Game developer: MrSlotty
Number of reels: 5 reels, 3 rows
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Games with gems and jewels have always been popular, whether they’re for real money wagers or to simply pass the time on your mobile phone. And who doesn’t love unicorns really? So while it isn’t the most obvious connection – Unicorn Gems – when you think about it, with all that love between the two, it makes perfect sense to pair them in an online pokies game.
Brought to us by MrSlotty, a lesser-known but emerging online casino developer, this 5 reel, the 3-row game is as glittery as they come. And that’s just the graphics.
The gemstones that line the reels also pay in sparkly coins, which can be converted into cash totaling as much as $50,000 per spin. More than that, although it’s not currently the most popular game on the market, with a good overall package, you might say it’s an overlooked gem we’ve luckily uncovered.
BETTING AND PRIZES
If you are familiar with the MrSlotty catalog, you may have noticed that pretty much all of this developer’s games have the basics in common. This includes how they are played, the prizes they award, and the payout rates. For example, Unicorn Gems, like the other pokies in MrSlotty’s repertoire, has an RTP of 94%.
It also has the same betting mechanisms and range. That is, Unicorn Gems has 25 paylines that can be activated at will. Choose 1, choose 25, or choose any number in between – the choice is totally up to you. Just note, that the more you activate, the better your chances are for a win.
In addition to setting the paylines, you can also choose how much you bet per line. Or more accurately, the value of each coin you wager on each line since only a single coin can be bet per payline. Here your choices range from a minimum of $0.01 and go up to $1.00. This super low single cent option, by the way, makes Unicorn Gems a great choice for those in search of lots of play for a minimum cash investment.
As for the prizes, have a peek at the game’s paytable and you’ll see a nice clear graphic of all the options. The lowest paying prize is 10 coins, while the highest paying prize is 2000 coins. Since the value of coins depends on your choice (remember one cent up to one dollar) this means the prize amounts will vary accordingly. The maximum prize, however, we can clearly say is $50,000, since the max bet is $25 per spin.
UNICORN GEMS FEATURES
With such a fanciful game name, you might think this one would be packed with magical features. But alas. It is a more classic fare.
True there is a gamble side game. And yes there is an autoplay option that can be activated in increments anywhere from 5 to 30 rounds. Both of these are certainly nice extras. But there is no true bonus round packed with hyper animation and accompanying prizes. Nor is there a multiplier.
What there is, however, is a scatter symbol – the bright ruby heart – which works like a charm to give you good old-fashioned casino love in the form of free spins. Land yourself 3 ruby hearts anywhere on the reels and you will be rewarded with 1 free spin. Four red hearts give you 3 free spins, and 5 give you the max amount of 10 free spins.
There is also a wild symbol, which comes in the form of a yellow and purple crystal configuration. In addition to being the game’s highest paying symbol, it also has the magic powers to fill in for other symbols (except for the scatter) to complete cash winning combinations.
THEME AND DESIGN
Like many MrSlotty machines, the Unicorn Gems online slot review soundtrack is perhaps best described as somewhat odd. That is, it is not quite describable in words. The audio in the background is more sound effects than music per se, with echoes, chirping, and howling wind, which work together to form a mystical allusion. Once you press ‘spin’ there is also a musical tune added to the mix, again with a rather supernatural feel.
In terms of graphic design, the look and feel suitably reflect the game’s Unicorn Gems name. That is, there is indeed a unicorn ever-present on screen. And it is made up of sparkling gems itself, which is definitely a nice touch. In addition, each of the reel symbols is a gem of its own, brightly displayed in sparkling shades of blue, red, yellow, pink, and green.
As a fantasy-themed game, there is certainly further for the developers to go in creating an alternate universe. For example, a little more animation when you hit a winning combination might be nice. That being said, it is done well enough to provide a level of entertainment any pokies player would enjoy, whether you’re into fairy tales, mythical creatures, or simply dazzling cash prizes.