Just Jewels Deluxe Slot from Novomatic

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Gems mix with plenty of other wealth symbols in this upgrade of a classic Novomatic slot title. The result is a simple yet entertaining slot which looks bang up to date. If you enjoy the famous solid game play from Novomatic, I am sure you will appreciate being able to experience this in a game which does not (like many of their other titles) feel 20 years old! The main attraction with this slot is that wins do not need to start from the left hand side. Any adjacent symbols on a win-line will count. This leads to a lot more wins, as you can hit 3 of a kind starting on the 3rd (middle) reel and 4 of a kind starting on the 2nd reel.


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How to Win on Just Jewels Deluxe

This slot has no frills and no gimmicks, you’ll simply need to line up symbols to win cash. There are 10 win-lines, which cross a 5 reels by 3 rows of symbols grid. You will quickly spot that the symbols are stacked on the reels. This means that they come in long lines of the same type on the reels, often covering all 3 spots in view. Your biggest wins on Just Jewels Deluxe will come when you cover several reels in the same symbols. This will trigger all 10 win lines on some occasions.

While the different colored gems dominate visually, these are not the highest paying symbols. The biggest prize comes from lining up 5 of the very bright and detailed crown. This pays 10,000 coins (based on the default 20 coin per spin bet). You’ll also get 1,000 coins for 4 and 100 coins for just 3 of these.

Next come the pile of money and the gold bars, which share the same pay outs. You’ll get 1,000 coins for 5 of a kind, 300 for 4 and 60 for 6. After that come the brightly colored gems. These are split into two groups as far as the payouts are concerned. The red heart shaped gem and blue teardrop one are worth 400 coins for 5, while the green circle and purple square are worth 300 coins for 5.

The final symbol is a Euro sign. This is a little unusual on a slot (dollar signs are more common), though as Novomatic are based in Austria, in the heart of Europe, it does make some sense. This is a scatter symbol – which is not restricted to any of the win lines. 5 of them anywhere on the reels will get you 1,000 coins, with 200 coins for 4 and 40 coins for just 3 in view.

There are no wilds or bonus symbols in this game.


Sparkling Design of Just Jewels Deluxe

A lot of work has done into the detailed visuals for this game. The crown is the stand out symbol, with a glowing gold and red look to it and a lot of attention to the smaller details. Gems also look good, managing to look transparent and sparking on the reels. When you win with them there are animations where they glow and change size slightly – these are also nicely created and well worth seeing. Hold bars and piles of money are also nicely created.

In contrast to the visual effects, the audio for this game has not been updated at all. You could go back 20 years and find exactly the same crazy bleeping sounds when you spin the reels on Novomatic slots. This also applies to the ticking sound when you win – anyone familiar with Novomatic games will recognize this as the offer to gamble your win on the flip of a playing card.

The 10 win lines of this game can be reduced, and you’ll have plenty of flexibility with your coin size too. My preference is to stay with 10 lines, especially with the wins kicking in for consecutive symbols starting from reels 2 and 3 as well as the left hand side reel 1. You’ll find auto play offered.

Overall Experience

This slot looks great compared to many earlier Novomatic titles. It really is a basic game, with no wilds, bonus games or free spins rounds. If you are the type of player who appreciates the solid and traditional type gaming (especially when wins don’t necessarily have to start on the left), then Just Jewels Deluxe is certainly worth taking for a spin.

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