Classic Fruity Fans rejoice as Stakelogic evoke memories of an older era of gaming with Hot Joker Slot!
Hot Joker Slot is a simplistic game from Stakelogic with a no frills design that may at first glance make you think it’s an older classic game.
That was probably more or less the style that Stakelogic were going for in Hot Joker Slot. Hot Joker Slot will definitely remind you of a pub fruit slot, which will bring back fond memories for many.
Even when testing the game a pack of pork scratchings and a pint of Guinness mysteriously appeared on our desk, cheers!
Let’s dive in to Hot Joker Slot and see what it has to offer!
Although classic and retro in style, the Hot Joker Slot theme is graphically crisp with colourful illustrations for the textbook fruity symbols.
One thing that really shines about the Hot Joker design, more so in fact than the visuals, is the soundtrack. The soundtrack for Hot Joker Slot is a funky and upbeat soundtrack with an electronic sort of style.
This kind of theme may be a little bit outdated. These days extravagant and imaginative themes are everywhere and graphics are at their most advanced. Even some of Stakelogic’s own games are fine examples of how advanced visuals can be.
Despite this, the love for that old reliable classic theme hasn’t died, and many still utilise this slot theme today.
Betting options in Hot Joker Slot are as about as extensive as it gets. The lowest option here is £/€0.10, and the highest option is £/€100.
There are lots of different options in between, making Hot Joker Slot viable for players with all kinds of budgets!
The highest symbol in Hot Joker Slot is the Wild Symbol, which is unsurprisingly represented by the Joker Symbol. 5 of these on a pay line pay out 50x
Following on from the Joker are the Red and Blue 7’s symbol, the Blueberry, Watermelon, Strawberry, Pear, Plum, Orange, Lemon and Cherry.
Standards symbol pay outs range from 10x for a line of 7’s and 2.5x for a line of the cherry symbol, which are fairly standard, but not spectacular pay outs.
Let’s look to the Base Game to see what action awaits!
Hot Joker Slot is a 5 reel, 4 row slot with 40 fixed pay lines.
In order to form a win, you’ll need to connect at least 3 matching symbols from left to right, starting from the left most reel.
The sheer number of pay lines available helps somewhat with the relatively low symbol pay outs, and symbols often appear stacked, meaning multi line connections are possible.
During testing the game actually paid surprisingly well, and Wilds were surprisingly frequent.
In terms of Base Game Features, like modifiers, there aren’t really any to speak of.
Stakelogic have however, included their gamble feature within Hot Joker.
Every time a winning combination is hit, a gamble feature is automatically activated.
You can collect the winnings, or you can gamble them for a chance to double or quadruple your total.
You may choose a colour (Red or Black) which may double your winnings, or choose a card suit symbol to try your luck at quadrupling your winnings.
Stakelogic include a setting to disable this feature if wish to do so.
In order to land the Free Spins, you’ll need at least 3 Scatter symbols.
The Hot Joker Free Spins may be a bit of a disappointment to some, as it seems like they’re purely Free Spins with no modifiers. You can retrigger the bonus by landing at least 3 more Scatter Symbols.
It doesn’t explicitly state it to be the case, but it did seem like stacked symbols were more of a common theme within the Free Spins, but that could just be luck.
This being said, Hot Joker Slot is an unfinished product. It would be unfair to judge it too harshly if things are yet to be implemented into the gameplay.
If nothing else is to come, then Hot Joker Slot really is a classic slot experience, with very minimalistic gameplay. Despite the absence of overwhelming excitement, this may resonate well with people who prefer ultra simple games.
Slot is yet to be released, but it will be available to play at most New Casinos when it releases in April 2021.
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Stakelogic are well known for a library of games that grip players with features like Quattro, Super Stake and Mega Super Stake, and their upcoming games like Bandits Thunder Link and Dracula look to be the epitome of excitement.
Unfortunately, epitome of excitement and Hot Joker Slot don’t quite belong together, but Hot Joker was never meant to be a game that is representative of modern day gaming.
Instead, Hot Joker Slot takes you back to a time where slots were more simple, and all being said, even with the absence of features Hot Joker did manage some semi-decent pay outs at points with the help of the Wild Symbols and Stacked Symbols.
Maybe retro is your thing. Maybe modern day games just don’t speak to the old school player within you. If so, then Hot Joker might be worth a try. If you’re all about innovative features and grandiose themes, then Hot Joker might not be the most enjoyable game for you.
The RTP of Hot Joker Slot is another area where it doesn’t exactly shine, with an RTP figure of 95.01%. This puts it well below the widely considered ‘good’ 96% RTP percentage.
Overall, Hot Joker Slot isn’t the best Stakelogic game by any means, but as mentioned, it’s still an unfinished product.
Any updates to the game may warrant an amendment to the Hot Joker Slot Review, and opinions and ratings may change.
Written by Mark Bowley
Casino and Slots enthusiast. Keeping everyone up to date with all the latest slot releases and casino news.
Last modified: March 24, 2021