Jewel Of The Arts
The Jewel Of The Arts Slot Machine is a glittering show piece game. Jewel of the Arts is a many faceted casino wonder.
Jewel Of The Arts Facts
- Superb re-skinning of IGT’s classic Diamond Queen slot machine
- Excellent sound and graphics creates an unbeatable gaming experience
- Three scatter symbols activates this slot’s free spin bonus round
- Players receive three free spins with locked wild reels
- Maximum of three middle reels locked on the final free spin
- Pick up the extra spin symbol to earn extra bonus spins
Jewel of the Arts is another first class slot machine from IGT. It was one of a number of games that saw release in mid-2014 considerably bulking up this development house’s roster after a quiet 2013. What it lacks in new game-play mechanisms it more than makes up for with sonics and graphics, providing a first class gaming experience that’s in line with what we’ve come to expect from this leading Las Vegas brand.
The music on Jewel of the Arts has an almost 1980s style synthesizer slash club beats feel with a fast paced drum track with lots of oriental sounding overlays. Throw a dash of pipe music into the blend and you’re starting to get the mix – this is accompanied by expressive string noises and an old school mechanical reel sound to create a very enjoyable base-game experience.
Graphically there is a lot going on with the Jewel of the Arts slot machine. The game uses Chinese style reel symbols, which look like they’ve been painted with a large, colourful brush stroke. The game is set in a beautiful orchard style background complete with floating peach blossom, giving you an incredibly immersive playing environment that’s both exhilarating and relaxing all at the same time.
The main game in Jewel of the Arts plays out over a standard casino slot grid featuring five reels each with three stop spaces. Players are given a symmetrical twenty pay-line arrangement on which they can place their bets – with both the option to control the number of lines and wager amount from the status bar. There are two special symbols in this game – the wild symbol that can substitute for any other symbol on the grid, barring of course the scatter symbol that grants access into this slot’s free spin round.
Stop in three of the Fan Dance scatters in the middle three reels and you’ll activate the Jewel of the Arts bonus round. This takes you to a second set of reels where you’ll receive just three spins – but three spins with a big difference. For each of these spins an increasing number of locked wild reels will stick in place. The first spin features one locked wild reel. The second spin sees two wild reels locked in place, with all middle reels locked in as wilds on the final spin. Needless to say there is a huge amount of winning potential available from these spins, with the prizes on offer here often outweighing the wins you’ll receive from slots with much higher free spin counts.
As one last little extra bonus, you can even land a special extra spin symbol during the bonus and earn yourself an extra spin at the level on which it landed. This can be especially useful if you land it on the third spin, guaranteeing you two huge spins where you’ll land a whopping amount of prizes.
Slot Professor Says
Of course fans, if you’ll excuse the pun, of IGT games will recognise Jewel of the Arts as a re-skinning of Diamond Queen. This new version of the slot machine has much better music and for some reason the whole Eastern theme is more endearing to the player than the old swords and sorcery shtick offered by the original game. There’s plenty to like about the colourful graphics and the intense music, although I do wonder if IGT are losing their place at the top of the pack to more artistic producers such as Microgaming and Net Entertainments. However it does seem that this development house still has the fans’ eyes and ears in Las Vegas, giving it the edge on the competition.
The game-play in Jewel of the Arts is simple but highly addictive. This is a casino experience that offers a very playable base-game in the classic multi-line mode that leads to a bonus round where you’re more likely to pick up the biggest wins on offer from this title. There’s plenty to win in the free spin round too – which is what will often make or break a session with this slot machine.
So how would I advise you to play this game? Well this game should be played for low stakes only as you’re looking to definitely hit the bonus round here, which will spew out the cash even if you’re just playing for mere pennies. However, if you don’t hit the bonus round then only putting in small amounts of cash will make sure that you protect your bankroll in the long run.