- Reels: 5
- Winning Lines: 243
- Coin Values CAD$/$/£/€: 0.5
- Max Coins per Line: 10
- Max Per Spin CAD$/$/£/€: 250
- Wild Symbol: Yes
- Scatter Symbol: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Bonus Features: No
- Progressive: No
- Jackpot: 4000
- Software: Microgaming
Reel Gems from Microgaming is 5 reel slot game where you find precious stones, gems and jewels that offer number of bonus elements and provide some entertainment outside of the normal spinning action, such as free spins and a respin feature. The slot gives players 243 ways to win on its 5 reels that means that the standard payline structure is dispensed with and it’s possible to win here just by landing matching symbols in adjacent reels. The main symbols themselves are rather humdrum of five big gems of different colours although they are nice and sparkly.
Special symbols include a Reel Gems wild which appears only on reels two and four and a diamond ring symbol which triggers the feature. Low value symbols are the 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, poshed up a bit to match the gems.
Winning combinations occur from left to right in any position on the reels for line payouts.
- The payouts in coins for five like symbols are given as White Gem (4000), Red Gem (2500), Green Gem (2000), Blue Gem (1000), Yellow Gem (500), Ace (200), King (200), Queen (150), Jack (150), Ten (100)
and Nine (100). To convert to credits the payouts are multiplied by line bets.
- You only have to alter two variable factors when it comes to placing your stakes at this slot machine; the number of coins that are bet and the size of the coins that are bet. You can choose to put down 1 to 10 coins of the following sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25 and 0.50.
- You would also have to select the number of active lines which would then be multiplied with the other factors to calculate the total bet.
- There is a fixed line multiplier value of 25. So, if you opt to place 1 coin worth 0.01, the total bet will actually be worth 0.25. Likewise, a maximum stake of 10 coins worth 0.50 would be 125.00. That gives you a lot of opportunity to change up their bets with every spin to suit your desired betting strategies.
Symbols and Features
The least valuable symbols are denoted by the traditional playing card symbols such as 9, 10, J, Q, K and A ans these icons may not be worth much but they will provide you will some welcome wins throughout the game.
The symbols that you really want to find are the precious stone icons. These go up in value as they become more rare and more beautiful. Starting from the least valuable and going up there is a yellow quartz, a blue sapphire, a green emerald, a red ruby and a brilliantly white diamond. You can easily discover how much each of these jewels is worth by clicking on the icons as they appear on the reels. All wins are multiplied by the quantity and size of the coins bet per way.
There are a couple of other very important symbols on this slot machine, both of which will reward the players with some special gameplay features. The first of these is the wild symbol as depicted by the “Reel Gems” icon. This symbol only appears on the second and fourth reel and is itself not worth a penny. However, the beauty of this wild symbol is that it will substitute for all game symbols to complete wins. Also there are no paylines, so if one wild appears on the reels then you have a very good chance of finding a winning combination.
Fifteen free spins are available in Reel Gems and to trigger them what you’ll have to is land three, four or five of the big diamond ring scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. All wins landed during this feature will be tripled and it’s also possible to re-trigger more spins from within this round.
Respin feature allows you to have another spin of individual reels after every main game spin of Reel Gems. So, if you are just one symbol short of 5 of a kind, you can try your luck by clicking the “Respin” under the relevant reel. This will come at a cost, so you’ll have to take a bit of a gamble to get that 5 of a kind jackpot.
Jackpot to win
The only symbol that the wild will not fill in this slot game is the scattering gold and diamond ring symbol. This is a very precious symbol indeed because it will start a round of 15 free spins whenever 3, 4, or 5 appear on any of the 5 reels. These free games can be retriggered and all wins that are achieved during the bonus round will be tripled. So, keep an eye out for these rings because they are sure to spin you into a frenzy, with a grand total of 120,000 coins available to win instantly turning this into a high limit game.