May Lady Luck be on your side on this classic slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Lightning Joker is a vibrant and elegant mix of classic fruit machine and modern slot, letting you spin reels filled with traditional symbols and hit Rapid Respins, Multiplier Strikes and Mystery Wins that can lead to wins of up to 10,000 times your bet.
Lightning Joker is a classic slot in a 3×3 format with 5 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile, you can bet from 0.10 to 50 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.30%.
As expected from a classic slot, there are no surprising visuals to admire when you load the game. A play purple background that resembles a curtain pattern stands in contrast to the gold-framed game window with a black canvas. Naturally, traditional fruit machines symbols dominate on the reels while a pacey soundtrack keeps things lively.
No big surprises on the pay symbols which start with cherries, lemons, grapes and melons at the low end, awarding 0.9x to 1.4x your stake for a single three of a kind. They are complemented by bells, red 7s and stars. Hit three on a line to win 3x to 5x your stake. A neon-blue icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol while the smiling joker is the scatter. The wild is also the top payer with 16x your stake for a 3OAK.
Lightning Joker Slot Features
Not being a fan of classic slots, I always try my best to give such games an impartial review although the recent influx has not brought up one to single out. Lightning Joker joins the scores of classic-I-want-to-look modern creations that have come off the productions lines at Yggdrasil, Play’n GO and others. They gave it a few twists to try and convey that millennial vibe and deliver an unusually high win potential of up to 10,000 times your bet.
The first you will come across is the Rapid Respin. Land two identical stacks of matching symbols or in combination with wilds to see them being locked in place for the third reel to respin once for another chance to hit a win.
More lucrative could be the Multiplier Strike which will trigger when you hit a full screen of matching symbols or in combination with wilds to reward you with a multiplier of x2, x3 or x10.
The big money on Lightning Joker is hidden in the Mystery Win feature. Landing 2 or 3 scattered jokers will yield a random coin win worth 2x – 10,000x bet and 100x – 10,000x bet respectively. Land three jokers on a pay line and the prizes range increases to 1,000x – 10,000x your bet.
As already mentioned, I am no big fan of classic slots but Lightning Joker ticks some of the boxes to make it not only playable but also suspenseful enough to give it a few spins. The tantalizing 10,000x main prize won’t happen too often but should please any avid slot player. Beware though, the game is highly volatile, so some caution on the bet size is recommended.