Quickspin has upgraded and renovated their Second Strike game, adding some interesting high roller spins in this Joker Strike mobile slot.
Anyone who’s been reading our slot reviews for a while will know that, generally, we are not a big fan of the High Roller Barcrest games like Ooh Aaah Dracula or The Legend of Big Foot.
It’s not that the slots aren’t always good; it’s just that the temptation to bet high makes us uncomfortable recommending it, especially if you don’t have a big budget.
In many ways, Quickspin has avoided this pitfall because they’ve used the same mechanics from their superb Second Strike slot, but instead just tweaked it slightly.
So the base game is exactly like the original; in fact, if you look at the numbers it’s marginally better as the RTP of Second Strike is 96.22% whilst this Joker Strike video slot has an RTP of 96.46%.
Basically, it’s the same game you know and love, still with a classic theme, but with a joker symbol as a wild.
You don’t need to bet big to win big, but if the temptation is too much, just play on the original.
That’s the big draw of this Joker Strike online slot, anytime you get a win, the wheel around the 5 reels will spin, and if you land on the light up symbols, you’ll get a minimum of 6 extra symbols land on top of your current win.
It doesn’t always land, and it doesn’t always mean big wins, but it’s fun to watch and keeps every win (big or small) exciting.
You can choose to play 5 spins at a total price of 20, 30 or 50 in cash: in real terms, that’s 4, 6, or 10 in cash for each spin.
The more you bet, the easier it is to win; namely, because you buy yourself a guaranteed wild on screen, and if you bet high enough, a better chance that ‘strike’ will land on a winning symbol.
The return to player rate range from 97.89% to an incredibly high 98.11%, and getting that top 1,211 times your bet win suddenly seems within reach.
We still can’t give this Joker Strike slot review 5 stars because the high roller spins make using a betting strategy very limiting.
But you can’t deny that, if you can afford to bet high, you won’t see a more generous slot machine out there, even from the likes of the more famous Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours big bet slot.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||Normal: 3.54% / High Roller 1.89% / 100%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||1,211 Times your Bet|
|Bonus rounds||Second Chance At a Win + High Roller Spins|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Wilds: The Joker symbol is wild and replaces all other symbols on these 5 reels to create a winning payline.
The Joker Strike Slot Feature: After any win, the edge of this slot will light up, and you'll notice that the winning symbols are now highlighted in this outer wheel.
A marker will then randomly spin around the wheel. If it stops on one of the highlighted symbols, the game will reward you by dropping extra symbols on the reels.
For naysayers that say you have to use the high roller button to get the 1,211 times your bet win, we say this: 10 extra symbols will give you ten 5 of a kind wins.
So yes, it's easier to catch with the high roller buttons, but not impossible without.
High Roller Button: On mobile the high roller button is represented by a little crown to the right of the screen, whilst on the online slot it's on the bottom menu.
Either way, press it and you'll be presented with 3 options to take 5 spins at:
Just because the RTP is better, doesn't mean you'll always walk away a winner. This is a slot machine after all.
Technically, this should be a 5-star Quickspin slot because it's exactly the same as the original Second Strike game, but with the possibility of high roller spins.
And other than the fact that it can be just a little too tempting to bet higher than you should, this Joker strike slot on mobile is excellent; especially if you can afford those high roller spins.
But even if you can't, the Joker strike feature is fun to watch and makes every win exciting over some simple 10 paylines and 5 reels of classic fun.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 25, 2020 - Rating