Reel Gems is a five-reel progressive slot machine and is always fixed to be played with 20 lines. Your bets, motioned by the ‘Stake Up’ and ‘Stake Down’ buttons, are anywhere from a few small cents up to 5.00 with a total maximum bet of 100.00. Your Total Stake is displayed for you in the bottom right of the play screen.
Reel Gems is a 243 line, 5-reel slot machine powered and developed by Microgaming. It offers several gaming features such as the wilds, scatters, multipliers, free spins and the respin feature game.
Reel Gems is a poker machine that offers fantastic features and its software is available on both download and flash (instant play online) version.
Stake at the game
You only have to alter two variable factors when it comes to placing your stakes at this slot machine; the number of coins that are bet and the size of the coins that are bet. You can choose to put down 1 to 10 coins of the following sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25 and 0.50.
In a normal slot machine with defined paylines, you would also have to select the number of active lines which would then be multiplied with the other factors to calculate the total bet. However, because this game technically doesn’t have any paylines worth worrying about, there is a fixed line multiplier value of 25. So, if you opt to place 1 coin worth 0.01, the total bet will actually be worth 0.25. Likewise, a maximum stake of 10 coins worth 0.50 would be 125.00.
The least valuable symbols are denoted by the traditional playing card symbols such as 9, 10, J, Q, K and A – these icons may not be worth much but they will provide you will some welcome wins throughout the game.
The symbols that you really want to find are the precious stone icons. Naturally, these go up in value as they become more rare and more beautiful. Starting from the least valuable and going up there is a yellow quartz, a blue sapphire, a green emerald, a red ruby and a brilliantly white diamond. You can easily discover how much each of these jewels is worth by clicking on the icons as they appear on the reels. All wins are multiplied by the quantity and size of the coins bet per way.
Wild Symbol and Wins
There are a couple of other very important symbols on this slot machine, both of which will reward the players with some special gameplay features. The first of these is the wild symbol as depicted by the “Reel Gems” icon. This symbol only appears on the second and fourth reel and is itself not worth a penny. However, the beauty of this wild symbol is that it will substitute for all game symbols to complete wins. As there are no paylines, so if one wild appears on the reels then you have a very good chance of finding a winning combination.
The only symbol that the wild will not fill in for is the scattering gold and diamond ring symbol. This is a very precious symbol indeed because it will start a round of 15 free spins whenever 3, 4, or 5 appear on any of the 5 reels. These free games can be retriggered and all wins that are achieved during the bonus round will be tripled. So, keep an eye out for these rings because they are sure to spin you into a frenzy, with a grand total of 120,000 coins available to win instantly.
This feature allows bettors to have another spin of individual reels after every main game spin of Reel Gems. So, if you are just one symbol short of 5 of a kind, you can try your luck by clicking the “Respin” under the relevant reel. This will come at a cost, however – so you’ll have to take a bit of a gamble to get that 5 of a kind jackpot!