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Frozen Gems Slot review

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Roshtein

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When it comes to the Frozen Gems slot by Play N’ Go every nook and cranny in the game is layered with ice, but players may be surprised to find that the gameplay mechanics are more than hot!

Betting Options and Bonus Features

While Frozen Gem is not an extremely volatile game, it still has a medium/high rating of 7 out of 10, meaning that it can surprise players from time to time. The game's return-to-player (RTP) rate fluctuates based on the operator's discretion, with the highest RTP being the default version at 96.34%. In addition, it’s possible to get a max win of 10,000x the stakes.

The game has a fairly familiar structure of 5 reels, 3 rows, and 243 paylines that eventually can extend up to 8,748. The game pay symbols include card royals and various types of gems. The special gimmick in Frozen Gem is that cascade wins can lead to extra features that are even available in the base game.

The frosty horizontal reel that runs across the top features five symbols that come into play when players land winning combinations. Each spin of the reel produces the following combinations:​

  • Two 2x Splitting Wilds and one Wild with two 3x Splitting symbols.
  • Two 2x Splitting Wilds and two Wilds with one 3x Splitting symbol.

If players hit 3 winning symbols in the same sequence on a reel, the bonus symbol above the corresponding reel take effect, including Bonus Wilds and Splitting symbols:​

  • Bonus Wild: turns all positions on the reel into wilds, except for scatters.
  • x2 Splitting Symbol: divides all symbols except for scatters on the reel into two symbols.
  • x3 Splitting Symbol: divides all symbols except for scatters on the reel into three symbols.

Additionally, each win triggers the cascade feature, which further creates chances to unlock another reel. The game also includes a win multiplier that starts at 1x and increases by 1 for every cascade, and there is no limit to how high it can go.

Another exciting feature is the Frozen Spins feature awarded when players land 3 Scatters. Players immediately get 9 free spins and the win multiplier on the triggering spin carries over to start the round off, and the key benefit is that the multiplier never resets during the free spins round. If Scatter symbols appear during the free spins round: each one awards +1 free spin, and there is no limit, just like the multiplier.

Roshtein’s Take

The Frozen Gems online slot is indeed quite a hidden gem. I can see how its generic theme and visuals deter players away but the content in the gameplay is actually great! The implementation of the horizontal reel holding special feature is not only original but it makes for a compelling experience as well. The slot is still far from perfect, though, as the free spins bonus adds nothing to the table.

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