No, it’s not one of those eye tests. Our title refers to the new slot game of the same name – Mystic Gems. This is a high volatility slot game with gems as the obvious theme.
Is there more to this than you might at first think, though? We are about to find out some answers, giving you the lowdown on this striking slot game.
Can you name the developer?
We can… and the name is Wager Gaming. They’re sometimes known as Wager Gaming Technology or WGT, but it all refers to the same brand.
Make sure you try the demonstration game first
Any new game is going to feel alien to you to start with. This one has a star-filled backdrop that puts you in outer space, but there are no aliens involved. You can still familiarize yourself with everything that’s happening though, simply by spinning the demo reels.
Does the game have that obvious a theme?
It does, yes. When it loads, you’ll see various symbols over the reels. There are plenty of gems there, and while they’re not as detailed as you might want them to be, they’re still sparkling.
Is there a retro design going on then?
You could say that, yes. The game still has modern graphics though, so while there isn’t much detail, everything you can see in the game is sharp and clear. Circles containing the numbered paylines are on either side of the outer reels. The stars in the background twinkle on and off at times, giving more depth to the game too.
How to get started: Let’s play Mystic Gems
There are five reels in store for you in this game. Each one displays three symbols. That much is clear when you first see the game screen. One thing you won’t see there is a progressive jackpot prize.
Let’s get onto the special icons now. The game includes a wild symbol that is far more powerful than all the other symbols in the game. It is stacked on the middle three reels, so it is quite possible to see up to nine of them in a spin.
As usual, the wild replaces every symbol except for the scatter. This is a treasure chest shown in purple and orange. Yep, quite bright colors… so you can’t fail to see it.
How many paylines can you play on in Mystic Gems?
There are 10 lines and they’re all fixed.
Choosing a bet to play with
The coins go from one cent apiece to a maximum of five dollars. Since the lines are fixed, this gives you a low bet of 10 cents and a top amount of $50 on each spin.
Check the paytable before you play
You’ll spot the info button in the bottom corner on the left. This reveals the first of three pages to look at before getting started.
Does the game include a bonus feature?
There is a Mystery Multiplier feature in the game. The treasure chest scatter only ever appears on the middle reel of the game. To trigger the multiplier, you must spin it into view in all three positions on that reel.
When this happens, one of the chests opens to reveal a Mystery Multiplier prize. It could be just 1x your bet, but there are eight other possible values as well. The biggest of those is 500x your bet.
Are there any free spins to be won?
No, but the Mystic Gems slot game does include a respin feature. This is connected to those stacked wilds we covered earlier.
You must find a complete column of wilds on any of those middle reels to earn some respins. Here’s how they pan out:
• Complete reel two and earn two respins
• Complete reel three and earn three respins
• Complete reel four and earn – you guessed it – four respins
As you might have figured out, the respins take place with the stacked wilds held in position throughout. Retriggers are available for these as well.
The RTP has not yet been announced
We’ll update you on the percentage if it becomes available.
Our rating for the new Mystic Gems slot game
We were surprised at how good this game is. We expected to see a basic format to start with, especially with gems and little else of note involved. However, the respins and the mystery multiplier, along with those stacked wilds, turn this game into something special. It is certainly worth a score of 8/10.
No jackpot winners here though
No winners of a progressive prize, anyway. The golden 7 is the best paying symbol on the reels, offering 600x your wager if you find five on the same line. That’s quite low considering other games from this developer reach highs of 10,000x your bet. However, it still has enough appeal to warrant a few spins.
Play the demo version of Mystic Gems today
This should tell you how the game works and how good those special features are. The high volatility level may deter you from real gaming, but it’s still nice to check out as a demo.
Play the real thing at participating Wager Gaming casinos
Wager Gaming is the name behind many appealing slots. You may well have tried some already. Mystic Gems is a pleasant addition to their current catalog of games, so we recommend you try it.
Mobile accessibility is good too
You can play Mystic Gems on touchscreen devices using Windows, Android, iOS, and BlackBerry, depending on your preferences. Those gems need never be far away.