Jewels and precious stones always prove popular imagery for modern slot games as perhaps because they are a primary sign of wealth and extravagance. Jewel Strike is one of these games and it looks absolutely fantastic. The game has been developed by Blueprint Gaming so you can usually expect a high-quality slot with some interesting bonus features. The aim of the game is to spin the reels and match corresponding jewels with the aim of winning some big jackpots. The game has five reels and a fairly modest ten paylines which suggest to us that the slot will be perfect for beginners and we have all the details below.
We definitely think this game will suit newer players with its simple structure. It is really easy to pick up and is easy on the eye. We had good fun playing it but feel that more experienced players may get bored rather easily with the 10 paylines. However, there are some nice bonus features to enjoy, and the game has a certain amount of charm. To summarize, we enjoyed playing it overall and cannot really find anything wrong with it. Certainly, check it out if you are a new player looking for an easy slot machine to get you started. Worth a few spins.
For newer players who are unfamiliar, the wild symbol substitutes for most other symbols on the reel and allows the player to pick up more winning combinations. Jewel Strike is fairly unique in the sense that there is no wild symbol or any bonus or scatters symbols at all. This may cause confusion as there are no winning combinations formed as a result, and it may disappoint some players, but there are still some bonus features to enjoy that are triggered in different ways.
This is the first bonus round, and it is triggered in the base game randomly. On any spin, a giant 3X3 symbol can appear anywhere on the reel, and the remaining 2 reels will then stop spinning in a way that guarantees a winning combination and sometimes even a big one. It is super simple and fun bonus feature that we found triggered quite often. The best part about it is that it can help you win big and you don't even need to worry about landing any special bonus symbols so just watch out for that 3X3 grid to see what you've won!
This is arguable, even more, fun than the Colossal Reels and you will notice the big button which reads "Epic Reels" just below the reel itself. This gives the player the chance to increase their bet in return for getting rid of some of the lower valued symbols. It is split into three sections, and you can receive a bet 5X, bet 10X and even a bet of 20X! This is all determined by how many symbols you can remove, and it is lots of fun and can result in some big wins.