05.
Moving on to prizes, if you increase the bet to its maximum value, you will discover that the paytable lists payouts of up to $25,000, which is a 5,000x multiple of the line bet. Don’t let yourself be fooled by the low quality of the design and the classic inspiration of the slot, it’s going to have a very good RTP of 96.5%, same as any modern release.
Joker’s Jewels Slot Features
The game delivers a single feature, one that comes through a scatter symbol. These scatters are known for their ability to appear in view, in any position, and then triggering payouts and features just based on the number of symbols of that type. In the case of Joker’s Jewels, the symbols show off images of a King’s Crown, with the Bonus logo underneath. Have these appear at least three times, to get the bonus game and a cash reward. The reward offered by these scatters will be worth 10x to 250x the spin’s bet.
The classic roots of this slot machine are clearly showing, as there will be no other features present, not even simple wilds. Still, based on the average RTP that it has, it’s clear that it doesn’t need anything else, and fans of simpler gameplay will appreciate it.
Theme & Design
The joker theme and the use of this particular symbol in slot machines is a very old one. We’re seeing it here in its older form, so we’re not getting a modern design from it. The action takes place at the court of a king, and so the joker might be one of the main symbols, but the king’s crown is the other one. They’ve also used the images of the joker’s guitar, of juggling pins, the joker’s pointy shoes and three gemstones (in red, teal and blue).
The surrounding graphics suggest a slot machine cabinet, on which you get the reels and the paytable. You have the metallic border of the slot on the sides, so it suggests its presence in a casino somewhere.
Joker’s Jewels might not have the best graphics around, or a unique theme, but it will pay reasonably well and you will get from it a simple type of gameplay, which many prefer.