Get your wetsuit ready and prepare to dive in to the deep! Treasures will await for the bold in Jewel Sea Pirate Riches, an entertaining slot from Fugaso gaming studios.
Once again it is time to lift that Jolly Roger up and bring out your inner pirate. Adventurous slot with superior graphics, inspiring theme and Day 2 Day™ jackpots has become one of the most popular games from Fugaso. Interesting special features and fun gameplay gained good feedback from both our review professionals and players around the world.
How it Works?
The slot is built with a traditonal online videoslot approach using 3x5 game table having 5 rolling reels lined in 3 rows. There are 10 paylines in total so it is not as complex as some of the latest products with expanding reels and dynamic platform. Win are formed both from left to right and from right to left making it one of the so called Both Ways category products. We discovered that the player can’t change the number of paylines to further tailor the bet size.
To keep it simple and easy to follow, there are only 7 basic symbols in the game. The best paying icons are special theme-related symbols that are treasure chests, message in a bottle and anchors. Lower wins are marked with red, yellow, green and blue jewels with a golden lining. Only one special symbol has been created in the game. That is the Jewel Sea Wild that will substitute for all other icons and can appear on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reel.
Since Jewel Sea Pirate Riches is a progressive jackpot slot, the exact maximum win cannot be clearly stated. During the basic gameplay it is said to be 10,000x your bet size on a single round. The jackpot can basically grow exponentially up to millions of dollars. The minimum bet size is set to $0.10 per spin and the max bet is $25.00 per spin. In theory, the maximum win during the basic play is then $250,000.
Jewel Sea Pirate Riches RTP% (Return-to-Player)
For having both regular and jackpot game, Jewel Sea Pirate Riches’ RTP is given with separate numbers. The total return-to-player is 96% consisting of 91.50% for the basic play and 4.50% for the jackpot game. Usually we’ve considered slots with an RTP of 96% or higher to be above average so this product will just hit that mark. So overall we’d say it has a medium level RTP as there are slots that have better return-to-player and there are slots that have less.
It is a high volatility title meaning there are less wins on average but the return is higher than average. What we love about Fugaso is that they always reveal their hit frequency transparently. For this particular game the hit frequency is 22.70%. This indicated mostly that you should be winning on almost every 4th spin you take.
The main spice in this product is highly related to the Jewel Sea Wilds. When you land this symbol, it will expand to the whole reel covering all rows and forming large wins while the other reels will re-spin. If you get another wild symbol, the existing wilds will stick and you’ll get another re-spin. The maximum number of re-spins is 3 since it is not possible to have more wilds on the reels. Needless to say, the top wins are generated with having all 3 wilds in play while hopefully having highest paying regular symbols on the first and last reels.
Those really big bucks are however present in the additional jackpot feature. It’s been revealed that the odds for getting in to the jackpot game are better for players playing with higher bet sizes, which is obviously not ideal from the equal treatment perspective. There is no minimum bet though so everyone can trigger this function randomly on any single spin. The symbols on the table are not related to this feature as it can appear anytime. A giant treasure chest will appear on the screen and the regular gameplay is paused for this.
In this Fugaso’s trademark Day 2 Day™ jackpot game you get to open a treasure chest with a guaranteed win. The options are to win a Mini Jackpot, Midi Jackpot or Maxi Jackpot. These progressive prizes can bring players additional wins from some hundreds to thousands of dollars daily.
Jewel Sea Pirate Riches is a fun and simple slot that is easy to follow. We think it has been built with high quality and the design really stands out giving the Pirates of the Caribbean vibes. For some tastes it might be too vanilla with not that much flexibility on bet sizes, gameplay tools and low-ish max win during regular play. For most of the players it will be fun past-time offering care-free and simple mechanics.
- RTP: 96.00%
- Volatility: High
- Paylines: 10
- Min Bet: $0.10
- Max Win: $250,000 (10,000x)
For us it was the first-ever Fugaso product reviewed so it took a bit of time to adjust. For example the game’s speed adjustor has been ”hidden” under an alarm clock symbol without any further information. Also we found out that it is not possible to control the sounds any other than having it muted. Perhaps it could be a nice added touch to be able to manage the FX sounds and music separately. Overall, we found this game amusing and worth a try.