Prepare Your Rocket!
The background to this game is the space sky, a soft velvet black lit up by an ethereal glow from the stars sprinkled around. There are 3 reels but these are transparent which means all you see is the symbols suspended in the air, waiting to be spun. There’s nothing complex about the symbols, with just multi coloured gems lining up on the reels, combining space and jewel themes in just one game.
A smaller slot than some of the others on the market with just three reels, you won’t have to select a value to play with per line because it doesn’t have conventional paylines. To win, you’ll just need to line up three symbols either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. This is a far simpler style of play and a more contemporary approach from the developer. Fans of this type of slot believe that it’s not just easier to work out if you’ve won, but there’s also a better chance of getting a prize, too. You will still need to decide how much to bet and to do this, you will need to pick from levels 1-10. This equates to a total min bet of 0.20 and a total max bet of 10.00.
The paytable can be accessed by clicking on the button on the top right of the reels and this reveals the prize payouts and what you need to do to win. The paytable is interactive and responds to the level of bet you have currently selected, showing you what you would win now. If you alter your stake the prizes will update instantly, allowing you to get a better idea of the risks and rewards.
Everyone enjoys bonuses on the reels and with Space Gems you’ll find there’s a huge number of extras which could bring you more money without spending credits. On the base game you’ll find scatters and wilds, plus there’s multipliers and free spins which can be added to wins. There are three main bonus games and these can trigger a further prize through either the Jackpot Flash or the Super Jackpot Flash.
The Milky Way, Star Map and Space Quest are the three bonus games and you’ll trigger these by landing the relevant symbol/s on the main reels. You’ll have to play these bonuses to discover exactly what’s involved but it’s far more than simply spinning reels on a new screen. Prepare to roll the dice to move spaceship strategically, plan a route across the universe and collect black holes – this slot is for intrepid space explorers only.
Infinity and Beyond!
This game may have given you the appetite to venture further into deep space and the good news is that there’s no shortage of slots in this theme. Asteroids from Pariplay offers a graphically simple game which gives it a retro feel. With 5 reels and 72 ways to win, Asteroids has free spins but no bonus feature. For a low variance game, check out Star Nova by Novomatic, another easy play with 10 paylines which also incorporates retro designs for a fun play.
Aim for the Stars
Space Gems from Magnet Gaming is another title from this developer which appears to be pretty small on first glance but in fact is rammed full of potential prizes and payouts. The theoretical RTP is 96.5% and although all the bonus plays and extras are well structured, it’s recommended to have some experience of playing slots first because of the sheer extent of this game.