A classic 5 payline game, this Xmas joker mobile slot brings you holiday cheer with free spins and instant cash prizes.
Technically, this is a copy of the Mystery Joker slot, an old game we didn’t rate that highly.
Mostly it was because the theme felt dated and uninspired. Something which the Xmas Joker manages to fight it’s way out of by using cheerful music, and symbols that, if not particularly original, still bring this happy season to life.
It’s not half as beautiful as Play’n GO’s gorgeous Merry Xmas slot (which we highly recommend), but it’s definitely an improvement.
Though it’s not technically stated, we couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the symbols felt like they would occasional stack in order to give us wins across multiple paylines.
What doesn’t come stacked, but hits fairly regularly, is the scatter ‘elf joker’ symbol, that triggers 10 free spins. Something you don’t usually see in a classic mobile slot.
Due to their frequency, you’ll just as easily walk away with 5x to 10x your bet, and be vaguely, if not completely satisfied. It’s fine, there’s not multipliers, so you can get the same wins as on the base game.
Except that during the free spins you get gifts. It wouldn’t be a Christmas slot without it, right?
When you get at least 2 Christmas gift scatter symbols during the free spins, you get a random instant cash prize with anything from 1x to 100x your total bet. 3 scatters re-trigger another 10 free spins, up to a limit of 50.
And that’s no joke, we’ve managed to re-trigger the free spin rounds and played 30 free spins, winning just over 100 times our bet.
That said, it can’t be denied that the wins here are limited. Even though, technically, the max prize in this Xmas Joker slot game is a huge 6020 times your bet, it never feels close to reach.
Still, playing on Xmas Joker did make us re-visit Mystery Joker, and made us realise that the poor graphics made us treat that game perhaps a little more unfairly than it deserved.
It’s not quite as good as the likes of the 5x Magic slot, but for a quick holiday cheer it will certainly do in a pinch.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2015|
|Slot type||Classic Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||3 Reels / 5 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.02 - 20|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Mystery Prizes|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Instant Cash Prizes|
Scatters and Free Spins: The Elfish Xmas Joker is the scatter symbol, and getting three anywhere on the reels trigger 10 free spins.
Gift Scatters and Free Spins: We love games that think outside the box when it comes to free spin features, and whilst this Play'n GO classic slot doesn't re-invent the wheel, it does bring a little sugar and spice to what could have been a fairly standard feature.
You don't get multipliers during the free spins, but you do get the 'gift' scatter symbol. Just two, anywhere on the reels, could win you 1x to 100x your total bet.
But get 3 and things get interesting, because not only do you get instant cash, but an additional 10 free spins, up to a possible 50 free spins.
There's something about classic video slots and jokers that seem to go hand in hand, and we like this Play'n GO slot twist that gives an old game a much needed lift by bringing in some holiday cheer.
That said the Xmas Joker mobile slot isn't as graphically beautiful as Jackpot 6000, or even as delightfully sophisticated as Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge, but it does have a secret weapons that will keep you coming back for more.
Mostly, it's those free spins that hit often, and the thought that you will occasionally be gifted with 100 times your bet wins. Certainly enough for a Merry Christmas.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating