Jester Wheel is an updated classic pokie presented on a simple 5x3 grid against a rich royal red background. A spinning wheel of fortune half emerges on the left of the reels. Similar to online pokies like 777 Surge, the reels are the focus of attention, rather than potentially distracting animations. The aim is simply to secure classic slots symbols in combinations of three or more, across 25 paylines that are active from the left. To get cracking, just select your bet, in a range from $0.25 to a maximum of $125 per spin. Jester Wheel offers a maximum win of 2146x your stake. This is a high volatility game, so high rollers will be able to try their luck. Responsible gaming principles apply, of course, so be sure to play within your budget. If you need to boost your confidence before placing a bet, demo mode allows for free play, just without the cash rewards. Jester Wheel is a terrific addition to the world of classic casino games.
The symbols found in Jester Wheel are as familiar as old-school tattoos, the kind seen on the biceps of ancient sailors long-since retired from the sea. Cherries, lemons, four-leaf clovers and BAR symbols mark the lower value end, while gold bars, lucky 7s, bells and diamonds demarcate the higher value pay range. Diamonds are premium, scooping you 24x your wager for five of a kind. You don't have to look too far or for too long to find the wild symbol. It’s the jester, of course, in a mad hat and tinkling bells. Wilds stand in place of all other symbols with the added benefit of paying out dividends from any position. That old favourite, the scatter symbol, plays its part in setting up potential wins.
To spark off the fantastic special features in the Jester Wheel pokie, land two scatter symbols anywhere you can within the base game. That's when the Jester Wheel rolls into action! The knock-on effect is one bonus spin that provides four random bonus rounds in turn, namely the Jester Burst, Jester Reel, Jester Mirror and Jester Trail features. These may have similar names but their activities are quite singular. Two to six wild symbols land on random reels in Jester Burst, while Jester Reel plays out on reels one to three, filling them with wild symbols. Jester Mirror is all about reel thee, with wild symbols and prizes from both sides, and Jester Trail fills one random position with a wild symbol, introducing four more wild symbols on a random trail.
But there's still more chaos to be had! Three scatters landed as opposed to two gives you Jester Free Spins provoking eight free spins on four bonus features. If you happen to trigger Jester Free Spins and land a scatter during the random bonus feature, the Multiplier Wheel kicks in to attach one of six multipliers (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x or 10x) to your current spin's prizes. Phew!