Intro: Game Theme
Before comic book movies became a massive industry, it was a much sillier affair. It was full of adult men in spandex suits, with the most obvious and obnoxious acting known to man. That is the era Batman & the Joker Jewels uses as its theme, and it does so splendidly! This slot is very different from Joaquin Phoenix’s stellar performance. It is bright, colourful and most importantly, fun! Join Batman and Robin as they try their best to stop Joker’s dastardly plans. If you get super lucky, you might be able to keep some of the loot for yourself!
The graphics are not amazing, but they have this odd charm to them. The theme is silly, so you do not expect mouth-watering, realistic graphics. Not that Playtech do not give it their best shot. The Joker is well known for his eccentric suit colours. Is it any surprise that the background image matches both the style and colour of his signature hot pink outfit? Symbols also look quite cool. Best of all, they have animations! Nothing too amazing, but every icon moves about a little bit when part of a winning combination. The over the top visual style may not appeal to everyone. That said, if you can get used to it, you will never mistake it for another game!
- RTP: 95,01%
- Betting Range: £0.25 – £125
- Max Win: Progressive Jackpot
- Similar Slots: The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad, Age of the Gods
How it Works
You play this Playtech release on a five-reel board with 25 paylines. This time around, the winlines are fixed, meaning you cannot turn them on or off. Wins are granted when you collect three or more matching symbols, starting with the leftmost reel. All icons in a winning combination must be adjacent to each other in order for the prize to be awarded. Just like the rest of the theme, the control panel Batman & the Joker Jewels uses is colourful. You can open the paytable, change your total bet, use Autoplay, toggle Turbo Mode and spin the reels. You can wager anywhere between £0.25 and £125 on each spin.
Symbol designs are what truly gives this slot its crazy charm. You can find all sorts of weird things scattered about on the reels. Batarangs, wristbands, teeth, toy guns, ridiculous looking cars and motorbikes, as well as Robin, Batman and the Joker. All three are based on their appearance from the Adam West era of Batman movies. We also have two different Wilds; a maniac smile Wild and the bat-signal Wild. Keep a close eye on them, since they are the most valuable icon.
Every main round spin has a chance to activate the Joker Wilds bonus. This bonus is activated randomly, and adds up to nine smile Wilds in any position. These Wilds can substitute for symbol except for Scatters. If you are lucky to have them flood the reels, you can get a mouth-watering win!
Collect three Scatters on reels one, three and five to win free spins. During this round, you will be made to pick between the Crown Prince of Crime and the Caped Crusader. This choice is important due to the new addition only active during free spins; the Bat-Tastic Multiplier Meter. The character you choose will have a 5x multiplier added to their side of the meter. The meter then moves left or right depending on the Wild symbol. There is no set number of free spins either; they keep going until you hit the End on the multiplier meter.
Finally, you have the progressive jackpot bonus game. In it, you are tasked with winning one of the four progressive jackpots. You do this by clicking facedown fields on the board, and revealing the colours beneath. Each colour corresponds to one of the four jackpots. The more valuable the jackpot is, the more difficult it is to win! The top jackpot requires five symbols for its meter to complete, while the smallest one only requires two.
We have to give credit to Playtech, they know how to make a good game! Progressive jackpots never feel tacked on. Instead, they are something you constantly work towards, while the other two bonuses keep you entertained. We really like the chaotic visuals the developers went for in this release. If there is one thing we would like to see improved, it would be the RTP. At 95%, it is more than respectable. However, modern games comfortably go above 96%, which can make Batman & the Joker Jewels a hard sell.