You won’t find many slots that match their name quite as closely as Joker Expand: 5 Lines. Created by Playson, it’s a 5 reel, 5 payline fruit machine that comes with wild jokers that expand whenever they hit. Play this very straightforward game on your desktop, tablet or mobile from between 10p and £100 per spin.
The set up here is very simple. The plain reels feature a selection of classic fruity imagery. Starting at the bottom are the plums, oranges, lemons and cherries. Land 5 of these in combination and you’ll pocket 20 times your stake. Next comes the pear which awards up to 40 times your stake per payline.
More rewarding are the melons and grapes which will get you a 100 times your stake payout if you land 5 on a payline. Top of the payout tree as far as standard symbols go is the lucky red 7. If you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of them across a payline your reward will be 2, 10, 50 or 500 times your stake.
You’ll also see 2 different scatters spinning around the reels. The silver star scatter can hit on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. Land 3 on the same spin and you’ll pocket a payout equal to 20 times your total stake. Potentially more rewarding is the gold star scatter which can appear on all 5 reels. When 3, 4 or 5 of these hit on the same spin you’ll receive 3, 20 or 100 times your stake.
The main attraction here is of course the smiling female jester who is the game’s wild – whenever she appears, she’ll expand and turn the whole of that reel wild. The joker can hit on the 3 middle reels (reels 2, 3 and 4). You can land multiple jokers on the same spin too.
This isn’t the most exciting game you’ll see. There aren’t any free spins, pick me bonuses or any other extras to spice up the action. It’s not especially volatile either with the variance sitting in the medium range. Saying that, you can win 1,050 times your stake on every spin.
Just like the other slots in Playson’s ‘Timeless Fruit Slots’ collection, Joker Expand: 5 Reels is a very basic game. If you’re looking for a classic fruity that delivers simple gameplay then it delivers just that. If you want anything more than that, then you’d probably be wise to try Claws vs Paws or God of Wild Sea (both by Playson).