Star Joker is a classic fruit machine type slot created and released by the Swedish Play N GO game studio. It pretty much goes back to the basics, so we’ll forgive you for thinking that fruit machine slots are generally associated with relatively low payouts. Star Joker, however, is not a run of the mill slot, which is revealed when you start spinning the reels.
It may look a little dated with its bells, cherries, diamonds, melons, oranges, plums, strawberries, and lucky 7’s, set against a purple background, but the engine driving this game is modern. The soundtrack though becomes quickly irksome – as do so many.
Star Joker’s set up is fairly standard with its five reels, three rows and ten fixed pay-lines. The good news is that you can play it on any device with stakes from 0.10 to 100 coins per spin – suitable for both conservative gamers and the higher flyers with a little more money to gamble.
As far as the standard symbols go (those mentioned above), the lucky 7’s are the top payers; land five and you will win 100 times your stake. The star acts as the Wild symbol.
One thing to warn you of is the fact that the symbols are not stacked on the reel. What this amounts to is a max win per spin of 100 times your stake.
The free spin feature
In ordinary play, you should keep your eyes peeled for the Joker scatter symbol. When you land three of them – one each on reels one, three and five – it triggers ten free spins. If during the ten spins you get another three, you’ll be awarded ten more free spins, taking your total up to 20.
The thing to watch out for during the free spin feature is that as well as the star wild, the Joker scatter symbol also becomes a wild, so you’re playing with two wilds at once. This really boosts your chances of landing winning combos. Land a line of wilds, and you’ll win 500 times your stake.
Star Joker’s handy free demo mode
The other interesting thing with Star Joker is that there is a free demo mode. It gives you the opportunity to learn all the quirks of the slot before you start playing for money.
Our take on Star Joker
When you do start to play, the reasonably generous RTP of 96.25% will keep you interested while you seek out the slot’s top prize – a handsome 5,000 times the stake. To land it, you have to turn up ten wild lines. It’s not easy to get, but of course, that’s to be expected. Having said that, each time you get to the re-trigger, it keeps your hopes up.
As fruit machine type slots go, Star Joker is one of the better ones. If you like slots with a lowish volatility but excellent pay-out potential, you’re sure to love it.