Joker King by Pragmatic Play released on 18.02.2021 is a 6-reel & 4-row online slot with 25 paylines and a 96.50% RTP. This is a Classic Fruits-themed game offering players a max win of up to 5000x their stake. Joker King can be played on all devices from €0.25 to €125 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
- Win up to 5,000x.
- Classic Fruity Action
- Free Spins with Extra Wilds
Joker King by Pragmatic Play is a classic casino fruity for those who enjoy their slots kept simple. There is plenty of potential, especially in a free spins round where an abundance of Joker Wilds litter the board on every spin.
How to win big in Joker King – Free Spins
3, 4, 5, or 6 crown scatters trigger 8, 10, 15, or 20 free spins. Landing those numbers of scatters during free spins retriggers the feature with the same number of additional free spins.
In each free spin, a Wild Joker is guaranteed to land somewhere on the last reel. The presence of a Joker on the reels causes all examples of one randomly chosen regular symbol to transform into wilds at the end of the spin. Jokers appear on all reels and any joker triggers the symbol transformations, but only the Joker on the 6th reel is guaranteed every spin.
- Joker Transformations
- Scatter Multipliers
As in free spins, the appearance of a Joker Wild transforms all examples of one regular symbol on the board into Joker Wilds. Unlike free spins, however, no Jokers are guaranteed in any given spin. Each Joker Wild which lands transforms a different random symbol into wilds.
Not only do scatter symbols trigger free spins but they also all come with a win multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, or 25x. Scatter symbols only need to land on the same spin as a winning combo for its win multiplier to be applied to the total win. In the event of more than one scatter multiplier landing, the multipliers are combined and then applied to any winning combos from that spin. These multipliers apply in both the base game and free spins.
Look and Feel of Joker King
Joker King has a modern look and feel but still retains that classic fruity simplicity. The fruits are bright and glossy, the bar symbols are 3D, and the animated Joker symbol bursts with character as he thrusts forward his handful of gold coins. The action takes place on a 6x4 reel framed in gold, with a large bowl of gold coins at the top, and a large cash-thrusting joker hanging off the right hand side of the reels. The background is the purple diamond pattern you often see on games set in a casino environment. The soundtrack sounds like the kind of backing music which might accompany a showcase of prizes in a prime-time game show.
Oranges, plums, and cherries make up the lows, with bars, red 7’s and diamonds for the highs. The Joker joins the diamonds as the highest paying symbols, awarding 5x the bet size for a full payline, and all regular symbols comes stacked on all reels. See the full paytable below.
I have to admit to not being a huge fan of classic fruit machines, largely bereft of features. However, they still prove to be incredibly popular, and as such slots go, this isn’t bad. The Joker appears with some regularity and usually unlocks a win. Sometimes the wins look bigger than they actually are due to the restricted number of paylines, but I’m just nit-picking now. Free spins bring much more of the same, with a Joker Wild transformation on every spin. With 5,000x up top, there’s also a decent chance this will attract some classic high variance players.
Perhaps this is a little bit of a filler slot from Pragmatic Play, but at least it has some originality. In my opinion, this is one of the better classic fruity slots to be released of late.
Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.