With Joker Pro, there’s not lots of time that’s gone into creating a slot with a particularly inventive or exotic theme and some may find the concept rather staid.
However, if you prefer to play without the complication of a detailed back story or other distractions you could find that this game is for you.
The first thing you’ll notice when you log on is the sparkly, glittering screen. The backdrop may be dark blue but it shimmers with lighter blue points which ebb and flow constantly. The net effect is striking, and also somewhat hypnotic! But no matter how relaxing it might feel to stare at the twinkling lights, you’ll need to drag your attention to the reels if you want to play.
On here you’ll find an array of symbols which are either associated with luck, or are commonly used in casino and slot games. There’s precious gemstones, Lucky 7s, bars, bells, horseshoes and a four leafed clover.
When Joker Pro first loads, the reels will look fairly small set against the backdrop making the symbols seem pretty nondescript. However, as soon as you hit the spin button the reels enlarge to take up most of the screen and puts the focus firmly on gameplay.
The graphics on the game aren’t amazing, and seasoned players will probably find the design fairly basic. However for a more contemporary hybrid interpretation of a fruit slot, it’s what you’d expect.
There’s 10 fixed paylines in Joker Pro with winning combinations running from left to right. The paytable has all the information you need about how to win and what constitutes a match.
You’ll get a prize for matching at least three of any of the symbols with the payouts starting at just 5 and rising to 200 for the top value win.
These aren’t the biggest prizes you’ll find on the slots, but this is a game that has lots of flexibility to accommodate all types of bet. The coin value can be set from 0.01 up to a maximum of 1.00 and you can choose to play with between one and 10 coins per line.
Spin, Spin, Spin!
On the main reels, there are not lots of extras but you can unlock these if you land at least one scatter symbol.
These are held on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you only need one to trigger the Joker Pro Re-Spin feature. In this, you’ll find a whopping range of extra symbols that can increase your chances of a win.
The scatter symbols firstly transform into sticky wilds, while the whole of reels 1 and 5 also turn into wilds. In the middle three reels – 2, 3 and 4 – you’ll be given three random Hot Spot positions. If you land another Wild symbol, you’ll get a further Joker Pro Re-Spin and this new wild will also stick to the reels.
Stacking up the wilds is critical because if three land on the Hot Spots positions you’ll be in line for the huge x1,000 payout. If you receive this, the Joker Pro Re-Spins feature will end but you’ll probably be too busy celebrating to notice!
Relax and Play
Although this isn’t a game that’s packed full of features there’s the Auto Play function which can be useful for long sessions.
Simply switch it on and relax while you wait for your prizes to come rolling in! You can flick it back off whenever you choose, giving you the option of how you want to play.
Simple yet Fun
Joker Pro by NetEnt won’t ever be named as one of the most groundbreaking games on the market yet there’s an endearing quality to the simplicity of play. The Hot Spots feature offers a big payout yet it’s still versatile enough for all levels of betting.