Frozen Gems Slot Review
It’s getting nippy over at the creative offices of Play’n GO. Following in the footsteps of Ice Joker, the game developers have taken the frostbitten theme further by adding more chilly features to the cascading Frozen Gems’ reels. This slot is so cold, that the top reel featuring bonus symbols has frozen over and symbols touched by splitting scatters can start snapping into multiple pieces at any moment.
|SLOT FEATURES||Splitting Scatters, Bonus Wilds, Free Spins, Increasing Multipliers|
|RELEASE DATE||10 December 2020|
|GAME PROVIDER||Play’n GO|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5 Reels, 3 Rows, 243 (8,748) Ways to Win|
|BET LEVELS||£0.20 – £100|
|MAXIMUM WIN||10,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.36%|
Frozen Gems Bonus Features
If you’ve never tried the symbol split mechanics before, it might take some time to get to grips with this dynamic feature here. The idea is that the game initially starts with 243 ways to win, but the addition of splitting scatters can bump it up to 8,748. As well as increasing ways to win, you’ll start playing the multiline game with increasing multipliers that increase 1x with each winning cascade and don’t reset on void spins, which is fantastic.
Included in the game are standard wilds and bonus wilds, both appearing as W logos covered in polished gold. The regular wilds, appearing on the 3×5 grid, substitute for all paying symbols, but bonus wilds have special properties and only appear on the topmost bonus reel.
The key to triggering the free spins round in Frozen Gems is to collect scatters. These will appear as glistening blue gemstones encrusted in golden flower petals. When at least 3 of them hit the reels, they will open up and fly off to fill the free spins counter. There are also splitting scatters but we’ll talk about these below.
The static bonus reel covering the top of the regular grid holds 5 bonus symbols frozen in two unique combinations of 2 splitting scatters and 3 other bonus symbols. The 3 other bonus symbols can be either 2x bonus wilds and one 3x splitting scatter or vice versa, one wild and two 3x splitting scatters.
The only way to unfreeze them and to release the above combinations is to land 3 winning symbols or scatters on the corresponding reels. Each time you succeed, you’ll have wilds turning all symbols into wilds. The splitting scatters at the same time will shatter all visible symbols on the reel, except scatters, into 2s and 3s – simultaneously increasing your ways to win potential up to very cool 8,748.
There are a few great things that happen during the free spins round. Firstly, you get 9 free spins and a payout of 5x your stake. Plus you get one extra free spin for each scatter landed. The multipliers that you’ve accumulated can carry over and don’t reset on an empty spin, but increase 1x on every winning cascade. And there’s no limit to how many free spins and multipliers you can amass here.
Frozen Gems Jackpot
There is no jackpot here, it must have frozen over by the time Play’n GO completed all the game’s features. Luckily, you still have a chance to win an ice-melting max potential of 10,000x your stake here.
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Where to Play Frozen Gems
Discover Frozen Gems at our recommended Play’n GO casinos, Karamba and Leo Vegas, or browse our always fresh top list for more casino options. Here you’ll find more games from the developer and even some casino bonuses to play them with.
Frozen Gems on Mobile
No need for mittens when playing Frozen Gems on the go, unless it’s actually freezing outside – it will only freeze if you lose the internet connection. You’ll find that the slot is well designed to suit all mobile devices that run on Android or iOS.