Wizard of Gems – Intro
Play’N Go have had one hell of a year and they’re finishing it off with a magical bang! Wizard of Gems is a brand new mobile slot that will entice the lovers of magic among us, plus those who love crystal-clear yet colourful graphics and very decent payout percentage. Your winnings will be taken to another level by the features that this slot has got plenty of, so join the cheerful magic man and read our review of Wizard of Gems mobile slot, a brilliant Play’N GO creation.
About The Slot
Do you love Gonzo’s Quest, but think it’s got too many beige and earth tones and not enough excitement? Cue Wizard of Gems! The brilliant Swedish online gambling software developers Play’N Go have done it again. They’ve designed a five reeler that will has looks splendid and plays very nicely too.
Their other creation, such as Xmas Joker is great for that holiday cheer and Eye of the Kraken is awesome for when you want innovative gameplay, but Wizard of Gems can easily become one of the most played games. That’s because it couples exciting features that we all know and love, such as Avalanche Reels, Extra Spins and Multipliers in regular gameplay with delicious looking gems and a lovable magician with Merlin’s beard.
Hey, Good Looking!
Let’s talk about the first thing that meets the eye when you open Wizard of Gems – its appearance. We’d be pushed to find anything to fault with the graphics and the animations of the machine, as it’s bright, cheerful and colourful.
The pink, red, green and blue gems that adorn the reels remind us of Candy Crush. Then there is also the lovely background of a magical woodland and autumnal leaves fall down the screen for added atmosphere and charm.
You’ll quickly notice that the reels function in a funny way – the symbols cascade down onto the screen to create winning combos and when they do, the man with a magical hat on your left will be the one to cheer you on. He also sometimes casts spells on symbols to make them wild, helping you on your journey to the riches!
Needless to say, the game is available on both mobile and desktop and it certainly looks as gorgeous on a smallish smartphone screen as it does on a huge iMac. All in all, thumbs up for the design and graphics department from us. Don’t believe us? Check out the Screenshots section!
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Game Mechanics of Wizard of Gems
Although the number of paylines is fixed, you can easily choose your bet by clicking on one of the bright bubbles under the reels. That’s much easier than adjusting the level of bet and the coin size on NetEnt slots for example and we prefer it. Of course, it doesn’t give you the same level of flexibility than choosing all the settings yourself, but if you’re just like us – looking to have a bit of fun and possibly walk away with a bundle of cash too – then the bet levels on Wizard of Gems do the trick.
So, you can bet anywhere from 20p to £50, which is a great range of bets for recreational players. Although high rollers might not be enticed, they could do a double-take at Wizard of Gems when they see the maximum payout that this slot yields. Exactly £625,000 could be credited to your account if all your lucky stars align perfectly right – bet the maximum £50 and wait for some magic to happen!
Lastly, the low variance means that you can enjoy this machine for hours and hours, expecting small and moderate wins pretty often, with some massive ones that the Extra Spins round can yield too. Then, there are also the random wilds and the Avalanche Reel features, both of which can make a little win massive – read about them in our features section below.
Wilds That Are… Wild!
Well, we can’t reinvent the wheel here. Wilds are just Wilds in regular gameplay on Wizard of Gems. They substitute for any other regular symbol, except the Magic Spellbook which is the scatter symbol, of course. But! Yes, there is a but.
Whenever you are lucky enough to trigger a Extra Spins round, then the Wilds go absolutely bonkers and at least one random Wild will show up on your reels. In our experience, it’s always been at least two, three and sometimes even four Wilds. And they don’t just appear on the reels as the magical character casts a spell on random symbols, sparks fly and the symbols convert into Wilds. Magic!
Re-Spins Of Avalanche Reels And Multipliers
We’ve got to admit that we love the fact that more and more slot designers choose to implement Avalanche Reels into their games and Wizard of Gems also has got them. This means that whenever a winning combo is triggered, those gems will poof and disappear spreading good luck dust for when the next symbols.
Then, a 2x multiplier is applied were you to get another winning combo and the symbols would vanish again. Then a 3x and 5x multiplier can be applied to your subsequent wins. All of this creates good potential for winning much more than you bargained for when you spin the first time.
In fact, think of the Avalanche Reels feature as a sort of mini extra spin with multipliers adorning them – great for your wallet and the level of entertainment.
Actual Extra Spins
But wait, there are also actual Extra Spins! If you get three golden star symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll get awarded 10 Extra Spins and taken to the Extra Spins mode. There is not much difference between the regular and the Extra Spins mode, even the multipliers for subsequent wins are the same.
The only difference is that, as we already mentioned, the Wilds will be randomly awarded and at least one Wild is guaranteed on your reels per Extra Spin. And when we played, we loved the Extra Spins round exactly because of the added random Wilds and the excitement factor that it adds.
Extra Spins can be boring as you’re just sitting there, watching and hoping that you trigger good wins, but when the spell casting old man picks symbols to make wild at random, things can heat up pretty quickly. One, two, three…four Wilds! Anyhow, Extra Spins can be re-triggered with additional golden star combinations and you can play up to 50 free rounds in total.