In many ways, Quickspin has avoided this pitfall because they’ve used the same mechanics from their suberb 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.