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Hot Gems Slots

Hot Gems has taken the jewels theme that all developers seem to create and changed it to offer a better story. We found the game quite entertaining while providing winning combinations on 25 paylines with symbols on 5 reels. Playtech has not included many 3D symbols, but a few animations take place once a winning combination is completed. The theme is well-designed but lacks in finer detail with the background and finishes around the reels. However, symbols appear with bright sparkling gems, many tools used for the job and the miners themselves. The game also includes a rewarding collapsing symbols feature, free spins, wilds and scatters, which is entertaining and rewarding with each activation.

General InfoGeneral Info

Launched:

01.01.1970

RTP:

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Slot DetailsSlot Details

Volatility:

Low

Freespins:

Yes

Jackpot:

Yes

Paylines:

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Wheels/Reels:

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The Hot Gems bonus features presented impressed us with the rewards they can grant and with now many features are available. The wild symbols can replicate standard symbols and offer more winning combinations when seen in the right position on any reel. These are presented by the clear diamonds and can help out all symbols, but the scatters and bonuses.

As mentioned above, the game provides collapsing symbols. This feature takes place in free spins as well as the standard game. Each time a winning combination appears, it will provide winnings as per usual, but as a bonus, the game will make those symbols disappear, which allows other symbols above it to drop down into their place and possible complete more wins. Wilds help out in this feature a lot as they become part of completed combinations and also disappear with a win, but might surprise by appearing with new symbols taking their place.

The Gem scatters can appear on all reels and might drop down during the collapsing symbols feature to make it easier to trigger the bonus. These appear in the first, center and last reels to activate the free spins feature. The bonus will provide 15 free games with increasing multipliers as collapsing reels are played. This means for each consecutive combination, the multiplier will increase to a maximum of 5x. However, once the winning streak is over, the next free spin will be played and the multiplier will start on 1x again.

Hot Gems has some impressive winnings to offer. We found the collapsing reels a great addition as massive winnings can occur during the standard game, but especially with free spins. Wilds and scatters appear with most spins and boost winnings a lot, but we found mostly low paying symbols appear in combinations, but then again with regular bonus activations, you won’t even notice these smaller rewards. Our rating: 90/100

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