Frozen Gems

|Play’n GO|2020-12-10|RTP: 96.36 %
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Game provider
Play’n GO
Name
Frozen Gems
Feature Buy
No
Released
2020-12-10
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Yes
Paylines
8748
Grid slot
No
Reels
5
Rows
9
Wilds
Yes
Sticky wilds
No
Scatters
Yes
Free spins
Yes
Progressive jackpot
No
Bonus game
No
Random Feature
Yes
Autoplay
Yes
Min. bet
0,20
Max. bet
100,00
Maximum win
10000
Payout/RTP
96,36
Volatility
High
Last update
November 19, 2020

Review

3 votes - 3.33/5.00

Get ready for an Arctic reel adventure on the slot from Play’n GO. Frozen Gems is taking you to an icy wonderland across a cascading grid with an extra horizontal bonus reel that can raise the number of bet ways up to 8,748. Wild substitutions, progressive multipliers and a free spins round with unlimited multiplier can lead to wins of up to 10,000 times your bet

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Frozen Gems Slot Screenshot

Frozen Gems is a cascading video slot in a 5×3 format with 243 ways to win as default. A fourth row on top of the grid can be unfrozen during the gameplay to release wilds or splitting symbols that can increase the number of ways up to a maximum of 8,748 (more to that shortly). Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can spin the icy reels on desktop, mobile or tablet from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility (7/10) with a default RTP of 96.36%. Beware, some operators might offer it with secondary RTP settings of 94.34% or even as low as 91.61%, always read the help file to find out which version you will be playing.

A frosty cave is opening up when you load the game with crystals scattered around the iced reel set. Colourful gems and royals with frosted dusting populate the reels with a separate row on top holding the keys to opening up the grid for additional bet ways and more chances to land multi-way wins.

Frozen Gems Screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 0.3x to 0.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by gems in different colours – green, purple, red and orange. Hit five across the reels to win 0.65x to 1x your stake. A crafted ‘W’ is the wild symbol, appearing on all reels and substituting for all regular pay symbols. It yields 2.5x your bet for five. Lastly, a closed gem flower acts as the scatter.

Frozen Gems Slot Features

Play’n GO is giving their dynamic-reel game engine another chance to impress players. Neither Dragon Maiden nor Perfect Gems have made it into favourites list, although both are rather well-designed creations with ample features and win potential. Let’s see what you can expect on Frozen Gems.

The focal point in the gameplay is the horizontal reel on top of the game window. It holds frozen bonus symbols that can be activated by repeated winning cascades within the same spin sequence. A total of 15 symbols drop onto the grid at the start of each round and scoring a win will see the symbols from a combo shatter and disappear before new ones drop into the empty spaces. At the same time, it will gradually unfreeze the bonus symbols on the horizontal reel. Once you collect three winning symbols on the respective reel, it will bring extra wilds or more symbols into play and thus increasing the ways to win. The set-up and order for the bonus symbols on the extra reel are randomly chosen before the start of each spin.

  • Two x2 splitting symbols plus one wild and two x3 splitting symbols.
  • Two x2 splitting symbols plus two wilds and one x3 splitting symbols.

Frozen Gems Reel Expansion

Keep an eye on the number at the bottom of each bonus symbol which starts at 3 and decreases by 1 for each winning symbol landing on the respective reel. Once three are collected, the bonus symbol on top will unfreeze and apply its effect:

  • Wild: Expands to cover the entire reel.
  • x2 Splitting Symbol: Divides each symbol on the reel into two symbols except scatters.
  • x3 Splitting Symbol: Divides each symbol on the reel into three symbols except scatters.

And there is more. The game has a progressive win multiplier that starts at x1 in the base game and increased by x1 for each winning cascade, no limits. Plus, any triggered splits will remain active with the maximum topping out at 8,748 ways. Both will reset once a spin sequence concludes.

Frozen Gems Free Spins

Having three scatters in view will trigger 9 Frozen Spins and a coin win of 5x your bet. Each extra scatter gets you another 5x bet and +1 free spin. Neither will be multiplied by the current active win multiplier. During the feature, any scatter will award +1 spin with no limit to the maximum. The multiplier from the triggering spin will be transferred to the bonus feature and will keep growing by x1 for each winning cascade without resetting between spins.

Final Verdict

Not really sure whether Frozen Gems will be the breakthrough for dynamic reels that Play’n GO has been pursuing for some time to presumably counter the Megaways frenzy. Maybe it is a false equivalency I am trying to imply but at the end of the day, the reels are not fixed and thus you can have anything from 243 to 8,748 betways on each spin, which in turn does not sound very different from the Megaways concept. Time will tell once it is released and the players have made their verdict.

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