Beetle JewelsRating:Our Rating:
  • 3.50 / 5 5
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (69% score)

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Developer: iSoftBet

Free Beetle Jewels slot

Beetle JewelsRating:Our Rating:
  • 3.50 / 5 5
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (69% score)

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Beetle Jewels slot review

beetle jewels slot main gameBeetle Jewels slot is a fast-play 10-liner with a nocturnal forest theme and undertones of a magical night; indeed under the transparent reels you are treated to a nice image of the moonlit woods and and the mythical creatures within. The reels spin with a gentle musical tone and any wins created a tinkling noise when they land. Will any surprises emerge from the darkness though?

On the reels...
The 10-lines naturally appear over the standard 5 reels and 3 rows and the four different beetles are prominent as the only picture symbols, the rest being card icons. The Red Beetle pays a huge 500x bet for the 5-of-a-kind followed by the Green Beetle at 200x bet. The lowest card symbol pays 10x bet for the same and all the symbols are single. There are Neon Beetles on all reels and these form the non-multiplying Wild which also substitutes as a scatter. All Beetle wins will pay for 2-of-a-kind upwards, the card icons require 3 or more on a line. I think any experienced slots player will know where we are going with this....

Beetle bonus
If you land 3 or more Neon Beetle scatters anywhere in view, you are awarded 10 free games, which can be retriggered during the feature. The screen will then display a rotating view of all symbols except the scatter/Wild and stop on one symbol for each of the free games. If it is a picture symbol and appears twice or more, it will expand and pay across all 10 lines. Three or more card symbols has the same effect. Effectively you are getting a 10x multiplier on any scatter wins. If you get awarded the 'J' in the top window which pays 10x stake for 5, then if it lands on all 5 reels you get a full screen and thus 10x 10x bet wins. The jackpot is obviously getting the Neon beetle as your chosen symbol for that spin, and one landing on all 5 reels for a colossal 10x 500x bet win, 5000x stake!

Our View...
As you may have guessed half way through reading, Beetle Jewels slot is yet another clone of Novomatic's high-volatility Book Of Ra Deluxe, to sit alongside Play N Go's Book of Dead and Merkur's Mirror Magic Deluxe and numerous other copies. All developers seem to want a version of this slot, simply because the format is so popular with its exciting but rare bonus rounds which seldom pay poorly. So I cannot fault the mechanics of the game, a proven formula. The RTP is a decent 96% and the graphics and sounds quite nice. iSoftBet's little adjustment of having a different symbol selected for each separate free game as opposed to the same one for all 10 spins like the others mentioned may or may not be popular with Book of Ra aficionados. I personally think it's an obvious but original take on the idea...