Pragmatic Plays has added to its collection of old school fruit machines with Super Joker. It’s a 3 reel, 3 rows, 5 payline slot that comes with a couple of extras. Land 2 reels full of matching symbols but no winner than the other reel keeps spinning until a winner hits. Fill the whole screen with matching symbols to bring the Bonus Wheel multipliers into play which can boost payouts by up to 20x. Play on your computer, tablet or mobile from between 5p and £25 per spin.
Super Joker has the look of a classic fruity. The plain reels are filled with symbols you’d find on a vintage arcade game. There are single, double and treble bars which pay 0.4, 0.6 or 1 times your stake if you land 3 on a line. They’re followed by the cherries and lemon which pay 1.4 or 1.6 times your bet and the star and bell which award 2 and 3 times your stake. The diamond is the best of the standard symbols, paying 5 times your stake if you land 3 on 1 of the game’s 5 paylines.
The jolly-looking jester is the wild. As usual, the wild substitutes for all the standard symbols. Land 3 wilds on a payline and you’ll receive an award of 15 times your stake.
If you manage to fill 2 reels with matching symbols but still don’t create a winner, then you’ll trigger the Respin Until You Win feature. The reels with the stacked symbols are held and the third reel spins again until a matching symbol (or better still, symbols) lands.
The best chance of landing a big win comes if you fill all 3 reels with the same matching symbol. You’ll then activate the Double Multiplier Wheel feature. This spins above the reels. The first wheel offers multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x depending on where the pointer lands. If the pointer lands on the arrow, you’ll advance to the second wheel where even bigger multipliers are available. These can send your payout rocketing by 7x, 8x, 10x, 12x or 20x.
The perfect storm is created by landing a full screen of wilds which pay a standard 75 times your stake followed by the 20x multiplier boost. This delivers a bumper award of 1,500 times your total stake.
Pragmatic Play has kept things simple here but it all works rather well. There’s a glossy look to the visuals and the soundtrack bounces along. The range of features isn’t massive but the multiplier wheel can deliver some big awards. The volatility is in the medium range.