Cool, clean design combines with simple but volatile gameplay in Icy Gems, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Just For The Win and Microgaming. Winning combinations lead to re-spins and possibly Super Spins where the reels are filled with 3, 2 or just a single symbol. Play this high variance game on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
The set up in Icy Gems is very straightforward. Set against a snowflake-filled background the reels are made up of lower value A to J symbols and 4 higher paying gemstones. The best payer is the Icy Gems logo which awards 1.5, 10 or 50 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. There’s also a wild that replaces all other symbols.
Every time you land a winner, that symbol is collected in the Symbol Storage meter to the left of the reels. A re-spin then follows. If you managed to collect 3 successive winners during a single series of re-spins and all the blocks on the Symbol Storage meter are filled, you’ll trigger the Superspin feature. The Symbol Storage is cleared following a winless re-spin if it’s not filled.
During the Superspin, only the symbols from the Symbol Storage blocks are in play. For example, if you land winners made up of the J, A and red gemstone symbol the reels during the Super Spin would include J, A and red gemstone symbols only. Of course, what you’re looking for is to fill the reels with the same matching symbol which can lead to some fantastic results.
Icy Gems is a simple, repetitive game. It’s an explosive one though. Expect barren winless runs where the cashier will seemingly freeze up. Get on a run with re-spins and trigger the Super Spin feature and some big results are possible. This is a volatile game with top payouts of 1,210.5 times your stake on each spin/re-spin/Superspin.
Sometimes simplicity works well in a slot and that’s the case with Icy Gems. The visuals might not be the most sophisticated but the exciting gameplay and high volatility make Icy Gems a cool addition to the online casino world. If you like simple slots, you cannot go wrong with NetEnt’s Berryburst MAX in my opinion.