The Gem Drop game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Gem Drop is 3%.
The Gem Drop game is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high. There are 10 paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The “Crystal” is the Wild symbol, substituting for all other symbols, except Scatter symbols.
Bonus – The “6 Piece” is the bonus symbol. Bonus symbols will drop down at random points and turn normal symbols into Wilds. Any wins that occur after the Bonus symbols have dropped awards 1 free spin. During the free spin all Wild symbols will stick in place. New Bonus symbols cannot appear during Free Spins, meaning that re-spins are not possible.
Scatter – The Scatter symbol is the “Gold Ring”.
Scatter – If you reveal 3 or more golden rings circling symbols across the reels then you trigger the game’s jackpot. 3 rings will trigger the “Tasty Jackpot” on the bronze wheel and a chance to win up to 15 times your bet. 4 rings will randomly trigger either the “Tasty Jackpot” or the “Luxury Jackpot” and a chance to win up to 60 times your bet on the silver wheel. 5 rings will randomly trigger either the “Luxury Jackpot” or the “Dream Chance Jackpot” and a chance to win up to 300 times your bet.
Gamble – Winning lines can be gambled to gain an increased win. When you win you have the option to keep the win, try to double your win or try to treble it. If you want to double your win, you have to choose from 4 tiles. Two will win and two will lose you your bet. If you want to treble your win you need to choose between 3 tiles. One will win and two will lose you your bet. You can continue to double or treble your bet up to ten times in succession.
Gem Drop is a solid offering from Play ‘n Go. The game has a bonus round and a free spin option, albeit you only get 1 and there are no re-spin options. The Gamble option is fun but also a little dangerous. It adds some spice to each win, but at what point will you take your money and run? The theme is pretty limited, and the game could look much better than it does. Symbols are basic and lack the detail that many Play ‘n Go games can offer. The house edge is reasonable, making this a game that might lack visual imagination, but one that has just enough to offer, in terms of features and value for money.