Gem Queen is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot which is powered by Playtech. Playable from 25p to £2,500 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, the game has an ancient Egyptian theme and has a mystical feel to it. As for features, it has 2 to benefit from.
When it comes to the graphics, the backdrop are the pyramids at dawn – symbols on the reels include 6 gemstones as well as the Eye of Horus, the ankh, scarab better and Cat God Anubis. The latter is the highest value symbol rewarding you with 200 times your total stake for 5 on a payline.
The Gem Queen herself is the wild symbol as she substitutes for all symbols except the Gem Queen logo and Free Games symbol. She will only appear on the middle 3 reels.
Gem Queen uses the Collapsing Reels feature which is triggered when you get a win in the base game or Free Games feature. Any symbol that contributes to the winning combination disappears – symbols on the reels fall into the vacated spaces with new symbols falling from above to occupy the spaces left. This gives you the chance to win time and time again from every single spin – the feature only ends when you have no more winning combinations.
There is also a Free Games feature which is played when you get the Free Games symbol anywhere on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. You will then receive 15 free spins but they are subject to the Collapsing Reels Multiplier – when you get a winning spin, the multiplier increases by 1.
Every sequential collapse increases the multiplier by 1 up to 5x! When you don’t get a winning free spin, the multiplier is reset to 1x. The only downside here is that you cannot retrigger more free spins.
Gem Queen is quite a good slot game with the variance in the medium to high range – don’t expect to win much in the Free Games feature but when you do, the results can be big. I’ve won over 530 times my stake when I had a 5x multiplier for 7 consecutive free spins.
There are many ancient Egyptian themed slot games out there and Gem Queen doesn’t stand out enough to be chosen over titles like Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe or IGT’s Pharaoh’s Fortune in my opinion.