Gem-themed slots find themselves amongst the most popular of video slots and so it comes as no surprise that Cayetano Gaming has jumped on this bandwagon by presenting Gem Blast.
In this slot, the jackpot can reach an eye-popping x777 your total stake, and you can experience the excitement of The Meter Feature, Mystery Wins, The Team Bonus and The Bomb Bonus.
Perhaps one of the best things about the graphics is that they are simple. That’s because the symbols themselves, which are divided into five high-value and five low-value categories, consist of various geometrically perfect and aesthetically pleasing gems.
They cascade down like raindrops into a 7×7 grid where they may form a winning cluster of at least five symbols connected vertically or horizontally. The audio effects, some of which are triggered by a winning payline or activated feature, also include a gentle tune that’s playful.
Jackpot Meter Feature
A gem is blasted when it forms part of a winning cluster. The spaces are then filled by symbols that cascade downwards from above. The process repeats if a new winning combination is created and ends when you fail to form another winning cluster.
To crack the jackpot of x777 your total stake, you’ll need to blast a total of 77 gems on a single spin. As you would expect, achieving this or even getting close to it is a monumental task which we never managed.
A gemstone win may trigger a random bonus prize that starts from x7 and goes as high as x77 your total stake. We never managed to trigger this feature.
The Beam Bonus
One of two unique features, The Beam Bonus randomly converts a row, column or both into identical symbols. During our testing, we found that the feature could be triggered on occasion.
The Bomb Bonus
The second of two unique features, a bomb may explode to create a block of 3×3 identical gems while applying an x2 multiplier. Like the Beam Bonus, we found that this feature could be triggered on occasion.
The Bottom Line
Gem Blast slot has an RTP of 94.35%, and you can adjust the wagering credits from as little as 0.10 to as much as 1,000 credits. This slot game was released in early 2018; the slot has medium volatility.
Absent from this game are free spins and scatters but the bonuses you do find are meant to somewhat compensate for this, though we found the Mystery Win and Jackpot Feature very difficult to trigger.
The game is compatible with mobile, tablet and pc so if you’re not at home, you can enjoy it using your Android or iOS device.