Description and Review: Well, this was a surprise! At first glance, Gemscapades – exclusively at 7Red is a mediocre looking 10 line slot. And my first few spins didn’t do much to change that impression. While the gems themselves are well rendered, the reels don’t so much spin as go out of focus. Similarly, the feel of it is a little clunky. But…
But, first impressions aren’t always right. Gemscapades, as it turns out, is a pretty good slot machine. Here’s why: although its only got 10 reels, wins pay right to left and left to right. Takes a bit of getting used to but that’s a pretty damn cool feature right there. It makes the ‘regular’ game more entertaining.
Although I’ve been critical of the look, I also liked the shooting comet graphic that shows you your wins. One of the odder things about Gemscapades is that it doesn’t really have a bonus round. What it has instead is an expanding wild symbol that can appear on Reels 2, 3 and 4. The symbol fills the entire reel and – because of the ‘lines pay both ways’ thing – can lead to some pretty big wins. It also gives you a free spin. This doesn’t sound like much, but when the wild symbol keeps coming up again and again, it works for me!
7 Red are billing this as a slot that will “appeal to players who prefer fewer lines but higher stakes”, which is fair enough, but I don’t think really does Gemscapades justice. I would love to know what the return to player percentage is on this game as when I was playing, I just couldn’t lose. You will frequently pick up spins with mulitple wins and, for me, Gemscapades is the very definition of a loose slot.
If you are one of the people who read the review before playing the slot, then I urge you to give it a try. You can bet big (up to $100 per spin) or small – it’s up to you!
Game Information: 5 Reel, 10 Payline slot machine.
Wild Symbol: Gem Flower. This appears on reels 2, 3 or 4. The wild expands to fill the whole reel. This symbol also triggers a free spin which can be re-triggered if an additional reel gets a wild symbol.
Coin Sizes: 0.02 to 1.00. You can bet 1 to 10 coins per line.