Reel Gems Deluxe online slot by Microgaming and Alchemy gaming is a gleaming showcase of precious stones and multi-faceted gameplay. The slot's theme is fairly basic with various vivid gemstones spinning across the reels against a simple background, but this belies a complex game that puts a significant amount of control in your hands. The bonus features include free spins and respins.
If 3,4, or 5 scatters appear on the reels, you will be awarded 5, 7, or 10 free spins, respectively. A Radiant trail feature will activate, and the lowest value gem symbol will appear stacked on the first 2 reels while the last 3 reels house mega 3x3 symbols. A special mega retrigger symbol that only appears while this feature is active will swap out the stacked symbols on reels 1 and 2 for the next most valuable symbol and give you additional free spins equal to the number you began with.
This feature activates randomly, choosing a random gem symbol that is stacked on reels 1 and 2 while reels 3, 4, and 5 will merge to accommodate 3x3 gem or wild mega symbols.
At the end of every spin, you will notice an amount indicated at the bottom of each reel. If you are willing to wager this amount you can individually respin any reel to complete winning combinations. Reels that stand to produce larger wins or a third scatter cost more to respin.
Reel Gems Deluxe slot accomplishes exciting, immersive gameplay without too many bells and whistles, but the potential reward doesn't quite line up with the risk. The developers took a somewhat utilitarian approach to the design of the theme, with the gems being the visual focal point of the game. The Hyperspins feature adds a lot of depth to the gameplay as you can infinitely respin individual reels to get the win you're after but pay attention to your bankroll as chasing free spins or a lucrative winning combo can get expensive. The free spins mode is enhanced by the possibility of infinitely retriggering the feature with increasing potential and you can grab some handsome wins thanks to the mega symbols.
Ultimately, the most you can win from a single spin is $100 000, and while this is no paltry amount, it doesn't seem equitable for a highly volatile game. SO casual gamers and high rollers alike are likely to look elsewhere for their slot thrills.