Joker Max Slot Review – Kalamba Games
There are so many providers in the casino industry now, due to new studios opening every year. This results in game releases daily across sites. Some studios are on the rise thanks to success from some game releases. Kalamba Games is a studio that we see more and more thanks to their innovative slot releases. I recently reviewed ‘Pyro Pixie’, which I really enjoyed playing and think it is an underrated game release. Now we have got to 2020 and no Kalamba games had been announced to start off January. Until recently, the studio has recently released the new title ‘Joker Max’, across all sites.
Joker Max does have a saturated joker/ old school fruit machine theme. The background is a simple coloured image with simple effects. The reel border is gold and visuals are basic. Some players do prefer, compared to complicated visuals and many different features. These themed games typically make up the simplicity with high volatility on offer.
This game has a setup of 6 reels by 4 rows, this includes 40 set pay lines. This game is high variance due to the set RTP of 96.10% and a volatility rating of 10/10 by the provider. You can bet from £0.50 – £3740.
Joker Max Symbols & Paytable
Joker Max has 13 symbols in total, this includes 6 low paying symbols. These are represented by cherries, plums, grapes, watermelons, lucky clovers and bells. There are also 4 premium symbols, these are represented by bars, double bars, triple bars, and red sevens. In addition to these paying symbols is a joker wild, star bonus scatter and the jackpot symbol. The highest paying symbol is the Joker Wild, this symbol pays 20x for 6 across a pay line.
The joker wilds an appear as multiplier wilds too, with values of x1,x3,x5 and x10. This wild will substitute for all symbols except the bonus scatter and the jackpot symbol. The multiplier will depend on which hyper bet level you are spinning on.
Joker Max Features
Central to this game is the Hyper Bonus. This is activated when you land 3 or more star scatters during one spin. The number of spins and multiplier wild value depends on which hyper bet level is active when you land the bonus. With the lowest being 5 free spins with 1x multiplier wilds and the highest as 12 free spins and a multiplier wilds being 10x. During spins for every 3 bonus accumulator symbols you collect you will be awarded 3 extra spins.
In addition to the free spins feature is the bonus jackpots. 7+ Jackpot Symbols = Bronze Jackpot (20x), 9+ Jackpot Symbols = Silver Jackpot (100x), 12+ Jackpot Symbols = Gold Jackpot (500x ) and 14+ Jackpot Symbols = Platinum Jackpot (5,000x ).
Overall, I think this game is simple but the volatility saves it. Kalamba games seem to love having hyper bets, which means you only get the best multipliers and highest free spins if you do such high stakes which I do not like at all. This game is not for low stakes players and aimed at high rollers, i hope this changes in future games by Kalamba. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.