Gem Rocks Features
- 6 Reels
- 4096 Pay Lines
- 96.2% RTP
- Fixed Jackpot
- Bonus Rounds
Gem Rocks Basics
- Game Type : Slots, Video Slots
- Software : Yggdrasil
Gem Rocks Slot Overview
It’s extra good news that Yggdrasil has a new game out, and the first extra that jumps out at you is the sixth reel. Yep, the intrepid Maltese game design studio is at it again. They just can’t stop innovating, and that’s great news for players who are going to love this Nordic mythology-inspired game with some great gameplay.
Yggdrasil knows how to make a game look and sound fantastic, and the Gem Rocks slot is no exception. Using the currently fashionable “tumble” or “avalanche” to deliver their symbols – carved on sturdy looking square boulders – with a satisfying rumble of noise, this is an atmospheric machine.
It’s more than just a pretty face though. Gem Rocks delivers excellent gameplay at all stages, with lots of extras and great value for players. The biggest gimmick is giant four-by-four symbols, and symbols that explode on wins to deliver a second bite of the cherry.
All those win opportunities help to build a 96.2% theoretical return to players. International players will be pleased to learn that as well as supporting all devices, this game is available in a huge variety of languages.
Six reels mean 4,096 ways to win. Betting from 25p is welcoming to newbies or those who want to try before really getting stuck in. A top stake of £100 could mean life-changing wins from a single spin.
The symbols look fantastic. Standing out from a drawn background of rocks, mountains and gems, they include a race of giants who contribute a great deal to gameplay and look-and-feel. The biggest payer in the standard reels is a star gem, that pays out 75 coins for a group of five.
The chief bonus game is called Gem Rock. It’s triggered by the cascading wins feature in which winning symbols drop out to let in new combos. When this happens 2, 5 or 9 times on the trot then the Gem Rocks drop in. They’re sort of like a wild, in that they’re oversized and deliver lots of winning combinations, though hitting high values on these giants is key to the really big wins.
If you see a four-by-four Gem Rock with the star Gem Stone then you’re very much in the money, and could be heading towards the top single-spin jackpot of 2,500-times stake.
Yggdrasil keeps delivering winners. They say this game is a high-variance slot, and are staking that players will love the idea of a 9,000-times stake maximum winner. We don’t see why they shouldn’t be tempted in by that and some cracking design – in vision, sound and gameplay – that makes this new video slot a delight to play on screens both big and small.
If you want to pick holes, you could say that the gameplay is reduced down to the simplest variant of slots play – watching symbols drop into space. And we hope Yggdrasil consider putting some thought into bonus games and special features for their next outing. That said, at Slots Adviser we’re always waiting for the next game from this Swedish studio with great interest.