The Gem Drop slot is Play’n GO’s gem bursting game, in which you might recognise some of the features from another, more famous NetEnt slot.
What is it that they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? In which case the Starburst mobile slot must be the more flattered slot machine of all the land. One of the most well played games of all time, other casino software providers have been doing their damnedest to copy it’s success, from Betsoft’s Boomanji and Fruit Zen, to now this Play’n GO game.
Not to say that Gem Drop mobile slot will be bad because it’s a copy. It’s just that when you start making comparisons, it’s hard to beat the original.
With 10 reels which pay both ways and a wild that gives one free re-spin, you can certainly see the similarity. They even both have the same 97% return to player rate.
However, the similarities are mostly cosmetic as they both play very differently. Gem Drop video slot plays slowly and is looks far better as a small Android phone slot or iPhone slot, than on any tablet. The bigger screens make it look fuzzy and hard on the eyes.
Equally, the random wild that comes every so often may give you one free re-spin, but you seldom get more than two on the screen or more than about 5x your bet. Very seldom do you feel like you are close to a jackpot win.
As comparisons go, this imitation isn’t so much flattery as Val Kilmer as Batman. A bad idea all around, and never as good as what ever will come before or after it.
This gem slot machine does come with a low betting limit and 3 progressive jackpot which does give it a little lift. However, as this is one of Betsson exclusive Play’n GO game, you can find this jackpot on a variety of other games, such as Jazz of New Orleans which is a lot more fun.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||3 Progressive Jackpots|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3% / 97%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 50|
|Free spins||No Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wild Symbols with Extra Re-Spin|
Wild with Re-Spin: What they call 'bonus blocks' are basically wild symbols, which often come in blocks of two, either side by side or on top of each other. We have seen four on the screen at once, but it's more of a rarity.
When these show up they replace all other symbols and give you one free spin of the wheels, with the wilds sticky on the screen.
Pays Both Ways: As the name implies, this mobile slot pays left to right as well as right to left, but you still only pay for 10 lines, though you are effectively doubling that number.
Progressive Jackpot: Get three wheels surrounding the symbols on the reels and you'll trigger the wheel of fortune game. Depending on the colour of the wheel (bronze, silver, gold), you'll trigger different games and amounts.
You have to get to the gold wheel by landing on the arrows in order to win one of the three progressive jackpots.
Triple or Double Gamble Feature: After every win, you'll be given a choice to either triple or double your winnings.
If you choose triple, you'll have a pick of three symbols, only one of which will give you triple your money. For the doubling game, you'll have a choice of four symbols, 2 of which will give you double your money.
Choose wrong and you lose all your winnings.
There's better Play'n GO slots on mobile and better progressive slots to entice us to play. The Gem Drop slot machine is fun enough for a few minutes when playing on your mobile phone... until you remember that you'll have a far more fun time on the original NetEnt game.
If you are looking for this type of slot, read our Enchanted Crystals slot review tow find why it's far more fun to play for real.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 29, 2020 - Rating