With this NextGen Lightning Gems slot you land on a far distant planet where precious gemstones literally blind you, but the electric atmosphere draws you in.
And we mean ‘literally blind you’. This Lightning Gem mobile slot is hard to watch.
Individually we have to agree that each of the symbols are beautiful, together however they have the same effect as sitting in front of a sunny mirror whilst trying to go 90 miles an hour down a motorway.
Each gem glitters and moves to its own tune, making it hard to watch as you never quite know where to look.
On the bright side (pun intended) it made us press that spin button a little faster… so that’s good we guess?
After any spin on this Lightning Gems slot game, you might suddenly get an electric jolt on screen, giving you a couple of extra wilds, or the reels nudge up or down if a wild didn’t quite land where it should.
This, as well as the graphic, gives the impression of a NextGen slot with lots of quick, fast, action.
Which is true enough, but the same could be said of the Golden Mane slot and it wasn’t trying to burn our retinas.
The problem, of course, is that even with stacked wilds, over 10 paylines, the wins are decent but not really that exciting.
And here is where this NextGen mobile game redeems itself somewhat.
Namely because, much like it’s been a tradition in the last few slot machines in their portfolio, the Lightning Gems slot bonus games come easy enough.
You rarely have to spin more than 50 to 100 spins to catch 10 free games, where you’re taken high up into an electric storm of wins.
Here up to 50 extra wilds are added, and the wild wins and wild nudge features are constantly active, helping move those wilds to your benefit.
It never reaches the momentum of the Wild Run slot, but it still manages to get your heart to skip a beat every once in a while.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.6% / 95.4%|
|Min/Max bet||0.15 / 150|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / 50 extra Wilds Added To Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Random Wilds, Wild Nudge, Scatters, Free Spins|
Pays Both Ways: The reels pay left to right, or right to left, turning 10 paylines into 20 (effectively). Similar to how the Starburst slot on mobile works.
Wild: The sunny, shiny, gleaming gold symbol that looks like it's made of metal is the wild symbol.
Not to be confused with the other two sunny, shiny, gleaming gold gem symbols, which just pay out.
The wild symbol can come stacked.
Wild Win Feature: During any spin, random wilds can be added to the reels. Usually 1 or 2, though we've seen as much as 3.
Wild Nudge Feature: If a stack of symbols doesn't all land on the reels, or one wild symbols lands just outside of the reels, the game may nudge that wild up or down, if it can create a win.
Scatters and Free Spins: will it surprise you that the scatter symbol is a shiny, glowing, gleaming diamond gem? Of course not.
Get 3 anywhere on screen and you'll trigger 10 free spins.
During the free spins not only is the wild win and the wild nudge feature always active, but you've got stacks of 50 wilds added to the reels.
Really this Lightning Gems slot on mobile deserves at least 3 stars; the mechanics are good, and the theme is unusual, if not unique.
Still, Lightning Gems is pretty good if you love to play video slots with lots of wilds and frequent free spins, but we doubt it will stand the test of time.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating