Gem Zone Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Gem Zone Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Yes|
|Special Features||Dynamic Ways
Full Bonus Re-Triggers
|RTP (Return To Player)||95.93%|
The Dynamic Ways feature works by having zones that change in appearance and size on every spin, altering the number of active symbols in play on each reel and as such the number of winning ways possible.
In the base game, this can vary from 243-ways up to 3125 ways, during the bonus round the addition of a 6th reel and larger reels increase the ways in the range of 15,655 to a staggering 117,649 ways!
Next Dimension Free Spins
The main free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3 bonus scatter symbols on the reels and award an initial 10 free spins with full bonus re-triggers also possible.
The reels are enlarged in size with the addition of a 6th reel allowing 6 of a kind wins from the paytable and of course a hugely increased number of winning ways on every spin.
Gem Zone Slot
The Gem Zone slot is an interesting twist on the Megaways style slots from Leander Studios, the gameplay however maybe a little too simplistic in nature to appeal to most players long terms though, but for fans of simple and new gameplay ideas then this is worth taking a look at.
In our playtests we did struggle to get many bonus rounds over the 100x stake mark, and didn’t manage to re-trigger the bonus rounds either, we did get a glimpse of hope with the highest paying symbols being heavily stacked during the bonus round which is where the biggest potential lies from this slot.
What we did find though was the variance on this machine was higher than we initially expected from the bright colourful design of this machine, with a lack of any huge wins from the bonus round this slot was not very forgiving to the bank balance during playtesting which is certainly worth taking into account if you play this with real money.
Overall it’s a nice twist to the “winning ways” mechanics that probably could have done with a few more random features, locked reels, or multipliers adding to spice up the gameplay a bit more.