- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- Coin Value: £0.005 – £5
- Maximum Bet: £100
- Maximum Payout: 1,000 times the bet
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: No
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: No
- Multipliers: No
- Mobile: Yes
Icy Gems Slot Review
Microgaming teamed up with Just For the Win in order to develop Icy Gems, a festive, Christmassy five-reel video slot that offers 20 fixed paylines. Playable from £0.10 per spin, the 2018 release is very simple in appearance, set against the snowflake-covered background. Everything revolves around Icy Gems Symbol Storage, where you keep winning symbols and trigger respins, and the Superspin, performed after three successive respins. Three stages are waiting for you in Superspin: Silver, Golden and Win Big and the final stage comes with guaranteed wins, so stick around to discover how you can win up to 1,000 times the bet in a single spin.
Like we already said, the Microgaming title is very simple in appearance, but it offers several shiny and valuable gemstones. The bluish background is filed with snowflakes just to remind us that winter is coming and that Christmas is near. The golden Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols on the reels and this is the only symbol that cannot be collected in the Symbol Storage, but more about that later. The Logo is the symbol that pays the most and there are also Diamonds, Rubies, Amethysts and Emeralds among high-value symbols. Four card symbols represent low-value icons.
Rules of the game are as equally simple as the appearance of the 2018 release. Even mere beginners will spin the reels like pros in no time at all. The Microgaming title offers five reels, three rows and benefits from 20 fixed paylines. Land at least three matching symbols on a palyine, from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, and you will win a payout. Betting starts at £0.10 per spin, but thanks to a wide betting range, gamers can wager up to £100. For all the information you may need, just visit Paytables.
Instead of free spins, the good people of Microgaming decided to use respins and Superspins. You will notice the Symbol Storage located on the left side of the reels. Every time gamers land a winning spin, the winning symbol is transferred to the Symbol Storage and a respin is performed. Respins continue as long as you land successive wins. Get three symbols in the Storage at once to trigger the Superspin.
During the Superspin, performed after respins, only the symbols collected in the Storage will appear on the reels. If you collected three different symbols, you will trigger the Silver Stage in Superspin, If two symbols in the storage are identical, then the Gold Stage is triggered. If all three symbols are the same, the Win Big Stage is triggered and you can expect massive wins. Remember, Wilds cannot be collected in the Symbol Storage.
The Logo is the symbol that offers the most, because five Logos on a payline will get you 50 times the bet. Fill all the cells with the Logo and you will win 1,000 times the bet. This is achievable through the Superspin. Get three Logos in the Symbol Storage and secure a Superspin containing nothing but the highest-paying symbol.
Icy Gems on Mobile
A slot as simple as Icy Gems will certainly work like a charm on all devices. The Microgaming title is playable on desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, iPhones, iPads and every other compatible handheld gadget. The gaming experience will be the same whether you decide to play the 2018 release on desktops or on the go.
– Superspins can come with guaranteed wins
– Playable across all devices
– Easy to play
– No free spins
– No multipliers
– Needs more action
This is probably Microgaming’s Christmas gift to all their loyal followers, but, frankly, we believe that this is not enough. A video slot as simple as Icy Gems is not a very good Christmas present, at least for us. First of all, the visuals are not that good. Second, the respins and the Symbol Storage do not offer an adequate amount of action, despite the fact that the respins can be followed by a Superspin with big wins. All in all, we expected more from iGaming giants such as Microgaming.