Not to be outdone by all the other gaming studios out there, Fugaso give us its interpretation of life underwater on its Jewel Sea slot. Crystal clear waters, sunken treasure ships and three jackpots to play for… should Microgaming’s Mermaids Millions – perhaps the most famous of underwater online slots ever – stand aside? Could Jewel Sea just be the best underwater adventure yet?
The Jewel Sea slot dives us down to the sea bed. Where else could it possibly be taking us? Scattered across the wet sand at the bottom is a sunken treasure ship. And from its hull spills out all the treasure. Treasure chests, gold coins, jewels, it’s all there and all for the taking. Bubbles float gracefully up and across the reels, reminding us that we need to breathe once in a while, and fishes swim past to say a quick hello. While 10 paylines might seem slight, like NetEnt’s Starburst (perhaps the most enduringly popular 10 payline slot) we enjoy the Pays Both Ways system on Jewel Sea. And so it’s up to the reels we go. Floating on screen, the symbols are made of Red, Green, Blue and Orange jewels, along with Anchors, Ship Wheels and Crowns rounding off the rest. Looks to be a lucrative underwater find!
Fugaso’s slots are easy to understand. All the buttons appear clearly signposted at the bottom of the screen, with the main ‘spin’ button bang in the middle. Paytables and game information is easily accessible and it doesn’t interrupt the playing experience. When we do start spinning the reels, all eyes are fixed on the Treasure Chest which awards 25,000 coins for five of a kind. Now that’s one treasure chest we definitely want to open.
The Crown is the slot’s Wild. Perhaps it belonged to a king who was on the boat that sunk? Or King Neptune himself? Either way, it’s one that we want to see on the second, third and fourth reels. When it does come into play, it expands over the entire reel, substituting for all symbols to create loads of winning combinations. Even better, when this does happen we also bag a Re-spin, with the chance for three more Re-spins. Using the spins wisely we can play for Fugaso’s progressive jackpot. The Mini, Midi and Maxi jackpots are staples of Fugaso Jackpot slots, and once again they appear here. As the jackpots increase, it’s up to us to decide how much we’ll bet for the chance to win something worthy of a royal.
Feeling hot and want to cool down? Then the alluring watery environment of Jewel Sea is the place to go. And you know what? Even if you’re feeling cool, this water looks like it would keep anyone warm. Temperature aside, Jewel Sea has everything we need in an underwater slot. Great graphics and three jackpots. We won’t say bonuses because it could do with a few more (but then again from slots fans’ point of view every slot can always do with more bonuses!) but with the Jackpot prizes on hand we can forgive Fugaso for that as we swim in search of sunken treasure.