Frozen Gems is a Play’n GO slot released on December 11, 2020. The Swedish casino software giant has had an extremely productive 2020, during which they have released more than 40 (!) New slots.
And the best part is: almost all slots are of exceptionally high quality. It is no coincidence that Play’n GO's slots have been more popular for years than that other major Swedish provider, NetEnt.
Frozen Gems, as the name implies, is all about frozen jewelry. By making winning combinations, the jewels unfreeze and you get extra boosters, such as wilds and expanding symbols. You also build up progressive multipliers. This makes it possible to win up to 10,000x the total bet. Frozen Gems' variance is high, but not sky-high.
Frozen Gems is played on a playing field of 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols. The win all ways mechanism applies, so you always start with 243 ways to win. However, that can quickly become much more, by making winning combinations. Because cascading reels (falling symbols) are active, you can make multiple winning combinations one after the other.
This will unlock the boosters that are above the reels. These boosters can provide wild reels and expanding symbols in Frozen Gems (all symbols on the reel x2 or x3).
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For example, the number of ways to win can expand to a maximum of 8,748 pieces. After each winning spin in Frozen Gems, the multiplier is increased by +1, without limit. The betting range is between $ 0.20 and $ 100 per spin.
The theoretical payout percentage is by default 96.36%. Because Play’n GO gives online casinos the option to also offer their slots for lower RTPs, SlotsOnlineCanada recommends that you always check the game rules.
Where the basic game in Frozen Gems needs some time to fully understand, Play’n GO has kept the symbols simple. There are four types of symbols:
- Premium symbols (jewels, green, purple, red, and orange): between 0.65x and 1x the total bet for a 5-of-a-kind.
- Card symbols (10 to Ace): maximum between 0.3x and 0.5x.
- Wild symbol: 2.5x the bet for five of the same.
- Scatter symbols: these activate the free spins bonus.
As soon as you manage to collect three scatters in Frozen Gems, you win 9 free spins.
The free spins work the same as the base game, with two extra boosters:
- The multiplier is not reset
- Every scatter gives you +1 free spin
- Timing is everything with this bonus: the best scenario is to first match a big multiplier and then strike.
If you manage to unfold multiple reels (preferably with a wild on the reel) and get a reel wild, it can go up very fast.
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The free spins bonus is a bit of an all-or-nothing. If you manage to take a high multiplier and then unlock a number of boosters at the same time, you can take a lot of money.
On the other hand, this bonus can also simply remain at 20x the bet or less.
The predecessor of Frozen Gems, called Perfect Gems, was already popular with online players from our team. Unfortunately, we were almost alone in that: Perfect Gems was ignored by the general public.
Apparently, Play’n GO still has enough faith in the concept with the expanding symbols and we are only happy with that. Frozen Gems is a very attractive slot, with a lot of potential and nice and surprising gameplay. Five stars are just too much, but a good mark is certainly in order.