The lights come up, the red curtains draw back, and a smiling host presents the fabulous prizes on offer while the band plays a jazzy number. This isn’t the opening sequence of a glamorous 1970s game show, but rather the intro video to Joyful Joker Megaways, a brand new slot from All41 Studios. This Estonian-based developer is no stranger to Megaways slots, with hits like Shamrock Holmes Megaways in their catalogue, and they’ve clearly taken inspiration from the family entertainment of yesteryear in the design of their latest offering. While the aesthetics might be delightfully nostalgic, the slots action is as modern as it gets, featuring Free Spins games with unlimited multipliers and, of course, the trademark up to 117,649 Megaways to win!
Pros & Cons
- Fun game show vibe
- Unlimited multipliers during Free Spins
- Joker Spins can trigger during any win
- Relatively low max bet
- Traditional symbol set is uninventive
- Lacks an autoplay feature
How to Play
Joyful Joker Megaways presents all of its controls in a single row, beneath the game board on mobile or to the right on larger screens. Playing the game is as simple as picking your stake by clicking the Coin Stack icon and then hitting the big orange Spin button. Once the reels are rolling, you’ll need to match symbols from left to right across adjacent rows to hit those wins.
The Rolling Reels feature, common to all Megaways slots, means that winning combinations disappear in a burst of golden coins to be replaced by new symbols and more chances to win. You’ve noticed that tantalising bonus wheel, spinning alongside the game board, right? That’s the Joker Spin Lucky Wheel, which can activate on any winning spin and will boost your win by the amount shown. This multiplier increases by one for each consecutive Rolling Reels win you land, potentially unlocking huge wins.
Joyful Joker Megaways uses traditional symbols, which was really the only choice for a game with such a strong retro aesthetic. Fruits make up the lowest paying symbols of the game. Cherries, Lemons, and Oranges are the lowest paying of all, while Plums, Grapes, and Melons pay a little higher. Above these in order of value are the Horseshoe, Bell and Bar symbols, and, like in many other online slots, the highest paying symbol of all is the Seven. There are also Wild Diamonds to look out for, and the Joyful Joker himself, who provides the game’s Scatter symbol.
Joyful Joker Megaways features a Joker Spin feature, which can trigger during any winning spin, and a Free Spins game unlocked by landing Scatter symbols.