New mobile pokies are all the rage in the iGaming world these days. Desktop gambling still has a huge market, but there’s a global shift towards gaming on smartphones and tablets, and NetEnt is right on top of that transition. They’re capitalizing with a range of new ‘Touch Slot‘ games, like the soon to be released Joker Pro Touch Slot.
NetEnt has been a top-tier provider of interactive, digital gambling content for years now, and we have high expectations for this one. The company published a teaser video for Joker Pro Touch Slot in late December. By all accounts, it’s sure to be another great one.
The teaser not only gives us a glimpse of what this new mobile pokies game has in store, but also let’s us observe exactly how it will play out on mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets. While it’s still considered a ‘coming attraction‘ for most operators, it’s actually possible to play the game now.
Set for full-scale release on February 9, 2017, members of Betsafe Casino can access the game early. NetEnt previously struck an exclusive deal with Betsafe to introduce all of its new mobile pokies on the Betsafe platform before they hit the rest of the developer’s licenced brands. Thus Joker Pro Touch Slot went live at Betsafe at the start of 2017.
Joker Pro Touch Slot Features
This new mobile pokies plays out on a standard 5×3 reel set with 10 paylines. It doesn’t come jam packed with features, but what it does have is quite unique, including Joker Pro Re-Spins and a Hot Spot Win feature.
The Joker name eludes to the abundance of lucky symbols on the reels, such as 4-leaf Clovers, Horseshoes, 7’s, Bars, Diamonds and Bells – all the symbols we most often hope too land in traditional video slots.
The Joker’s Hat is a Wild and Scatter of sorts, and only appears on the middle three reels, 2, 3 and 4, during the base game. Anytime a Joker Hat appears in any position on the reels, it triggers the game’s Joker Pro Re-Spin feature with Sticky Wilds.
When this occurs, the Joker Hat remains in place as a Wild, and only reels 2, 3 and 4 are spun again. The first and last reel become Stacked Wilds. This tends to generate some super lucrative payouts, and if another Joker Hat happens to land on any of the middle reels, another Re-Spin with Sticky Wilds will occur.
The key goal for players is to land three Joker Hats across the center of the three middle reels, triggering something called Hot Spot Wins. The easiest way to do that is with the game’s Re-Spin feature. Hot Spot Wins can unleash the game’s most incredible payout of 1,000x the triggering bet.
According to Betsafe, Joker Pro Touch Slot is a volatile new mobile pokies with a very high rate of hitting those Hot Spot Wins, too.
“The premise of the game is built entirely around the hot spot win and this is why it’s so volatile,” wrote Betsafe. “While we can’t confirm the rumours yet, sources very close to the developers tell us that hot spot wins tend to occur at ridiculously low intervals, which means that this prize isn’t elusive at all, and that’s why we believe people will go crazy chasing it.”