Yggdrasil Gaming fittingly described The Dark Joker Rizes–launched on January 1, 2015–as a playful adventure through a dark basement. It is the first game in the Jokerizer trilogy; the other two installments in that series are Jokerizer (March 2016) and Wicked Circus (October 2016). Joker Millions (April 2015) and Empire Fortune (October 2016) are other joker-inspired games under from Yggdrasil. The Dark Joker Rizes competes with games like Play’n GO-owned games Fire Joke and Mystery Joker, Mega Joker by NetEnt, and Super Joker from BetSoft.
A shadowy but humorous clown is the basis for The Dark Joker Rizes whose game play requires players to match three, four, or five things.
The Dark Joker Rizes Game Characteristics
The Dark Joker Rizes’ volatility rating is 157, has 10 pay lines, and its grid measures 5X3. There are seven symbols—six ordinary and a special symbol. The ordinary symbols are: an orange-and-golden star, a blue “7”, a yellow-and-gray blazing church bell, a bunch of purple grapes, a green lemon with a patched skin, and a bunch of (three) black-and-red cherries. The special symbol is a mystery win-activating joker face: a clown with a white face, purple eyes, red lips and yellowish teeth; and wearing a purple fool’s cap fitted with three golden jingle bells.
A loading progress page shows The Dark Joker Rizes’ four special features: a mystery win, promises jokers, sticky jokers-activating bonus respins, and a possibility of winning as much as 6000 coins in a game round.
The Dark Joker Rizes’ coin values are: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.07, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, and $2.00. The cash bets: $0.10 (minimum), $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $.70, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 (maximum).
A multiplier slot game, The Dark Joker Rizes has these payouts for three, four, and five matching symbols, respectively. The star pays X60, X120, and X300. Number 7s offer X40, X100, and X200. The church bell gives X20, X60, and X100. The bunch of purple grapes offer X20, X60, and X80. The patched green lemon offers X20, X40, and X80. The cherries pay X20, X40, and X60.
More than two multicolored Joker faces can appear on the grid—whether scattered or in side by side reels—thus activating the so-called Mystery Win. Hereby, the payout is: between 20 and 6000 coins for two Joker faces; between 1000 and 6000 coins for three Joker faces; between 3000 and 6000 coins for four Joker faces; and 6000 coins for five Joker faces.
There are three ways of triggering the Mystery Wins (with its random bonus spins): 3+ Joker faces aligning by luck during the regular game; two Joker faces aligning during the Jokerizer play mode (it can also be freely activated by regular winning combinations) that costs 20 coins minimum bet in each round; or betting 200 coins during the Guaranteed Jokerizer play mode that awards a free Joker face as headstart.
The Dark Joker Rizes’ non-progressive jackpot is $12000. It has good software, and the circus music-based ambience sounds (like the clown’s sarcastic laughter) and the HD graphics (especially the mysterious basement) are spooky.
Luck in The Dark Joker Rizes
A game of chance, The Dark Joker Rizes’ RTP rate is between 79.7% (in regular mode) and up to 96.3% (if betting 200 coins), resulting to a house edge of between 3.7% and 20.3%.