This WMS Gaming developed slot takes frozen gemstones and uses them as the theme of its game. Cool Jewels resembles Bejewelled and other games which have gone on to be rather successful in social gaming circles, but make no mistake about it – this is a slot machine game. Cool Jewels can be played for with dirt cheap (50p) or somewhat costly wagers (£200), thanks to its broad wagering range. The unique thing about this game is that it is played over 6 reels, and there aren’t actually any paylines. Instead, players are required to bag combinations or clusters of symbols across the reels of the game in order to win.
Cool Jewels has been fitted with a rather wonderful cascading reels feature. This is similar to the avalanche reels found in other slots. Basically, when a player lands a winning combination, those symbols will explode, and be replaced with new ones from above. By doing this, Cool Jewels allows you to potentially win multiple times with just one spin of the reels.
Wilds symbols can also explode. Wilds are plentiful in this slot, and there are four different types. Those wilds are Shocking wilds, Unstable wilds, Shattering wilds, and Persisting wilds. Match three identical types of wilds and they will explode in their own fashion, leading you to further big wins.
Cool Jewels does contain a free spins bonus, and that bonus round is triggered when a player lands 4 or more of the Cool Jewels logos. They must be exploded on the reels, so you will need wilds to help you do that. With this bonus, players can win up to 20 free spins. Then in the bonus round, players can land an extra 5 free spins for every bonus icon they destroy whilst the bonus is in session.
Cool Jewels is a fun game to play. It is not going to wow everyone, and we’ve seen its features before in other slots, so it’s not exactly original. Even so, the combination of features in this slot makes for exciting gameplay.