Joker Pro was supposed to be the 2016 answer to the NetEnt classic TwinSpin. Only even more volatile. It was originally given a small scale release on the Betsson network and is now set for a wider release. So should you be excited? Well… personally I’ll never touch it with a barge pole ever again. Yes there are promises of big big wins but from all my hours of playing and testing I’ve never struck anything truly decent. In fact I’ve not yet hit much over 100x stake.
Now that would not be so bad if it was a regular paying slot but in my first 40’something ever spins on this slot I didn’t get a single prize, and the first prize was 1x stake. Over the next 60’odd spins I only got two more 1x stake wins. And that has been a recurring theme on this slot over and over and over again. It is just no fun whatsoever. The pay outs seem very very bad indeed but worst of all the game is just boring as hell. I can’t think of one good reason why you would ever play this slot.
NetEnt™ emblazes classic slots with its latest offering: Joker Pro™!
Joker Pro™ is a 5-reel, 3-row, 10-line video slot featuring fiery Joker Pro Re-Spins and the enthralling Hot Spot Win. The dynamic Joker Pro Re-Spins make sure that you will have an exciting time on the reels! Let the game enkindle your emotions!
Joker Pro™ is NetEnt’s third most volatile slot, chase big wins up to 1000 times your bet
NetEnt emblazes classic slots with its latest offering: Joker Pro!
This 5-reel, 3-row, 10-line video slot features fiery Joker Pro Re-Spins and the enthralling Hot Spot Win feature, making abundantly sure you will have an exciting time on the reels.
Game theme and background
As the name suggests, Joker Pro is a joker-themed video slot that uses a variety of lucky symbols, including horseshoes and four-leaved clovers, that puts a premium on delivering high entertainment value without being stuffed full of complex features.
Instead of relying on fancy gimmicks, Joker Pro uses an energetic and vibrant soundtrack, and a dazzling, colourful display to build excitement, topping off these sound basics with an incredible Joker Re-Spins feature that includes Hot Spot Wins.
Joker Pro departs radically from the usual approach used by slot games nowadays. Whereas other titles bombard you with dozens of features, power-ups, and bonus mini-games, Joker Pro only ever promises you one thing, and one thing only.
Win 1000 times your bet
Even before its release, Joker Pro has already ruffled feathers across the igaming world by virtue of being the third most volatile game that NetEnt ever created. What this means to you is that when Joker Pro promises 1000 times your wager, then there’s a very high chance that it’ll deliver the goods.
The key feature that everyone will be looking out for in this game is the Hot Spot Win, which is achieved by landing jokers on the middle row of the 3 middle reels – and can return 1000x your bet.
The premise of the game is built entirely around the hot spot win and this is why it’s so volatile.
While we can’t confirm the rumours yet, sources very close to the developers tell us that hot spot wins tend to occur at ridiculously low intervals, which means that this prize isn’t elusive at all, and that’s why we believe people will go crazy chasing it.
We remarked about the relative lack of features on this game but, on the bright side, the features that are actually present in it work together beautifully.
There is a synergy between the different elements of this game that make its gameplay very tight and frictionless. You transition smoothly from one bonus to the next, which become exponentially more rewarding.
So if you land only one joker anywhere on the winning reels you get a Joker Wild Re-spin, which in turn allows for more jokers to land on the middle reels, which could eventually build up to the hot spot win.
The re-spin feature occurs quite often and keeps the game very interesting to play. At the same time, each re-spin you earn brings you ever more closely to the Hot Spot win.
The main game is very easy to play, whether you’re tempting your luck on a desktop or mobile device. In both cases you can select the coin value and bet level before spinning the reels.
The game actions you can take are also similar across devices, although the look, number, and the way you interact with the buttons on the screen changes slightly.
A betting line pays only if a winning combination of symbols is achieved from the leftmost to the rightmost reel. A winning betting line pays an amount of coins that’s equal to the value in the paytable multiple by the bet level. Only the highest win per betting line is paid out.
Bonuses and special features
Okay, so Joker Pro isn’t filled to the brim with special features, but the one feature it offers is really well thought out and is enough to set it in a class of its own.
Joker Pro Re-Spins can be triggered whenever you land one more Scatter symbols on the middle reels (2, 3, or 4) while playing the main game.
In Re-Spins mode, the outer reels (1 and 5) turn Wild and three Hot Spot positions appear in the middle row of reels 2, 3, and 4. If a Scatter symbol happened to be in one of the Hot Spot, that spot also becomes Wild and will stick on the reels.
You’ll keep earning Joker Pro Re-Spins each time an additional Wild symbol lands on the reels, and the bonus feature ends when there are no new Wilds or your wins exceed 1,000 times your total bet.
Volatility and wagering limits
Joker Pro is a highly volatile video slots at 96.8% and 14.1% hit frequency.
It’s the third most volatile game ever to come out from NetEnt hallowed labs, to be precise.
The crazy folk there basically filled a bucket full of coins, punched in some big holes at the bottom, and covered it up in an entertaining slots title.
Turns out the joke’s probably on us by having this title in our lobby. The main game alone could bleed us up to 2,000 coins; slap on a 1,000x multiplier and you’d think we have a very sick sense of humour.
You can start playing in real money with as little as 0.01. The maximum wagering limit is 100 coins, and there are 10 bet levels and variable coin values.
Joker Pro has several responsible gaming features built in. You can set bet and loss limits, restrict play time, and even block play completely.