|Manufacturer:||NextGen||Bet Per Spin:||£0.15 – £150.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||96.48%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
If we’re honest then most of us would probably like to get our hands on some magic crystals of one sort or another but since that’s only likely to happen in fairytales, an online slot machine such as Lightning Gems is perhaps the way to go; it’s developed by Nextgen Gaming and it’s full of gem-themed bonus features.
Lightning Gems is a five reel slot with three rows and just ten fixed paylines; there’s a foreboding atmosphere to this game and the background scene is one of dark clouds, snow-capped mountains and threatening rocks.
Four sparkling gems – red, yellow, blue and green – represent the higher value symbols while playing card icons in similar colours make up the lower values. Wins can be formed from right to left as well as left to right.
The wild is a golden star which will substitute for all others to help form winning combos except for the glowing blue scatter symbol.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the glowing blue scatter symbols anywhere in view for which you will receive ten free spins; as you can see from the video above lots more wilds are added to the reels (fifty in fact) during this round and more spins can be triggered by landing three more scatters.
The Wild Nudge and the Wild Wins features are both active within this phase.
If a wild has just missed out helping with a winning combo it can be nudged into position for a win.
In the base game or free spins, extra wild symbols may be added to the reels to help out with some bigger wins.
Lightning Gems may be about jewels on the surface but it’s really a slot in which wild symbols are the basis of everything good which happens; they’re the key to big wins in what is a very enjoyable and high quality game. This release comes with an RTP of 96.48%.