Jolly Jester By Microgaming
Jolly Jester is a five reel online slot that is more complex than it sounds. The game has twenty five optional paylines which can be played from one to five coins per line. Each of these coins can hold a value of between 0.01 and 0.20, making this online slot one for the lower budget players. Jolly Jester has a wider range of bonus features than one would expect, with a number of free spins and multipliers able to be won in the special feature.
Jesters were known as fools or clowns in castle courts many years ago. Jolly Jester is all about such happy clowns, with bright colours and plain graphics. The reels sit against a green curtained background which looks like stage in a castle. Jolly Jester is a simple slot when it comes to graphics; everything is 2D and look a bit like a child’s cartoon. Happy music plays in the background along with some typical slot machine sounds such as beeps and chimes.
Jolly Jester has some symbols which are theme based and some which are taken from a deck of poker cards. The poker card symbols are all in bright colours and a funny looking font to help them to fit in with the theme. These can pay up to 150 coins for five of a kind on an active payline. Juggling balls, jester’s curly shoes and a silly hat with bells on it are next up and will pay out 250 coins for five of a kind. The Jolly Jester’s lute, which is a type of musical instrument with strings, will give the player 500 coins for five of them in a row. The castles royalty, the King and Queen are the highest paying base symbols worth 2000 coins for five of them in a row on an active payline.
The games wild symbol is not surprisingly the Jolly Jester himself. This rather manic looking character can replace all other symbols in the game, except for the scatter, he is also the key to the games standing jackpot of 10 000 coins.
Jolly Jester Special Feature
Jolly Jester has a scatter symbol which appears anywhere on the reels. When it does, it not only pays out scatter wins but also launches the games special feature. Three or more of these scattered castles will take you to a second screen where you get to choose from a bunch of wrapped boxes.
When you are faced with a number of boxes, you get to keep picking until you match there of a certain type. These can be free spins, jester or castle. Each of these kinds will guaranteed give you a number of free spins, but each kind also has an extra twist in its tale.
The free spins boxes will award you with extra free spins as well as a multiplier which increases. This can award you the games standing jackpot of 500 000 coins if you hit wilds on your last spin.
The jester boxes grants ten free spins with the king and queen symbol becoming wild as well as the Jolly Jester symbol. All wins during this phase are doubled. Five wilds here will bet you a 100 000 coin jackpot.
The castle boxes also grants ten free spins, but adds extra scatters. The king and queen symbols turn into castles which gives you a better chance of hitting five scatters in a row for a 25 000 coin jackpot.