Yggdrasil Gaming launched a couple of years ago, and has become a large supplier of games to many top operators. The company's main draw for their games is what they call their Jokerizer games, and the group has developed many games that feature the jester character. Unfortunately, the majority of these Jokerizer games end up being quite boring and lame, and despite the progressive jackpot, Joker Millions slot is not much different.
Joker Millions is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that features the traditional slot symbols found in many of Yggdrasil's games, as well as the jester symbol that is nearly identical to every other game in the series. The symbols include lemons, oranges, plums, cherries, bells, watermelons, and 7s, and the game's feature includes sticky wins, wherein wins see symbols stuck into place and the reels re-spin until no further win is set into place.
There is also a progressive jackpot to be won. The chance to win it can be triggered by spinning a jester on all five reels. The jackpot mode will start with the jesters held in place and the reels will spin. Every time you spin one or more extra jesters the reels will re-spin, and ultimately if you can fill all 15 positions on the reels with jesters you win the jackpot.
The game features a theoretical RTP of 94.3%, which is not great compared to Yggdrasil's other games, and in my frustrating experience players can expect to see a lot of times where they go a long distance without any wins at all.
Overall, Joker Millions is a boring slot machine that dangles the sweet progressive carrot in your face to keep you interested. Ultimately though I think that it ends up really lacking that killer app that makes other games so much fun to play. The game quickly wore on me, and I was looking for anything else to play that I could. This is unfortunately the case with many other Yggdrasil slots, which worries me moving forward. I do like some of the other games out there, but Yggdrasil really needs to go to another level with making their games engrossing, rather than focusing on graphics and building the number of titles like they've been doing.