Quick Facts

Developer

Novomatic

  • Reels5
  • Pay-lines10
  • Max. Payout10,000
  • Free SpinsYes

Magic Jester Slot Review

Novomatic have produced something rather petite with their new Magic Jester video slot. This small-scale video slot utilises the popular joker and jester theme in its design, with the game blending medieval imagery and classic fruit machine symbols well to produce some good looking imagery on its reels.

Magic Jester still looks strikingly similar to many other video slots with this particular theme, so if you prefer playing slots with this kind of tone, this one could be for you. As traditional as Magic Jester may be in appearance, it is certainly more original when it comes to its bonus rounds.

Developers

Most Novomatic slots tend to feature so-so graphics in terms of quality. The Magic Jester slot has broken the mould there, looking for superior to its sister Novomatic slots. Novomatic doesn’t like to offer to many options in the wagering department, and they have carried that over with this new game.

Magic Jester is similar to other slots from this developer, too, in that it does not contain a progressive jackpot, it offers a minimal payline structure, and contains modest sized pay-outs.

We’ve briefly mentioned that the bonus rounds are original: this is where Magic Jester really stands out from other Novomatic slots, but we’ll come to that properly in just a moment.

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How to play

The wagering menu bar is plain and boring in this slot, just like in other slots from Novomatic. It is also located to the right of the reels, instead of underneath it (which is customary for most video slots).

From the menu, players will be able to adjust the number of lines they play (up to 10 in this 5-reel slot), and their line bets.

The wagering range is huge, so the latter ranges from $0.02 up to $1,000 in all. Expect to be wagering anything from $0.02 per line, per spin, up to $10,000 per spin on this video slot.

Features

Big combination symbols: Whilst a five-of-a-kind wins pay out rather nicely, the best paying combinations are for fifteen-of-a-kind. This will be mightily difficult to achieve, though. You will need to land the Magic Reels feature to achieve fifteen-of-a-kind wins, and we’ll tell you all about that in just a moment.

Wild symbol: The titular jester acts as a wild symbol in this slot machine game. Although the jester doesn’t offer any cash prizes on its own, it can substitute for all other symbols in the slot without exception.

Magic Reels: During every spin in this slot, one or more reels will become a magic reel. Magic Reels offers you the chance to double or triple specific symbols. Those symbols are the jester, seven, bell, watermelon and cherry icons. This means that the symbols will count as two icons, or even three instead of one.

Maximum pay-outs

The best paying symbols in this slot machine are the seven, and bell icons. When playing with the maximum wager, you could hope to win as much as 800,000 coins with these icons, when 15 of them appear in a winning combination.

On a minimum stake bet, the total amount you can win dips to 1,600 coins. This is still a fairly modest cash prize, though.

Summary

Magic Jester certainly looks the part – especially when compared to other slots from this developer. It main bonus feature (Magic Reels)  is also pretty spiffy, too. However, there will be complaints concerning this game. Firstly, the wild doesn’t tend to do very much at all.

We’d have liked to see it as the best paying icon. Secondly, a free spins bonus is absent from the game, as are scatters. Even though you win frequently enough in this slot, having a bonus round which offered either free spins, multipliers, or instant cash prizes would have been nice.

At the end of the day, the Magic Reels slot has enough to keep you entertained for a short while, and if you like winning then there’s enough of that to suffice.

However, if you want top notch excitement, thrilling gameplay, and a slot which will keep you hooked for hours, then for the most part, Magic Jester will fail to entertain the majority of players.

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