Joker City Slots
From hearing the title Joker City, I was nearly expecting some kind of Gotham city, Batman themed slot where the infamous supervillain was throwing bombs and laughing gas during the bonus rounds. While I think another game should definitely explore that theme, Joker City was still fun. This game is laid out against a buzzing city with tall buildings and narrow streets. Jazz music plays softly in the background, invoking class and mystery. The theme of this slot is more based around the earliest days of gambling at real casinos, and how slot machines typically were designed with only a few select symbols and themes. This is not a retro slot though - the number of reels and pay lines are much larger than a throwback slot. However, there is an elegance and class about this game that reminds me of gambling at a Vegas casino in the days before smartphones and tablets.
Playing is fairly simple, land three to five matching symbols after one spin to trigger a win. The diamond symbol is the highest paying regular symbol, followed by a star symbol, and a lucky 7. The medium range symbols are the cards, and the fruit symbols, which are oranges, grapes, watermelons and cherries. The game pays from left to right. The wild symbol is the joker character himself. In many ways, this game can take a player back to another time with the aesthetics, music and general vibe of the board. You can customize the settings on this board, too. So if you get tired of the music or sound effects, you can open the menu located within the black toolbar and shut the sound off. You can also auto spin 10 to 100 times! The minimum bet per line is $0.10 while the maximum bet is $8.00 per line. This makes your minimum total bet $0.50 per spin and your maximum bet $800.00 per spin. Obviously, this game is suited for high rollers as well as penny pinchers. This game has a total of ten pay lines, and the pay lines are not adjustable. The highest win per line pays out.
Nudging Wild Symbol
The joker is the wild symbol, and this isn't your average wild symbol. This joke covers three spaces on the board. If the joker appears partially on the reels, the symbol is nudged up or down and creates a full wild reel. The wild reel will act as a substitute for all other symbols within the reel!
To activate free spins mode, you need to trigger three or more wild reels. When this occurs, you'll unlock 10 free spins. When free spins mode is active, all reels that have wilds while the free spin mode is active becomes extravaganza reels, which include a starting multiplier worth x2. Nudging Wild Reels are also available while free spins mode is active, so any wild symbol that lands on the extravaganza reel gets multiplied by the reel multiplier. If more than one extravaganza reel is involved in a win, the multipliers multiply by each other. While free spins mode is active, you cannot retrigger additional free spins.
Lastly, there is a Buy Feature. This feature allows impatient players to purchase free spins, rather than waiting for them to activate naturally. For some, buying free spins is a crucial part of their overall strategy. You can buy ten free spins and three wild reels for $7.85, 10 free spins and four wild reels for $13.80, or 10 free spins and five wild reels for $25.50.