A smiling jester can deliver plenty of action in Joker Strike, an unusual 5 reel, 10 payline video slot from Scandi developer Quickspin. Look out for the outer wheel which can bring plenty of extra matching symbols into play with potentially explosive results. Bet big and play in Hi Roller Mode which adds extra wilds and wild wheel strikes into the mix. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
The design here is pretty stripped back. The reels are made up of playing card suits, bells, stars and lucky 7s. They’re joined by the joker which is the wild. Land a winner and the outer wheel springs into life. The symbols from the winning spin are lit.
If the spotlight lands on 1 of these lit symbols, you’ll add extra matching symbols to the main reel set and a new payout is made. 2 matching symbols are added for each symbol from the triggering win. Ideally, you want to land a winner featuring a joker. The extra added wilds can quickly get the coins flowing.
Joker Strike also gives you the chance to up your stakes and play in 1 of 3 Hi Roller Modes. In each case, you’ll receive 5 spins with some special extras in play:
- £20 Hi Roller option – you’re guaranteed to see a wild on the main reel set throughout your 5 spins. This moves clockwise on each spin.
- £30 Hi Roller option – as well as the wild, you’ll also see added jokers on the outer wheel.
- £50 Hi Roller option – the wilds and jokers from the £20 and £30 modes are in play here. Extra markers are added to the outer wheel to greatly boost your chances of landing a joker strike.
There’s little in the way of backstory or features in Joker Strike. The outer wheel offers plenty of potential action though. Be prepared to be frustrated as you’ll hit the post and just miss out on a wheel strike on plenty of occasions. This is a volatile game with payouts of over 1,200 times your bet on every spin.
Joker Strike is quite unusual for a Quickspin video slot. The design is simple but well-constructed as usual. The same could be said of the gameplay. The best opportunities come via the wheel. It can be immensely frustrating but get lucky with the wheel and Joker Strike could leave you laughing. I prefer more traditional video slots such as Volcano Riches (by Quickspin).