Novomatic Jester’s Crown Slot Review and Free Play

Jester’s Crown: Demo

Join a cheeky joker in a manic Middle Ages adventure in Jester’s Crown. Created by Novomatic, it’s a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot that comes with a free spins feature complete with an ever-present stacked wild and a 2x multiplier. You’ll also have a shot at landing a bumper progressive jackpot payout. Play this high variance game from 40p per spin.

Visually, Jester’s Crown is pure Novomatic – the reels are backed by an old castle and include medieval-style playing card symbols. They’re joined by a lute, drums and a pair of dice. The best of the standard symbols are the Robin Hood and Maid Marian style characters. Land 5 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket 200 coins.

The grinning jester is the game’s wild – he substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter and provides payouts of 5, 50 or 500 coins in the base game if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. He also offers a chance at winning a progressive jackpot if all 20 positions on the reels feature a wild.

The only feature on offer in Jester’s Crown is a Free Games feature which is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the same spin. You’ll receive a payout equal to 2, 20 or 200 times your total stake as well as 12 free spins.

The middle 3 will contain a stacked joker wild on every free spin – furthermore, all winners that include a wild are boosted by a 2x multiplier and doubled. That includes standard wild payouts as well as the progressive jackpot. Land 3 or more scatters and you’ll get another round of 12 free spins.

We usually have a pretty good idea of what we can expect when we fire up a Novomatic video slot and Jester’s Crown offers all the usual favourites. The design isn’t the greatest and the there’s not a wide range of features available. The one that is on offer is a cracker though thanks to the stacked wilds and multiplier.

Like many games in the Novomatic catalogue, the variance in Jester’s Crown is very high. It’s a real feast or famine affair. If you enjoy this developer’s combination of simple design and super volatile gameplay, then Jester’s Crown is well worth considering. If you fancy something easier on the eye or a little more sedate, I suggest you try the classic Black Knight from WMS.

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