Played over a standard 5×3 reel set-up, Quickspin’s Joker Strike Slot may sound like a cartoon character downing tools, but it’s a deceptively simple yet action-packed video slot with 10 Paylines.
The 2018 release is also an upgrade of the original, hugely popular Second Strike game from the same operator, with the base game playing very similarly.
The reels have a straightforward appearance with sharp colours, while all the classy design and mesmerising gameplay you’d expect from Quickspin are to be found here.
Meanwhile, the outer spinning wheel lends the game a feeling of Las Vegas glamour. The whole thing is finished off with a soundtrack which manages to be unobtrusive.
How to play
Bets kick off from 10p a go, while high rollers can stake as much as £100 per spin. And, as you’d expect, this game is highly playable on mobile, too. Set your wagers in the standard fashion – the regular Total Bet, Autoplay and Spin functions are all here.
In some ways, this game looks like a modern take on a classic fruity, with icons including card suits plus stars, bells, Lucky 7’s and Jokers, the most lucrative icon at 100x wager for a full five on a Payline.
Land a winning combo here and the game’s outer wheel, seen surrounding the reel set, becomes active, as described below.
Joker Strike Slot special features
There’s a Wild icon in Joker Strike Slot, which is the Joker himself and has the usual function of replacing all other icons when it forms part of a winning combo. It also rewards players with a tidy 30x wager for four on a single Payline.
Joker Strike feature
This triggers when the outer wheel around the reels comes into play. Winning icons will be highlighted on the wheel, and if the light pauses on an illuminated symbol, you get what’s called a strike.
That means more of those emblems are added to the reels at random, leaving you set for a fresh payout. Bag a win involving a Joker Wild when the wheel stops on an illuminated Joker and two Wilds for every Joker will go on the reels for potentially massive wins. Thanks to this perk, you can win 10 extra icons.
Hi Roller feature
Joker Strike was the first Quickspin game to use this. It allows you to bet more for extra Wilds, or for the chance to win via the Joker Strike perk.
It’s aimed at cranking up the adrenaline and excitement! At the same time, the value of the symbols increases dramatically.
- Pay £20 to add a Joker Wild to the reels and it moves clockwise with each spin
- Pay £30 for the same, but with Jokers also displaying on the outer wheel
- Pay £50 for a Joker Wild moving around the wheels plus additional markers on the outer wheel to double your odds of a Wild strike on each spin
In common with similar Quickspin games, there’s no progressive jackpot here.
Return to Player (RTP)
Joker Strike Slot is a high-variance offering, with a Return to Player or RTP of 96.46%.
Joker Strike Slot combines the comfortable feeling of a classic slot with plenty of excitement and action.
If you particularly like free spins (don’t we all), unfortunately, there are none here. However, there’s still some strong winning potential in this game, in which the frills have been decidedly dialled down. Additionally, it’s very much aimed at those who like to bet big, so bear that in mind if you’re not a high roller.
Try it out for yourself, and see if it works for you.