Magic Jester may entertain slot players this month
Launched later this month is Novomatic’s Magic Jester video slot. This autumn release will be Novomatic’s attempt to blend medieval imagery with that of classic pub fruit machines. It sounds like quite the challenge, so naturally we had to see how it was going.
Novomatic’s Magic Jester slot machine has quite a lot of competition to live up to. After all, this genre of slot is one of the most over-produced in the entire online slot gaming world.
Novomatic have chosen to make their jester themed slot appeal to the high-roller amongst us, with maximum wagers easily reaching up to $10,000 a go on this game.
Those who are less well-endowed with finances can get expect to be able to spin the reels of this slot for wagers which cost as little as $0.02 per spin.
What we love
Novomatic have included a Magic Reels feature in this slot. This is something wholly new for them – a concept we haven’t seen in any of their other slots before. The basic premise of the feature is that on every spin, one of several symbols will become a multiplied symbol.
In short, it will count for 2 or even 3 symbols. By adding this feature, Novomatic have ensured that players are able to bag wins with combinations which rise as high as 15-of-a-kind. It is a very nice touch, though it barely makes up for the lack of other features in the slot.
A wild symbol has been included in the game, but it doesn’t really do that much. Sure enough, it is frequently appearing on the reels, but that doesn’t speak volumes about the special features in the game, which as we’ve already said are minimal.
What we do not like
One cannot be terribly impressed with the selection of special features in this slot, as we’ve said. There are no free spin bonus rounds, no scatters and the like. This slot would have been far more enjoyable had there been a feature or two along those lines.
It may come down to personal preference, but most players don’t prefer 10-line slots, either. This is exactly what you are going to get with Magic Jester.
There is a distinct lack of paylines in the game, and when most of us are used to 25 lines or more on a regular basis, Magic Jester may come off a little on the light side.
There isn’t too much wrong with the Magic Jester slot, but neither does it really excel at anything. It is different from other Novomatic slots in its own way, and we really appreciate that. However, it could certainly do with additional bonuses and features.
It is better than many other jester themed slots, but not by much. Expect a somewhat quiet release when this game goes live this autumn.