Joyful Joker Megaways
Joyful Joker Megaways is a very unique game in that it's probably the only fruit-machine themed slot that boasts the legendary Megaways mechanic. This 6-reel, 117,649 ways to win title developed by Microgaming and All41 Studios might not be all that to look at, but it has some unique bonus features and mechanics such as rolling reels, jokers spin wheel of fortune, free spins and a buy feature.
We don't really know where to begin with Joyful Joker Megaways, this is without a doubt one of the strangest Megaways slots we've ever come across, it's just a little bit bizarre.
Upon loading the game, players are treated to a cinematic that very much feels like the opening credits for a dodgy 1980s American TV game show. A Court Jester peeps from behind a red curtain before opening it to reveal all of the features this game has to offer, all whilst an upbeat tune plays away in the background... Once you've gotten past that it only gets weirder
This is quite a clean retro fruit machine-themed slot, so you can expect to see all of the classic game symbols that you might have seen way back when. Low paying symbols are cherries, a lemon, an orange a plum, grapes and a watermelon. High paying symbols include a golden horseshoe, a bell, a BAR symbol and the number 7. The game's scatter symbol is of course the Joker himself and the wild is a diamond.
In terms of music, we'd describe the soundtrack as either elevator music, or hold music that you might hear when left hanging on a busy phone line.
Joyful Joker Megaways is laid out like most standard Megaways slots, with an additional row of symbols along the top that span from reel 2 to reel 5, this allows players to take advantage of the additional ways to win.
Players will notice a slowly rotating Joker Spin wheel of fortune to the left of the reels, this can come into play at any time during base gameplay. The bonus wheel will fill the screen and can award players with a multiplier up to 10x.
To the right of the reels are the general game buttons, these include a house that takes people out of the game, nine dots that bring up the game's paytable and settings, a large orange spin button, an autospin button (that allows players to set up to 100 automated spins) and a stake selection button.
This Medium/High volatility Megaways slot has a bog-standard RTP of 96% and a very impressive maximum win potential of 23,000x the player's stake.
We'll level with you, this slot really isn't the prettiest, however, we have to give credit where it's due for the game's generous and genuinely engaging bonus features and mechanics. Who could possibly turn their nose up at a wheel of fortune AND free spins with an unlimited win multiplier? Not us!