Jewel Journey

Jewel Journey promises adventure, but instead presents you with an uphill battle against poor design, a low return on investment, and medium volatility.
Jewel Journey - Eyecon - 5-Reels

Jewel Journey – Jewel Journey promises adventure, but instead presents you with an uphill battle against poor design, a low return on investment, and medium volatility.

Jewel Journey RTP 95.2%

Slot functionSlot description
Slot Provider:Eyecon
Slot date created:June 2016
Features:Configurable winlines, Bonus feature, Free spins, Autoplay, Gamble feature
Jewel Journey themes:5-Reels
Available on:Desktop
Win lines:25

Jewel Journey is being reviewed.

Theme and plot of the story

Jewel Journey aims out to create a vision of a jungle journey that, via its design, is meant to evoke the opening sequence of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Unfortunately, the evocation falls flat, with their depiction of Indiana Jones seeming more like one of the criminals than a hero, as was the case with the original.

Treasure maps, wild creatures, and different pieces of adventurous equipment, such as canteens and backpacks, are among the images shown.

Graphics, sounds, and animations are all included.

The first issue that Jewel Journey poses to the gamer is one of visual complexity. There are very few slots that feature assets that are technically well-drawn but are nevertheless aesthetically displeasing. The protagonist is a moustachioed professor wearing an old man’s fishing hat and granny glasses, the writing on the buttons is actually papyrus, and the jewels seem to have been plucked from a whole other game altogether.

The animations and noises are clumsy, as they have been cloned from other slots, and there is no background music to set the mood or give a sense of occasion.

Overall, the slot machine is an audio-visual disaster.


Jewel Journey is a straightforward five-by-three slot machine. The player has the choice of betting on any number of win lines ranging from one to twenty-five, which allows them to have exceptional control over the game’s volatility and bankroll. This is advantageous since the range of bets is quite narrow and the volatility is extremely moderate (see below for details).

The developers have built four separate extra games for Jewel Journey, however none of them are really interesting and none of them are able to compensate for the game’s poor aesthetics.

Wilds, bonuses, and free spins are all included in this game.

The Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the three Scatter symbols. Wins with a wild card result in a two-fold multiplier.

A simple picking bonus is triggered when three or more Wild symbols appear anywhere on the reels. The player chooses gems until two of them match, at which point he or she wins the value associated with the matching pair.

When three or more Tiger Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels, the Great Escape bonus is triggered. When playing The Great Escape, the player is presented with a three-way picking game with a maximum win of x100.

The Treasure Map bonus is triggered when three or more Map Scatters appear on the screen. This is another another game of selecting. In this game, the player selects one of five jewels, each of which has a randomly generated value behind it.

Lastly, the Professor Scatter sign triggers a Free Spins bonus, which is the last bonus. If the player receives three, four, or five Professor Scatters, he or she will be awarded six, eight, or twelve free spins, accordingly.

Bet sizes, return on investment (RTI), and variance

The return to player for this game is 95.21 percent, which is much lower than our benchmark of about 96 percent for average. This alone makes it difficult for us to suggest this particular slot machine.

The range of wagers available on the site we tested ranged from a minimum bet per spin of $0.25 (when playing all twenty-five lines) to a maximum bet per spin of $15.00 (when playing all twenty-five lines). There will be some high rollers who will be turned away because of this, but it should be plenty for the majority of low to medium stakes players.

The volatility of this game is medium, which makes it a poor fit for our favorite slot machine methods, which we will discuss below. Instead, wherever feasible, we choose slots with high volatility.


Jewel Journey does not have anything to recommend it at all. The slot machine is unsightly, poorly constructed, and exhausting to play. Three of the four extras are extremely identical selecting games, and as a result, they do not provide the diversity that they promise to provide.

Then, to add insult to injury, the return on investment (RTI) is quite poor. This is a time period that we do not suggest.