The robbery of jewels is an often repeated theme in the online slot world, so the theme of Microgaming’s 3 reel classic slot, Jewel Thief, should be more than familiar to anybody has ever played an online slot game before. This release breaks from the norm, and offers multiple paylines as well as a special feature, so the excitement level is somewhat more than you would get in a standard classic title; however the basic theme doesn’t come off as well.
How to play Jewel Thief slots online
Anybody interested in having a peak at this 3 reel, 3 payline online slot will need to choose their coin denominations first, which range from a lowly $0.25 up to $5. Once this has been done, players can opt whether or not to go for the maximum of $15 for all 3 lines, play a simple $0.25 per single payline minimum bet, or go for something in between those wagers.
There are six icons in this slot that can be used to accomplish a winning payline. The single bar, double bar and triple bar are all common icons, whilst the combination lock is designed to fit in with the theme of the classic slot. Other icons include the game’s logo and a blue, glittering and shiny diamond – the jewel you are predictably trying to steal.
Jewel Thief Bonus Features
There is but one special feature in this classic slot, so when players encounter it, they better make it count. That special feature is the wild symbol. In this classic slot, that icon is represented by the game’s logo. As with any wild, in any slot, this wild symbol will substitute itself for any symbol the player needs to complete a winning payline, making it an invaluable tool in the player’s arsenal to win a big payday when playing the Jewel Thief classic slot.
Jewel Thief slot Payouts
Players can only wager 1 coin per line, so this makes the pay table somewhat simple to understand. Any 3 bars will payout the lowest coinage in the slot, with 5 coins being the prize for this combination. A better combination is 3 single bars on a payline as this offers 5 times that amount, for a total of 25 coins. The medium paying symbols are the double bars and the triple bar icons, which award payouts of 50 and 100 coins respectively, whenever 3 of their symbols appear on a payline.
Finally, the best paying standard icons are the combination lock and blue diamond symbols. The former will offer 300 coins when 3 are struck on a payline, while the latter offers a giant 500 coin payday for 3 icons on any active payline.
The Jewel Thief jackpot
Any gamer hoping to walk away with a big jackpot should pay attention now, because by lining up 3 of the wild game logo icons, you will win a jackpot. However, what the jackpot is depends entirely on what payline you strike 3 of the icons on. Doing so on the first (central) payline will see you win 1,500 coins. Doing so on the second payline (top) will see you win 3,000 coins. Yet, if you manage to line up all three symbols on the bottom payline (the third line), you will win a top non-progressive payout of 6,000 coins.
Other notes on Jewel Thief
Although this slot does contain a number of standard classic slot icons, and the graphics are okay at best, half of the icons are relevant to the theme. This makes it worth a look if you are finicky about themes, because many other classic slots’ icons have little to do with their themes.
In real money, players can win up to $30,000 with a maximum stake and a jackpot win.