Gems of the Gods is a beautifully designed symbol drop slot from Push Gaming. It comes with multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 8x, a lightning feature that transforms symbols and a free games feature with added wilds. Available on all HTML5 compatible devices, play from between 20p and £100 per spin.

Set against a Mount Olympus style backdrop, the 5×5 reels include a selection of 6 brightly coloured gemstones. Winning combinations are formed when you land 3 or more of the same gemstone in a line, either vertically or horizontally.

Successful combinations are then blasted off the reels and the remaining symbols collapse downwards. If there’s a new winning combo on show the process will be repeated. After every collapse, a multiplier will increase – it starts at 1x then increases to 2x, 4x, 6x and possibly 8x if you manage to get on a real roll.

Keep an eye out for the lightning symbol – when this lands, it triggers the Lightning feature. 1 symbol will be chosen at random – all of those symbols will then be transformed into another 1 of the gemstones which should create bigger winning combinations.

At the bottom of reels 1, 3 and 5, you’ll notice a trio of circles. If 1 of the coin symbols falls all the way to the bottom and lands in 1 of the circles, you’ll trigger the Free Games feature and with it 5 free spins.

You’ll then be taken to a Greek temple setting for your free spins. The symbol drop gameplay is the same as in the base game. The wild coin symbol, which triggered the feature, becomes a wild coin symbol for the duration of the feature making it that much easier to create winning combinations.

Gems of the Gods is a hybrid of a traditional slot and a Tetris-style video game – the design is superb with the action playing out to a quality soundtrack. The slightly unusual gameplay may take a little while to get used to if you’re used to playing more traditional slots. Free play is your friend here and a few spins should get you accustomed to the multipliers, lightning strikes and wilds.

If you’re looking for something a little different from your standard fruit machine style video slot, then Gems of the Gods is a decent place to start. If the ancient gods are in a benevolent mood and you get lucky with the symbol drops and multipliers, this slot could turn out to be a little gem. It’s only available to play, for now, at LeoVegas Casino by the way. If you like the theme and want something more traditional, Playtech offer you Age of the Gods, Age of the Gods Furious 4 and Age of the Gods King of Olympus.