A muscle-bound Italian security guard in a bulletproof vest that shows off his bicep tattoos sits outside the elegant stone facade and display window of an upmarket Italian jewelry store. Inside, the grey-bearded owner serves his customers. But the player is part of a gang of clever criminals, who are after the gold and gems…
This is the scenario behind Crazier Jewelry, a slot title from BlueGem software. As players have come to expect from this developer, the graphics and animations are in impressive full-colour 3D, and no effort has been spared getting the luxurious backdrop and game symbols to look spectacular.
The accordion-driven backing music mixes Italian romance with a hint of menace, calling to mind the theme tunes of great heist-caper movies.
Continuing the Theme Throughout
In keeping with its atmosphere of refined Italian sophistication, Crazier Jewelry uses none of the Poker symbols so common in other slot titles. Instead, all the icons relate to the jewellery-store theme. The lowest-value prizes are won by the diamond-encrusted platinum watch, which is worth 5X, 15X or 75X the line bet for three, four or five of a kind.
In ascending order of value, next comes a diamond ring, then an emerald-and-diamond necklace on a spectacularly busty dummy, a fortune in gems scattered on a cushion, stacks of gold ingots, and a jewelled leather purse. The security guard is the Crazier Jewelry slot symbol with the highest value; he is worth 5,000X the line bet for five of a kind.
Wild on Reel 3 Only
Like almost all slot games, Crazier Jewelry features a Wild symbol that can substitute for all other ordinary icons to form more winning combinations. In this case, it is a security surveillance camera, but it only appears on Reel 3. However, it can also stack to cover the whole reel, so it can be very rewarding.
Free Spins and Click Me Bonus Features
Luxury shoppers love a little free gift to sweeten the deal, and Crazier Jewelry applies this philosophy to slot games, too. The title features not one, but two bonus features: the Free Spins Bonus and the Click Me Bonus. The old jeweller is the game’s Scatter icon, and three, four or five simultaneous appearances anywhere on the reels will trigger 3, 6 or 9 free spins.
Play and prizes continue as usual during free spins, but a drop feature is added. Any symbols involved in winning combinations disappear after they have been registered, and new symbols drop into place. If these form new winning combinations, the drops continue and increasing multipliers are applied to the win. When no new wins result from a drop, the free spins round resumes.
A black ring box is the other Crazier Jewelry slot bonus symbol. Three of a kind in any position triggers the Pick Me Bonus. On a new screen, players are offered a selection of magnificent rings. They must choose one to reveal a hidden bonus prize, which is also automatically increased by any multipliers that apply on the spin.