Ho ho ho, merry slotmas! This is the season to be jolly, and if you spin one of the big prizes in Xmas Joker then you will be full of Christmas cheer indeed.
This seasonal slot title from the creative mavericks at Play ‘N Go makes use of two scatters and a free spins round to reward players for their efforts, and some of the prizes are lucrative enough that you could enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping with your winnings.
It must be something about the Yuletide period, because Play ‘N Go are clearly feeling very generous with Xmas Joker. Okay, so there are only three reels and three rows to work with, and a pretty paltry five paylines on which to spin a winner, but when you do actually spin a winning combination it couldn’t be more rewarding. With a top payout of 100x your total bet amount, you will think Christmas has come early if you hit that combo.
Play ‘N Go have realised that the Yuletide period is a time when things always seem to look great. Whether it is snow glistening on the ground, multi-coloured tinsel bedecked around pretty much every surface or presents under the tree, Christmas is a good-looking time of year. And so Play ‘N Go have ensured that Xmas Joker looks great as well, with vibrant symbols sitting neatly on a festive background and candy cane reels.
The soundtrack is the kind of homely fluff you hear on supermarket PA systems and in schmaltzy Christmas movies. It’s nice enough, and will help you to get into the festive spirit. It’s certainly better than listening to Mistletoe & Wine by Cliff Richard on repeat (Costa Coffee patrons may agree) or some other Yuletide hit anyway.
Xmas Joker incorporates all of the kinds of thing you’d expect in the modern slot game, so all wins are multiplied by the stake amount per line; which can range from 0.50 to 25.00 depending on your personal budget.
All wins are paid out from left to right too, starting at reel 1 (furthest to the left). There is one notable exception: those elusive scatter wins, although we’ll go over those in more detail later on in this article.
Given the lack of reels and paylines compared to other titles, it goes without saying that the main game payouts in Xmas Joker are particularly generous.
As ever, you are looking for three of each symbol on one of the paylines, and if you succeed you will win a prize based on their respective denominations. Of course, all symbols are based on Christmas goodies, and so you will be in the mood for some festive frivolity should you spin three or more of them on your reels.
Three of the Gingerbread Men will pay at 10 coins, as do three of the rather festive Bows. Then you have the three Baubles (you know, those decorations you hang on your Christmas tree), and these shiny little fellows pay out 30 coins for spinning a treble.
The classic Christmas Bells ring out a joyous tune when you spin three on your reels, and these will pay out at a handsome 40 coins; a perfect win for picking up those Secret Santa gifts for Jill in accounts.
The last of the main game prizes comes courtesy of the Gold Star, sitting proudly atop of the tree and paying out a dazzling 50 coins.
Of course, the festive fun doesn’t just end there. The mischievous Christmas Elf is on hand to help you win even more money to spend on presents this Yuletide period. Spin three of the Elf, which is the scatter symbol, and you will be rewarded with 10 free spins; the perfect way to accumulate some prize money.
And then, during your free spins, a new symbol enters the fray. The Christmas Present becomes your new scatter symbol, and three of thee on your reels on a free spin will add 10 more freebies to your collection... up to a maximum of 50!
And this is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving, because if you spin two or more on your reels you will also be rewarded with a mystery amount from 1 to 100 coins. If you're a Xmas cruiser, then you might just to give this a go at Casino Cruise, one of the leading sites for PlaynGo slot machines.