The Arcane Gems slot can be found at casinos offering Quickspin software. Quickspin are one of the newer slots game developers on the market but their products are polished and professional in feel and operation. As a standard Quickspin do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game help file and as such we know that the House Edge of Arcane Gems is 3.95%.
Arcane Gems is a 5 reel slot and each reel is 3 symbols high. There are 9 paylines in this slot and wins are formed when 3 or more matching symbols land adjacently, anywhere on them.
Arcane Lock Mechanics – Every time you land a winning combination the symbols involved will lock in place and you will be given a respin. If another matching symbol lands it will lock in place with the others and the reels spin again. This process continues as long as you can continue to add more matching symbols.
This slot is all about the gems. There is a degree of mystery to the game; the use of the word arcane in the title and music that plays in the background. There is a suggestion that the box in which the gems appear has some sort of magical power, but nothing is really confirmed. In the background is a map and other symbols of exploration, but other than just being there in the background they don’t make their way into the game.
There are no special symbols in this slot. In fact, the only symbols you get are gems, with the diamond being the most valuable of the lot.
Arcane Multipliers – If you manage to land a reel containing matching symbols, whilst simultaneously matching those same symbols within a payline, something that is more likely through the Arcane Lock Mechanics, then you will be awarded a multiplier worth between 2 and 5 times the bet.
Arcane Gems is a slot with 2 features and not much else. It does look amazing, but when you consider that the symbols are all gems then it is only really the background screen in the base game (there is no other game) that has needed designed. You don’t get Wilds, there are no Free Spins and there is no Bonus game. You do get wins anywhere within a payline and you do get respins and a multiplier but these are essentially no more than modifiers for base spins, opposed to a feature of sorts. The house edge is also far from remarkable, which means there is not only a lack of imagination but a lack of value on offer. If you want something simple, easy to understand then maybe this will work for you but if that is what you want then chances are you already have a slot of choice.