Sitting somewhere in between casual gaming and slot machine, this Jewel Quest Riches mobile game will appeal to a very specific kind of player.
Do you love playing gem swapping games on your mobile where you have to swap symbols to make 3, 4, or 5 matching symbols in a row?
But do you also love slot machines where you simply spin a button to get wins?
Good news! This Jewel Quest Riches slot is exactly what you’ve been looking for. If you fall under neither of those categories, go play on Golden Mane game instead or something.
The base game isn’t your usual 5×4 slot, instead sitting on a 5×5 grid full of symbols that pay whenever 3 or more symbols touch horizontally or vertically.
Better yet, you get cascading wins, where on each win the symbols dissapear and more tumble down from above.
The more wins you get the bigger the multiplier on the wins – up to an impressive 12x multiplier in fact.
This is the part that makes Jewel Quest Riches by Old Skool Studios stand out.
Because what you get is a multi-level mini game, where you actually have to swap the gems on screen, with your finger if playing on the Jewel Quest Riches mobile slot, to create wins.
You usually get about 10 goes every time you enter the bonus games, and a multiplier in the end.
It’s strangely fun – in fact it’s generally more fun than the actual base game.
And that’s the main problem with this Jewel Quest Riches video slot.
By the end, you are constantly looking to enter that bonus game, trying to match the board and make it gold to get an extra bonus, you almost forget that you’re not winning much of anything at all.
Don’t get us wrong; we were able to play for a long time, happily, before we noticed that our budget hadn’t moved much of anywhere.
And if that’s what you are looking for in a video slot, then great. Knock yourself out.
But if you want a game that straddles both worlds a little more evenly, ie. you can still get decent slot wins, you should also take a look at Castle Builder 2 by Rabcat.
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|Mobile Slot released||August 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||4.81% / 95.19%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 10|
|Free spins||None as such? See features for details|
|Bonus rounds||Jewel Swap Mini Game, All Ways Pays, Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers|
All Ways Pays and Multiplier: All 6 symbols on the reels pay the exact same amount. The way you get any decent win is by getting multiple in a row.
You get wins by getting 3 or more symbols touching either vertically or horizontally. Very much like in the Moon Princess slot.
Then, those symbols will explode, and more will tumble down. For each successive explosion, the multiplier increases by 1x, up to a maximum of 12x.
Generally, we rarely managed to get more than 5 wins in a row, with 2 or 3 being far more common
Wild: The multicoloured gem is wild and replaces all symbols on the board to create winning paylines; except the scatter symbols, as usual.
The Jewel Quest Bonus: Get 3 golden lion scatters on the reels and you'll trigger the Jewel Quest Riches bonus game.
You have 8 worlds to conquer, each with a different ancient world theme (ie. ancient china, ancient Egypt, medieval etc...)
Every world has a board of a different shape, where you get anything from 8 to 12 moves to create as many wins as possible.
You create wins by moving the symbols across by one space, swapping gems to get 3 or more line wins.
For every 4 or more line wins, you'll get an extra multiplier to pick from in the end.
The goal is to create as many bigger wins as possible, whilst also turning the whole board gold by creating wins over the cases.
Once a board goes gold (ie. you've had a win on every spot on the board), you move on to the next level and get a jackpot bonus amount.
If you don't, you'll come back the next time to finish the task.
Generally expect around 20x to 40x your bet wins every time you enter the Jewel Quest Riches slot bonus, but not much more.
Once you've unlocked all 8 worlds, you can come back and pick and choose between any of the levels.
It's more fun than the original Castle Builder slot, we have to give them that.
We actually had a fair amount of fun in this Jewel Quest Riches slot on mobile, mostly because the bonus games come often.
We like gem swapping mobile games, so we looked forward to playing and hopefully getting a few wins rather than only spending the cash as we would in the none-gambling versions.
But, if you are after big wins and big thrills, this is not the casino slot for you. This is for those of us who like to spin, spin, spin, and hopefully not walk out any poorer.
If that doesn't sound right for you, but you still like the idea of playing on a good grid slot with multiple levels, you should also check out Viking Runecraft slot By Play'n GO which is more slot than casual game machine.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 24, 2018 - Rating