Reel Gems from Microgaming
Microgaming has never been afraid to dig back into the retro style when coming up with its new releases and one game that is sure to fit the bill in this regard is Reel Gems. It’s not as old as it looks and while that might not sound like the biggest compliment ever, it simply reflects on just how well the game has been stylised. Visually, it has plenty in common with one of the most played games of all time in IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds, which is also available here on the site. Gameplay wise, it’s an unmistakable Microgaming title so let’s get straight in to seeing what’s on offer.
243 Ways and Wild Action
The reels are understandably packed with a variety of precious stones and related items like rings and the main goal, as always, is to line them up into the combinations that are on display within the pay table. Helping things along in this regard is the wild symbol, which is basically the game’s logo with “wild” plastered underneath, and there are two more special symbols to look out for.
Free Spins and Jackpots
The first of these special symbols is the diamond ring, which serves in this case as the scatter. Hitting three in view will take players to a separate screen where there is a choice of bonus features. You can go for five spins with a potential multiplier of up to ten times, or perhaps ten spins with a five times multiplier. If you’re a fan of extended bonus rounds then the package of fifteen spins and a multiplier that can rise to three times the standard value is the one to go for. The multiplier itself is determined at random following each spin and these aren’t your ordinary free spins. Instead, they’re win spins, meaning that if a spin doesn’t land a prize, the reels will spin again without knocking one off your remaining free games total.
The other symbol to be on the lookout for is the chest full of diamonds. Landing three at once will see each chest move to the front of the screen, with a precious stone on display. Three diamonds will award the jackpot amount displayed at the top of the screen, while any other combination will award an instant, fixed prize based on your stake.
Reel Gems is one for the jewels and gems theme purists and the retro style works well to deliver some compelling action. A choice of bonuses and the chance to win a jackpot are the icing on the cake too. If you’re not bothered about jackpots and simply want to play for fun, check out our version at the top of the page. If you’d prefer to play for real and take a shot at the jackpots then the casinos listed in the sidebar are sure to serve you well!