Icy Gems is a video slot developed in 2018 by Just For the Win exclusively for Microgaming online casinos. It is a gem-themed slot with a winter twist, bringing gemstones in different colours on the reels set against a backdrop depicting snowflakes. Visually, the 5-reel, 20-payline slot is a rather simple offering with nothing to be impressed about.
In terms of the gameplay, the slot uses the Symbol Storage feature the developer has introduced with their Reel Talent slot. There are no free spins or other bonus features here. You will rely on collecting successful symbols in the meter and triggering respins for higher wins. The maximum possible payout stands at 1,210.50x your bet.
Play Icy Gems
High-value symbols include the logo of the game and gemstones in different colours. You have a blue and purple diamond, a ruby and an emerald while the most lucrative symbol is the Icy Gems logo awarding 50x your total bet for five of a kind. The rest of positions are filled with playing card icons in the same colours. The only special symbol in the game is Wild.
How to Play
Icy Gems uses 5 reels and 20 paylines. Before you set the reels in motion, choose your total stake from the range between $0.10 and $100 per spin.
The game features the Spin button you need to push all the time to keep the reels spinning. There is no Autoplay option, but you can turn on the Quick Spin mode if you want your reels to spin faster.
Land 3 or more identical symbols on a payline left to right to win a prize.
Strategy & Tips
On the left-hand side of the reels, you will notice a meter. It is the so-called Symbol Storage meter which collects the successful symbols included in each winning combo. Whenever you hit a win, the symbol contributes to the meter and a respin is granted. Land 3 winning combinations in a row and you will fill the meter. This activates the Superspin feature with the collected symbols only present on the reels during a free spin. There are three stages of the Superspin feature, with the most lucrative one containing only the symbols of a kind. If you don’t manage to fill the meter, a non-winning respin resets it.
As you spin the reels, Wild will replace all other symbols to help you complete winning combos. Yet, Wilds will not be added to the Symbol Storage meter.
This is one of the games that are perfect for mobile play as it is quite straightforward with no complicated bonus rounds. Luckily, Just For the Win has launched both the desktop and mobile version of the Icy Gems slot, enabling players to enjoy it wherever they are. Push the Spin button on your smartphone or tablet and you can win up to 1,210.50x your bet in a single turn of the reels!