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Prepare to be dazzled by beautiful Gems in Pragmatic Play partner, Reel Kingdom’s latest slot release, Little Gem Hold & Spin!
Little Gem Hold & Spin has a very pretty and colourful theme, with beautiful Gem symbols and a sparkling background that entices you in. Reel Kingdom are taking a leaf out of Elk Studios book by embracing the traditional old-school 3 reels, but will Little Gem Hold & Spin become just a popular as Toro 7’s? Let’s play on and find out!
Little Gem Hold & Spin is a 3 reel slot with 5 fixed paylines. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 of the same symbol types from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. The minimum bet available here is £/€0.05 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€250 per spin, with a selection of bets in between the two.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Little Gem Hold & Spin is the Diamond, followed by Bar, the Green Gem and the Pink Gem. Low paying symbols fall to Stars, the Blue Gem, Orange Gem, Red Gem and the X. There is also a Wild symbol present, which substitutes for all symbols except the Gold and Silver Money symbols. When a Wild symbol is part of a winning combination, it will expand vertically to fill the entire reel.
Unlike many other Pragmatic Play titles, Little Gem Hold & Spin does not have any kind of base game feature, instead focusing solely on the Hold & Spin Bonus round. Let’s hope its worth it!
Landing 3 Gold or Silver Money symbols on the middle reel, triggers the Hold & Respin round, awarding 4 Respins. All Gold and Silver Money symbols come ewuipped with a Value between 1x and 20x your current bet.
During the Hold & Respin round, the current Gold/Silver Money symbols on the middle reel will remain fixed in their position for the duration of Respins, whilst all other symbols are removed. All current values of the Money symbols on the middle reel are added to the total win for the round.
Any Money symbols that land on the 1st or 3rd reel will reset the Respins meter, and the value of all additional Money symbols will be added to the total win for this round. It would be a pretty pointless Respins round if the extra Money symbolswere to stick, so you can relax knowing that they are removed with the next Respin.
Landing a Diamond Money symbol at any point during the Respins round, automatically awards a random Value between 100x and 500x your current bet.
Little Gem Hold & Spin is probably our least favourite in Reel Kingdom’s collection to date, with little excitement or potential to be had in both the base game and Respins round. Although the design is pretty and colourful, gameplay has not been as dazzling.
It’s sad really considering Reel Kingdom are the brains behind the popular Big Bass Bonanza series, but Little Gem Hold & Spin couldn’t be further away from these in all respects. Every slot that a provider releases can’t all be to a high standard, but it seems that Liltte Gem Hold & Spin is on the same wavelength as Star Pirates Code.
The fact that Little Gem Hold & Spin is a 3 reel slot doesn’t help, so be prepared to endure a fair few dead spins whilst you wait for the Respins round to trigger. Elk Studios has proven that not all 3 reel slots have to be bland, with Toro 7’s setting the bar high with its Toro and Matador Wild features.
In terms of statistics, The RTP may be the only good thing to come of Little Gem Hold & Spin, with an above-average of 96.70%, but a rather insulting maximum win capacity of 2,460x. If you’re currently in the market for a new 3 reel slot that packs a lot of potential, we advise you look elsewhere.