Icy Gems Slot Machine
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Microgaming’s slots may have different themes, but they all have one thing in common: exciting special features. Their newest slot addition is called Icy Gems, and although it does not feature some action-packed theme, it heats the atmosphere up with the special features. The game was actually designed by Just For the Win, a small studio that develops game products exclusively for Microgaming.
You will notice that the features in Icy Gems are nothing similar to the conventional ones. Instead, you’ll be dealing with three specially crafted features, the Symbol Storage, the Re-Spin and the Superspin.
The Symbol Storage is something like a meter that counts certain symbols. You will see it on the left side of the reels, and in it, you will be storing winning symbols. Regardless of which combinations you form during the game, they will be stored in the Symbol Storage. The best thing is that you only need to store 3 winning symbols in the meter in order to trigger a Re-Spin.
As soon as you trigger the Re-Spin, the 3-symbol spots are available for other symbols to get stored. After each following stored symbol, you get another free Re-Spin, so as you can see, these two features together can give you better chances to get bigger wins.
Now, you also have the Superspins feature, as well, which also gets triggered when you get 3 symbols in storage, but depending on which symbols you have stored during the game. In fact, depending on which symbols were involved in the wins, there are one, two or three different symbols that get stored.
So, in the Free Superspin, you will only get the symbols you’ve stored on the reels. There are 3 versions of Superspins: the Gold, the Silver and the Big Win Superspins. The Silver Superspins will give you 3 different types of symbols that can possibly appear on the reels, the Gold will give you 2 and the Big Win Superspins only one type of symbol. This means that during the Big Win Superspins you are guaranteed with a 5-of-a-kind combo on all lines.
Last but not least, there is also a Wild present here, which will do its usual role, replacing regular symbols to form winning combos.
Theme & Design
Although modern-looking, the theme is actually not so great in this slot, since it is very simple. You can see playing card symbols, gems and the game’s logo on the reels, as well as the standard Wild symbols. There’s nothing special in the background, either. Probably the aim of the slot was to impress you with the payouts since, by the theme, no one could possibly be impressed.
Wagering & Paylines
There are 20 paylines in Icy Gems, where you can select a bet from $0.10 to $100.00. This betting range is a standard one, one that can appeal to any slot player, low or a high-roller.
The RTP is solid, the standard one 96.03%, but the thing that will actually impress you is the payout. The maximum payout Icy Gems offers for a maximum bet of $100.00 is $121,050.00! That is 1210.5x the stake payout, and we find it really cool.
Icy Gems has a nice maximum payout to offer and some really cool features. The Superspins are an awesome touch since they're not something you have seen so far. They can be triggered fairly easy, The theme is not breath-taking, yes, but the payouts and features cover for it. We believe that many players would find it interesting, while others who are more in for the theme would dislike it.