|Min Bet Per Line|
|Bet Range||0.40 - 80|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
Gems Gems Gems is an online slot game brought to you by software manufacturer WMS. The title says it all really – this game is all about gems. Gems are everywhere on the reels, and there’s a clear blue backdrop to prevent you from getting distracted from them. Then again, with the superb quality of the visuals here, you would really have to try hard to look away from the stunning jewels. They sparkle and glimmer and have such an amazing sharpness to them, they might as well be real. They come in all shapes and sizes as well; there are round rubies and teardrop shaped sapphires, white and yellow diamonds, calf emeralds and more.
What’s really remarkable about this offering, though, is its layout. Or better to say, its layouts (plural). There is one main set of reels, which features your common grid of 5 reels and 3 rows with a total of 20 active paylines which are fixed. Then there are three other sets of reels just like the main one, only smaller. You will see them to the right of the main set. So, in total this makes for 80 paylines across all four sets of reels, and bets span from a minimum of 40p per spin up to a maximum of £80 per single spin.
The different reel sets spin independently from one another throughout gameplay. However, what Wild and other special symbols land on the main set will also be transferred to the other sets once those stop spinning. Only then will the payouts be calculated.
The Wild symbol can land in any position on any of the reels, and it can even appear in full reel stacks, which is great. In addition, the Wild can substitute for all of the other symbols bar the Scatter, and in doing so it can help form more winning combinations. However, the Wild doesn’t offer any payouts of its own.
Just like the Wild, the game’s Scatter symbol can land in any position, anywhere on the reels. What’s more, it will be responsible for triggering this title’s single special feature – the Freespins bonus. To trigger it, all you need to do is land any 3 Scatters on any of the 4 reel sets. You will receive 10 free spins as a result of this, and if you get more than 3 Scatters you will also receive a bigger cash prize. In addition, you will get a 3x multiplier on all free spins winnings.
But you even get a bigger multiplier for your free spins if you land 3 Scatter symbols on more than just one reel set. For example, landing them on 2 separate sets of reels will award you a 6x multiplier, and for 3 or all 4 sets, you will get a 9x and 12x multipliers, respectively.
Better yet, players get the opportunity to re-trigger this feature and earn an extra 10 free spins on top. This makes for a potential 20 free spins total, and you can access this the same way you triggered the feature to begin with. Simply land another 3 or more Scatters during the same spin. Keep in mind that during the free spins bonus round you will be playing on only one set of reels.
Gems Gems Gems ranks pretty high as far as its variance goes. Therefore, tread carefully with this one, as the stakes aren’t that low either. As for the visuals and setup, WMS has done a great job and provided both an exciting and visually rich slot game.