New Cool Jewels Online Slot Overview
The new Cool Jewels online slot is a recent slot game release by casino software developer WMS Gaming. Cool Jewels has been designed somewhat differently to regular online slots, featuring a game screen not unlike that of a classic arcade game. The reels consist of 6 reels and 6 rows but no paylines, as winning combinations on the reels are formed by any 4 or more matching symbols that land either vertically or horizontally on the game’s grid.
The main bonus feature in the new Cool Jewels online slot game is its free spins feature, which offers a number of spins depending on the scatter symbols that activated the game. Also included as bonus features are Cascading Symbols and 3 kinds of wild symbols that explode other symbols around them, creating the potential for consecutive wins.
Game Play and Graphics
The reels of Cool Jewels are set against a frosty winter backdrop filled with icicles and snow-covered spruce trees. To the left of the reels is a chart displaying how matching symbol combinations can be formed in the game, and a neat square pay table is positioned just below this chart.
On each side of the reels themselves is a dark blue temperature gauge: the gauge on the left indicates the value of each symbol in the game, and the gauge on the right houses any exploded scatter symbols until enough scatters have been collected to trigger the free spins feature. The reel symbols themselves consist of a number of colourful jewels, along with a bright Cool Jewels logo.
Reel Symbols and Scatter Symbol
On the reels of the new Cool Jewels online slot by WMS, players will find a selection of red, purple, orange, yellow, green and turquoise jewels, with each jewel displayed in its own unique shape and hue.
The game’s scatter symbol is the Cool Jewels logo, which lands to trigger the free spins feature. A diamond 10x multiplier symbol may also appear during the game, increasing the value of any winning combination in which it appears.
The new Cool Jewels online slot features 3 different kinds of wild symbols, each with a different function in the game. Green Shocking Wilds destroy all game symbols that are positioned diagonally to where the wild lands, pink Exploding Wilds explode all symbols that surround them in any direction and blue Blasting Wilds destroy any symbols that are positioned vertically or horizontally around them. Landing 2 matching wild symbols in the same combination will transform both into sticky wilds, which will remain on the reels until they have cascaded to the bottom of the screen.
Cascading Reels Feature
The wild symbols also form part of the new Cool Jewels online slot’s Cascading Reels feature, in which any matching symbol combination of 4 or more symbols will explode, disappearing and allowing more symbols to take the places of the previous ones. Each time this happens, the ‘Pay per Symbol’ meter to the left of the screen will fill up slightly, awarding players a higher payout when another winning combination lands.
Free Spins Feature
To trigger the free spins feature, players must explode 4 or more Cool Jewel logo scatter symbols, which will be displayed in the game’s ‘Free Games’ meter. Players will be awarded 8 free spins for 4 scatters, 10 free spins for 5 scatters, 15 free spins for 6 scatters and 20 free spins for 7 scatters. Every additional scatter symbol that lands will award another 5 free spins.