Tom Horn gaming breathes life into the tried and tested Joker theme that many online slots have explored before. Joker Reelz uses 9 paylines and classic slot symbols, accompanied by a twinkling soundtrack and backspace.
Spin the reels and match symbols left-to-right, and look out for the Joker Wild who substitutes for all game symbols and acts as the game’s Scatter symbol to trigger respins. The game play is perhaps not as innovative as in Spinball, another Tom Horn Gaming release, but nevertheless fans of easy-to-play joker themed slots will find plenty to enjoy in Joker Reelz.
Pros & Cons
- Joker Wild also acts as a Scatter.
- Towering Reel creates giant symbols.
- Extremely simple to play.
- Only 9 paylines.
- High minimum bet.
- Joker theme has been seen before.
How to Play
Joker Reelz requires us to match game symbols from left-to-right, a pay system that is seen often in online slots play, no matter how many paylines are active. There are 9 paylines being utilized here, but on every spin the Towering Reel feature activates. This links up to three reels – which could be any three reels from 1-5 – on which giant symbols spin.
If reels 1-3 appear as Towering reels and a single giant symbol lands we are guaranteed at least three symbol wins on all 9 paylines. Joker WIlds or matching symbols complete further wins if they land adjacently on payline patterns to the giant symbols.
This slot features a joker theme, as you would expect from the name. Arguably the most successful joker themed slot has to be Joker Pro from NetEnt, a slot that also featured a low payline number – 10 paylines. Joker Pro also used the BAR and 7 that make up two of this slot’s high paying symbols, but Joker Reelz goes one further to use a Diamond and Star as its other high payers.
It’s low-paying symbols are perhaps predictable in that they are traditional card suits, symbols that have been used in online slots since they first began. The Joker of the game’s title acts as both a Wild and Scatter, as it triggers the Respins feature when it lands.
Joker Reelz uses the Joker symbol in the base game to award its single separate bonus feature, the Joker Spins bonus.