Mega Gems Review

Mega Gems is a 5 reel, 10 payline progressive slot game developed by software provider Betsoft. The game has a sparkling gem theme with bright colours, coupled with a science fiction feel from the graphics. It includes an expanding wild re-spin feature for extra ways to win and a progressive jackpot.

Highlights

  • Slot type: progressive
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Space
  • Lines: 10
  • Bonus Game: no
  • Wild Symbol: colourful hexagon
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: Betsoft

How to Play

Mega Gems is a progressive jackpot slot game with 5 reels and 10 paylines. It’s a 3D slot game with attractive graphics and bright symbols. The science fiction theme is evident in the graphics and works well with the features of the game which include an expanding wild and re-spin feature, as well as the progressive jackpot. With a betting range of between 0.02 and 100.00 per spin, the game is ideal for penny slot players and attractive for players with larger bankrolls as well.

Important symbols in Mega Gems:

  • Wild: The colourful hexagonal shape is the wild symbol. It can appear only on reels 2, 3 and 4 and when it lands it expands to cover the entire reel. It substitutes for all other symbols, except the jackpot symbol, to complete a winning combination. It’s also the key to triggering the re-spin feature.
  • Scatter: The large JACKPOT is the bonus symbol. It lands stacked and is the key to triggering the progressive jackpot.
  • High value symbols: All other symbols in the game are sparkling gems. These are brightly coloured 3D shapes and include a blue, a green, a purple, an orange, a diamond, a red and a yellow gem.

Jackpots

Mega Gems is a progressive jackpot slot game. Players must be betting with the maximum number of coins to be eligible for the progressive. The JACKPOT bonus symbol triggers the progressive jackpot when it lands fully stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin.

The blue gem is the highest paying symbol and it pays a fixed jackpot of 250 coins when 5 land on an active payline. The biggest winning opportunities are available during the re-spin feature if you are lucky enough to trigger a spin with 3 completely wild reels. Mega Gems is a low variance game with a RTP of 95.18%.

 

Special Features and Bonuses

Besides for its stunning 3D graphics, Mega Gems stands out for its bonus features which offer plenty of ways to win throughout the base game.

  • Expanding Wild Re-Spins: Landing a wild symbol anywhere on reels 2, 3 or 4 triggers the expanding wild re-spin feature. The wild symbol will expand to cover the entire reel and one free re-spin will be awarded while the wild reel remains frozen in place. If a new wild lands during the re-spin, it will expand to cover its reel and another re-spin will be awarded with both wild reels remaining frozen in place. This can continue until there are 3 full wild reels. The feature ends when no new wild lands.
  • Progressive Jackpot: The progressive jackpot can be awarded on any base game spin if players meet the eligibility requirements. To be eligible for the progressive jackpot, you must be betting with the maximum number of coins. The jackpot will be triggered if a stack of the JACKPOT bonus symbol completely covers the entire of reels 2, 3 and 4 on a single spin. Once the jackpot has been won it will reset to its base amount.

Graphics and Sounds

Mega Gems is a particularly attractive game with bright colours and 3D graphics. It is set on a blue background which is dark in the centre and becomes lighter towards the edges with blinking lights and hexagonal shapes curving round the reels. The symbols are all different shaped gems in neon colours which stand out against the dark background as the reels are transparent. These all combine to create a futuristic, science fiction feel. The calm peaceful background music adds a nice touch to the game.

Conclusion

Mega Gems is not the first slot game to be released with a brightly coloured gem theme, but Betsoft has done a solid job of coming up with a features that work well with the theme, resulting in an entertaining and worthwhile game.

The expanding wild re-spin feature offers the chance to increase your payouts on any base game spin, while the progressive jackpot adds a whole new level of excitement to the game. With a betting range that starts low, even players with small bankrolls will be able to play and will be able to bet with the maximum in order to be eligible for the progressive jackpot.