ALL ABOUT GEMTASTIC SLOT
The year 2018 may go down as the time that Red Tiger Gaming moved from also-rans to a top-tier creative force at the sharp-end of the online slots market. Whilst we all enjoyed their oriental-themed games from days of yore, it wasn’t until the uniquely crazy Laser Fruit slot arrived that we started really paying attention to these guys. With its high variance and astronomical paylines built on enhanced reels in the bonus round it marked a turning point for Red Tiger.
Since then a deal has been struck with Big Time Gaming to license the famous Megaways™ engine and we can expect some exciting new releases from them in the coming months.
But first, let’s take a look at this interesting slot that dispenses with the standard reels format and opts instead for a grid system with cascading symbols after each win. Gemtastic is a pretty simple affair but with its creepy atmosphere and high potential (10,000x), plus multiplier features to add to the excitement, it should not be overlooked.
Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
The Gemtastic game set up is what you might also know as a Chain Reaction slot. There aren’t reels as such, but instead we have a 6×5 grid in which symbols appear the start of the game. If winlines are created, then the winning symbols are removed and new ones drop down in their place. This process continues until no more winning lines are created.
It turns out that the lava cave is in fact a gemstone mine, and the different colored gemstones are the symbols on the grid. There are nine in total – five low value gems and four premium gems. The highest value is the orange that pays out 12x for six on a payline.
You must also look out for the Rainbow Wild. This substitutes for all others AND pays out a massive 75x for six on a payline!
Lava Multiplier –The exciting part of the cascading wins feature here is that with every consecutive win a progressive multiplier increases by 1x. This can boost your payouts up to 15x so keep watching out for that.
Magic Glow – When you see a sparkling gemstone on any spin, watch out because if it forms part of a winning line then it will turn into a wild on the re-spin to give you more chance of further wins.
Mega Gems –There are also random super-sized Mega Gem symbols that appear in the game. These create better odds for scoring a winning combination.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
Gemtastic is an excellent new slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Its’ simple but has some terrific potential with a lot of fun involving consecutive wins and multipliers along the way. Just watch out because the variance is very high and it may hold back for a while before delivering any decent wins.