The Star Joker game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing providers in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Star Joker is 4%.
The Star Joker game has 5 reels and each reel is 3 symbols high. This game uses 10 paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The “Star” symbols are Wild, substituting for all symbols other than Scatters. They are also the most valuable symbols in the game, with 5 as part of a winning payline earning you 500 times your bet.
Scatter – The “Joker” is the game’s Scatter symbol and it triggers the Free Spins feature.
Free Spins – To trigger the game’s Free Spin feature you need to land 3 of the “Joker” symbols in a single spin, anywhere on the reels. When you do so you will win 10 free spins and all “Joker” symbols during the feature become Wild. The original Wild symbol will also exist, so the number of wild symbols available will increase. The feature can also be re-triggered, with 3 of the “Joker” symbols earning you an extra 10 free spins.
Star and Joker is a long way away from the ingenuity that I am accustomed to when reviewing a Play ‘n Go game. I appreciate that there is a market out there for simple games that look and feel like a fruit machine you might find a pub or a bar. And as simple games go this is a good one. It looks as good as it can, given how basic the symbols are. It has Free Spins, Wilds and additional wilds during the Free Spins. The fact that they can be re-triggered is always welcomed but not having a bonus round is a bit of a let-down. The house edge is what it almost always is at Play ‘n Go, so not great or terrible. What you have here is Play ‘n Go going through the motions. After Battle Royal, a fun poke at Tudor England, maybe we can let them off the hook a little, and it is Christmas after all. However despite all that we can’t rate this game highly as it is, very much, a middle of the road offering.