Elemental Gems Megaways Slot Review 2022

Prepare to work alongside the elements in Pragmatic Play’s latest release, Elemental Gems Megaways!

Pragmatic Play are quite the busy bee’s, bringing us so many releases in such a short space of time. We’ve seen the bottom of the ocean in Wild Depths and had a go at casting spells in Magician’s Secrets, now it’s time to go head to head with the elements.

Pragmatic Play show no signs of slowing down with their new releases, with Elemental Gems Megaways being their 8th release for 2022. We aren’t one to turn our nose up at a new release, but is Pragmatic Play getting way ahead of themselves and releasing slots that aren’t quite ripe enough? That’s for you to decide.

Will Elemental Gems Megaways stand victorious or will it fizzle out like so many slots before it? Let’s play on and find out!

Elemental Gems Megaways Gameplay

Elemental Gems Megaways Theme

The title Elemental Gems Megaways may or may not be particularly helpful when pin-pointing the theme here. Once you open up the slot though, you soon catch on to it’s Asian inspired theme. When you take a look at the symbols, the ‘Elemental’ part of the title starts to make sense. The symbols all represent nature’s elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. You may be more knowledgeable than us, but we aren’t sure if the Elements are a major part of Asian Mythology or not.

The deep purple background definitely shows the theme in Elemental Gems Megaways, with stunning Dragons on both the left and right side of the screen. Other than this detail, there isn’t much else to look at.

The music playing throughout is quite relaxing and tame and definitely has an Asian style tune to it. The sound effects are great and work nicely with the theme.

Elemental Gems Megaways has a dated and overused theme, but will Gameplay bring something refreshing and new to the table?

Elemental Gems Megaways Betting and Symbols

Elemental Gems Megaways has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.

The highest paying regular symbol in Elemental Gems Megaways is the Pagoda. Lower paying symbols fall to Fire, Air, Earth, Rock and Water suymbols.

Wild symbols substitute for all high and low-paying symbols. Wilds appear in all 3 reels, and pay 2.5x your bet if you land three of them.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 512 Ways
Release Date 10/02/2022
RTP 96.51% - 95.45% -94.46%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility mid
Reels 3
Minimum Bet 0.2

Elemental Gems Megaways Base Game and Features

Elemental Gems Megaways is a 3 reel slot with up to 512 Ways to win. In order to form a win you will need to connect 3 of the same symbol from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. Reels 1-3 can have up to a maximum of 8 symbols per reel.

The base game in Elemental Gems Megaways has a fourth reel that features only Multipliers. Even with this in the base game, we can’t help but feel that Elemental Gems could have done with a little something extra, considering the lack of any kind of Bonus round or Free Spins.

Multiplier Reel

Elemental Gems Megaways features a fourth reel that is seperate to the others. This reel only presents Multiplier Values.

During every paid spin, the Multiplier reel will spin alongside the others. Each time a winning combination is formed, the Multiplier value that the reel has stopped on will be awarded to the win.

The Multiplier values that are on offer, vary from 1x up to an impressive 100x.

Elemental Gems Megaways Multiplier Reel Feature

Elemental Gems Megaways: Our Verdict

We hate to say it, but Elemental Gems Megaways is a bland, basic and really quite boring offering from Pragmatic Play in our opinion. The lack of Free Spins or any kind of Bonus round may just be enough to put players off. With Elemental Gems Megways, what you see is literally what you get, so if you’re in the market for a new slot that’s full of excitement and bursting with potential, we suggest looking elsewhere.

The Multiplier reel does offer a fraction of excitement, especially if you land the x100 Multiplier with the Highest paying symbol, but let’s be honest it’s just not enough. Elemental Gems uses Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic, but we aren’t sure you could class it as a Megaways slot, considering the maximum ways to win is 512 and the game is played on 3 reels. We feel that the giant symbols look more like ‘Gigablox’ symbols than Megaways, and therefor the title should have been Elemental Gems Gigablox instead.

There are no confusing features or strange looking symbols to get your head around in Elemental Gems Megaways, which may actually be a plus for players who prefer a simple and uncomplicated gameplay.

Statistically, Elemental Gems Megaways has an above average RTP of 96.51% but a maximum win capacity of 5,000x, which is very typical of Pragmatic Play.

Overall, we don’t envision much success for Elemental Gems Megaways. We could be wrong, but from what we’ve seen it doesn’t have many attractive qualities.