Gems Wild Tiles is a Novomatic-powered slot which is paid on a 5×5 grid – it’s available to play on all devices from 40p to £100 per spin and offers you something a little different. There are no paylines as such but instead symbols which can land vertically as well as horizontally – land 3 of them to get winning combinations.
Visually, its set on a purple background with the 5×5 reel set containing beautiful gemstones. You have 6 different coloured gems with 2 double ones. The most lucrative symbol is the wild symbol which rewards you with 50 times your stake (or 2,000 coins) for 5.
As mentioned, there are no paylines – you need to land 3 of the same gem either vertically or horizontally. You can land various combinations for bigger wins and you can do this from left to right and right to left! The wild, as you’d expect, substitutes for any symbol to help you comprise a winning combination.
When you get a win on any line, it clears the win symbols. If the win is for 3 symbols, the middle one is replaced with a wild. New symbols replace the old winning ones with the wild in place – if that gives you another win, the symbols are replaced to form a wild – and so on.
With every win, you will benefit from the Winning Multiplier feature – the winning multiplier increases from 1x to 2x to 3x to 4x to 5x to 6x to 7x for every consecutive winning combination. When you get no more winning combos, the multiplier resets to 1x.
If you manage to clear a column containing BONUS in the background, the Bonus feature is triggered. All reel positions are then marked with a ‘?’ – click on them to reveal a gem (i.e. a diamond). All fields that contain the same gem will be disclosed and the combined value of those symbols are added together. Your winnings will be multiplied with the number of BONUS reels cleared (i.e. 2).
If you have the same number of identical gems displayed to the right of the playing field, you will retrigger the feature giving you another chance.
Gems Wild Tiles may sound a little complicated but it’s rather straight forward once you getting going – the key to winning big is to get consecutive winning combinations and increasing the winning multiplier. As for the Bonus feature, it’s very hit and miss and the key to winning big is to find a high value gem (the diamond). If you like how Gems Wild Tiles plays out, I recommend you try Play ‘N Go’s Cloud Quest.