Created By Novomatic, Magic Jester Is Their Latest Release
Magic Jester doesn’t have that much magic in it, but the jester part is certainly true enough. Novomatic is the one that designed it, and they’ve made sure to include unusual action inside it, with magic reels and symbols which can double or triple, as well as some more regular wilds.
The game offers a classic inspiration for the most part, using pub icons and poker cards for almost all its symbols. The pokie has 5 reels, winning combos forming on up to 10 pay lines. Apparently, up to $800,000 could be won with it, but it is only a 800x multiple for the line bet.
What We Love
If the aim was to create a game that gives tribute to pub pokies , Magic Jester does an adequate job in that case, and manages to translate that kind of retro look into a modern game quite well.
The symbol list starts with the Jester, the only themed icon around. It continues with four classics, found in some of the oldest pokie machines, and I include here the red 7, the melon, the Liberty Bell and the cherry. Finally, we get to the regular list, which has poker icons.
There is only one symbol that has a feature attached to it, and that’s the Jester Wild. Its role as a substitute will apply to all other symbols that are trying to form combinations, and there are no exceptions in this case. The part that I found most appealing about this game is how unusual it plays once you get to its features. I’m talking about Magic Reels, something that you get each round, for one to five reels of Magic Jester.
The reels which will be highlighted this way will get certain symbols transformed, into versions that count as two or three icons. The symbols which are affected are the Jester Wild, the Bell, the 7, Cherry and Melon. There is even the possibility that you will get all five reels coming in the magic variety, with triple symbols, and that you could form combinations of up to 15 symbols this way.
High rollers will probably appreciate the option to spend up to $1,000 for one line, since few pokie machines allow this kind of thing.
What We Do Not Like
I think that it would’ve been a lot more fun, if there was a more interesting theme to accompany the Magic Reels.
It has its pros, it has its cons, I guess it’s that kind of game where the player has to decide how important it is to have a cool new type of action, versus a good chance at a profit. I for one wouldn’t go back to it.