Creating a chain reaction of winning explosions is the goal in Jewel Blast, a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from Quickspin. The highlight of this rather basic game is the Blast Bonus feature where cascading reel re-spins can deliver a string of wins. Play on all devices from between 25p and £100 per spin.
Quickspin has kept things pretty simple in Jewel Blast, both in terms of design and gameplay. The reels are set against a star-filled blue backdrop. You’ll see lower value A to 10 symbols alongside 5 brightly coloured gemstones. The best of these are the red, yellow and diamond stones, each of which awards a payout of double your total bet if you land 5 on a payline.
More rewarding still is the wild – this can land on all 5 reels and substitute for all other symbols apart from the bonus. Land 5 wilds in a row and you’ll win a payout of 20 times your total bet. Joining the standard wild is the Bonus Wild. This doesn’t offer any payouts in its own right but it does trigger the Blast Bonus feature whenever you land 2 of them on the same spin.
All symbols adjacent to the Bonus Wilds (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) are blasted away. New symbols drop in to replace them and a new payout consideration is made with the new symbols in place. These Blast Waves continue until there are now more Bonus Wilds on display.
That’s your lot as far as features go. If you want traditional free spins, pick me rounds and the like then look elsewhere as you won’t find them here. You can expect to land the Blast Bonus feature at regular intervals though.
Variance wise, Jewel Blast is in the middle with top payouts of 1,252 times your total bet on each spin. Expect plenty of play for investment here. If you’re looking to stretch a limited bankroll, then this is a decent place to start. Like most video slots in the Quickspin catalogue, Jewel Blast is easy on the eyes and ears. There’s a glossy feel to the visuals which are complemented by a futuristic soundtrack.
Just like its stablemate Illuminous, Jewel Blast combines classy design with hypnotic, medium variance gameplay. It won’t have enough thrills for action junkies but for everyone else there’s some simple entertainment to be had here. If you want something more complex, the superb Volcano Riches should do the trick.