Journey to the Far East in this 5-reel, 9-payline online slot, developed by Amaya Gaming. This slot does feature fewer paylines but makes up for it in rewards and bonuses (what we all secretly crave). Fewer paylines doesn’t affect the appearance of classic slot symbols, 2 wilds, scatters and free spins. The bonus round hides a delicious bonus round in which the player can win up to 500x their trigger bet.
Thematically, Jade Idol tries its best to flaunt its graphical fidelity, with reels taking up most of the screen. Asian ships float on dark, silent waters in the background and symbols that populate the reels include a beautiful Asian women, Scatter Skyline, Diamonds, Asian Hand Fans and many more.
About the Developer
Canadian developer, Amaya Gaming has an aim to capitalise on the ever-advancing technology of online gaming, mobile, and land-based casino industries so they can further optimise player satisfaction.
One of the developer’s calling cards is their ability to create slots with high quality graphics. They also currently hold exclusive rights to all DC Comic characters including Justice League, Batman and Superman. Their games come in 3 to 5 reels and range from 1 to 100 paylines with grid slots appearing in some of their games. These games are often quite diverse, with a large variety of bonus features like free spins and bonus games stuffed full of wilds, scatters and multipliers. With strong partnerships with some of the biggest brands, top-tier graphics and engaging gameplay, Amaya is truly a formidable player in the online casino industry.
About the Game
Two wild symbols are featured in this slot. Kitty represents the wild symbol and only appears on the first four reels. However it does substitute all other symbols apart from the Scatter Skyline so is more than worth the agonising wait! For players looking for a big slot payout, they must have 3 matching symbols (unless it’s a scatter) to win.
The mischievous Green Monkey represents the second wild symbol, and only appears on the fifth reel. It substitutes for all other symbols except for the Scatter Skyline. The player will receive a scatter pay whenever they have 2 or more Scatter Skylines. 5 scatters will net the player 100 coins.
The player must convince foxy Kitty to land on the first reel and bribe the cheeky Green Monkey to perch on reel 5 in order to unlock the free games. Easier said than done. Once unlocked, the player will be awarded with 5 free spins while all wins achieved during the Free Spin mode are doubled. Amazingly, this mode can also be re-triggered for an additional 5 free spins.
The other bonus named after the grinning Green Monkey will be activated when the player gets the Scatter Skyline on reel 1 and the Green Monkey on reel 5. The player will have 3 bonus attempts to work with. If in this time, they manage to match 3 symbols, they will be awarded with the displayed prize.
If the player is unlucky and misses out on any matches, a consolation prize of 2x the bet will be awarded so all is not in vain. This round can also be triggered during Free Spins and allows the player to win up to 500x their bet.
Jade Idol is a visually stimulating and rewarding game that is easy enough for players of every skill level to attempt. Exciting bonus rounds and other features will definitely ensure return spins across the board.
Game rules can be found within game.