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Gem Rocks is one of the latest Yggdrasil iterations with a falling gem theme. The exciting thing about this slot is that it combines two principles from other slots in a unique way. Can you guess which ones? You probably would have guessed the first one by its name. It’s the falling stone principle of Gonzo’s Quest once you spin a winning combination. The second principle is that of enlarged blocks like we have seen in Spinata Grande. Blocks can have the 2×2 size, or sometimes even 3×3 or 4×4 size! Due to the combination of these features, you can turn spins into crazy wins of up to 9000x your bet!
So how does Gem Rocks Work then?
Gem Rocks has 6 rows with each four blocks. A spin costs you a minimum of €0,10 and a maximum of €50. There are no paylines. Winning is just a matter of spinning more than one of the same blocks in accumulating reels. Left of the reels you can spot the winmeter that gives you an indication of when you can expect a ‘Monster Rock’, some sort of mega symbol. The more you win, the bigger the megasymbol. Two wins in a row gives you a 2×2 monster rock, 5 wins gives you a 3×3 monster rock and 9 wins in a row a 4×4 monster rock. And since a monster rock is a guaranteed win, getting to that 9 is easier than it sounds (and thus 9 wins means 10 wins!). The monster always drops where you need it most, and just the 2×2 block is good for some insane prizes.
Lets take it for a spin
The great thing about writing these reviews is that you can take these slots for a test drive in the bosses time. So, let’s find out what 1000 spins with €0,10 per spin (€100 total bet) gets us. What we noticed straight out of the gate: the monster rocks are where the money is. The base game with single wins are just cents and dimes. But the monster rocks (hit about once every 30 spins) has got us a max win of 220 times our bet. In the end, we won just over €8. Is that good? Well, winning is never bad!
With a rtp of 96,2%, we could have been on the lucky side. Especially since the volatility on this slot is quite high. As said before, you need about thirty spins before you hit a monster rock and not all monster rocks are big hits. But when you hit a big monster rock, oh boy. Even with the high volatility, that rtp is still solid. This slot is for people who gamble to win more than amusement and with a potential of 9000x your bet on a single spin we can’t blame them. Even with a small investment your return could be amazing (or not of course..).