Star Jewel Slots has a space or science fiction theme. It also involves lots of precious jewels to collect along the way. This is an intergalactic adventure with a difference: pick up the jewels to create some fantastic prize pay outs in this superb slot game.
Star Jewels is your classic five-reel, three row slot title that delivers plenty of bang for players’ buck. The jackpot prize from the main game board may only be a reasonable but unspectacular 1,000 coins, but this is greatly enhanced by the addition of the Sticky Expanding Wild symbol, which triggers re-spins and expands to cover whole reels to produce some fantastic pay outs.
The symbols involve playing cards along with four different jewel symbols. The four jewels have different colours of red, blue, green and purple. There are other jewel symbols to take notice of such as pearls, sapphires, diamonds and hearts. Gameplay involves a player making a wager on one or all pay lines and spinning the reels, a match of at least three symbols will result in coin credits being awarded from at least six coin credits. For example, match four red jewels and receive 30 coin credits, but match five purple jewels and receive 250 coin credits. Each jewel colour will reward a specific amount of coins, and five of the other jewels such as the pearls and diamonds will result in higher wins. For example, five diamonds will see 1000 coin credits released. There is also a Wild symbol, and the wild symbol is not just a sticky wild, but also an expanding wild. The jackpot for Star Jewels Slots is 1,000 coins.
All wins are multiplied by the number of coins staked per spin apart from scatter wins, and only the highest paying win will be paid from each spin should you enjoy multiple combinations.
Players are free to choose which of the ten pay lines they want to play with, with coin values from 1-5 also modifiable; resulting in bets per spin ranging from 10p to $50. Bet Max and Auto spin are also available from the players’ dashboard. Also, there are only 10 win-lines – fewer than the 20 to 50 you get in most recent online slots.
This game uses the gems / jewels graphics which have become popular recently due to the proliferation of mobile phone games. The graphics are certainly impressive. What you’ll be hoping for are the special wild symbols, which come with sticky respins. You’ll also be hoping that those wilds trigger wins over several lines at once.
The bonus features in Star Jewels Slots involves the special and Wild symbols. There is no other bonus game, but the opportunity to win free spins and re-trigger the free spin feature. The free spin feature for Star Jewels Slots is both sticky and expanding for the Wild symbol. In order to trigger this feature, the Wild symbol must appear on the reels and will expand to substitute for all the other symbols, except the scatter, and turn them wild. The Wild symbol will also remain in place on the reels, and can re-trigger more free spins while they are on the reels. This will continue until all of the free spins are awarded.
The symbols in Star Jewels can be split into three main camps: the playing cards from Ace down to Nine, the glittering jewels; of which there are four that can be distinguished by their colour – purple, green, blue and red, and the “specials”, which are made up of a blue sapphire, a heart, a pearl and a diamond.
There is just one more symbol to look out for in Star Jewels that can make a huge difference to the balance of your kitty. The Wild symbol is both expanding and sticky, which means that it will take over the reel on which it appears (which will only be 1 or 3). So the Wild symbol will expand to fill an entire reel when doing so will create additional wins (apart from scatter wins), and all sticky wins will remain on screen and trigger a re-spin whenever they appear. Any additional sticky wilds will continue to trigger re-spins and remain on screen until these are satisfied.
With no free spins or multipliers, the standard wins become your main focus. Fortunately, there are several with decent pay outs, especially when you consider you can spin for only 10 coins. The best is a glowing diamond, which is worth 1000 coins for 5, 300 for 4, 50 for 3 and 2 coins for just 2 from the left. This is followed by both the ruby and the pearl, which clock in at 400 coins for 5 and pay down to 3 of a kind. The sapphire comes next at 300 coins for 5. Other gems are the remaining original symbols, with a purple one, green one, blue one and orange one in that order.
The jewel symbols, meanwhile, pay in the following denominations: Red – three pays 6 coins, four pays 30 coins and five earns 120 coins. Blue – three pays 8 coins, four pays 35 coins and five earns 150 coins. Green – three pays 10 coins, four pays 50 coins and five earns 200 coins. Purple – three pays 15 coins, four pays 75 coins and five earns 250 coins.
This is a very futuristic slot from the angles of the playing card symbols to the space-like view behind the reels gives you a feeling of outer space. There is a chilled out techno type track playing with beeps and drums in the background. This is very relaxed for the most part, then springs into life when you get the expanding wilds and respin part of the game. When you spin the reels you will see stars (or maybe diamonds) and have a better view of the space scene below. Wins are animated, though there is only so much you can do with gems, so expect them to float around. Sticky wins get a gems fountain, plus energy beams going through the winning combinations. So start playing Star Jewels Slots now!