Jackpot Jester is a quirky online pokie from Next Gen Gaming with a decidedly old-school aesthetic, and one that is packed full of big prizes as well as some unique gameplay features. This game is available to play on both browsers and mobile or tablet devices, making it ideally suited to both gaming at home and on the go. If you enjoy it, you might also enjoy the great selection of other free pokies we have!
In fact, before the 1980s, all Australian pokies were made up of just three reels of symbols and either one, three, or five pay lines. Because of the limited number of outcomes, jackpots on these older casino poker machines were smaller than prizes available at today’s land-based and online gambling venues.
The catchy xylophone background music, the ‘boing’ that replaces the traditional sound of a reel rolling, and the fanfare of fuss that each win heralds, combine to make this offbeat game incredibly engaging. It’s pretty much perfect for those new to pokies, as well as seasoned online players.
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Back on the base game and there is an instant win feature that is triggered by one Bonus symbol. Once won you get to select envelopes to reveal multipliers and the chance of another pick. The maximum win on the envelope bonus is 88X your total bet.
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The symbols themselves are beautifully illustrated and include everything you would expect to see in a vintage circus - juggler’s batons, strongmen’s kettleballs, and fancy top hats galore! It goes without saying that the ringmaster is the most valuable symbol in the main game: line up five and you’ll multiply your stake by 5x. The strongman and the clown come next, with 3x multipliers, followed by various stunning circus artefacts.
Other options include a ‘turbo’ setting which allows you to spin the reels at a much faster pace for speedy gameplay. You can also select the menu at the top of the screen for the game rules and turn the music on/off with the handy loud speaker toggle button.