Jewel Falls Slots
Jewel Falls is a 5x4 reel slot by Nucleus Gaming - brand new for 2023. Is it a diamond in the rough or a shining gem of a slot game from the darkness? Read on to find out what we thought!
This mining themed slot game has modern graphics, a funky soundtrack, cascading reels and a free spins bonus round. Let's get into it.
The key features in Jewel Falls are:
· Wild symbol
· A cascading reels feature, which sees symbols drop down after a win to be replaced by new ones
· A Jewels scatter feature which unlocks the free spins
· Auto spins up to 150 goes
· Buy into the bonus round
This is a medium variance game. So some base game wins are good but the main big winners will be found in the bonus round.
The cascading reels feature here is represented by a literal cascade - like water falling in an underground mine. During a cascade, winning lines that fall in are paid out left to right - doubling your chance to win!
The top payout is 600x your bet on a full screen of Red Diamonds (or Wilds). So double that if you hit it during a cascade, for a total max payout of 1200x on the base reels. Not bad!
One the downside though - Jewel Falls' animation could be better. We're sure you won't mind if you hit a big winner though eh!
Bonus Round - 10 to 25 free spins
To get into the Jewel Falls slot bonus round you need to hit three of more Jewel scatters.
The bonus round then starts you out with either 10, 15 or 25 free spins. Which number depends on how many scatters you hit.
- 3 Jewel scatters means 10 spins
- 4 scatters offer 15
- 5 scatters give 25 free spins
During the free spins round you'll trigger the cascade feature more often.
Or of course, you can buy into the bonus round and pick which level you want. Out of our test run, we made our money back 2 out of 3 times we did this - and one time we made a good win.
The graphics are OK, but basic gems and the weirdly animated cascade feature let the game down a bit. Still, we had fun with the bonus round for sure!
- Fun game overall with an interesting cascade mechanic
- Decent payout potential on the main reels with a 1200x max win
- Reels look good but the special effects could be better