Styled after the wildly popular online slots, Jokerizer and The Dark Joker Rizes, Wicked Circus was released by Yggdrasil in April of 2016. It features the infamous Jokerizer Mode and Mystery Win feature from the previous 2 slots and adds a new feature of its own called Hold Spin which allows for a potentially larger Mystery Win. All of the familiar haunted graphics, music and classic slot symbols are present but with an added twist. Wicked Circus offers an RTP of 96,3% and the standard 6,000 coin max Mystery Win across all 3 slots.
Another slot of the online Jokerizer series has arrived!
Wicked Circus is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-fixed payline online slot that looks pretty wicked set in a haunted circus stage with props off to both sides. The reels are framed in blinking circus lights and adorned by the classic symbols that we’ve come to expect from these slots such as Stars, Red-7s, Bells, and Fruits. The Joker special symbol is flaming with a ghostly ectoplasm aura, and the music is lively and haunting. Wicked Circus is playable online from desktop or any iOS/Android mobile device for greater convenience of gameplay.
Click the Game Settings button to set Wicked Circus to Coin or Cash view to see all values displayed in either coins or cash along the bottom of the screen. Cash Bets are controlled by adjusting the 11 Coin Values (0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.05, 0.07, 0.10, 0.20, 0.30, 0.50, 0.70, 1.00) for a Cash Bet range of 10p-£10 per spin at Vera&John.
Wicked Circus features 1 special symbol, the Joker, and 6 regular symbols. Get 3+ matching symbols for a win. 5 paylines pay out right to left starting from reel 5, and pay out left to right starting from reel 1. To calculate your win in cash, simply multiply the Coin Value of the bet by the Symbol Coin Value of the win. For example, if a minimum Cash Bet of 10p (Coin Value of 0.01) is selected and a spin yields a single payline win of 5 Red Stars (Symbol Coin Value of 300 coins), then the Cash Win would be calculated as follows: 0.01 x 300 = £3. That amounts to 30x the base Cash Bet. If you set the game to Cash View instead of Coin View in game settings, the game will automatically calculate the Cash Win for you in the Win window.
Wicked Circus offers an Auto play option that ranges from 10 – ∞. Players can manually stop gameplay anytime via the Stop button. Players can set Auto play to stop in the event that Jokerizer Mode finishes or if cash increases / decreases by a set amount. Press the regular Spin button during Auto play or Regular play to stop the spinning reels more quickly. Game settings allow players to set the game to always Hold automatically, and auto collect Jokerizer coins when it reaches a set amount. Additional options include advanced control of sound effects and background music.
Bonus features Wicked Circus
Wicked Circus has the familiar Jokerizer Mode and Mystery Win featured in Jokerizer and the Dark Joker Rizes. Its new feature is the Hold feature that allows for even larger Mystery Wins.
Jokerizer Mode is triggered by any win. The coins from the win go into the Jokerizer Balance. This mode allows players to spend 20 coins from the Jokerizer Balance at a time to spin in a higher RTP environment than Regular Mode. A Mystery win of 500+ coins (or a coin balance of 0) will automatically end Jokerizer Mode, and players can end it manually by pressing the Collect button.
Hold Spin is triggered by the appearance of 2+ Joker symbols in Jokerizer Mode. Slot players get the chance to improve their Mystery Win by pushing the Hold button to spend 60 coins from the Jokerizer Balance to lock reels containing the Joker symbol while the other reels spin. Play until either there aren’t enough coins for a spin or the max of 5 Jokers is achieved. This feature gives players a shot at a larger Mystery Win.
Mystery Win In Jokerizer Mode, get 2+ Joker symbols, or in Regular Mode, get 3+ Joker symbols for a Mystery Win. The more Joker symbols, the higher the win!
|Matching Joker Symbols||Mystery Win (coins)|
Summary table Wicked Circus
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||April 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,3%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Jokerizer mode and Mystery Wins|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 5|
|Min. / Max. bet||£0.10 up to £10|
|Coin value||0.01 up to 1|
|Max. prize||6.000 coins|
Is this latest version worth the hype?
Jokerizer and Dark Joker Rizes fans will love the new variation on the ghostly clown graphics. Wicked Circus plays it safe by not deviating too far from the tried and true bonus features of the first slots. However, players will appreciate the added control over Mystery Wins that the Hold Spin feature allows for, even if it costs 60 coins per spin as opposed to Dark Joker Rizes’ random Free Spin after a Mystery Win feature (free is spoiling, though limited to 1 spin). The promise of a 6,000 coin Mystery Win is standard across all three games, and while the RTP of this slot is right on par with Dark Joker Rizes, the original Jokerizer still beats them both out with an average RTP of 98%. All things considered, fans and newcomers alike will cross their fingers hoping to glimpse that creepy Joker on the reels of this high variance slot for the chance to win big.
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