Play’n Go released their Xmas Joker pokies game for the 2015 holiday season, and this game has shown no sign of slowing down in popularity thereafter. We’re not sure whether players simply enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of Christmas all year round, or the game has managed to provide some festively plump payouts, but either way if you’re looking for a pokies game that gives you that yule tide feeling while offering the chance to win big, give Xmas Joker a go.
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How to play Xmas Joker
As a three-reel pokies, Xmas Joker is a pretty straight forward and easy game to play, and with five fixed paylines all you need to do is select your desired bet size by clicking on the plus and minus buttons at the bottom of the reels to scroll up and down through bet amounts. Click the spin button and then hope for a Christmas miracle.
The specifics of the game are as follows:
- Coin sizes – 0.50, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00, 3.00, 5.00, 10.00, 25.00
- Paylines – five fixed
- Minimum bet – 50c
- Maximum bet – $25.00
- Scatter – Yes (the joker during the base game and the present during free spin rounds
- Wild – No
- Bonus rounds – No
- Free spins – Yes (up to 50)
- Jackpot – up to 100X the active bet
- RTP – 96.98%
Xmas Joker also has an auto-play option, allowing you to pre-set the game to play 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 spins on your behalf without you having to press a single button – just kick back and watch your winnings build up.
Real money casinos offering Xmas Joker
Play’n Go games can’t be found at as many of our recommended casinos as the huge names like NetEnt and Microgaming, but you’ll find Xmas Joker amongst a small offering of other Play’n Go titles at a few of our favourite sites including:
These casinos offer games from a variety of the world’s best game developers. You can try Xmas Joker for free at any of these sites in demo mode, or for real money bets with deposits accepted using real money. Some fantastic welcome bonuses are up for grabs for new players who sign up for an account using our links.
Xmas Joker features and bonuses
Being a three-reel game, Xmas Joker is pretty limited in its bonus offerings, although there are some great free spin bonuses that we don’t usually see in three reel pokies.
Free spins are triggered by the games scatter symbol, which in the base game is the elfin-like Xmas Joker symbol. An appearance of three or more of these Joker scatters anywhere across the reels will trigger the free spins bonus, awarding 10 free spins.
Free spins can be re-triggered again during the free spins bonus with an appearance of at least one present symbol anywhere across the reels, which acts as an additional scatter during free spin rounds. Re-spins bring the possibility of up to 50 free spins at once.
If two of the present symbols appear during free spins, you’ll be given a special Christmas gift that is yours to unwrap – giving you a gift of anywhere from 1 to 100 X your active bet amount.
As far as the Christmas cheer goes, we like that Xmas Joker is simple yet effective without being too brash for those scrooges amongst us. Simple yet festive symbols of ginger bread cookies, stars, holly and candy canes with just a subtle tinge of Jingle Bells in the background ensures that this game can be enjoyed by those who despise the silly season as well as those who count the days down til December.
For a three-reel game, the free spins in Xmas Joker sure add a lot of appeal. During our testing we weren’t able to trigger the Christmas gift bonus, but those who do stand to benefit pretty sweetly from this game. It’s sure to resurface as a player favourite every Christmas and is well worth a try to attempt to boost your gift giving budget.
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