Magic Jester is a 5 reel, 10 payline slot which has been produced by Novomatic in conjunction with Mazooma. Playable from 20p to £60 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this medieval themed game is relatively simple but can conjure up numerous double or triple symbols for mega wins.
Aesthetically, it’s typically Novomatic with purple dominated reels – symbols include medieval style lower value playing cards (A, K, Q, J and 1)) which have a jester’s hat on them. You also have fruit machine classics with 7s, bells, cherries and melons. The jester is the wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols.
As for the features, there are no free spins to speak of which is unfortunate – however, there’s a Magic Reels feature which applies on each spin. On every single reel spin, 1 or more reels become a magic reel – it turns the higher value symbols (jester wild, 7, bell, melon and cherry) into double or triple symbols.
This means they will count as 2 or 3 symbols – what this means is that you can benefit from 15 symbol combinations! The 7 and bell are the most rewarding symbols as 15 of them will give you 800 times your stake! If you get 15 melons or cherries, you will receive 600 times your stake.
As I mentioned, this is a simple game with a simple bonus feature – the soundtrack is a little quirky but ties into the theme nicely. I found Magic Jester to be a medium variance offering – the real big wins will come if you get multiple magic reels and get many high value symbols on that spin.
If you prefer more traditional bonus features (like free spins) and enjoy the medieval theme, IGT’s Medieval Money or WMS Gaming’s Black Knight II are well worth playing.