Batman and the Joker Jewels is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Playtech. Playable from 25p per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices (such as laptops, Androids, iPads and iPhones), this DC Comics game focuses on Batman and The Joker and comes with 2 bonus features as well as 4 progressive jackpots.
Looks wise, it has a comic book feel which keeps true to the origins of the DC Comics characters – symbols on the reels include Batman, The Joker, Robin, Batmobile, Batplane, gun, toy teeth and a Batarang folding knife. The game features 2 wild symbols (the Joker smile and Batman logo) which are the highest value symbols with 100 times your stake paid if you get 5 on a payline – the wilds also substitute for all symbols except the scatter.
There’s a Batman vs The Joker Free Games feature which can be played when you get the green Bonus symbol simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. All wins in the feature are multiplied by the Bat-Tastic Multiplier Meter. If you choose the Caped Crusader or the Clown Prince of Crime, you can add a 5x multiplier to their side of the multiplier meter.
Look out for the wild symbol during the feature as this move the multiplier meter to the left or to the right – there is no set amount of free spins as the feature ends when the multiplier meter lands on ‘End’. What you hope for is to get quite a few free spins with the multiplier as high as possible.
There is also The Joker Random Wilds feature which can be activated on any spin in the base game – you will see the Jester of Jackanapes loose on the reels. The Joker’s wild antics can reward you with up to 9 smile wild symbols in any position on any spin.
Finally, you can win 1 of 4 mystery progressive jackpots in the DC Super Hero Jackpot Game feature on any spin – the higher your stake, the bigger your chance of entering the Jackpot Game. Once in, you are guaranteed to win 1 of the 4 jackpots. You will come across 20 Jackpot Icons of which you need to make picks – if you match 3, that corresponding jackpot will be yours – you have the Mini, Minor, Major and Grand jackpots with the latter the most lucrative.
I found Batman and the Joker Jewels to be a medium variance game which is highly entertaining – I really like The Joker Random Wilds feature as up to 9 wilds can be added on a random spin. However, my biggest wins have come from the Batman vs The Joker Free Games feature as I got 34 free spins with a 5x multiplier – this resulted in a 623 times stake overall win!