Way back when this reviewer was young and playing slots for fun in the local amusement arcades while the weather ruined another holiday, were full of fruit symbols. They dominated games but as technology has advanced and slot designers spend their time looking for other themes, their presence has diminished. Not so here as the Lucky Jolly video slot is full of fruit symbols and there are plenty of chances to get big wins too.
This is a five-reel game which is a couple more than we used to get in the old days when fruit machines were the order of the day. There are a total of ten pay-lines that you can activate in this game. You don’t have to play ten if you don’t want to and the number you want to play with has to be set before each spin, same goes for your stake. The minimum cost of playing this game with all ten pay-lines activated is 0.40 and the maximum 100. Simply work out a figure that you feel comfortable with and enjoy playing this game.
The symbols in this game are the classic fruit symbols with plums, cherries, lemons, oranges, grapes, and a watermelon. In addition, there’s the bell and a jester which is a symbol games by Novomatic love to use. You won’t be concerning yourself with whether he’s a top jester of the equivalent of a terrible act off ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. That’s because he is the wild symbol in this slot and can substitute for other symbols to help get you wins which is a big bonus.
When playing this at a casino online your main target will be to get five of the wild symbols on a pay-line then that wins you the progressive jackpot that this game must offer. The total that has reached can be seen in the box above the reels. If you win that then the jester can tell the worst joke in the world and you’ll still laugh your head off.
The wild can’t replace all the other symbols though. It’s unable to substitute for the star which is the scatter symbol in this game. That’s an important symbol because if you can get three or more of them appearing on the screen at the end of a spin that wins you five free spins. Even if you play with a small number of pay-lines for financial reasons you still have a chance of triggering this free spins round. Five may sound a small amount to receive but the jester is the only symbol that appears on the third reel. That means a centre reel full of wild symbols and that can greatly increase your chance of getting some winning combinations.
Happy with the win you’ve just had? Well if the answer is no then there’s a gamble feature in this Lucky Jolly slot. That appears when you get a winning combination and could see you greatly increasing the amount of real cash you’ve just won. It’s not compulsory to play but if the gambler in you comes out then it’s the task of trying to make your way up the golden staircase. That’s a bit of a change from having to guess the colour of the next playing card which is the usual routine. Make it to the next step to double a win but if you don’t then wave bye bye to the win.so be careful not to overuse this feature and keep wins secure.
There’s a reasonable amount happening in the Lucky Jolly video slot so try your best to avoid any surprises and do some research before playing it with real cash. To do that you can access the paytable which has all the information you need to know about how much the winning combinations pay out, how to trigger the bonus, what the wild does and the gamble feature. Also have some free Lucky Jolly slots games and that will give you the chance to play for nothing and see how everything in this video slot works.
This slot has a great gameplay, so it’s a good idea to try out some other games that are fairly similar to this and can be played when gambling online. There’s ‘Canonball Bay’ from Microgaming where there are also five free spins with a 1x multiplier but there are no wild reels in those free games. Also try out ‘Wipeout’ from IGT which also has ten pay-lines, has wild symbols on all reels but offers more free spins. There’s also the Novomatic slot ‘Jolly Fruits’ which also has a progressive jackpot and has a gamble feature with those steps rather than playing cards.
Novomatic have another hit on their hands with a game that mixes fruit machines with modern play. The use of fruit symbols always brings back memories and it’s great to see them back. Throw in the free spins and wild/scatter symbols plus a gamble feature and there’s lots of coins to win and plenty to entertain players so give it a go.