Precious stones have been collected and appreciated for both their beauty as well as their value, as far back as 134 B.C., according to ancient writings describing the vast collection of stones belonging to Mithridates the Great, King of Pontus. The Ruler was said to have been mesmerised by precious stones and gems, and firmly believed in their supernatural powers.
The Romans eventually defeated Mithridates the Great, and his collection is said to have ended up with no one other than Julius Caesar, also an avid collector. Roman and Greek artists were the first to practice the art of cutting and engraving gems into previous jewels. These jewels cut from precious stones were incorporated into the attire of royalty, and represented great wealth and prosperity.
This representation of wealth and prosperity is what outlines the central theme of Reel Gems online slots Australia.
Reel Gems features 5 reels and 243 ways to win, as well as bonus payouts and a free spins round.
Reel Gems Symbols
Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds and Diamonds all appear on the reels, and the aim is to land a matching combination of 2 or more symbols adjacent to each other on the reels. Playing cards ranging from the number 10 card to the Ace card also appear as symbols, denoting the lower paying symbols.
The Wild symbol is represented by the Reel Gems Logo symbol, and substitutes for all symbols with the exception of the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol is represented by dazzling diamond ring of which the diamonds are set in glittering gold. Landing a combination of 2 or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger a bonus payout.
A combination of 3 or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will active the Free Spins Bonus Round.
Reel Gems Free Spins Bonus Round
A number of 15 free spins are awarded during the free spins bonus round. An added bonus is that all wins tallied during the free spins round are multiplied by 3. The free spins bonus round presents with a maximum payout of 120 000 credits, and can be re-triggered.
Reel Gems Special Bonus Symbol
A very special feature is the super star appearance of the jewellery box bonus symbol. The appearance of 3 of the jewellery box symbols activates a special feature round. During the special feature round, 3 jewellery boxes appear on screen, displaying 3 gems each. If the 3 gems are matching gems, a bonus prize is awarded.
In the event that the gems are all Diamonds, the progressive Jackpot is won.
Flexible Betting Options
Reel Gems offers a range of flexible betting options, starting at a minimum bet of 0.01 credits, and increasing up to a maximum total of 250 credits.
Gem Reels Interface
The interface is user-friendly, and the slot has a refined and exclusive feel to it as a result of the sophisticated elements used.
The reels and gems are set against a background of soft black satin, resembling the inside of a superior jewellery box.