Tis the season for a brand new slot
December 22, 2016 4:29 PM
by David Cash
Inevitably, the holiday season offers slot software developers the perfect stage for introducing new video slots. While not all of the slots introduced during this time of year come with a holiday theme, the cheer of the holiday season is still a great time to give slot players a little gift for the holidays. This year, the gift comes from Play ‘N Go in the form of precious gems on the video slot titled “Wizard of Gems.”
Wizard of Gems was introduced on December 10, 2016. The game was released to all operators that were using contractually licensed software to provide Play ‘N Go games (see slotsites.org.uk). It’s worth noting that last year; Play ‘N go used the holiday season for the release of its highly popular Xmas Joker.
In Wizard of Gems, players are introduced to the wonderful world of magical gemstones. The game features some really cool video features along with a musical soundtrack that uses the chiming of bells to create a magical atmosphere. While players will be challenged to figure out the wizard’s role in the game, the graphics and colorful scenery are more than enough to take one’s mind off trying to figure it out.
Wizard of Odds is a fairly simply video slot with some interesting features. The game is played with a standard 5-reel configuration that includes 20 pay lines. The betting-range covers $.20 per spin up to a maximum of $50 per spin with no emphasis on the number of pay lines.
The game’s standard symbols are represented by the following gemstones (in order of payout from highest to lowest): the red heart, the pink half-moon, the orange clover, the green pentagon, the purple or violet square, the aqua triangle and the blue rectangle. The wizard’s spell book serves as the game’s wild symbol. It substitutes for everything except the scatter symbol. The gold star represents the scatter symbol.
The game’s most exciting game-play feature is the cascading reels. Every time the player hits a winning spin, the appropriate winnings are paid out and the winning symbols disappear, allowing a new set of symbols to come cascading down with the potential for creating more wins. The process continues until no more winnings are realized. During this process, the first win is paid with a 1X multiplier, the second one with a 2X multiplier and so on until the multiplier hits 5X.
If the player lands three or more scatters, they are awarded 10 free spins. During all free spins, the wizard will turn 1-5 random cells into additional wild symbols, hoping to create extra winnings.
For the most part, the game is rather simplistic based on today’s video slot standards. With that said, the game does have its charm. Of course, the player might end up feeling that way after being hypnotized by the chimes playing in the background in between spins. Players are sure to enjoy the video features, making this a game worth checking out.
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