Gem Rocks Slot from Swedish slot wizards Yggdrasil Gaming is played over an unusual six reels across four rows and offers a whopping 4,096 ways of winning while playing under a ‘win-all-ways’ system.
Released in February 2018, this cascading symbols game is set in a world constructed from gems and stones, and is populated by characters shaped like rocks.
The reels are made from stone and consist of smaller, square-shaped stones in varied colours, all set in a massive rock.
How to play
Prices per spin in Gem Rocks Slot kick off from just 25p, rising to a high-rolling £100 a pop, and as ever you can play across all devices. Place your bets in the usual way, setting Autoplay if you wish to have the reels turn automatically, and without interruption, for a prearranged number of whirls.
There are eight standard symbols on the reels, incorporating regular gemstones, of which the most lucrative is the star, paying 75 coins for a cluster of five.
Wins are payable when you land at least a hat-trick of three of the same kind of symbol in a row, kicking off from the left.
Gem Rocks Slot special features
Rather than Scatters and Wilds, this game uses the monster Gem Rock symbols described below.
There is no free spins round in Gem Rocks Slot; you have the following instead:
Dropdown Wins feature
Activate this when you scoop a winning combo. Essentially, the contributing icons then vanish from the reels, leaving spaces for fresh ones to cascade down in their place. And the good news is that, while you keep bagging wins, the new icons continue to rock up.
Gem Rock feature
This is the highlight of this slot game. Launch it in the wake of landing two, five and nine dropdown wins in a row. Keep tabs on your progress via the ‘monster meter’ on your screen. This has three steps in all, with two, three and four levels in steps one to three respectively.
When it’s activated, one monster Gem Rock is added to the top of the reels, made up of symbols which are identical, to help you win again more easily. Its size will depend on how many consecutive wins you have enjoyed, as follows:
- Two wins in a row – 2×2 Gem Rock
- Five wins in a row – 3×3 Gem Rock
- Nine wins in a row – 4×4 Gem Rock
You won’t find a progressive jackpot here, but play your cards right and you could win 9,000x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in Gem Rocks Slot is an eminently reasonable 96.2%. Expect to find variance on the upper side of medium.
Outstanding graphics are Yggdrasil’s calling card, and Gem Rocks Slot is no exception. The game also has an intriguing and unusual theme, not to mention some innovative features. One reviewer has even described it as one of the best slots this operator has ever released.
As usual with these things, the game isn’t nearly as complicated to play as it may seem initially. Indeed, it’s actually very simple. But be aware that it has a rapid pace, meaning it probably isn’t the best choice for a novice player.
Give it a go and see if Gem Rocks Slot is a game that works for you.