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Before you get all excited, I have some bad news. Icy Gems has nothing at all to do with those wonderful sweet biscuits you used to love when you were a kid. It’s about, well, cold precious stones - expensive ‘things’ we’re supposed to be more excited by as adults. Just For The Win is behind this one, and yes they have included that genius Superspin feature too.
Presented over the 5 x 3 reel setup we’ve come to know and love, this 20 payline slot is accompanied by soft, inoffensive music and looks like a scene from a snow globe, a little bit.You’ll see there is a strange sort of box to the left of the blue coloured reels, and you’ll find out all about that soon.
All about the symbols, baby!
There are some well-designed and tasteful symbols here, including the high value Icy Gems logo, along with gems in blue, purple, red and green. Lower value symbols come in the form of the playing card symbols J, Q, K and Ace.
The wild symbols within this slot is a large golden W, this substitutes for all other symbols and helps to form winning combinations. This game does not have any bonus symbols, which for some might be disappointing.
Bonus feature that dominates the game
Let’s return if you will, the the storage box in the corner of the screen. Every win you achieve helps to fill this box with symbols from the winning combinations - might we just add, the wilds are not included in the is feature. Fill the three slots by getting three consecutive wins, or two or three wins from any single spin, with the following spin being free.
Once the box is filled you’ll get whats known as a Superspin, this will consist of exactly what has been collected. There are three available depending on the combination of symbols:
Stage One Silver = three different symbols.
Stage Two Gold = two different symbols.
Stage Three Win Big = one symbol.
Your wins will increase at each stage of the feature, with the third and final stage being a guaranteed win.
We like Icy Gems. It has a basic honesty about it that makes the whole experience easy and pleasant, you almost forget you’re gambling. That superspin feature really encourages longevity, keeping you spinning even when you might otherwise have decided to stop. But hey, maybe if you play just one more time, that’ll be the one, and the conundrum continues.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring