Gems & Stones is a June 2014 gemstone-inspired video slot designed by Endorphina. Themes: precious stones, jewelry, gemstone cuts, playing card pip values, card game, and lock mechanism. Some of its rival games are Jewel Quest Riches (August 2017) from Old Skool Studios, Jewel Blast (March 2015) from Quickspin, and Crystal Gems (December 2013) from 2by2 Gaming.
The slot’s name “Gems & Stones” is a segmentation of the noun gemstone that means mineral crystals. Four symbols (sapphire, ruby, yellow topaz, and emerald) require two, three, four, and five winning combinations. Six symbols (A, K, Q, J, 10, and treasure chest) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Gems & Stones Game Characteristics
Gems & Stones has a partitioned Aegean blue 5X3 grid, with a silver-and-golden frame; ten symbols, free games, seven denominations, six coins per line options, ten adjustable paylines, a choice of 420 total bets, side game, symbols expanding at random, and the dynamic regular payouts are between $0.02 and $50000.00.
Gems & Stones has one special symbol and nine ordinary symbols. The lone special symbol, a free games-offering substitute and scatter, is gear train on a white-and-golden treasure chest.
The ordinary symbols: a trilliant cut blue sapphire; an old European cut ruby; a radiant cut yellow topaz; a point cut emerald; and silver letters A, K, Q, J, and 10.
The Gems & Stones denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Gems & Stones coin values: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. The minimum and maximum bets are $0.01 and $100.00.
The $100 bet has the highest range of Gems & Stones payouts; four high-paying gems and five low-paying pip values. Two, three, four, and five: sapphires pay $100.00, $1000.00, $10000.00, and $50000.00; rubies pay $50.00, $400, $4000, and $20000; yellow topazes, or emeralds pay $50.00, $300, $1000, and $7500.
Two, three, and four: treasure chests pay $200.00, $2000.00, and $20000.00; As, or Ks pay $50.00, $400.00, and $1500.00; and Qs, or Js, or 10s pay $50.00, $250.00, and $1000.00.
3+ treasure chests give ten free games, wherein any ordinary symbol can be an expanding symbol. “TAKE RISK” is a wins-doubling optional side game (or, after wrong predictions, a wins-nullifying game) that involves guessing then clicking one of the four red face down playing cards whose face value is higher than the face up card; it can be bypassed by clicking “TAKE WIN”. Gems & Stones’ non-progressive jackpot is $50000.00.
Customizable autospins, game session statistics, and turbo and left/right-hand modes are among the features of the good Gems & Stones software. The theme instrumental is seemingly derived from the 2015 song Static Whispers by Flat Static. There is also a jingling sound effect. The animated 3D graphics include shining card values, spinning gems, and a lock mechanism that unlocks itself to reveal the chest’s glistening white interior.
Luck in Gems & Stones
The return to player rate of Gems & Stones, a game of chance, is 96% and its house edge is 4%.