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Gems Gone Wild Power Reels slot review

Added by Red Tiger. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Red Tiger

Release date:07/2020

RTP:95.68%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 3000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Paylines from both sides

Sticky re-spins

Sticky wilds

Random wilds

Wilds

Themes

Sci-fi

Riches & luxury

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
95.68%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 3000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
24
Red Tiger score (compared to other slots of supplier)
13
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Gems Gone Wild Power Reels is an adapted version of the original Gems Gone Wild with much the same graphics and features but with the power reels functionality. Players can count on a bigger playing field with sticky re-spins, sticky wilds and paylines from both sides.

Developed and released in 2020 by Red Tiger, Gems Gone Wild Power Reels brings an older favourite back with some extra features. The game is now built around a massive 8-reel, 6-row playing field that uses 30 paylines, essentially doubled through the pays both ways functionality. The graphics are much the same as before, showing off a series of colourful gems that are basic in shape but easy to tell apart.

The slot can give players some nice wins but without a bonus game or free spins mode, they will be confined to the base game for any boosts to their funds. Although the game holds a wider selection of gems the existing features and the reasonable payouts land it on Medium Volatility. If you are looking for something simple yet appealing, this might be the slot for you.

In terms of music, there isn’t much to add that doesn’t also apply to the graphics. It’s definitely passable, fitting the theme and keeping players in the mood to keep going. Don’t expect any loud noises or deep beats, this game keeps things light and happy.

Symbols

Gems Gone Wild Power Reels stays true to its name and has symbols that are entirely made to resemble different kinds of gems. Not only the colours are different, they also appear in different shapes. The biggest downside for me was that it was impossible to tell which symbols would be the highest paying, making it difficult to see when a big win was coming.

The gems in this game include:

  • Wild: Wilds substitute all other symbols in this game. Max. 3,000x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Golden Gem: Max. 2,250x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Pink Gem: Max. 1,560x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Green Gem: Max. 1,350x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Blue Gem: Max. 750x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Teal Gem: Max. 660x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Red Gem: Max. 540x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Purple Gem: Max. 315x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Burgundy Gem: Max. 225x your bet with eight-of-a-kind on a win line.

The payouts are quite nice but only for the larger wins, as the three-of-a-kind wins won’t even win back a single spin. That is mostly because the game assumes a player will score multiple wins on a winning spin, which in my experience usually happens. The game also counts wins when they run from right to left, helping this along.

Features

Gems Gone Wild Power Reels keeps the entire experience in the base game, with no free spins mode or any bonus games to distract the player. Players that prefer a straightforward game with only some features to augment the basic gameplay will probably enjoy what they find here.

The features in the slot include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game, counting as the highest possible symbol that is part of a win.
  • Sticky Wilds: When a Wild appears it becomes sticky.
  • Random Wilds: When a Wild appears, the reel will spin again, adding additional wilds.
  • Re-Spins: As long as new Wilds are added to the screen and they touch existing wilds, they become sticky and force a re-spin.
  • Colossal Wilds: Wilds can appear in shapes of 2x2 or 3x3.

None of the features included should be a big surprise for experienced players. The Wilds play a major part in all of them, but the trick is that the Wilds don’t show up very often. They act like a special feature within the bonus game, much like a bonus game or free spins would in another slot. Players won’t be helped by Wilds most of the time, but when any Wild appears, it will trigger the other features.

I found that when a Wild appeared it would often help quite significantly and I only had a very occasional spin where a Wild would show up, trigger a re-spin and not add other Wilds. Even if that happens, it’s likely the player will at least get a smaller win.

Overall, the features feel well connected and fastpaced, not distracting from the game at all but enhancing it. A clever addition is a background that goes from a deep purple to a bright gold colour to signify that the re-spins have triggered, making it a good time to pay extra attention to what is happening on the screen.

The slot even has colossal wilds that can appear, being between 2x2 and 3x3 in size. This is actually pretty rare since I didn’t actually see it show up during my time playing and I only saw it in the paytable. If these appear they are very likely to help facilitate a win, however.

In Conclusion

Gems Gone Wild Power Reels is a must-try for fans of the original as it does use the same template and improves upon it. Some players who know the first version might not like the changes but I think it adds a lot to the game.

The features are simple but obvious and since they trigger frequently enough to make an impact on the game, they feel like a part of the slot. Wilds are really something that is a great way to make a big win, unlike in other slots where they are often wasted. Both having them appear in groups as well as counting paylines from left to right and vice versa makes them much more likely to help out in getting wins.

I thought the game was quite enjoyable, especially compared to the original. It’s been some time since I played that version but I think this one is superior if only for the bigger playing field that better facilitates wins with the included features. If people are interested in giving it a try they can pick a bet between £0.10 and £20 per spin. The max. win of 3,000x your bet is actually quite sizeable compared to the volatility.

Overall rating:

3.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95.68%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 3000

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£20

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:8

    Rows:6

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:30

    Min. lines:30

    Win both ways:

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    Colossal symbols

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    Languages

    You can play Gems Gone Wild Power Reels in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 17 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Turkish, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Gems Gone Wild Power Reels supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 07/2020
    30th newest on Red Tiger 291st newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.68% 0.19% < average
    150th highest on Red Tiger 1,812th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 3000 x your bet
    62nd highest on Red Tiger 1,065th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 30 50% > average
    43rd highest on Red Tiger 687th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    The lowest on Red Tiger 497th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    105th highest on Red Tiger 2,080th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    2nd most rated on Red Tiger 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Red Tiger

    Release date:07/2020

    RTP (Return to player):95.68%

    Max. win:bet x 3000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.3

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