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Reel Gems Slot Review

Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend you know. They can be a good friend to anyone of any gender if producing some good wins in this slot. ‘Reel Gems’ comes from Microgaming who continually release some great slot games.
With a title like ‘Reel Gems’ it’s no surprise that the game has a theme of precious stones. Own a few of these and you might not need to be playing slot games to win some money. It’s a little bit different from some games with 243 ways to win and a respin feature.

‘Reel Gems’ has five reels and three rows of symbols that are all rather large. It can provide you with 243 ways of winning due to the fact that winning combinations can be paid out on adjacent reels.

The main symbols in the game are simply five different coloured gems. There’s a red one plus others in green, blue, white and yellow. We also get the nine to Ace playing card symbols which is a bit overkill really. Let’s have some more gems on the screen, strangely only the Ace has a gem on it, if the others had been slightly theme related it would have been much better.

The wild symbol here only appears on the second and fourth reels and is the Reel Gems logo. It’s still really useful though as it steps in for other symbols to get you some good winning combinations. It can’t do that for the diamond ring symbol as that is involved in triggering the bonus game.

If you can get five of the white gem symbol then that pays a 4000x multiplier. Check out what all the winning combinations pay in the paytable. That also has valuable information about the rules of the game and how the respin feature works.

The game can be played in regular and expert mode. The main difference being the ability to set an autoplay in expert mode. Also featured in the game are some stats, these include how long you’ve been playing and your largest win.

Bonus Games

You are awarded 15 free spins if you can get at least three of the Diamond Ring scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. All wins you get during the free spins are tripled and there’s the opportunity to re-trigger the free spins if the scatter symbols appear in the required numbers again.

The game also includes a Respin Feature. With this you can respin any single reel after your spin has ended. This is handy if you’re close to a winning combination but it comes at a cost. If you do need just one symbol to get a good win it’ll cost you more to activate the respin. Just be careful with this and don’t waste your account balance on it. Only wins involving the reel that has been given an extra spin will count. Have some free games to get used to just how this works.

Conclusion

Another hit slot from Microgaming. The respin feature is a nice touch but be careful with it. The bonus games is profitable with the tripled wins and possibility to get more free spins. A better selection of symbols would have made it even better.