Wild Jester (May 2017) is a jester-themed video slot made by Booming Games. It is one of the games in Booming Games’ Wild series, and is listed alongside Wild Cherries (November 2016), Wild Pride (October 2017), and Wild Diamond 7X (2018).
Jesters are a beloved theme, with suchlike games from rival developers including Jokerizer (May 2017) from Yggdrasil Gaming, The Twisted Circus (October 2012) from Microgaming, and Wicked Circus (October 2016) from Yggdrasil Gaming. The name “Wild Jester” denotes the circus clown-based Wild symbol that can form a Wild stack on the fourth reel. All Wild Jester symbols require three, four, or five combinations.
Wild Jester Game Characteristics
Wild Jester has a 5X3 grid, 25 adjustable pay lines, and only seven symbols. Wild Jester has three special symbols: a substituting double-pointed “Wild” fool’s cap—it is purple-and-white with golden jingle bells, set on a red drape; a “Special” white court jester—he is dressed in medieval clothes, wearing a four-pointed fool’s cap, and standing behind a green drape; and an armored circus clown standing behind purple drapes. The four Wild Jester regular symbols are: a golden-yellow A, a blue K, a pink Q, and a golden-brown J.
The Wild Jester “Bet per Line” (also the lowest bet range) can be: 0.01 (also the minimum bet), $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, or $20.00. Two factors—the “Bet per Line” and active pay lines—regulate the total bets and the payouts. As such, setting the entire 25 pay lines offer these total bets: 0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.25, $2.50, $5.00, $7.50, $12.50, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $125.00, $250.00, and $500.00 (maximum bet).
According to the $500.00 max bet, the Wild Jester respective payouts for three, four, and five combinations are: the “Wild” fool’s cap pays $1000.00, $20000.00, and $200000.00; the court jester in medieval clothes offers $400.00, $2000.00, and $40000.00; the armored court jester gives $500.00, $5000.00, and $50000.00; the A pays $300.00, $1500.00, and $6000.00; the K gives $200.00, $1000.00, and $4000.00; the Q pays $200.00, $500.00, and $2000.00; and the J pays $100.00, $200.00, and $1000.00.
More than three armored court jesters offer ten free games. In the free games mode, more than three medieval-era clothed court jesters can appear, thereby activating the “2-Way Pay” feature—this transforms the Wild Jester’s hitherto one-way pay lines (paying left to right only in the main game) into two-way pay lines (now paying left to right and vice versa in the free games). The potentially winnings-doubling “Gamble” feature requires players to either collect their wins or predict (by tapping respectively)—if it is a red Ace of Hearts or a black Ace of Spades—an upcoming playing card.
Wild Jester’s non-progressive jackpot is X10000 the $500 maximum bet, which, theoretically, is $5000000. The Wild Jester software is good, and the usual features are strategically and conveniently placed. The interesting sound effects do recreate the circus environment musically. In terms of graphics, the animation is realistic, ranging from the 3D symbols and colorful curtains to the brick wall in the background to the medieval dressing sense and medieval stained glass in the settings.
Luck in Wild Jester
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Wild Jester is 95.59% and the house edge is 4.41%.