So let’s get right down to business: Crystal Gems is a nicely minimalistic slot with all the usual suspects in place in gameplay. Wilds (hey, it’s the icon marked WILD) perform their standard substituting-like-a-joker function in the game.
Three scatters – a minecart icon made all the more inelegant-looking against the rather swell symbols comprising the character set – landing anywhere on the screen enters the player into a free spins bonus round; speaking of bonuses, an added perk during the free games is the 2x to 4x multiplier added on when a wild symbol’s involved in a winning combination.
O, and the Mystery Crystal Pick. After any random spin, the player may be rewarded with a quick “Pick ‘Em” bonus round. Briefly ogle the three virtual jewels presented before choosing one and bagging hundreds of coins.
Unfortunately, this player found the slot machine notoriously stingy in both free spins and random jackpot awards, with hundreds of spins tried before even sniffing the possibility of the former.
Something of a consolation for Crystal Gems’ low variance is the cascading coins special effect run after a win. Seriously, that never gets old.