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Gems Bonanza
9/01/2021

Gems Bonanza by Pragmatic Play

If you are a fan of cascading style slot games then you are in for a treat. Gems Bonanza is a game with the potential to become a sensational success by Pragmatic Play. This slot uses the cluster pay system and is played on an 8×8 grid. You need to land between 5 or more connecting clusters of gems for them to explode and vanish. This will open up the way for new gems to fall into their place, hopefully creating more new winning combinations.

The game has a decent RTP of 96.51%, which is just above average, it also has high volatility, which of course means long waits for wins, but when they do happen it will be a big one, so if you have a big budget and enjoy taking risks, this is the slot for you.

Gems Bonanza Slot Features

Tumble Feature

With the Tumble feature, winning combinations that you have landed on the grid explodes. Thereby allowing the gems that remain to fall into the empty spaces that have been left behind. This will continue until no more new winning clusters are formed.

Modifiers

The base game makes use of random modifiers. These can increase your wins by a massive amount. During normal play in the base game, there will be colored markers that appear at random behind symbols on the grid. Landing a win on one of these symbols with the colored mark will then activate one of the five modifiers based on which colored marker is on that symbol. If you activate more than one at the same time, then they will appear as follows:

  • Nuclear (Blue Marker) – This modifier removes all the symbols that are on the playing grid and replaces them with new symbols. This works much the same as a free spin.
  • Wild Gem (Pink Marker) – This modifier serves to change a random symbol on the playing grid into a wild.
  • Squares (Golden Brown Marker) – With this modifier, a 2×2 symbol is added on the playing grid at random positions.
  • Colossal (Red Marker) – This modifier is the same as the Squares modifier except for the difference in size. These symbols are 5×5 and they appear at random positions on the playing grid.
  • Lucky Wilds (Green) – This modifier has between 5 and 15 wilds that appear on the playing grid at random positions.

Gold Fever Progressive

As winning combinations are formed by symbols cascading down on the playing grid, these exploded symbols add to the Gold Fever meter that is found on the right side of the playing grid. To fill up this meter you need to collect 114 winning symbols or more in a row. A full meter activates the Gold Fever Progressive feature. With this feature active you will advance through the 5 levels of modifiers. This starts with the 2x multiplier and continues so long as you keep getting winning combinations that land on the playing grid. If you fill-up the Gold Fever meter once more, then you get to advance to the next level of the Gold Fever Progressive feature which has a higher multiplier. There are 5 levels in total, with level 5 awarding a 10x multiplier. If you have not collected enough winning symbols to proceed to the next level, and your 5 modifiers are used up. The Gold Fever Progressive feature will come to an end.

Gems Bonanza – Verdict

Pragmatic Play has presented us with an awesome title with this release of Gems Bonanza. The gameplay is nice and smooth, as well as being exciting to play. There are no free spins to speak of, but with the other fantastic features it more than makes up for it.

This slot is very popular in the slots section on Twitch, much because of the Bonus Buy Feature

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