Players who want a more challenging and rewarding video poker game will find their needs addressed by Double Joker Level-Up. This game is the fifth version in the Level Up series developed by Microgaming.
In Double Joker Level-Up, a player is required to play four hands in a successive manner. But in order to play the next game, he must win the previous game. With each game won, you have the chance to win double payouts, thus, making Double Joker Level-Up a truly challenging and rewarding video poker game.
The Microgaming software at the heart of Double Joker Level-Up is one of the best in the online gaming industry.
• Excellent responsiveness to user commands
• Enable or disable the sound
• Game statistics can be displayed
• Four game speeds, namely, fastest, fast, medium and slow
• Free Card Ride allows players to proceed to the next level despite a losing hand in the previous level
• Auto Complete feature provides players with compensation in case a royal flush was not played
• Disable Double Game feature to have their winnings automatically credited; in default mode, the player’s winning combos are marked as held.
A drawback: Players do not have the benefit of Auto Play since they have to decide which cards to discard and hold.
Quality of Animation
Players find the overall website design for Double Joker Level-Up as excellent in many ways. The graphics including the fonts, symbols and images used are easy to read. The colors used are vivid without being too bright as to cause visual fatigue after an hour of play. The layout is organized with all of the crucial buttons clearly displayed.
But the background music requires improvement. Players will likely complain that the win sounds are not as exciting as those of other video poker games.
Players can choose from a sizable coin size ranging from 0.10 to 1.00 with bets ranging from $0.01 to $500 – truly, an excellent range where veteran video poker players are concerned. Bettors can also wager up to 5 coins for each hand.
For each stage, a player who wins against the dealer will have his winnings multiplied. For example, at stage four, his winnings are multiplied 8 times and at stage 3 by 4 times and so on.
Players should obviously aim for the royal flush hand, which pays out 4,000 coins. At stage 4, the winnings can be multiplied by 8 times, thus, resulting in a 32,000-coin jackpot. A 2 pair combination, the lowest hand in poker, will bring in 5 coins that can be multiplied depending on the level.
At the start of the game, all four hands are displayed on the screen’s right-hand corner with the first hand’s cards turned face up. You will then choose the number of coins on the screen’s left-hand side, which will then display the corresponding payout table. You will also set the game’s settings by clicking on the appropriate buttons on the screen’s bottom left side while your balance, game statistics, and game settings are displayed on the extreme left side.
You will also find the controls for game operations at the bottom right of the screen. You can click on the Bet Max button for a 5-coin bet and click the Deal button to deal the cards. You will appreciate that there are two wild cards – the joker – in addition to the standard 52-card deck.
What’s Hot and Not So Hot
Double Joker Level-Up is known for the following features:
• Auto Complete
• Free Ride Card
• Progressively doubled payouts
But its payout begins at 2 pairs, which high rollers may not appreciate.