Try and collect as many pretty Gems as you can to play one superspin you’ll never forget in this Ice Gems mobile slot by JFTW.
Just For The Win (JFTW) surprised us with Icy Gems because it’s the exact same game as the last one they released, the Reel Talent slot.
And we loved that game. We gave it 5 stars. So why is the Icy Gems slot machine only getting 4? Honestly, it’s the graphics and animations.
We know they are probably trying to keep things simple and clear to make the symbols pop out on the smaller mobile screen, but we prefer the warm fun tones of singing animals, than these monotone wintry gems that feel flat on the screen.
It’s a shame because the mechanics here are unusual and a whole load of fun – if incredibly frustrating. Confused? So were we.
We didn’t get the appeal of this Icy Gems slot bonus at first because it doesn’t come easy.
Icy Gems may be a 20 payline video slot with 5 reels and 3 rows of diamonds and emeralds, but there’s no scatters or free spins. Instead, you are looking to get 3 wins on 3 paylines to get a super spin.
When you get a win, the symbols are locked in ice on the left. If you don’t manage to get 3 wins in one spin, you do get a free re-spin to try and catch some more.
The Superspin then happens when you’ve collected all 3 symbols, and you get a big spin with ONLY those 3 symbols on the reels.
So if you get 3 wins with the diamond symbols, and it could be 3 of a kind wins or 5 of a kind wins, you would have collected 3 diamonds in the icy storage compartment.
That means that during your super spin, the only symbol on show is the diamond, guaranteeing you 5 of a kind wins over all 20 paylines.
It’s amazing to watch when it happens, and it doesn’t happen often. But even when you store three different symbols we still got 20x to 50x our bet, making this feature worth the wait.
There’s nothing like it out there, and as a very high variance slot you might get frustrated by the slot feature, but much like the iconic Twin Spin slot, it’s a bonus feature that we love to hate to love.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Bonus rounds||Superspins, Re-spins, Richer Reels, Wild|
Wilds: The "W" symbol is wild and will replace all other symbols on an active payline to create a win.
Symbol Storage: Get a win with a symbol on one payline and that symbol will be iced on the left-hand side.
If you manage to get 3 wins on 3 different paylines, whether in one spin or on consecutive spins or re-spins, you are awarded one superspin.
A lose will reset the storage to nothing.
Respin: If there are still empty positions in the symbols storage after a win, you get one re-spin to try and catch more symbols.
Superspin: This happens when you ice 3 symbols in the symbol storage.
There's not much difference to the stages, other than you are guaranteed a screen full of the same symbol on stage 3.
That's because during the super spins you basically get one spin with only the symbol you caught in your storage. So in stage 3, you get a spin with 1 symbol.
The slots' theme may be a little boring, a little generic, and a little flat, but this Icy Gems video slot on mobile has a one of a kind feature that makes it fun to play.
To be honest, it's more fun to play its identical twin sister Reel Talent, but it's nice to know that Icy Gems is there if one isn't paying out so you can try the other for luck.
It's a little simple and high variance, so watch your wallet. If you love tons of bonus features, maybe the Yggdrasil Nitro Circus game is more to your taste.
But we like the simplicity of trying to get those 3 wins and watching the re-spins getting on step closer to that superspin.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 2, 2019 - Rating