Gems of Adoria
Wilds strike the reels and symbols flip on this 3D slot from NetEnt. Gems of Adoria is the first in series from the Swedish studio that features Real Time 3D graphics and animations, creating an immersive gaming experience with a mix of traditional features and new mechanics. It will take you into a sci-fi fantasy world on a floating 5×3 reel set with Striking Wilds, Flipping Symbols and a Free Spins round that can lead to wins of up to 500 times your bet.
Gems of Adoria is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 15 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can immerse yourself into a 3D world on desktop or mobile from 0.15 to 150 credits per spin. The game has low volatility with a hit rate of 22.1% and a default RTP of 96.13%.
Describing the visuals is quite a challenge as there is little to be seen. A ruin-like structure sits at the bottom of the 3D reels which are in constant motion. A stone frame holds the three-dimensional gem symbols, each appearing in a different shape and colour. Some generic greenish background can be seen on the side while a turquoise canvas is inside the game window when the entire assembly is static.
The game has eight gems as pay symbols, starting with four small ones in blue, green, orange and pink colours. Hit five on a line to win 2.5x to 4x your stake. They are followed by larger gems in matching colours but held in a metal frame, awarding 6x to 15x your bet for a single five of a kind. The wild is a ‘W’ in 3D and held in a bronze frame, substituting for all regular pay symbols while a glowing white pearl held in a stone frame acts as the scatter.
Gems of Adoria Slot Features
Netent has delivered some of the most exciting online slots over the years, often turning a combination of new mechanics, modifiers, features and animations into a stunning visual experience. They tried hard to achieve the same with their first so-called Real Time 3D creation but it left us rather underwhelmed, not the least because of the mediocre win potential of just 500 times bet. And even that has such low odds of 1:34 billion spins that it is barely worth mentioning. Well, let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer.
Striking Wilds can randomly trigger at the start of any spin in the base game or free spins. Two to nine wilds will be placed in random reel positions before the reels stop, providing some extra win potential. Expect it to trigger on average once in 40 spins.
The second random feature has a higher frequency at roughly 1:20 spins on average. Flipping Symbols will activate randomly once the reels have come to a stop. Blocks of 2-5 consecutive symbols can flip repeatedly horizontally or vertically to give you the best outcome for the spin. The feature can trigger after the Striking Wilds modifier.
Three, four or five scatters landing anywhere on the reels in on spin will trigger 10, 20 and 50 Free Spins respectively, which cannot be retriggered. The two random feature will trigger with a higher frequency during the bonus round. That’s it, no other modifiers or multipliers that would give the potential for a little more flesh on the bone.
Well, NetEnt announced their Real Time 3D debut with much fanfare but the result looks, sounds and plays more like a deflated trombone. While the 3D trickery and constant movement might please the eye for a while, it feels like an oncoming motion sickness at some point. Definitely giving a bland taste is the win potential which will not be more than 100x bet in most cases. The chance to hit 250x bet has odds of 1:2.5 million spins, by that time most players will be truly sick of the game in all aspects.