Gem Rocks is a 6 reel, 4,096 ways to win Yggdrasil Gaming slot. If you’re in Ireland, you’ll find it in the slots online collection on Bonanza Slots. The game has got a Return to Player percentage of 96.2% and stakes in the game start from as little as 25p. Some of the bonus features you get to enjoy in the game include cascading wins and up to 4x4 cluster symbols.
These are mostly present in the Gem Rock feature that is activated when 2, 5 and 9 consecutive Dropdown Wins occur. Once the feature begins, a Gem Rock will land on the reels comprised of matching symbols. The more times you encounter a win, the bigger the Gem grows. You’ll be able to understand the dropdown wins more once we get into them below. Stakes in the game start from 25p to €100 per spin on all iOS and Android smartphone, PC and tablet devices.
Gem Rocks Slot Developers: Yggdrasil Gaming
Yggdrasil Gaming is an online casino software company that started operating in 2013. The Malta based company is known mostly for online slot games with entertaining gameplay, an exciting theme and bonus features. Nearly all of Yggdrasil’s slots come with bonuses.
They do their best to incorporate innovative bonuses. The head of the company is Fredrik Elmqvist, a former CEO at NetEnt. Frederick came up with the vision to create highly advanced gameplay instead of focusing on number based games. The name Yggdrasil is an unusual choice for a company.
It’s been picked from Scandinavian Mythology where it is used to refer to the dwelling place of mystical creatures like dragons. This was perhaps a nod to the company’s mysterious nature- you never know what they’re going to come up with next. Yggdrasil Gaming has got a collection of online slots with themes on offer like action, mystery, fantasy, travel, adventure, etc.
How to Play Gem Rocks Slot
It’s not often you see gem themed online slots on Bonanza Slots so it is refreshing to see Yggdrasil Gaming’s addition on here. The story is based on rock-based life forms represented by characters who exist in a world built of gems and stones. Gem Rocks has got some amazing visuals with the action in the slot taking place on a rocky mountain. Symbols on the reels include; 8 gems of different colours purple, orange, green, blue, silver, red and turquoise. The gems appear in different shapes like the green square, the turquoise circle, the yellow crescent, the orange cross, the silver triangle, the red star and the purple square. The red star awards the highest value in the game where any 5 result in 75 coins. There are now wilds or scatters in the game.
When you land a successful winning combination, the symbols part of the win will trigger Dropdown Wins. This mechanism has been modelled after the Avalanche feature by NetEnt, the Tumbling Reels by Inspired Gaming or the Cascading Reels feature. The symbols that formed the win will disappear from the screen making room for brand new symbols to drop from the top. The new symbols will keep dropping as long as the winning combinations are formed. You can end up triggering overlay symbols called Monster Rocks from the Dropdown Wins in the feature. More on this below.
Bonus Features & Free Spins in Gem Rocks
Gem Rocks is catered to the player who doesn’t want a lot of fuss when it comes bonus features. Bonanza Slots has got other online slots with plenty of bonuses if you’re interested. Yggdrasil Gaming ensured they added just one extra feature here so as to have you not be dulled down by the gameplay. That’s the Gem Rock feature and it is triggered by the Dropdown Wins in the game.
- Gem Rock feature – the Gem Rock feature in the game is triggered when you have 2, 5 and 9 successive Dropdown Wins. You can be checking the progress of the Drop Downs on the gem rock meter top right of the screen. Once the Gem Rock feature begins, one Gem Rock that is made up of matching symbols will land on top of the reels. The more times you form consecutive wins, the bigger the Gem Rock you will be able to access.
If you encounter 2 consecutive wins, the 2x2 Gem Rock will be activated. If you encounter 5 consecutive wins, the 3x3 Gem Rock will be activated. If you encounter 9 consecutive wins, the 4x4 Gem Rock will be activated. Gem Rocks will start to fall and display matching symbols. This also helps you form winning combinations easily. The player’s objective will be to have 9 or more consecutive winning spins so that they unlock the 4x4 Gem Rock which can mean huge wins. If you land a 4x4 Gem Rock lands and it has got part high value star stone/gem symbols, players can expect huge wins.
Our Verdict on Gem Rocks Slot
That’s all there is to it when it comes to Yggdrasil Gaming’s Gem Rocks slot. It is one of the online slots you can play right now on Bonanza Slots if you’re looking to play something new. Not only does the developer execute the theme well, but there’s also bonus features in the game that you can enjoy. The Dropdown Wins in the base game are the key to triggering the bonus features.
The symbols that were part of the win disappear from the screen and make room for new symbols dropping from the top. The new symbols keep dropping as long as the winning combinations are formed. You can end up triggering a Monster Rock from the Dropdown Wins which are the 2x2 Gem Rock, the 3x3 Gem Rock and the 4x4 Gem Rock.
The best possible scenario is the 4x4 Gem Rocks appearing on the reels. The game could have definitely used more bonus features, but we definitely see what Yggdrasil Gaming was going for with this one. It’s an 6/10 from us, because we think they could have done way more.