Mega Joker Review
Net Entertainment are famous for their modern 5 reel slot games, but once in a while they decide to go Old School. That is certainly the case with Mega Joker, a three reel slot with a classic appeal. Although the game was released in 2013 it looks like a vintage online slot.
If classic slots are not normally your thing - the Casino Gorilla prefers the modern games, for example - then you may still want to give this one a try as it has a few nice elements which make it appealing.
- Progressive Jackpot
- Authentic Game-Play
- No Bonus Games
- Old-Fashioned Format
- Game Manufacturer: NetEnt
- Payout Percentage: 98.8 %
- Jackpot: 4000
- Slots: 6
- Volatility: Medium
- Publish Date: 2013
- Bet: 0.01 - 2
- Paylines: 5
- Row Count: 3
- Mobile Version: Yes
Playing this slot game makes you feel like you are standing in the corner of a bar slapping down the spin button on an old-fashioned slot machine. Choose bets of between 10 cents and 2 euros. This is about as simple as slot gaming gets, and what you see is what you get.
How to Play
There are only four buttons to choose from here, namely Spin, Max Bet, Bet and Collect. The Bet button allows you to choose how much to bet. Firstly select either 10 or 20 from the bottom right of the screen. Now when you press Bet you will alternate between 10c and €1 or else 20c and €2.
Not exactly a game to please those high-rollers out there, but handy for the casuals who just want some classic slot gaming action. Max Bet will always select either €1 or €2, and click on Spin to get those reels moving. As for the Collect button, well we will come to that below…
Maybe you are starting to wonder: why should I play this old-fashioned slot game when there are so many flashy video slots around? Here’s one very good reason for you: a return to player of 98.9%. In a market where 96% RTP is about average, this is pretty special indeed.
Speaking of ‘special’, there is a game within a game that makes this more than just a standard three-reeler. Every time you win with a payline on the main reels, you will have the option to either collect your winnings – just hit the Collect button to do that – or try to win even more.
There are only five winning pay lines in Mega Joker, so there is a limited range of possible ways to win. There are just six symbols in the base game: cherries, lemons, watermelons, bells, treasure chests and of course those jokers.
The jokers are worth anything between 10 and 400 coins in the base game, rising to as much as 2,000 coins in the second level game. If you choose to gamble and spin on the top reels – and you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t a gambler! – then the stakes suddenly get a lot higher.
While a line of three cherries gets you 20 coins in the basic game, that becomes 200 coins in the top reels. The second level game (called the Supermeter Reel) also introduces new symbols into the mix: oranges, blueberries and sevens.
Get a winning line on the Supermeter and you get to keep spinning those reels for as long as your money lasts to try and nab an even bigger prize.
As we mentioned before, there is a progressive jackpot prize up for grabs here too. The actual prize amount is a mystery, but it can be won after any spin as it is randomly triggered.
However, the progressive jackpot is linked to the amount you bet. You will need to be max betting in order to be in with a better chance of winning this one.
If you enjoy classic slot gaming then this will be a great option for you. In this day and age, many people prefer the modern video slots. The Casino Gorilla admires the authenticity of this game, but started yawning after just a few spins.
There is limited fun to be had without any bonus extras – at least in the opinion of the big guy. Of course, the Casino Gorilla is no fool and he knows a good return to player when he sees one. 98.9% RTP!
This is one of the best value slot games you will find anywhere, so that alone is a great reason to play. Add to that the progressive jackpot game and the big gorilla has to admit that this game is better than your average classic slot.
He may not be a fan of the genre in general, but he sure does know a good deal when he sees one.
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