Trying to update the classic fruit machine isn’t an easy task but Net Entertainment has given it a pretty good go in Joker Pro, a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot. Available exclusively at Mr Smith Casino and Betsafe, this glossily designed slot comes with an innovative re-spin feature where your winning chances are boosted by stacked and sticky wilds. Play from between 10p and £100 per spin.

There’s usually little cause to grumble as far as the look and sound of NetEnt powered slots are concerned and Joker Pro is another very well designed offering – set against a simple purple backdrop, the reels include 4-leaf clovers, horseshoes, bells, bars, lucky 7s and shiny diamonds.

They’re all as neat, crisp and perfectly clear as you’d hope. The animations are nice and slick and spinning of the reels is silky smooth. The backing track has a suitably uplifting feel too. It wouldn’t sound out of place on the after part of a TV makeover show. No complaints about the design of Joker Pro then. How do the features stack up?

Well, pretty well as it goes. The chief attraction is the Joker Pro Re-Spins feature which is triggered by landing the jester’s hat on any of the middle 3 reels. That re-spin is boosted by the addition of stacked wilds on reels 1 and 5. Wherever the jester’s hat landed on the triggering spin will also turn wild. If you’re lucky enough to land another jester’s hat on the re-spin, you’ll get another free go.

These keep on coming until one of your re-spins does not include a new jester’s hat. There’s a big bonus prize on offer too if you land the jester hat on the central row on the middle 3 reels – manage that and a coin prize of 1,000 times your total stake will be awarded.

NetEnt has previous for creating simple, hypnotic slots which take one quality feature and hammer it for all its worth (we’re looking at you Starburst) – Joker Pro is in a similar vein. This game isn’t overloaded with features but the re-spins with stacked and sticky wilds hit often enough to have you coming back for more. With its quality, high definition looks and a fantastic feature, fruit machines reboots don’t come much more entertaining than Joker Pro.