|Manufacturer:||iSoftBet||Bet Per Spin:||£0.10 – £20.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||95.50%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Beetles don’t often appear as magical creatures in stories and fables but perhaps they’ve been a bit undervalued in the past; Beetle Jewels is an online slot looking to remedy that omission, it’s developed by iSoftBet and and you can find out how it works right here.
Beetle Jewels is a five reel slot with three rows and ten fixed paylines; an intricate golden frame inlaid with blue gems borders those reels while the backdrop consists of a wooded scene complete with fireflies trailing lights behind them.
The higher value symbols consist of four multicoloured beetles, the most valuable of which is worth 5000x your line stake; 10, J, Q, K and A represent the lower values.
The wild and the scatter are one and the same symbol and that’s a glowing blue beetle with pretty purple wings; it’s also the only symbol contained in a golden circle. At least three will activate the bonus while two will act as normal wilds, substituting for all others to help form winning combos.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the beetle scatter/wild symbols anywhere in view for which you will receive an initial ten free spins which can be retriggered by landing more scatters.
There’s also a slightly complex extra feature here so listen carefully…..
On each spin a standard symbol will be picked at random and shown above reel three; after that spin all symbols on the reels where that chosen one lands will match it as long as the following rules are met:
- If the chosen symbol is a beetle (but not the scatter/wild) there must be at least two other beetles on separate reels.
- If the chosen symbol is 10, J, Q, K or A there must be at least three others on separate reels.
Wins will now payout for those symbols even if there are no combos on active paylines.
Once you get to grips with how the feature works, Beetle Jewels is a very enjoyable slot; it has some lovely graphics, a gentle soundtrack and the ability to set up to 1000 autoplays for the laziest among us. It also comes with an RTP of 95.50%.