Follow the Map in search of the illustrious lost treasure of Gems Bonanza Slot. This all thrills release will curb that insatiable hunger for the growingly popular grid and cluster pays style of slot as you delve into Ancient Aztec territory in search of concealed riches.
The only thing guaranteed is volatility, will you walk out with the treasure trove you seek? Brought to you by Pragmatic Play, a provider infamous for quality games.
They need no introduction, but for those who may not know who they are, they’re the minds behind captivating titles such as Curse of the Werewolf Megaways, The Dog House Megaways, and Drago Jewels of Fortune.
Gems Bonanza feels like it was designed to a high quality standard. The background is laden with mystical, mysterious and ancient structures and the music has a melodic feel to it, full of wonder and hope to fuel you in your adventure through the foregone and forgotten Aztec caves.
The Reel design itself is rather simple, yet minimalistic is fine when it comes to the playing board. There’s lots of Gems covering the 8×8 Grid, all colourful and highly sought after by an adventurer such as yourself.
In Classic Pragmatic style, the betting options for this game leaves no one behind with the extensive array of options to choose from.
Coin Value and Bet Level can be changed, or just total bet if you can’t be bothered to worry about what each of them mean, and its lowest betting option is 0.20 per spin with a maximum of £100 per spin.
As for the Symbols, the most value symbol is the Red Gem. After this, it’s the Purple, Green, Turquoise, Orange, Pink and Blue.
There is also a Wild symbol which is represented by a golden square that encompasses a green gem, and will substitute for any symbol, but you’ll only see it during the features.
Gem Bonanza is a cluster pays slot. This means that a cluster of symbols connected either vertically or horizontally must be present in order to obtain a win. In this game, you’ll need at least 5 of the same symbols to obtain said win.
As mentioned, the game is set upon an 8×8 grid, so there’s plenty of room with a vast number of symbols present per spin. Gems Bonanza also has a Tumble Feature.
After every spin, winning combinations are paid, and will disappear leaving empty spaces where they once occupied. Remaining symbols, will fall downwards to fill their empty spaces, creating the possibility of obtaining multiple wins per spin.
New symbols will continue to fill in the gaps until all spaces on the grid are filled. This continues until no more winning combinations are present.
You’ll notice in the base game that there are coloured markings behind the regular symbols. Different coloured symbols hold different features, and they’re triggered when a base game win happens on top of the marked spot.
If you manage to win multiple features on the same spin, they will play out in the order listed above. Features can also trigger other features, if the feature that lands triggers a win above another marked spot.
At every spin, the number of winning symbols that exploded during the tumbles is counted to the Gold Fever meter. When it is full, the Gold Fever Feature triggers. The Meter will however, reset to zero when no more winning symbols explode as a result of a cascade.
A total of 114 points are needed from the base game, tumbles and features to trigger the Gold Fever. Gold Fever will play out all of the Spin Features in sequential order, and you’ll start at Level 1.
Your win multiplier also starts at 2x. You’ll need to collect enough winning symbols to fill up the Gold Fever meter again to advance to the next level.
The Gold Fever Feature ends if not enough winning symbols are accumulated to advance to the next level, or all features of level 5 have been played.
People outside the UK can buy their way into the Gold Fever Feature, for 100x your current bet.
Gold Fever is a great and exciting feature, getting up to the next level is gratifying and the excitement really starts to grow when you get towards the upper levels.
People who crave that cluster pays style of game that has been popularised throughout many legendary games can get their kicks here.
It’s got all the things that make a cluster pay game exciting, such as base game reel modifiers that get the momentum going even further, while awarding some nice hits in the process.
The game is highly volatile, and sometimes filling up that Gold Fever meter can seem like an impossible mission, but a good stroke of luck, as well as some nice Spin Features can get you there.
The game boasts a maximum win of 10,000x, which is formidable for everyone, no matter what stake they’re playing, and is an attractive statistic that will send players everywhere into the Aztec ruins looking for gold.
Overall, if cluster pays is your kind of thing, then look no further, for here is Gems Bonanza in all its glory, a solid title from Pragmatic which will no doubt result in many a memorable moment for players in the future.
Written by Fruity Scotty
Scotty is an experienced slot player and casino streamer. He has been streaming for Fruity Slots for over 2 years and reviewed over 300 slots. Our own Slot expert 🏆
Last modified: October 12, 2020