Reel Gems Deluxe slot (from Microgaming and Alchemy) is played on a standard 5×3 grid with 25 set-in-stone Paylines. And it’s also a sequel to the now-dated Reel Gems Deluxe offering.
The general ambience is backlit and glitzy, conveying a feeling of glamour and opulence, with a purple backdrop and the game’s Radiant Trail shown to the left.
How to play
The coin range (from 0.2 to 100) makes Reel Gems Deluxe Slot a sound choice for casual players and high rollers alike.
Among your more lucrative emblems are gems, variously coloured in green, red, yellow and blue. These join the J, Q, K and A values on the reels. (So, basically, you have four lesser-paying symbols along with four more lucrative ones).
Of the sparkly jewels, the yellow diamond is the biggest payer, followed by the ruby, emerald and sapphire.
Reel Gems Deluxe Slot Special Features
The game’s logo serves as the Wild here, replacing all other symbols, as usual, to help form winning combos. The Scatter is the diamond, and, as is typically the case, it’s the one icon the Wild can’t substitute for.
In the standard fashion, landing Scatters wherever you like on the reels is your ticket to this round. Receive five, seven or 10 wager-free whirls for three, four or five Scatters respectively. And the good news is that you can retrigger the feature an unlimited number of times.
In this round, the Radiant Trail becomes effective. The way this works is that you progress up to it according to how many gems you scoop. Make your way up the pathway to claim greater wins plus oversized 3×3 icons on Reels 3 through 5.
We also need to talk about this great little perk! At any point, a random higher-value icon can expand across the first two reels. The remaining hat-trick of reels gets the standard jewels and massive Wilds, potentially leading to whopping paydays.
(And because, actually, all the jewels count as higher payers, any of them could appear.)
Rounding off Reel Gem Deluxe’s features, this is an effective yet simple paid-for element in which you respin any reel, individually, for a preset cost. It means you can activate free spins or potentially enhance what you win.
With no progressive jackpot here, the top prize is 1,000 stake, so that’s certainly not something to be sniffed at.
Return to Player
RTP or Return to Player is pretty decent in Reel Gems Deluxe, at 96.36%. Expect some high-variance gameplay in Reel Gems Deluxe, too.
This may not be the first-ever gem-themed slot game, but it’s been described as a worthy follow-up to its successor nonetheless, with upgraded graphics plus a fresh feature in the form of the Radiant Trail.
It doesn’t stint when it comes to colour, action or bling. Equally, of course, you’ll enjoy it in particular if you were a fan of the original version.
So there’s definitely plenty to enjoy here. See if you like it – give it a go in free demo mode and remember to share your thoughts.