Hot Gems doesn’t only provide an impressive set of graphics and a familiar design setup. It also has some intriguing special features within as well. For example, there’s the addition of a wild icon. This one will substitute for all other symbols on the reels, with the exception of the scatter and the freespins options. This one can only show up on reels two, three and four, but it can be of great assistance in forming winning combinations.
You’ll also get the opportunity to see a scatter symbol show up on the game’s reels. This one is the slot’s own logo. Scatter icons can show up in any location and still provide you with a pay out. For example, if five scatter symbols come into view across the screen, you will receive a multiplier of 100 times your bet. Even four of them being present will pay out 20 times your wager!
One more feature of this slot game is actually active throughout base gameplay. This is the Collapsing Reels function. Any win that you form whilst playing the game will see this come into effect. All of the icons that are within winning combinations will explode and disappear. This leaves room for new icons to fall into the gaps. Should additional wins form, the process occurs once more, with the wins building up as you go. Once a collapse occurs without any wins forming, the feature ends and you receive the amassed pay out!
Finally, there’s the ‘Free Games’ symbol, which will activate the freespins round. You need to bring three of these icons into view on reels one, three and five in order to trigger it. You’ll be given 15 freespins of the reels in total, but there’s an additional perk to the round. This comes in the form of the Collapsing Reels Multiplier. All freespins begin with a multiplier of times one being active. If you manage to form a win and the reels collapse, the multiplier increases by one. Any resulting wins from the collapse will receive the increased multiplier amount. This process also continues, with multipliers of up to times five able to be won.