Novomatic Gems Wild Tiles Slot Review and Free Play

Gems Wild Tiles: Demo

Shimmering jewels can deliver stunning rewards in Gems Wild Tiles, a 5 reel video slot from Novomatic. This is something of a departure from Novomatic’s usual offerings, having roots in social games as much as the arcade. It’s played on a 5×5 grid with winning lines formed when landing matching symbols vertically and horizontally. Look out for tumbling reels, expanding multipliers added wilds and a bonus feature. Play from between 40p and £100 per spin.

The set-up may be unusual for a Novomatic video slot but the symbols on show are typical of the develop – they’re solid enough but lack the visual flourishes we’ve come to expect from some providers. The 5×5 grid is made up of 8 brightly coloured gemstones. As far as prizes go, they range from 4, 8 or 50 coins for the blue stone right up to 20, 100 or 600 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 of the white diamond horizontally or vertically.

If a spin is successful, the winning symbols are blasted away and replaced by the symbols above. The middle position of the original sequence is replaced by a wild. These blasts keep on coming as long as a new winning combination is created. The more successive wins you enjoy, the bigger the multiplier that’s applied to your payout (it increases by 1 with every consecutive win).

As the symbols are removed, you’ll see the letters BONUS revealed on the reels – if you reveal all 5 letters, you’ll trigger the Bonus feature. Click on a ? to reveal the mystery symbol – all other instances of the matching symbol and then revealed and the extra payout made. Remove all of the symbols from the whole of the board and you can look forward to a special bonus prize.

This certainly wasn’t what we were expecting when we fired up Gems Wilds Tiles – it’s definitely a step in a different direction for Novomatic. The game engine takes a little getting used to but once you’re in there’s a steady stream of action. We’d put the variance in the medium range.

Get on a roll with the tumbling wins with wilds, watch the multiplier expands and Gems Wild Tiles can deliver some very shiny action if fortune is with you. If you prefer more traditional offerings, you cannot go wrong with the classic Book of Ra Deluxe. Alternative, Kingdom of Legend is their best release in recent times.

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