Mega Gems Pokie Review
This 5-reel 10-paylines slot powered by Betsoft is a tantalizing combination of futuristic design and the powerful human passion for gem stones. The space ambience and laser-lit reels, appealing icons and high-tech interface make it an irresistible attraction as well as the undeniable must-try for Aussies who are looking for a chance to score a progressive jackpot. Apart from a $5000 win in base game, both-way payable icons and wild reels with free respins, the game has a progressive jackpot. Mega Gems is destined to become your destination to play for real money. Read rules and tips below to get the most of it.
Gameplay: carve the success out of gemstones
To begin this charismatic gemstones quest, you select a coin value between $0.01 and $1.00. Then up to 10 lines are selected by clicking the Select Lines button. The Bet per Line button places 1 to 10 coins per line, so the total bet can range between $0.01 and $100 per spin. The Spin button starts a round and the Max Bet Spin button does the same thing at the maximum wager of 150 coins valued as per your preferences. Gemstones are about to tell their amazing stories. While the reels rotate, try not to let the music get you carried away; it is certainly up to it!
Pokie symbols: precious collection
There are seven payable symbols, all featuring different gemstones of an impeccable cut and the first water. There are Yellow, Red, Blue, Orange, Purple, Green and Dark Blue gemstones. The payouts range between x5 and x250 (up to $2,500 at the maximum bet of $100). They pay when at least 3 gems of a kind are landed at an active payline and here is the best about gems: they pay both ways, that is, from left to right or from right to left. This also means that landing 5 symbols of a kind on an active payline pays two times, from left to right and from right to left. So getting 5 Dark Blue gems on a payline earns you up to $5,000 instead of $2,500 at the maximum bet. It is a nice way of dealing with it, to say the least!
A set of gemstones is a wild symbol that substitutes for all seven payable icons. But there is more than just that: when it appears on reels 2, 3 or 4, the wild symbol expands to cover an entire reel. It is not a fun feature: entire reels on which the wild icon appears turn into wild. Wins are recalculated with the Wild reel (or 2 or 3 Wild reels as the case may be) and paid out. Besides, one free spin with a Wild reel is awarded. If during a respin another wild icon appears, one extra respin with a wild reel is granted. This feature combined with both-way payable lines increases greatly your chances and winning opportunities.
The World Most Wanted: progressive jackpot
Eagerly sought but rarely found, a progressive jackpot feature is an integral part of this video slot. The amount of the jackpot depends on your bet; you may adjust a coin value up and down to see the difference between betting cents and dollars in terms of a progressive jackpot amount. The jackpot grows a little bit with each spin. Just keep an eye on it and you will see how it increases while you are playing.
To hit the Mega Gems jackpot, you have to follow the following rule: always place a maximum wager of 100 coins on 10 paylines. The fact is that only the maximum bet qualifies for winning the Mega Gems progressive jackpot. You will save a good deal of time and exclude any ambiguities if opting to click Max Bet Spin instead of Spin. The trick is that a jackpot symbol – a nice word JACKPOT – needs to land on 3 reels simultaneously, on reels 2, 3 and 4, and the word must be complete on each of these reels. Any JACKPOT word short of only one letter does not count for winning the Mega Gems jackpot. As tricky as it is, the feature squeezes a huge dose of adrenaline into your veins as it promises a fairly lavish win.
Bottom line on Mega Gems
Mega Gems, a 5-reel 10-payline pokie developed by Betsoft and endowed with a limited set of features, makes a very strong and ultimately positive impression. Its high-end 3D graphics, the overall futuristic design and hypnotizing ambience turn the spins into a relaxing space odyssey, but a chance to score up to $5000 in base game, expanding wilds and a progressive jackpot will keep you brisk and sober. It is a top-tier user-friendly game, which is fully compatible with most mobile devices.