Bejeweled 2 Review3/10
- Reels 5
- Paylines 20
- Coins/Lines 1
- Free Spins Yes
- Wild Yes
- Bonuses Yes
- House Edge 4.99-5.48%
- Max Jackpot 10000 coins
The Bejeweled 2 slots game can be found at Cryptologic casinos. Cryptologic also lease their slots games out to casinos using other software platforms. Cryptologic do not as standard publish the house edge of their slots games, however several casinos now offering their games – including InterCasino – do supply this information. Given the different information supplied by different casinos it is reasonable to assume that Cryptologic games are configurable and as such the figures in this review should be treated as a guideline only when playing at casinos that do not explicitly state the settings they use.
The second slots game inspired by the internet phenomena Bejeweled.
This game is a 5 reel game with 20 paylines and you can only bet one coin on each payline.
The ‘Wild’ symbol is wild.
There are three bonus features when playing Bejeweled 2. The first is activated when you receive 3 or more of the ‘Bonus’ bonus symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens a bonus wheel will expand over the reels and spin. The number that it lands on designates the multiplier that the total you bet on that spin will be subject to.
The second bonus feature is activated when you receive three or more of the ‘Bejeweled Game’ symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen showing a Bejeweled board. The board will fill with jewels and any winning combinations paid. This is completely random, the player has no control over the outcome and unlike the Bejeweled game cannot move jewels.
The third bonus feature is activated when you receive three or more of the ‘Freespin’ symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be awarded between 15 and 50 free spins depending on the number of Freespin symbols you received. Before the free spins start a dial will enlarge over the reels, you press the stop button and it selects a multiplier for your free spins.
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Closing thoughts about Bejeweled 2
Having a slightly lower house edge than the original is about the only real improvement that has been made with Bejeweled 2. When you take a game that is defined by player decision making and strip out the facility for the player to make any decisions, have you not defeated the purpose?