This is an intergalactic adventure with a difference: pick up the jewels to create some fantastic prize payouts in this superb slot game from the developer Rival Gaming.
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 gameboard 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 payouts.
As ever, 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 paylines 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 Autospin are also available from the players’ dashboard.
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.
You are looking to match three or more of the same symbol on an active payline, beginning from reel 1 at the far left of the game board and moving right. If you can achieve this, then some great payouts are yours to be enjoyed.
Match three of the playing card symbols, for example, and you will earn from two to four coins, with four paying ten to 20, and five matching playing card symbols earning from 60 coins to 100.
The jewel symbols, meanwhile, pay in the following denominations:
The “special” symbols are the most lucrative, paying out up to a maximum of 1,000 coins for matching five diamonds. For more information on the lucrative rewards for this group of symbols, consult the paytable which is accessible via Star Jewels’ dashboard.
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.
All in all, the Wild symbol is one to enjoy!
There is a reassuring simplicity in Star Jewels which helps it to stand out from the all-singing, all-dancing slot games that have entered the market in recent years. All of the action takes place on the main game screen, and this helps to keep the action fast-paced rather than waiting for separate screens to load up for bonus rounds etc.
This is a slot game that remains a bit of an assault on the senses however: the gameboard is about as colourful as you can imagine with its vibrant symbols and technicolour payline indicators that run along the side. Even the sound effects when you spin a winning combination are rather in your face.
That said, Star Jewels is still a hugely enjoyable game to play and your experience will not suffer as a result of this visual and audiological onslaught. Instead, you will be focused firmly on picking up some steady wins that are bolstered by the presence of that elusive Sticky Expanding Wild. If you fancy trying this space adventure for real, then try it out at Slots Capital Casino.