Gerard’s Gambit Slot Review 2024 – Play’n GO

Gerard’s Gambit from Play’n GO is the latest in their portfolio, and it’s very imaginative, to say the least.

Gerard Gambit is a member of the renowned Wilde family, but he’s a bit of a black sheep. Gerard is however undeterred by his lack of glory compared to his relative Rich and he’s setting off on a ‘journey of discovery and redemption’ to reclaim the honour of his family name.

In Play’n GO’s latest foray, we’re travelling across the globe with Gerard in search of illustrious riches. We’ll hit Mexico, the Aztecs, Egypt, Greece and everything in between as we explore hidden and forgotten temples, shrines and pyramids in a slot where the game changes as the location does.

There’s much to cover in Gerard’s Gambit, so buckle up for an experience unlike anything you’ve seen from Play’n GO before.

Gerard's Gambit Slot

Gerard’s Gambit – The Base Game and Features

Gerard’s Gambit describes itself as an ‘educational’ slot with 3 reels and 1 pay line at the start with the potential to expand up to 5 reels and 10 paylines.

The Goal in Gerard’s Gambit is to discover all 10 locations and to move on to the next you’ll have to complete the goal for the location you’re in.

The journey starts in Gerard’s Mansion before you trot off around the globe.

  • Location 1: Gerard’s Mansion – The Cryptex reel in Gerard’s Mansion has 3 reels, 1 row, 1 payline and 2 different symbols. Moving to the next location requires 3 wins.
  • Location 2: Egypt – Location 2 is Egypt. In Egypt the Crptex has 3 reels, 1 row, 1 payline and 4 different symbols. Wild Symbols are present in Egypt to help form wins with other symbols
  • Location 3: Mexico – Location 3 is Mexico. The Cryptex has 3 reels, 2 rows, 2 paylines and 5 different symbols. 2+ Wilds trigger a respin from this location onwards. Wilds stick during respins.
  • Location 4: Greece – Location 4 is Mexico. The Cryptex has 3 reels, 2 rows, 2 paylines and 6 different symbols. 2+ Wilds trigger a respin, and landing any new Wilds in a respin will award another respin.
  • Location 5: India – Location 5 is India. The Cryptex has 3 reels, 3 rows, 5 paylines and 8 different symbols. The Bonus Symbol is active here. This triggers a pick-a-prize feature to award a bonus payout.
  • Location 6: Egypt – Location 6 takes us back to Egypt. The Cryptex has 3 reels, 3 rows, 5 paylines and 9 different symbols. The Scatter Symbol is active here, and landing it on reel 2 awards 5 Free Spins. Wild Symbols will stick in place during  Free Spins
  • Location 7: Mexico- Location 7 takes us back to Mexico. From Location 7 onwards, the maximum win of 3000x can be reached. The Cryptex has 4 reels, 3 rows, 10 paylines and 10 different symbols. Respins are triggered with 3+ Wild Symbols, and 2 bonus symbols trigger the bonus feature. The Bonus Symbols can land on reels 2 and 3. The bonus feature may award 20x or 60x the bet.
  • Location 8: Greece – Location 8 takes us back to Greece. The Cryptex has 4 reels, 3 rows, 10 paylines and 11 different symbols. Respin triggers with 3+ Wild Symbols, and 2 Scatter Symbols trigger the Free Spins feature. Free Spin symbols can land on reels 2 and 3 and 5 Free Spins are awarded. Wild Symbols stick during Free Spins, and each Scatter that lands during Free Spins awards +1 Free Spins. There is potential to win up to 40 Free Spins.
  • Location 9: India – Location 9 takes us back to India. The Cryptex has 5 reels, 3 rows, 10 paylines and 12 different symbols. Respin triggers with +4 Wild Symbols, and 3 Bonus Symbols trigger the bonus feature. Bonus Symbols can land on 2,3 and 4. The Bonus Feature in this location may award 20x, 60x or 100x the bet.
  • Location 10: Egypt- Our final location takes us back to Egypt for the third time. The Cryptex has 5 reels, 3 rows, 10 paylines and 12 different symbols.  The Respin triggers with +3 Wild Symbols, and 3 Scatter Symbols trigger the Free Spins Feature. Scatter Symbols may land on reels 2, 3 and 4. Wild Symbols stick in place during Free Spins, extra scatter symbols awards +1 free spins and Wild Symbols expand on their reels during Free Spins.

Gerard's Gambit Slot Features

Gamble Feature

Gerard’s Gambit has a number of Gamble Features to choose from.

  • Coin Flip – Correctly guess heads or tails to double the prize. Up to 3 flips are allowed for a maximum of 8x the initial win.
  • Multiplier Wheel – Choose a multiplier and press on the statue head to spin. Successfully landing on a winning segment can award 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, or 10x the win multiplier.
  • HI-LO – Guess if the next card is higher or lower than the current card. You may guess up to 2 times, and guessing correctly doubles the prize.

Gerard’s Gambit – Our Verdict

Gerard’s Gambit was certainly a journey. Play’n GO could have been a little more imaginative with the locations, if we’re honest. We visited Egypt 3 times, and all other locations at least twice.

Regardless, we thought Gerard’s Gambit was a touch of brilliance from Play’n GO. The game evolves as you travel, and travelling from location to location isn’t as hard as you might think. It starts off very simple with requirements such as straight wins to move on, and as you journey through the world you’ll unlock different features, and more reels, paylines and symbols.

The requirements for triggering certain bonus rounds correlate directly to how many reels you have to work with. When the Bonus and Free Spins rounds are introduced, you need only 1 symbol to trigger them. The requirement grows as you travel onwards, which arguably makes it harder, but so do the reels, and the potential grows with each location.

You’ll need to get to at least location 7 for a chance at the maximum win, which is 3,000x. Gerard’s Gambit could have been significantly more appealing with a higher maximum win cap, but nonetheless, we find it hard not to commend them for their ingenuity with this one.

Overall, Gerard’s Gambit might take a little bit of commitment, and the reward for grinding it all the way isn’t exactly substantial by today’s standards, but it’s something different, and it’s rather entertaining to explore with the black sheep of the family Gerard Wilde.