Hold onto your bomb-er jacket – will Joker Explosion blow your mind?
The 80s are back with a blast with this retro classic progressive jackpot slot from Wazdan. Joker Explosion harkens back to a simpler time; one with bigger hair, leg warmers, and neon spandex!
Joker Explosion is what happens when the Joker steals a time machine, goes back to the 80s, steps on a butterfly and immediately returns to his current timeline. It is a wild mixture of old-school arcade game graphics, animations and music, and more features and bonuses than you can shake a glow-stick at.
Add to this heady mixture the shrill, maniacal laughter of the joker, which crops up every time his symbol lands on the reels, and you have a potent concoction for an excellent retro game that anyone would enjoy. Joker Explosion is a progressive slot of medium variance with 7 paylines and a betting range of R0.10 to R90.00.
Play’n GO’s team have paid a lot of attention to small details in the game’s design, right down to the tiny, twinkling sparks rising from the torch flames in the game’s background. The richness of design makes for a fully immersive, attractive game that’s sure to please your eye.
Like most classic slots, Joker Explosion keeps company with the royals, with 10 & 9 as the lowest-paying symbols, followed in ascending order by J & Q, K, and then A. The highest paying symbol is the Trigger/Ignition box which pays out 20,000 for a payline of four and 2000 for a payline of three. The special symbols include three sticks of dynamite as the scatter and the Joker’s disembodied head as the wild.
This slot has three special features in addition to Wazdan’s usual box of tricks; they include a wild which can be substituted for any symbol except the dynamite, a scatter symbol which triggers free spins and respins, and a gamble feature for when you win big. Landing three or four dynamite symbols will trigger the free spins bonus feature, which grants you 10 to 20 free spins. This can be re-triggered within the mini-game for more free spins, and any wild that lands will stick to a reel until it’s used in a payline.
Joker Explosion also has a gamble feature where you can guess the colour of a randomly generated playing card if you want to have a go at doubling your winnings, and a second choice of picking the suit to quadruple your winnings!
Joker Explosion is available to play on mobile, desktop or laptop. It is supported on iOS, Windows, Linux and Android. Recommended browsers include Safari, Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
Wazdan’s gamble feature is fun, but try not to get sucked into a pattern of going double or nothing on every payline or you could quite easily end up with less than nothing. With a game that’s so full of features and extras, we recommend setting both a time limit and a budget for your gaming time.
Joker Explosion is a great take on a classic slot game. The special features are plentiful and fun, but other than the Wazdan signature features and tools, there is little to distinguish it from many other joker-themed classic video slot games.