We’d all love to get our hands on some glittering jewels. Well if you play the Novomatic slot machine, ‘Just Jewels’ then the big wins can come along and before you know it, you might even be able to pop down the High Street and buy some jewels of your own. It favours the old style of slot games but it’s still a game you will get a lot of pleasure from whether playing for free or you play for real cash.
‘Just Jewels’ has a total of five reels and on those reels, are a total of nine pay-lines. That’s not a fixed number so you do need to be working out how many to activate on each spin of the reels. It’s also required for you to set your stake before each spin. That’s easily achieved by using the many control buttons that are situated underneath the reels. That gives this game the look of the slot machines that you will have seen in the pubs, clubs and amusement arcades up and down the country. Those control buttons certainly keep themselves busy as they can also help you win more cash via the gamble feature (more of which later) and allow you to access the pay table to find out more about the game.
You can use the control buttons to set either one, three, five, seven or all nine of the pay-lines. No problems setting your stake either, the minimum cost of playing with all the pay-lines activated is nine coins and the maximum 900. Just gamble an amount that you won’t mind losing and have fun when playing this game, whether it be on your PC or iPhone.
The symbols in this online casino game include green, blue purple and red jewels. That fits in well with the theme and makes for a colourful set of symbols. There’s also a pile of cash, a Euro symbol, some gold bars, and a crown. The latter is the one you most want to get on a pay-line as that will pay you 500x your total bet if five arrive on a pay-line. It’s a little bit disappointing that there isn’t a wild or bonus symbol in this video slot as there’s no bonus game to try and trigger.
However, there is a scatter symbol and it’s the large euro sign (will that change after Brexit?) Its duties are a bit on the light side in this game because of the lack of a bonus round for it to trigger. One key feature in this slot is that wins are paid out on adjacent matching symbols so that increases the players chances of getting some winning combinations.
There’s a gamble feature in this slot and although it can be exciting, it’s also a bit dangerous. Get a win in the base game and you are given the chance to try and double it, all very tempting. All that is needed is to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. If you can, then that win you’ve just had is doubled, get it wrong and it’s goodbye to all that win. Just be a bit careful with this and try to keep winnings secure.
Although this jewel themed slot isn’t the most complex game out there, it’s still important to find out a fair bit about it before playing with real cash. To do that try some free Just Jewels slot games and see how everything works once those all-important reels start to spin. It’s also important to access the pay table as that is full of useful information. That includes how much each of the winning combinations pay out and details about the rules of the game, so key research there.
There are several other top slot games that have similar gameplay to ‘Just Jewels.’ For example, you can give ‘Lucky Twins’ from Microgaming a spin or two. That also has a total of nine pay-lines and doesn’t have a free spins round but does include a wild that appears on all its reels. Then there’s also the Microgaming slot ‘What a Hoot’ which is another nine pay-line video slot but is of low variance with a higher RTP.
Novomatic are keen on their jewel themed slot machines and the ‘Just Jewels’ video slot is an entertaining if not spectacular slot game. The look of the game is a bit basic but the fact it looks like a slot machine you’d play in the amusement arcades appeals to me. The lack of a wild symbol is a bit of a downer but paying on adjacent reels is a boost. If you want to play a slot that gives you a break from free spins and other bonus rounds, then play this game though just a side game would have been handy. Be careful with that gamble feature and don’t return wins soon after receiving them.