With 6 reels and ever-changing rows of symbols on each reel, this Perfect Gems slot gives you 2,304 up to 21,609 ways to wins on any spin.
It’s not as many paylines as the 117,649 ways to win that you’ll find in games such as in the Bonanza Megaways slot review or even Rainbow Riches Megaways.
But it’s impossible not to draw comparisons because the mechanics of this Perfect Gems mobile slot is very similar to how Megaways online slots work.
You basically have 6 standard vertical reels and 1 horizontal reel at the top. At any point the symbols on the 6 reels can split, giving you more symbols and more ways to win.
Every win explodes and more symbols tumble down from above in an avalanche of reels, and every avalanche will increase the multiplier by one.
This multiplier resets once no more wins are found, except during the free spin bonus rounds, where the multipliers just keep climbing, even on a loss.
So far, so megaways. What makes the Perfect Gems video slot so unique is the way the symbols split – it’s not totally random. If the symbol on the vertical reel matches the symbol on the horizontal reel above, those symbols split. So you only get potentially more symbols on reels 2 to 5, whilst reel 1 and 6 always stay 3 symbols high.
No. In fact, we kinda enjoyed it a little more. Mostly because there’s a feeling of expectation when that vertical reel shows up, which you don’t get in the BTG slots.
Granted, the Perfect Gems slot theme is a little bit boring. We are talking old-fashioned gilded gems, very reminiscent of the DaVinci Diamonds slot machine from IGT.
The fact that you get 9 free spins is more than what you get in the Return of Kong Megaways slot, and enough scatters could win you as many as 27 – with those avalanching wins, that’s value for money.
In short, we may be breaking convention here, but we prefered this Perfect Gems slot to some of the games that use the licensed Megaways mechanics so poorly.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 21609 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||4% / 96%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||9 to 27 Free Spin / Increasing Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Splitting Symbols, Free Spins, Scatter, Multipliers, Wild, Cascading Wins|
Wild: The golden gilded W is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except scatter.
Splitting Symbols: The second to fifth vertical reels can split the symbols, giving you anything from 3 to 7 symbols on a reel. This creates a dynamic effect where you can get from 2,304 up to 21,609 payways on any one spin.
If the symbol on a vertical reel matches the symbol on the horizontal reel above, it splits into 2 symbols, increasing the Payways.
Cascading Wins and Multipliers: Every single win will explode and more will come tumbling down from above. Each time you get a cascade, the multiplier increases by 1. The multiplier resets once no more cascades are found.
Perfect Gems Bonus Game: 3 Scatters triggers 9 free spins - which is what you get most of the time. However, if you catch 4, 5 or 6 scatters you'll get 15, 21 or 27 free spins.
Each scatter during the bonus games will give +2 spins, which is why 9 free spins will do just fine most of the time. Especially as you still get those cascading wins. And those wins increase the multiplier which DOESN'T reset in the bonus game. So after every win, the multiplier increases and stay at that level till the next win where it increases again.
Perfect Gems has 6-vertical-reel and a 1-horizontal-reel cascading video slot, with symbols that split giving you 2304 up to 21609 ways to wins, with wilds, scatters, free spins and increasing multipliers.
This is a Play'n GO Megaways slot, and we have to admit that overall it works.
You get big wins, letting you win close to 5,000 times your bet, and the multipliers are present both in the base game and the free spins.
If you don't love Megaways casino games, you won't like this Perfect Gems slot on mobile. So whilst this isn't for everyone, we suspect that fans will find some wonderfully unique quirks that will make them come back.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating