Travel back in time to the era of classic fruit machines on the slot from Pragmatic Play. Super Joker has all ingredients that decades ago made “one-armed bandits” the favourite games in casinos worldwide while two modern twists bring it firmly into the present century. The Respin Until You Win and a Double Multiplier Wheel features can lead to wins of up to 1,500 times your stake.
Super Joker is a video slot with three reels, three rows and 5 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three matching symbols or in combination with a wild symbol on a line from left to right only. Your classic slot adventure on desktop, mobile or tablet starts from just 0.05 up to 25 credits. The game is highly volatile (5/5) with an RTP of 96.52%.
The design looks as you can expect from a classic fruit slot, simple and rudimentary. What brings it into the 21st century is the extra display on top where the win combinations and the multiplier wheel are shown. A discoball-style background brightens up the visuals while the generic soundtrack is reminding you of the old fruit machines.
On the reels you will find all the usual classic pay symbols, starting with single, double and triple BARs as well as cherries and lemons, awarding 0.4x to 1.4x your stake. They are followed by stars, bells and diamonds at the high end. Hit three on a line to win 2x to 5x your bet. The joker is the wild symbol, substituting for all pay symbols and paying 15x your stake when three land across the reels.
Other than the usual fast-paced gameplay that is inherent to classic slots, you can expect some modern twists that will give you a breather in between and a chance to hit bigger wins. On any spin, the Respin Until You Win feature kicks in when you land two matching symbol stacks on any reels without a matching symbol on the third reel. The stacks can be a combination of wild and regular symbols. The game will award unlimited respins until you hit a win.
Hit a full screen of matching symbols to trigger the Double Multiplier Reel. Watch the display on the top as the reel will spin to award a multiplier from x2 to x5 or an Up icon. The latter will activate the second wheel which comes with bigger multipliers from x7 to x20. The second wheel will spin once to determine the final multiplier for your win. A full screen of Joker symbols with an x20 multiplier will award the maximum win for the slot at 1,500 times your bet.
The past few days, the new games have been either Megaways or classic slots, which are the extreme ends of the gaming spectrum. The one symbolising a modern and highly versatile game engine while the other is taking us back a few decades when fruit machines were ruling the casino floors. Both genres have their fans, I for one prefer Megaways and can’t see what the attraction is for the other. As with all classic slots, it is highly volatile with potentially dozens of dead spins in a row, so some caution on the bet size is recommended.