Alchemy Gaming brings you some sparkling gems to collect and they come in mega-size in this Reel Gems Deluxe slot game.
You get 4 high paying symbols in the blue, green, red and yellow gems. You then get 4 low paying symbols in Ace to J. The theme is gems. There’s no story here.
But looking at the symbols made us immediately interested. Because having only 8 paying symbols over 20 paylines means that you do get a chance at catching a fair amount of smaller wins in this Reel Gems Deluxe mobile slot.
However, this is a high variance game according to the game studio. Meaning there’s a top win of 1,000x your bet up for grabs, but you might wonder how you get that top win. The good news is that it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Randomly during any spin, the first two reels will be stacked with one of the high paying gems or the wild symbol. Then, on reels 3, 4 and 5, you only spin mega symbols that cover a 3×3 space.
Sometimes you land the same symbol on reel 1 and 2, and you get massive wins. Mostly you don’t because this is a high variance slot, so you have to have a realistic expectation.
But it so much fun to watch that you don’t care, and it happens frequently enough that it brings a touch of excitement every time. No multiplier either, so don’t forget that these big slot wins are based purely on the paytable amounts.
Better yet, during the free spins, every spin has those stacked and mega symbols. Granted, you rarely get more than the blue gems, but a re-trigger moves you up in value and the same amount of Reel Gems Deluxe slot bonus spins.
This Reel Gems Deluxe slot game lives or dies by how well you do in the free spins and those are hard to catch. So there’s a chance you may put the auto-play and miss a secret feature that is also it’s most dangerous aspect.
And that’s the fact that after every single spin you can choose to re-spin a single reel at any point. How much it will cost you depends on your chances of getting a big win using the re-spin.
This is not a new feature, games like the Attack on Retro slot or the Book of Oz slot game has the same feature, but it is one better left to experienced gamblers. You’ll need to know which slots pay well, and what is worth spinning to make the most of this feature.
Still, a nice touch and gives the base game of Reel Gems Deluxe slot some much-needed variety whilst you wait for the free spins.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.64% / 96.36%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||5, 7, 10 Free Spins / Stacked Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Hyper Spins, Radian Spin|
Wild: The Reel Gems Deluxe slot logo is the wild symbol and can be used to replace any other symbol in order to create a win.
Hyperspins: After any spin, you can choose the re-spin any singular reel that you want - for a price. The more chances you have of winning big, the more it will cost you to re-spin the reels.
Radiant Spin: Randomly awarded during the base game, one of the gems on the side of the reels will be chosen to be stacked on reels 1 and 2. You then get giant symbols spinning on reels 3, 4 and 5 for 1 spins.
If you land a matching symbol to reels 1 and 2 you could win:
Scatter and Free Spins: 3, 4 or 5 scatters trigger 5, 7, or 10 free spins respectively. You start with the blue gem stacked on reels 1 and 2 for all the spins. You then spin giant symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5.
However, you now have a giant re-trigger symbol on the mega symbols, and when it lands fully on the reels, the radiant trail goes up to the next symbol and you retrigger the same number of free spins as when you started.
Yes, the top win of 1,000x your bet isn't very high for a high variance game these days, especially when you compare it to over 10,000x your bet wins of the Hades Gigablox slot or the Monkey Gold Xpays review.
But we had fun playing on this Reel Gems Deluxe slot on mobile. For a high variance game you get plenty of little wins, and if you are bored you can (cautiously) using the reel re-spins from time to time for fun.
But it's those mega symbols when they show up randomly in the base game or always in the free spins, that really makes this Microgaming slot game sparkle.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 22, 2021 - Rating