Joker Jester Slots

Joker-JesterJoker Jester is a game which is themed around the popular character that was often found at king’s courts in Medieval Europe, the jester being responsible for keeping the king entertained. A Medieval king’s court is the place where the action of the slot takes place, and you will find plenty of things on the reels to give you this idea. The developer of the game is called NextGen Gaming.

The game has an average layout, which mixes 5 reels and 20 lines. There are multiple bonus games, just as many scatter symbols, free spins and wilds. You can only win up to $1,000 inside.

Features of Joker Jester

If you spin the reels of the game, you will find that among its regular symbols there are also some with scatter or wild abilities, plus various bonus games which can be triggered by their own icons.

First, let’s take a look at the Jester symbol, the one that is used both as a top jackpot trigger and as a wild. The wild is actually a bit of a Joker, at least the way it is used in a slot machine resembles the role that this card has in various card games. A Jester is capable of replacing another regular symbol in a newly formed combo, by taking the same role as the other matching icons available on the same line. Only when this substitution results in a new combo does the Jester take that role. Otherwise, it tries to form combinations directly, awarding 10x to 500x the line bet. Wilds can’t replace bonus or scatter symbols, only regular ones.

Speaking of the scatter symbol, you’re going to find that it has three colored balls in it, and that it doesn’t matter where on the reels it makes an appearance. The only thing that matters is how many of them are there, and you get paid for 2 or more. The payouts start at the value of the triggering bet, and reach 100x when the maximum of five are on the reels.

Juggle Bonus

The Basket symbol is another scatter, but one that doesn’t give regular cash prizes, instead being responsible for triggering a bonus feature called Juggle. With the Basket on the first three reels, you get a bonus game where you see the Jester as he’s juggling with three eggs. You add additional eggs to the rotation, and the prize keeps getting higher as well. If you get a Gold Egg, the prize goes even higher.

In order to lock in a prize level, you need to reach one of the Safety Levels. You can also use the Take Win button to get the payout obtained up to that point. When the Jester drops the eggs you get the payout from the last Safety Level that was reached.

Barrel Bonus

With the second bonus game of Joker Jester, the trigger is another scatter with a Barrel on it, one which appears on the reels 3 to 5. You need all three scatters of this type to get the bonus started.

You make a choice, from among the three Barrels displayed, and you get a prize. You can continue with the selection of Barrels until you get the Jester from one of them.

Jester Wild Feature

This is a feature which doesn’t need a certain symbol to trigger it. Instead, it starts at random and it can be triggered at the end of any round. A Jester will pop out, jumping over the reels and turning regular symbols into wild ones.


Betting options and jackpots

The betting system asks you to choose how many lines you want active, and then how much the coin value should be. One coin is used for each line, so the $0.01 to $2 value is multiplied by the number of total coins to get the bet. You can spend up to $40 on a single spin.

The game offers a top prize of 500 coins, with the wild’s help, and it can mean $1,000 cash.

Design and symbols

The game tries to be as fun and upbeat as possible, and it uses a cartoon style for its character that will make you smile. It’s not the kind of game that takes itself too seriously, but that doesn’t hurt it. A checkered background in red, yellow, green and purple is visible behind the reels, with red curtains and animal themed flags that are hanging above them. The symbols include poker cards with the same checkered theme and regular icons with jokers, juggling balls and so on.


Symbols: Jester (500 coins, wild), Juggling Balls (scatter, 100 times the bet), Basket (scatter), Barrel (scatter), Medieval Castle (400 coins), Mandolin (250 coins), Ace (150 coins), King (125 coins), Queen (115 coins), Jack (100 coins) and Ten (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The theme is not unusual, but the game offers a fun atmosphere inside and a collection of features which seems richer than in most titles that NextGen has created so far.

This Joker Jester slot is offered by all online casinos with NextGen software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.