This Jolly Jester is yet another oldie game, with the Jester as the Wild symbol, paying a very nice 10,000x the line bet for 5 of him, if ever you can get all of him. I never did. Don't think I ever will either. The Jester doesn't double any wins with it, it doesn't expand, it doesn't come stacked, so is yet another dumb symbol. The Castle is the Scatter symbol, 5 of which pays 100x the total bet, and getting 3 or more of them triggers the Jolly Jester Feature. Thankfully though, these scatters trigger the free spins game, and not needing some other bonus symbols to do so. All the other symbols in the game pay from 2000x the line bet down to 100x the line bet for 5 of each kind. Hmm, not really up to the average paytable standard, and slightly on the low side, but this is okay generally.
In the Jolly Jester Feature, 9 boxes are shown on the screen. Keep picking on them until 3 same symbols are matched, thereby awarding the corresponding Free Spins game. There are 3 types of them. The 'Free Spins' - 10 free spins are awarded with an increasing multiplier for every spin, starting from 1x on the first spin, The 'Jester' - 10 free spins are awarded with every King+Queen symbol turning into Jester Wild symbol. All wins are doubled. The 'Castle' - 10 free spins are awarded with every King+Queen symbol turning into Castle Scatter symbol, and paying as Scatters. All wins are doubled. Which of the 3 types are best? None, actually. I thought getting the Jester game would pay nicely, with more Wilds on the reels, but it didn't work out that way. The Castle Scatters game did pay quite well, but the Free Spins game gave low payouts, the increasing multipliers not getting any wins in most of the spins, thereby failing to provide any good wins, which it actually could. Just not my lucky day I guess.
Honestly speaking, Jolly Jester plays quite well, being more well-balanced than most other games. My credits went up and down, up and down, but never getting too far away either way. The Jolly Jester Features seem to be well balanced too, usually appearing within 100 to 250 spins, unlike some games that may go beyond 400 spins to get them. This may not be a high variance game, so don't expect too much out of it, but Jolly Jester can provide you with lots of fun and entertainment, if the rather poor graphics do not affect you too much. Hehehe.