HOW TO PLAY MYSTERIOUS GEMS
Start the game and you’ll enter a dark, mysterious, ancient library and assume your position at an old table, under flickering candlelight. A book of alchemic recipes is in front of you, and as you go through different jewels, you’ll take notes with a quill. On your left, a big energy orb will absorb all the power you generate by matching corresponding gem symbols. The Mysterious Gems slot offers really marvellous graphics, and lovely animations to accompany winning spins (book pages turning, orb changing energy waves).
All the symbols on the screen are theme-related. There are 8 gemstones, posing as regular symbols; they take different shapes and are in different colors – you’ll see red, amber, green, blue, pink, purple, yellow and transparent diamond-like gems. Mysterious Gems online slot also features several special symbols. First, there is the Stretching Wild, which replaces regular stones and has an extra quality to it.
Then, there are three bonus stones, three mysterious gems – amethyst, jade and sapphire, each with their special feature. Ultimately, a star symbol is a bonus symbol that triggers free spins.
There’s nothing mysterious about the way Mysterious Gems is played, but the gameplay is quite unusual, compared to most sots on the market. Genesis Gaming’s latest release does not include standard paying lines. Instead, the slot features an unconventional 6×6 reel set where adjacent matching symbols make a win (a combination of five or more symbols).
When you click the Spin button, the reels won’t spin – the gems will all disappear, and you’ll observe how new one cascade down, filling up all the vacant positions. It quite satisfying and it makes you feel like you have all the gems in the world in your possession.
The control panel below the reel set is simplistic and does not feature too many buttons. You can only set your bet, enter the help menu, adjust volume and use the Spin and Autospin option. The Gamble feature isn’t included, which isn’t a big shame considering all the other bonuses available.