A game which has been announced as a collaboration between Microgaming and Just For the Win, with the latter providing the development team and the former offering the platform on which the slot can be made available on, Icy Gems is a high volatility release which they're launching in late November 2018.
As far as Icy Gems is concerned, it comes with a standard setup, using 5 reels and getting 20 active lines for them. The wager, when at its highest, will allow for a reward of up to $121,050 to be paid out, which sounds great, even though it's only 1210.5x the stake. RTP wise, we're also looking at an OK number, 96.03%, while on the list of features the developer mentions Superspins, Symbol Storage and Re-Spins.
Betting and Prizes
The game will have a full betting range of $0.10 to $100, covering all available lines and allowing you to pick only the total amount which will be used for that next round.
As for the rewards coming your way, they mention that the highest that the game will go is 1210.5x the stake of the spin. For the highest bet of the slot, this will give you a win of $121,050 at most. It sounds like a lot of money, but the return potential is only average, even though they say that it's a High volatility game.
We also know what makes the RTP reach its maximum value of 96.03%, and it's clearly the Super Spin that delivers the most (61.61%), while the Base Game is second (27.73%) and the Re-Spin feature is third (6.69%).
The game's action revolves around the three main features, starting with the Symbol Storage, then the Re-Spin, and finally the Superspins.
First of all, you're going to have access to the Symbol Storage whenever you get a winning combination. That symbol gets stored for later use, and then a re-spin follows. Once you’ve stored three symbols from just as many winning rounds, you get the Superspin.
Three different variants/levels are available for Superspins. The Silver level is offered if you had three different types of symbols stored, Gold is for two types of symbols, while Win Big is for when you get a single type of symbol in storage.
Out of the three types of Superspins, it’s the Win Big one that is preferable, with the Gold version in second place. The fewer types of symbols you have for the Superspin, the better. Only stored symbols are used on the reels, so in the case of Win Big you end up with 15 symbols of the same type on the reels, and with 20 winning combinations of 5 symbols each. The game’s features are fun, and the Superspins have massive potential, so it’s no wonder that they contribute so much to the total RTP.
Theme & Design
The combination of ice and gemstones isn’t a particularly good one, or very interesting, but Just For the Win tried to make it work. The style is modern enough, so I’m sure you will still be able to enjoy the action inside. The symbols delivered here will take the form of an Icy Gems logo, a Wild logo, diamonds, three other gems and four Royals.
Icy Gems is an exciting game, though it’s only thanks to its Superspins feature that it manages to be so.