David Williams | 12 Jun 2019
NetEnt's wildly popular Mega Joker slot has just been released in a mobile version. First launched in 2011, the old-school title has classic graphics, simple gameplay, and rewarding promotions. Now it can be enjoyed on all smartphones and tablets as well as desktops, thanks to its new HTML5 mobile-optimised edition.
All NetEnt's mobile releases are grouped under the Touch umbrella – which is why the mobile variation of this game is called Mega Joker Touch. Perfectly compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices, the HTML5 product promises flawless functionality and graphics with every game. The responsive technology works well on a touchscreen, and can help players to feel even more immersed in the action as they use their fingertips to work the controls.
Based on the original one-armed bandit slot machines, Mega Joker Touch features 3 reels, 3 rows and 5 paylines. There are 10 different bet levels and 3 possible coin values – 0.1, 0.2 and 1. This puts the betting range at 1 to 10 coins per spin.
The theoretical Return to Player Percentage is 99%, so anyone betting on this game has a good chance of winning. Classic symbols on the reels include 7s, bells, cherries and other fruit. Authentic land-based machine noises and arcade-like sound effects enhance the retro atmosphere even more.
Mega Joker Touch offers the same extra features as the original game, including Mystery Wins, the Super Meter Mode and, of course, the exciting Progressive Jackpot. Mystery Wins is activated whenever the Joker symbol appears in any reel position, and awards a randomly determined amount.
The Super Meter Mode is a variation on the Gamble Feature seen in many slot releases, and allows players to try and double their winnings after every successful spin. Since they risk losing everything if they lose in this feature, it adds another element of gambling thrills to the gameplay.
Finally, the Progressive Jackpot can be triggered at any time, and award some very substantial payouts when it does. The constantly growing amount is added to with every real money bet that is placed on the game, so it can grow very quickly.
Since Mega Joker has always been so popular, the same is expected for the Touch version. Players can look forward to enjoying the new release in its own right, and seeing it as part of generous bonus offers in the coming months as casinos work to promote it. However it is played, this should be one of 2019's most successful slots.