Novomatic Lady Jester Slot Review and Free Play

Lady Jester: Demo

Can a Lady Jester leave you laughing all the way to the bank? That’s what you’ll be hoping for in this 5 reel, 40 payline fruit machine from Novomatic. On offer here is a bonus feature that awards up to 30 free spins where expanding wilds are held for the free spin that follows. Big bucks can be won via the progressive jackpot too. Stakes start at 40p, rising to £50 per spin.

Novomatic has a seemingly endless supply of old school fruit machines that have been brought back to life with the addition of a modern-day twist – Lady Jester certainly fits that bill. As far as design goes, we’re in classic territory.

Symbols on the reels include oranges, lemons, plums and cherries which pay up to 80 coins per payline. The grapes and melons come next, offering up to 100x followed by the treble bar which pays up to 200 coins. Top of the standard symbol pops is the lucky 7. Prizes of 15, 60 or 300 coins are on offer if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. They’re joined by the Lady Jester which is the wild – it substitutes for everything bar the scatter and awards 5, 20, 100 or 2,000 coin payout. So far so standard.

The twist comes via the Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the pink heart scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. As well as a payout of 3, 30 or 300 times your total bet, you’ll also receive 15 free spins.

When the Lady Jester wild lands, she will expand to fill the whole of the reel and will remain locked in position for the free spin that follows. These stacked wilds can land on multiple reels on the same spin. Fill all 5 reels with fully stacked wilds and you’ll trigger the progressive jackpot and a potentially enormous prize. You can also get 3 or more scatters during a free spin to give you an additional 15 free spins.

Novomatic has become the go-to developer for fruit machine re-boots – Lady Jester ticks all of the right boxes if you’re a fan. The design is functional rather than beautiful. There’s plenty of action on offer though. The base game may be a little pedestrian but the bonus round offers plenty of potential thrills. Throw in the progressive jackpot and Lady Jester becomes well worth considering if you’re a fan of retro-themed video slots. If you want something a little more modern, the orc-infested Kingdom of Legend by Novomatic is their best game in my opinion.

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