Prism of Gems slot REVIEW
Prism of Gems ReviewThe frozen winter landscape from the previous installment, Frozen Gems, has been replaced by a room with a massive glass dome in Prism of Gems. The symbols are tiles of gleaming, radiant marble, and symbols split in two if they match the symbol directly above on the top horizontal sliding reel. The symbol values are low though, and the top paying blue gemstone is worth only 3x your stake for 5oak.
The most notable change from the predecessor titles is not only the massively increased 30,000x potential, but also how the progressive multiplier works in this game. Instead of a global multiplier, the top 3 positions come with a multiplier that increases individually for each win they are involved in. Of course, this feature comes more to its right when the values don’t reset in the bonus round, but we are not quite sure if this attempt at innovation is an actual improvement.
Prism of Gems Slot - Reels Screen
Prism of Gems Features
You trigger the Cascading Reels mechanic on every win, and this removes all winning symbols from the grid. New symbols then fall down to fill the gaps, and the process repeats as long as you keep winning.
The sliding reel top row is called the Multiplier Reel. Each of the 3 positions come with a progressive multiplier that starts at x1. The position multipliers increase by +1 every time they are involved in a win, but the respective multiplier values reset between spins in the base game. Each multiplier can go as high as x7. This means that a total multiplier of x343 is possible if all 3 positions are maxed out and involved in the same winning combo.
If a symbol on a regular reel below is identical to a symbol on the sliding multiplier reel, the symbol on the regular reel will split in 2. You can create reels with 7 positions in height this way. If a wild slides in on the multiplier reel, all positions below are split in 2 except scatters. Wilds only appear on the top reel, and they also step in for all regular pay symbols to help you form winning combos.
You win 10, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively, when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere is sight. Any multipliers you’ve racked up in the base game are carried over into the Bonus Round, and the multiplier values don’t reset between spins during the feature. You also get +2 extra free spins per new scatter you land.
The 200 Spins Prism of Gems Experience
After some initial cascading wins, we trigger the bonus round at 0:45 into the almost 2 minute long highlights video. It wasn’t our lucky day to put it that way, but you can see how it all played out by hitting the play button below.
While building on the concept of the 2 previous installments, Prism of Gems sticks out as more unique. The 2 predecessors came with a standard progressive win multiplier, while here it progresses only for individual positions on the top sliding reel. This makes it seem harder to land multiplier wins, but the 30,000x potential might be seen as adequate compensation.
This is 3 times as much as the previous installment after all, but cracking it took around 1 billion spins during testing. The splitting PayWays mechanic adds an element of unpredictability to the base game, not unlike the Megaways engine, and the game flows very smoothly with the turbo switched on. If you liked the previous installments in the series, chances are you’re gonna enjoy this one too.
If you appreciate Prism of Gems you should also try:
Perfect Gems - was the first installment in the PayWays series, and it comes with a similar top sliding reel. Winning combos involving the top reel split the involved symbols in 2, and the bonus round comes with an unlimited progressive win multiplier and a 5,000x potential.
Frozen Gems - follows up on the first installment, and now the top sliding reel can unlock not only the split mechanic, but also full wild reels. The progressive win multiplier is active in all stages of the game, and it never resets in the bonus round. This can lead to payouts up to 10,000x your stake.
Wildpops - is a game to check out if you’re into the whole symbol split mechanic thing. This AvatarUX title comes with a progressive win multiplier with no upper limit, a wild feature and a bonus round where you can win up to 17,707x your stake.
Prism of Gems Slot FAQsWhat is the Return to Player of Prism of Gems?
The highest default RTP of 96.24 % is a bit above average. However, operators can adjust the RTP down to 94.25 %, or even lower, depending on their licence. This is due to the customizable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Prism of Gems?
The volatility is high in this game, and it scores 9 out of 10 possible points on Play’n Go’s own scale for volatility.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 30,000x your stake in Prism of Gems, which is 3x the potential of the previous installment.
How does the Multiplier Reel feature work?
It sits on top of the regular reel set, and new symbols slide in per spin. The position multipliers increase with +1 per cascading win the top reel positions are involved in. The respective multiplier values reset between paid spins.
How does the symbol split mechanic work?
If symbols on the top reel matches symbols on the reel below, the symbol(s) on the regular reel split in 2. A wild on the top reel splits all symbols on the reel below.
Is there a free spins mode in Prism of Gems?
Yes, you can get up to 20 free spins, and the top reel multipliers don’t reset between spins in the bonus round. This can lead to a combined 7x7x7 multiplier boost of x343.
How many winning ways are available?
You start with 576 default win ways. However, this number can rise to 3,087 ways, due to the symbol split mechanic.
Can I play Prism of Gems slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Prism of Gems demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll find casinos that carry this title also, something we’ve confirmed for you.