Joker Pro Basic Information:
Some pokies are too busy. Other pokies don't offer enough. Some go for simplicity while other throw as much at the player as they possibly can. While the design of Joker Pro definitely brings to mind the simple over the complex the question remains – does this one offer enough to keep the player engaged, or is this one best left alone? Read our review to find out…
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Joker Pro is no exception. This game was released on the 14th of July. 2016.
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
Joker Pro comes with a total of 10 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 10
- The maximum coins bet sits at 100
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 1.00
- The return to player offered by this game is 96.8, towards the higher end of average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This brings up a small menu with 3 different options. These are as follows:
Enabling this option speeds up the spinning of the reels. This means that these is less time spent waiting around between the time you click spin and when the reels come to rest, speeding up the entire experience.
- Intro Screen
This option disables the intro screen from appearing the next time the player starts the game.
- Spacebar to spin
This option lets the player start the spinning of the reels with a simple press of the spacebar, in addition to the regular methods.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are four different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- If cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
Joker Pro also comes with question-mark and i help icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the i button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page. The page accessed by the i button also lists all payout information, paylines and bonus info.
The game can also be muted by simply toggling the sound button located on the lower right of the game main screen.
Having not being based off any preexisting property or theme there isn't much to go into here. It's about being a professional joker, apparently, though being a professional gambler or even pokie player might be more useful.
Other Features and Bonuses
The Joker Pro Re-Spins symbol in Joker Pro appear as jester hats. These can only appear in the main game and on reels 2,3 or 4. Gaining 3 or more of these on a single spin gives the player access to the Joker Pro Re-Spins bonus game.
The wild symbol in Joker Pro comes in the form of a wild text which appears to be on fire. Don't worry, though, this is just a graphic. These can substitute for any symbol except the joker re-spins symbol. While in the joker pro re-spins game this symbol can only appear on reels 2,3 and 4.
The bonus game in Joker Pro is the Joker Pro Re-Spins game. This is accessed when the player gains 3 or more Joker Pro Re-Spins when in the main game. Any additional of this type of symbols are turned into wilds which stick when the game begins.
During this game an area of 3 of the reels is designated as the hot spot. Any wins in this position will generate an additional payout. When the player manages to cover all 3 of these spaces with wild symbols they will then be gifted the hot spot win of 1000 times the current bet.
How to Play:
Basic play for Joker Pro is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins. From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
In terms of design this is a game which exudes simplicity. The background blues and whites complement the purple of the play-bar and reels quite well, creating an effect which is somehow both relaxing and invigorating. This high quality also extends to the symbols and the animations, both of which are very well designed and well suited to the theme. All told the game gives the feeling of a high class casino pokie experience. This is quite a feat, especially given the simplicity of the overall look.
When it comes to usability there aren't any major issues here. The game itself runs very well, with no problems arising during our testing process. The buttons were all quick to respond and very reliable, which is exactly what you want. Joker Pro is a little bit of a let-down in that it does not give the player access to any graphics options. This may cause problems for players on older or less powerful devices. Other than that everything performs and acts just as you would expect.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Joker Pro there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
This is a pokie game which is very much a targeted experience. While it lacks the bonus structure of many larger games Joker Pro seems to do this on purpose in order to offer sometime straightforward, reliable and well designed. If you are a player who enjoys a nice and relaxing but still very well designed pokie then this should absolutely be worth a look. If, however, you are the type of player who needs a more involved experience or a larger bonus system this this probably is not the pokie for you.
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