ELK Studios Joker Gems Slot Review and Free Play

Where to Play

Blast off into space and go hunting for interstellar treasure in Joker Gems. This unusual game is played on a 5×5 grid with winning combinations created by landing clusters of 3 or more symbols. Look out for re-spins and Light Chasers that create winning combinations. There are also bronze, silver and gold jackpots with prizes of up to £50,000 on offer. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.

It might sound like a classic fruit machine but there’s a space age look to the design here. With the beautiful shades of a nebula in the background, you’ll see plenty 4 colourful gemstones spinning around the reels as well as a bar and lucky 7. The top symbol is the female joker.

To create a winner, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the same symbol in a cluster. These symbols are then held and a re-spin is awarded. If a new matching symbol joins the winning cluster, the process is repeated and another re-spin awarded. These continue until there’s a re-spin where no new winner lands.

The size of the potential payouts varies greatly. They start at 1 times your total bet if you land 3 of the green gem together. Land a 16 or more clusters and a bumper award of 700 times your total bet is on offer.

Look out for the beam which can fly across the reels between spins. This so-called Light Chaser creates a guaranteed winning cluster of 4 or 5 symbols – this is simply called the Light Chaser feature.

Big money is on offer from the bronze, silver and gold jackpots. These are triggered by landing matching symbols in a special configuration:

  • £10,000 Bronze Jackpot – this is triggered by filling the 9 middle positions on the grid with the same symbol
  • £20,000 Silver Jackpot – fill the 16 outer positions with the same symbol to win this one
  • £50,000 Gold Jackpot – to land the big one, you’ll need to fill all 25 positions on the grid with the same symbol

As you’d expect from a video slot from ELK Studios, the design here is impressive. There’s a futuristic feel to the visuals which is matched by the ambient soundtrack. Joker Gems isn’t overloaded with features but the re-spins and sticky symbols mean there’s no shortage of action.

This is a high variance game though. There’ll be spells when your bankroll floats away into the ether. Get on a re-spin roll and the results can be impressive. You can win 700 times your bet on every spin but landing the £50,000 jackpot (which is fixed by the way) could lead to a nice payday.

We expected a classic fruity when we opened up Joker Gems. It offers more than that though. If you like simple, volatile, hypnotic play, that’s not a million miles away from the ever-popular Starburst, then Joker Gems is well worth a try.

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