Released February 2020
The Nova Gems slot game can be found at casinos offering Spinomenal software. Spinomenal has been around for some time now and alongside many of the smaller casino software providers Spinomenal focus heavily on slots games. The House Edge/RTP of the Spinomenal slots games is listed within the paytable for the newer games in their catalogue. For the older games, as Spinomenal is partnered with UK licensed operators and the UKGC license requires the publication of this information, RTP figures can be found on numerous casino sites. As such, we know that the house edge for Nova Gems is 3.6%.
Nova Gems is a 5 reel game that is 4 symbols high. The game uses 30 standard paylines, playing from left to right.
The theme for this slot is Space, with the reels sitting in front of two large planets. The bulk of the symbols are gems which makes me think that this could be some sort of sci fi mining theme, where we take to the stars to discover new treasures in distant planets.
Wild – The “Diamond” symbol is Wild, substituting for all symbols, other than Free Spins and Bonus symbols.
Free Spins – 3 or more Free Spins symbols will trigger the game’s Free Spin Feature.
Bonus – 3 or more Bonus symbols will trigger the Bonus Wheel feature.
Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins feature you will be given 10 Free Spins in total. During the feature any time you land a winning combination you will receive a respin. All winning symbols will remain in place and if you manage to add to those or add any new winning combination you will trigger another respin. This will continue until you fail to land any new combinations.
Gamble – Before your Free Spins begin you have the chance to gamble the 10 spins. You will toss a coin and if it turns gold you will win more Free Spins and have the chance to gamble again, with a chance to win up to 50 Free Spins. If you lose, you will drop down to the lower amount indicated on the silver coin and will have to play the feature with that number of Free Spins.
Bonus – If you trigger the Bonus game you will have one spin of the Bonus wheel and will be rewarded with whichever instant win you land.
By Now Feature – At any point in the game you can pay 23 times the bet to jump straight to the Free Spins and the Gamble feature.