For a start, this slot has a structure of 5 x 3 reels but only 10 paylines, which may seem a very low number for a slot that doesn’t have included in its arsenal any bonus round or free spins and additionally, only paying for combinations made from left to right; a somewhat daunting panorama for a player who not only wants to spend a fun time but expects besides to win some bills.
Soon after I started playing I realized that maybe I had underestimated the capabilities of this video slot; I discovered that the wild symbol, which is represented with the face of a joker, despite not having the ability to double winnings every time it participates in any formation of a line, it is a supremely dynamic symbol that constantly appears to help, not a little, but a lot from my point of view.
Another thing I noticed is that the best-paid game symbols appear with the same regularity of the other symbols made of numbers and letters, which improves our chances of getting payouts of major proportions.
To this point, “Jolly's Cap” still looks like a not so promising slot, but this is where it appears the term missing in the equation, and it is the “Scatter-Wild,” which is a symbol that, like a conventional wild, it has the ability to replace all other symbols, but additionally, it has the power to turn one or two icons, randomly designated, into wild symbols; by the way, this special symbol is represented with the image of a jester’s hat and appears only on reel 3. Having clarified this, we can set an example; say that the scatter-wild shows first a symbol “10” and then a “Q” both with a hat on the top, what happens next is that all the pictures represented with those same characters will be worn with a cap and immediately they will acquire properties of wild symbol and, if you have many symbols 10 and Q on your grid, certainly your payout will acquire interesting dimensions.
During my session, thanks to the scatter-wild, I managed to get a couple of big wins of about 100x my total bet, and several others with winnings between 25x and 99x my total bet; but not everything in these slots is ideal and rosy, we must keep in mind that having only 10 paylines, this game can counterattack with long streaks of dead spins; therefore, it is necessary to know the game previously, so we will get more confidence that at any time it will reward our patience, and hope that when this happens we are betting at some higher level to make the wait worthwhile.
Thus, “Jolly's Cap” is a game that has exceeded my initial poor expectations and now, objectively, I think it's a slot decent enough to be considered a viable alternative to playing at some casino that has this game within its portfolio.