HOW TO PLAY JOKER RA
The basic layout and gameplay of Joker Ra are straightforward. It has 5 reels with 4 rows each, and you’re trying to match 3+ symbols along fixed paylines. That said, there are 100 paylines in total, and they cover almost every arrangement of symbols possible.
The stakes in this game are paid based on 1 coin per payline. In practice, this means that the lowest bet possible is $1, which is quite a lot (relatively speaking.)
That’s pretty much it – you hit ‘spin’ and enjoy the show. The base game features two special symbols, and you can probably guess what they do:
- Wilds substitute any other symbol. Additionally, any Wilds appearing on reels 2, 3, or 4 expand to cover the entire reel, making them quite useful.
- Scatters pay anywhere on the table with no regard to positions or paylines. There are two types of scatter symbols in this game, and they aren’t interchangeable.
With such simple core gameplay, the most interesting part of Joker Ra is arguably the complex Gamble feature it includes.
To the uninitiated, the Gamble feature in slots gives you a chance to increase winnings with some risk. However, Endorphina took this idea and improved it a lot.
Every time you win, you can click the Gamble button in the bottom left. This opens a mini-game with five playing cards – one face-up and four face-down.
The one facing up is the Dealer’s card. Your goal is to pick one of the four hidden cards. If your chosen card has a higher rank than the dealer’s, your winnings are doubled. If not, you lose them.
Cards rank as they usually do, with Ace being the strongest and 2 being the weakest. Additionally, there’s a Joker card that beats everything. The Dealer cannot draw the Joker. If you pick a card of the same value as the dealer, you don’t win or lose anything.
The important thing to remember is that you can see the dealer’s card before picking your own. Also, you can choose to use this feature up to 10 times for every win, doubling the payout every time. This can increase your profits exponentially, but if you lose at any point you’ll also lose everything you won up to that point.