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Introducing Joker Troupe from Push Gaming
Joker Troupe is the latest release from the game developers at Push Gaming and comes complete with different coloured jokers that have several special tricks to share. Push Gaming launches in 2010 in Great Britain with some highly experienced designers who were responsible for slots such as Blaze of Ra and Fat Rabbit. I do not really know how to categorise this slot but if I were pushed, I would have to class it as a circus themed slot with plenty going on.
Theme and Design
The artwork in this slot is exceptional and executed superbly specifically the three jokers who are your ticket to the bonus features. Players are party to some brilliant design features in Joker Troupe which fit perfectly with the total joker, jester who were used to entertaining royalty with their magic tricks and strange antics as seen throughout olden day history. There is an unusual twist on the symbols used in this slot and there has been no compromise when it comes to the looks or design.
Joker Troupe is set in front of a slightly weird purple background that is complete with tiny triangles that appear to radiate from the game. I could not see that these triangles were relevant, but they look good and do not distract from what is going on regarding your reels.
Game Mechanics & Symbols
Joker Troupe is played using 4-reels and 10 pay lines and can be played on all devices, the slot is packed with features which include speedy free spins, a prize wheeled that is jam packed with multipliers as well as a reel re-spin with multipliers that rise to 25x. After much deliberation I worked out that there is a maximum win on offer of 2,536,700 coins.
Amongst the symbols that you can expect to come across there are red and blue globes which slightly resemble cherries and blueberries whilst the banana looks like an alien fruit. Many slots choose to use the number 7 as the top paying symbol whereas Joker Troupe sees the number 8 symbol is the highest payer in this slot.
Betting, RTP and Winnings
When it comes to placing your bets, you can wager for a minimum of 0.10 to a maximum of 100.00 meaning this slot is open to all regardless of their budget. You may want to make sure that you are prepared as the jesters have a naughty streak and may leave you waiting for some time before you land any wins. This is a highly volatile slot which is what makes it so exciting when the big wins come.
The average return to player stands at 96.68% therefore your patience will be worth it as you can land some sizeable wins. I would advise you to be cautious and as there is the opportunity to play this slot for free, do so. This way you can learn the mechanics of the game without risking any of your own money.
You can see what all the symbols pay by checking the pay table and this will provide full information of wins that are on offer. The red and blue orb like symbols provide 10x your bet when you land them on the same line, with the bananas paying 25x your stake when they land across your reels. The weird alien type fruit pays up to x30 and the magical symbol that resembles dice can give wins up to 500x your bet. Finally, there is the lucky 8 which will award a colossal win of 1,000x your stake.
When it comes to the features you get to meet the stars of the slot. Every Joker is a scatter which activates its own special features when they are landed in three or more places at the same time. The Jokers have a separate style and artwork, but this is as impressive as the rest of the slot.
The red Joker activates the free spins feature and rather that there being a fixed number of free spins you are rewarded with 20 seconds in the bonus game and if the red joker makes an appearance the frequency of the spins increases. There is a meter where each prize-winning free spin is contained and if you fill this you are rewarded with an extra 10 seconds in the bonus games.
Landing the green Joker in three or more places you get to spin the bonus wheel. The bonus wheel contains 14 segments which all feature either instant pay outs, additional spins or winning multipliers which are added up at the end of the round. Landing the same segment three times sees the red Joker free spins coming into play.
Finally, the blue Joker will provide you with and extra three spins, if you land the jester hats or red Joker symbols the spins re-set to three again. The hats pay random amounts whilst three or more red Jokers will see the free spins coming into play at the end of the feature.
There will be some players that may find the striking, flashy graphics and innovative features that are on offer in Joker Troupe are too much you will do best to go for a old school slot with three reels and the Vegas Joker. Admittedly I was a little overwhelmed when I first gave this slot a spin, and was very grateful for the opportunity to play the slot for free, if I hadn’t I think I may have given this a miss, however I am glad that I didn’t.
This is a slot that is highly volatile, but I am sure you will enjoy the slot and what it has to offer. This slot looks fabulous on any device and has a soundtrack to match the unique theme. Whilst the wins in the base game are few and far between, the bonus rounds make up for it you just need to be patient and you time will come!