Jade Charms slot review
Jade Charms slot has a jewel-based theme, specifically the highly prized Jade stone. This beautiful green stone features heavily on the reels and naturally they spin on a green background with a scroll of characters around the edge and are unusually basic and low definition for Red Tiger's normally glossy artwork. The same can be said of the sound effects and musical notes, just some simple harp and xylophone rolls as the reels spin. So will these charms bring divine fortune to your balance?
On the reels...
The usual Red Tiger game of 20 pay lines over 5 reels of 3 rows each is the format we get here, whereas similarly themed games such as Play'n Go's Jade Magician and Ainsworth's Jade Tiger have 15 and 30 lines respectively. The lower values are card icons in Oriental script which offer prizes of 1 to 2x bet for a 5-of-a-kind. Naturally Jade jewellery forms the premium icons of which bracelet, earrings, pendant and ring pay 3, 4, 5 and 6x stake respectively for the 5. Like all those symbols, the Wilds appear stacked and on all reels and pay the best win of 10x bet for a full line.
As usual Red Tiger haven't left us devoid of random in-play events and on Jade Charms we get the Magician's hand occasionally appearing to place single Wilds onto random reel positions with no limit to the amount, can be 2 to 15.
Magic box bonus
Should you land 3 of the free spins icons anywhere in view then you will be treated to an enhanced series of spins. When you look at the game grid you will notice a little handle on the right of the reels. Firstly you pick a scatter from the triggering ones to get an amount of free games which can be 4 upwards. The jewellery disappears from the reels and is replaced by Wild symbols and you will often see the Magician open this Magic Box to reveal extra spins or a win multiplier for that spin which can be up to 30x. Should he reveal one of the jewellery icons he removed from the reels, you will see a large block appear on the grid with no other icons in view, for a guaranteed big win. The Magician usually acts on average every other free spin.
Jade Charms slot is of both gentle volatility and sound effects, which has a way of keeping you spinning. You only have a maximum pay of 200x bet in the base game and a possible 300x bet for a line of Wilds in the free spins with a 30x multiplier. This may deter some players and indeed this is not a game I would personally play usually, but the bonus game is easily triggered and quite addictive! You get a charming 96.18% RTP too. Strangely for a low-variance slot, Jade actually did charm me...Review by Gamingslots