Microgaming and Just For The Win celebrate Christmas with Icy Gems
It seems that every single video slot that is being released these days is closely connected to Christmas, snow and ice. This is probably why Just For The Win dedicated the ninth video slot they created exclusively for Microgaming to the popular topic. Now gamers will have a chance to spend their holidays with Icy Gems, a five-reel, twenty-payline video slot that features a clean, classic design.
Just For The Win have already developed eight video slots for Microgaming before Icy Gems and all of them were very good and that is also the case with their latest pokie. Set against a snowy background, the 2018 release comes with a festive, Christmassy feel and will get all gamers in a festive mood as they spin the reels. When talking about special features, the Icy Gems video slot offers no free spins, but will surprise you with rewarding respins and Superspins.
Tiger Holmgren, Chief Product Officer at Just For The Win was asked to comment about their latest release and he stated:
“We are thrilled to see Icy Gems released just in time to kick off the festive season. Icy Gems is a fast-paced game that builds excitement in multiple levels. The Re-spin feature drives the player to collect winning symbols and launch the Superspin feature for potentially big wins.”
If you pay attention to the paytable, you will see that there are plenty of familiar symbols that will populate the reels. The Wild will not get you any coins, but will substitute for all regular symbols, making it easier for you to land winning combinations. After the Logo, which is the symbol that pays the most, there are four high-paying Gemstone symbols, which will deliver bigger wins and four simple playing cards that represent low-paying symbols.
When talking about potential payouts, the four playing cards will not deliver much, offering 3.5x, 4x, 4.5x and 5x the bet for five of a kind. For bigger payouts, you try to land Diamonds, Amethysts, Rubies and Emeralds. For the biggest wins, land as many Logo symbols, because five of them on a payline will get you 50 times the bet. We already said that the golden Wild will not pay, but will help you land massive wins combined with high-value symbols.
During the Superspin, only the symbols you have previously collected in the storage will appear on the reels. If three different symbols are stored, a Silver Stage Superspin will start. Two different symbols in the Symbol Storage will commence the Gold Stage Superspin. If you are lucky enough and store three identical symbols, the Win Big Stage Superspin is triggered and you are guaranteed a massive win.
When it comes to visuals, the Icy Gems video slot boasts simple but good graphics and a fitting soundtrack. The good people of Just For The Win decided to keep it as simple as possible when it comes to visuals and to turn your complete attention to gameplay.
With no Free Spins feature, all spinners can hope for are respins and Superspins. The best scenario is to fill the Storage with identical symbols in order to get the Win Big Stage and really land massive payouts, especially if you store the Logo. In our humble opinion, a bit more action is needed in Icy Gems, because it is not that easy to trigger three successive respins and get one of three Superspin stages.