Gems Bonanza Slot Review – Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play is back again with a brand new slot announcement. Still sticking with multiple games releases each month, even during a global pandemic. Other studios have slowed down with production and some have even decided to release even more than usual during these strange times. I recently reviewed ‘Star Bounty‘, which offers a max win of 25,000x and free spins feature. Next from the studio is titled ‘Gems Bonanza‘, which is set to release October 29th across all sites.

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This slot has visuals inspired by South America, which is a popular choice by Pragmatic Play. The background looks to be based in an underground cave on the right side of the reel set. With stone detailed statues, firey animations, and other small details. The left side of the reel set is based in the desert in the night, with details such as trees and stones seen. The background visuals are confusing at first glance and it is hard to point out the theme with it not being an obvious pick. However, the artwork is unique by the studio and great detail can be seen within the visuals overall.

Gems Bonanza has a setup of 8 reels by 8 rows, this includes cluster pays of 5 matching symbols or more. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.51% and max win capped at 10,000x. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.

Gems Bonanza Symbols & Pay Table

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There are 8 symbols in total, this includes 4 low paying symbols. These are represented by blue, pink, orange, and cyan shaped gems. There are also 3 premium symbols, these are represented by green, purple, and red shaped gems. In addition to these regular symbols is a green gem wild symbol, which substitutes for all symbols. The highest paying symbol is the red gem premium, which pays up to 1,000x for a cluster of 25+ symbols. Wilds only appear as part of wild gem and lucky wild features. The same wild can connect to form multiple winning clusters with different symbols.

Gems Bonanza Features

One feature we are all familiar with is the ‘Tumble Feature‘, which removes all symbols part of winning clusters. This will allow other symbols to fall to the bottom of the reel set and new symbols will fall to fill empty symbol spaces. Tumbling will occur until no more winning combinations occur on the spin.

In the base game on every spin behind normal gems is special coloured marking which can appear. When a win occurs on top of a marked spot it will trigger a special spin feature depending on the colour of this mark. The possible features are;

Blue (Nuclear) – The reel set is cleared of all symbols and new symbols fall into place.

Pink (Wild Gem) – All instances of one symbol present on the reel set is transformed into a wild.

Brown (Squares) – Random blocks of 2×2 symbols are added randomly on the reel set.

Red (Colossal Symbol) – A random symbol block of 3×3, 4×4, or 5×5 is added randomly to the reel set.

Green (Lucky Wilds) – 5 to 15 wild symbols are randomly added to the reel set.

On every spin, the number of winning symbols that explode during tumbles is counted and the ‘Gold Fever Meter‘ is filled. When 114 points are reached the ‘Gold Fever Feature‘ is triggered and the meter resets back to 0 when no more tumbles occur after this trigger. This feature starts at level 1, during spins all spin modifiers are guaranteed to be played once per level. All wins have a win multiplier starting at 2x. Collecting winning symbols will help you advance to the next level. These levels are;

  • Level 2 – Collect 116 winning symbols and 4x win multiplier
  • Level 3 – Collect 120 winning symbols and 6x win multiplier
  • Level 4 – Collect 125 winning symbols and 8x win multiplier
  • Level 5 – Collect 132 winning symbols and 10x win multiplier

If you are in a country that allows ‘Bonus Buys‘ you can purchase the Gold Fever feature for 100x your chosen stake. This feature has different requirements to level up;

  • Level 2 – Collect 116 winning symbols and 4x win multiplier
  • Level 3 – Collect 121 winning symbols and 6x win multiplier
  • Level 4 – Collect 129 winning symbols and 8x win multiplier
  • Level 5 – Collect 138 winning symbols and 10x win multiplier

Conclusion

Overall, I think this is a very interesting release by Pragmatic Play thanks to all the features on offer. With a max win of 10,000x and high variance. Features are unique with a list of mini features and levels within the free spins feature. Be sure to try the slot for yourself on release. Also, be sure to check out our exclusive casino offers.

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