Released in June 2020, Lightning Joker is a retro-style fruity slot from Pragmatic Play which, as its name suggests, is a quick-fire affair with a Joker at the heart of the action.
This highly volatile slot is played on a 3x3 reel set with just 5 fixed paylines. Pragmatic Play has packed Lightning Joker with a max win of over 10,000x and it comes with an RTP of 96.30%.
Although there are no lengthy, involved features to look forward to, Lightning Joker does have a few tricks up its sleeve involving respins, multipliers, and mystery wins. The biggest wins come from the scatter triggered Mystery Wins feature where a random win can net you as much as 10,000x your bet size. Released on 10th June 2020, you can play Lightning Joker from €0.10 to €50 a spin.
Where to play
- Rapid Respin
- Multiplier Strike
- Mystery Win
A Rapid Respin occurs whenever two reels of matching symbols (or wilds and matching symbols) land. The two matching reels are held while the third reel respins, thus increasing your chances of a bigger win.
All three reels landing with matching symbols, or with matching symbols and wilds trigger a Multiplier Strike. Multiplier Strikes are more likely to occur as a direct result of a Rapid Respin but is also triggered directly from a base game spin. After the full screen win the Multiplier Strike takes place, with lightning striking the board, replacing the symbols with win multipliers of 2x, 3x, 5x, and 10x. One by one the symbols are removed by lightning strikes until one remains. The initial win is then multiplied by the remaining win multiplier.
2 or 3 scattered Joker symbols trigger a Mystery Win of between 2x and 10,000x. The range of wins possible depends on how many Jokers land, and also where they land. Payouts are as follows:
- 2 Scattered Jokers pays 2x to 10,000x
- 3 Scattered Jokers pays 100x to 10,000x
- 3 Jokers on a payline pays 1,000x to 10,000x
Design & Symbols
The design of Lightning Joker is simple and classic, as you might expect from a classic fruity. The 3x3 reel set is framed with a curved, gold border. A separate narrow frame above the reels contains the game’s logo. The navy blue/black reels have black reel dividers. The background to the slot is a casino-style wallpaper of dark and light purple stripes. The background music is an upbeat electronic track, similar to many other retro slots in recent years which fuse an old school reel set with more modern electronic beats.
Low value symbols are cherries, lemons, grapes, and melons. High value symbols are bells, red sevens, and gold stars. The gold star is the highest paying regular symbol, a full payline awarding 5x the bet size. The wild, which substitutes for all symbols except the Joker, pays 16x the bet size for a full payline. The scatter symbol is the Joker.
Our Thoughts on Lightning Joker
For an extremely simple game played on a 3x3 reel set with only quick and easy bonus features, Lightning Joker is a thoroughly entertaining slot. The quickfire action is peppered with Rapid Respins, and even the Multiplier Strike hits at a rate which keeps things interesting. Ultimately, the only way to major rewards is through the tough-to-trigger Mystery Win feature. However, there is a lot more fun to be had along the way than you might initially anticipate.