Reel Gems Details Page
Microgaming players will find the slot game to their liking. Extensive customization options have been provided especially in connection with the audio features. Game statistics allow players to track their progress. The Quick Spin option enables them to enhance the game speed. The Expert Mode allows for more convenient selection of betting options and offers a comprehensive Auto Play feature.
Easy to Understand (10)
Reel Gems is easy to understand. The explanations are provided along with the payout table. Even the new Respin Feature is clearly explained. An external help file is also provided.
Graphics & Sounds (9)
The graphics and sounds in Reel Gems slot game are good but not outstanding. Some subtle animation effects have been included. The background music stops when the reels spin. There is nothing to distinguish Reel Gems from the other sots with this theme as far as graphics and sound are concerned.
Theme and Concept (9)
The theme of precious gems offers limited scope in special effects. The styling of the symbols and the background bring out the richness of the theme. Though high value card symbols are used they are suitably adorned with crowns and crests and made to look elegant. The background music is appropriate to the theme.
Game Features (9)
The highlight of the game features is the new Respin Feature. After the normal spin the player can spin any reel independently at a cost. This feature makes the slot game interactive because the player has to decide if he wants to respin a reel and if so then which one. The usual scatter payouts and free spin round is also available. The wild symbol is a bit weak because it does not offer payouts and does not act as a multiplier. There is no bonus game on the second screen.
Betting Options (10)
The number of paylines is fixed at 243, which is the maximum possible for the given structure. The ranges for the coin size and the number of coins per payline are adequate making Reel Gems suitable for both low rollers and high rollers.
Reel Gems does not offer a progressive jackpot. The highest fixed jackpot is only 4000 coins. But the redeeming feature is that there are a number of fixed jackpots greater than 1000 coins that provide for some moderate sized wins.