Jumping Jokers is a Novomatic slot with 5 reels and 5 fixed paylines. Playable from 40p to £100 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this classic fruit machine offering is a simple game that is all about the mystery scatter that can pay out very big, randomly.

Visually, Jumping Jokers is set on a purple background with navy blue plain reels – symbols on the reels are all classic symbols you’d see on an old fruitie such as grapes, lemons, oranges, watermelons, plums and bells. The most lucrative of the classic symbols is the star with gives you 200 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

There is also a joker symbol – when he appears on a reel, the joker will expand and take over the whole reel. He will also substitute all symbols except the Mystery Scatter. That is represented by the crown – when 3 or more appear on the reels, you will benefit from a mystery win.

The size of the mystery win depends on how many Mystery Scatters you get – 3 will give you between 2 and 100 times your stake whilst 4 rewards you with between 10 and 500 times your stake. If you are lucky enough to get 5 Mystery Scatters, you are guaranteed to win between 100 and 1,000 times your total stake!

That’s about it when it comes to Jumping Jokers – there are no free spins for example. Saying that, the Mystery Scatters can pay dividends if you’re luck is in. I have had my biggest wins from the expanding wilds when I got 4 fully wild reels – this resulted in a win of just over 400 times my stake.

I found it to be a medium to high variance offering which will appeal to players who like simpler slots. If you want free spins and better graphics, Novomatic has plenty of options including Kingdom of Legend and Haul of Hades.