Star Jewels produced by developer Rival Gaming is a space odyssey where you collect precious gems that may add up to prizes in this 5-reel and 10 variable paylines slot. The prizes much like the jewels can come in many forms including up to 1,000 coins per active payline with 5 diamond symbols!
Standard graphics and effective music
Star Jewels is packaged with some standard graphics, which are not amongst the best you will see. Lower level poker symbols pay you entry-level prizes, with precious gems constituting the mid and higher level prizes. The background is a scene from space with a star at the centre illuminating a dark blue abyss. The symbols themselves are not very sharp, though there is some mild animation during wins, along with a change in the cold, dark blue background colour to a warm red. The music creates a mysterious, suspense-filled sensation and the sound effects are remarkably subtle during base spins, which I like while becoming more pronounced during payline wins.
Sticky expanding wilds
The sticky expanding wild can appear on reels 1 and 3 and when it does it will expand to encompass the entire reel if in doing so it forms new wins. Furthermore, the wild remains sticky for one additional free re-spin for a shot at even more prizes.
Features that lack sparkle
Star Jewels lets you bet with as little as €0.05 to as much as €50 on coin value ranging from €0.01 to €1 and a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 96.10%. The graphics are a bit of a letdown for which the music and sound effects just cannot quite compensate for. The shortage of features is another drawback to this game and with a maximum of 10 paylines, one would have expected some greater out of this world prizes. This is not a bad game by any stretch, but with a medium variance, you will likely find that regular wins of a larger size are hard to come by so you will need a larger bankroll if you want to continuing playing. With so many games out there with a similar theme, it is difficult to put in a solid argument for playing this game over some others out there. If you do choose to play it, I suggest your play with all 10 paylines to maximise your chances of winning.