|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Medieval themed progressive jackpot slots||Old school graphics|
|High variance||Free spins bonus difficult to trigger|
|Re-triggerable free spins with staked wilds that awards up to 24 free spins|
|Progressive is won when the screen fills up with Jesters (wilds)|
Where to play?
Novomatic’s Jester’s Crown progressive jackpot slots hits the spot with 40 paylines, 5 reels and comes storming through the gate with a cracking free spins feature that awards up to 24 free spins with a multiplier of 2x (doubles wins). It can be played from just 40 pence per spin on mobile phones and PC desktops at the best Novomatic casinos. To get the maximum out the game it’s best to play it at the top wager.
It’s a medieval themed slots and central to it is our friendly Jester (Wild), must say the lad looks pretty much like Chris Hemsworth, the bloke who plays in Thor Ragnarok. The progressive jackpot is won if a player manages to fill the screen with wilds and the average return to player percentage of the slots is 95.3%.
The visual side of the slots is pretty bland then again it’s a progressive jackpot that has the potential for some really big wins, come to think of it who cares about a pretty face! Against the background of the reels you’ll see medieval castles, playing cards on the reels, dice, drums, the Jester, Robin Hood and Maid Marion. The latter 2 symbols pays 200 coins each providing you hit 5 of them at the maximum stake per spin.
Jester’s Crown has a built in safety mechanism that allows you to set the amount of coins you wish per spin according to your bankroll. If you plan on playing the game for an extended session use the Auto Play feature-it spins the reels automatically for you. I find that the game clams up at lower bet levels and starts paying relatively well from £30 per spin and upwards. To a degree the volatility becomes better at higher bet levels. Then again it’s a progressive slots so you might want to go all in when you play it.
The Jester is the wild symbol which replaces all the other symbols to complete a winning combination except the scatter. It pays anything from 5 coins up to 500 coins for 3, 4 or 5 and appears stacked across the reels. Now, if the reels become filled with Jester’s (all 20) you’ll win the progressive jackpot!
A substantial amount of cash can also be won here I must warn you though triggering it requires a fair amount of money spins. The free spins is triggered when 3, 4 or 5 Crown scatters pitch any position on the reels. The scatters offer payouts too starting with 2x right up to 200x your stake. Once the free spins bonus mode is triggered 12 free spins will be awarded.
On the third reel the stacked wild is the main kingpin. Payouts are doubled during the free spins if the stacked wild pops up. You’ll win a payout of 400x your stake should 4 ‘Maid Marion’s appear. The nice thing about the free spins feature is that the standard wild (Jester) doubles all payouts as well. It’s a re-triggerable free spins feature where you can gain up to 24 free spins.
Jester’s Crown is not going to win any beauty pageants, it’s a high variance slots so a hefty bankroll is needed to tame this colt. Hit a couple of wilds during the free spins and when they fill up your screen during the main game, all we can say is you’ll be gaining places where the sun’s always shining. It’s quite a funny slots to boot, hopefully its humour will be able to match your bankroll.