They may seem bleak and with little within them, yet in Desert Gem, there is a cacophony of riches to be had. Powered by Kalamba Games with cartoon-like visuals of yes, you've guessed it, the desert, this online slot is one to surely give a try.
Desert Gem has five reels and offers players 1024 ways to win, containing fifteen regular symbols! Desert Gem does have unique icons like wilds, bonus and scatters too.
The game's wild symbol is the golden wild, and this will substitute all other regular symbols to help form more winning combinations. Desert Gem has two more wilds that contain multipliers. Should the reels be covered in golden symbols, then players will receive the full top prize in a payout. The pink diamond is a bonus icon in Desert Gem, and when players land three pink diamonds on the reels, they will trigger the Free Spins round and be granted ten free spins where the wild symbol will help triple the prize payout.
The plethora of wilds and regular symbols, this is a game punters should really take advantage of the autoplay functionality - pressing it players can play one hundred spins without having to click spin all the time.
As for the theme of the game, there are a lot of cacti on display. They are the lower-value symbols, with the higher value ones being the map, shovel, compass, diary and a field glass. The regular icons are either regular icons or golden - golden naturally pay more than their regular counterparts.
Bonus symbols, like the pink diamonds, award players extra spins (two of them) or further turns packed with a multiplier (three of them). The Wild that also brings multipliers can appear during these additional rounds. These symbols count as the golden ones, and they can replace all the regular symbols, but not the special ones.
Should eighteen or more golden symbols appear, they activate the Bonus Jackpot, and the bonus collection symbol that is represented by a treasure chest can bring additional rounds to win. The four jackpots are bronze, silver, gold and platinum respectively.
Whichever perspective of this game players takes, the gameplay in Desert Gem is highly positive. To begin with, the vivid colouration and regular symbols and golden ones add a more innovative and exciting way to win. The audios compliment the whole atmosphere well too, enough to give punters a seriously fun and wins.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring