The wombat says: The Orient – a fascinating and vast continent full of riches. A region that (according to this game) stretches all the way from India, across China and all the way to Japan. Hmmm, we’re not sure they have their geography right, but anyway.
As the title suggests Wombat Fans, Jewels of the Orient’s theme focuses on all things Oriental. So think cherry blossoms, buddhist temples and geishas. And speaking of which, the jewels in question are both real gemstones, but also the attractive women from various Asian countries in their ethnic dress. Well they are more demure than Tracy in the Ladies Nite slot machine– well done to Microgaming for not letting a little thing like PC get in the way of a good theme…
So, will you be scooping jewels by the bucketload? Or is this game a fake gemstone? Let’s spin and see.
Jewels of the Orient Game Play
Jewels of the Orient slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 9 paylines and your symbols on the reels are made up the lovely ladies who can be identified by following colours:
Blue – India
Orange – Thailand
Red – China
Pink – Japan
Green – Korea
These lovely ladies will also come alive when they land on the reels to a little ditty associated with their respective homelands. The other symbols on your reels are made up of a wooden jewellery chest and a porcelain vase. Then there’s the Jewels of the Orient game logo which acts as Wild symbol. Not only does it substitute for any other symbols on the reels (besides the scatter) but it will also reward you with a non-progressive jackpot if you manage to get x5 anywhere on the reels. Hurrah!
Meanwhile keep your eyes peeled for the Scatter which is the palace symbol in this game…
Free Spins Bonus
As we all know Wombat Fans, any self-respecting decent slot needs a bonus feature, and Jewels of the Orient is no exception! In fact the bonus feature is pretty awesome! Trigger off this slice of Oriental magic by landing 3x or more Scatter symbols. Now you must pick one box from a bunch of Oriental chaps – this will determine the number of free spins you receive. Pick again to decide what multiplier you’ll land, and also what cash win you’ll scoop.
The actual number of Scatters you hit in the first place will scoop you thee treats on the reels, depending on which boxes you picked:
– 5x palaces: 20 – 40 spins with x1 – x5 multiplier, plus a instant win of 50x – 120x the total bet
– 4x palaces: 15 – 20 spins with x1 – x5 multiplier, plus 20x – 100x total bet win
– 3x palaces: 10 – 15 spins with x1 – x5 multiplier, plus 5x – 25x total bet win
Yes that’s right, even the instant win alone can give you x120 your stake! We are in slot heaven!
Well, the jury’s out on this one here at Wombat Towers. Overall the Jewels of the Orient slot is a bit dated, both in theme and look and feel, especially when compared to newer releases. But that bonus feature must be one of the most lucrative Free Spins we’ve ever seen! So have a go at this slot, and with some luck you’ll reap your fair share of the fortunes of the Orient.