Theme of the Game
Lightning Gems has been offered by NextGen Gaming, and it is a mobile slot that has a gemstone theme first of all, though there is that lightning element incorporated into it as well, particularly when the animations start up. The action seems to take place somewhere in the middle of nature, in a setting that has a meadow in the middle and big mountains to the sides. The storm clouds gathering at the top have a pretty impressive look, especially so since the action seems to be taking place at night.
Once you move on to the symbols that will get you paid, you’re looking at various types of gems that are placed in different settings, almost like they were part of rings or other jewelry. They’re going to have different shape cuts to them and they will show gems colored in red, yellow, light blue, dark blue or green. The final four symbols get inspiration from the card suits in their shape, and use the same colors as the gems I mentioned above.
NextGen Gaming is one of the original developers, a company that was established in the late 90s, to created gaming content for the first casinos to make the step to the online market.
It’s a UK company, but with offices in countries like Sweden and Australia, and which will often license its content, allowing you to play their slots under various other names. They’ve created over 100 slot machines over the years, many of them playable as mobile slots.
How To Play It
Only 10 active lines are used each round, a fixed number that requires 15 coins each time the reels will spin. The decision that you make concerns those 15 coins only, more specifically the value that they have. Each coin is worth anywhere between $0.01 and $10, and so the betting range of Lighting Gems will be between $0.15 and $150.
You will get paid whenever you form combinations that start from either the left or the right side, and then go on from there, to the opposite side. The symbols need to be on the same active line and on consecutive reels, with at least three of them present to get you a prize.
There are some cool new features introduced in Lightning Gems, and there are some that are typical for a mobile slot.
The wild can get you started with its ability to replace any other symbol that acts as a substitute, but having no power over a scatter. There are two features that are made possible by its presence, and they’re called Wild Wins and Wild Nudge.
Wild Nudge will trigger after any round where a wild symbol is just out of reach of forming a new combination. The nudge will push it one position on the reels, so that it can get you that win. As for the Wild Wins feature, this one can trigger at random as you play the game, and will give you wild symbols.
The free spins have their own symbol that will get them to trigger, a scatter that needs to be visible on at least three positions. The free spins will have 10 extra wilds for each reel and they can be retriggered.
The big prize appears to be coming via the scatter symbol, and it will consist of 2,000 coins, with a value of up to $20,000.
Lightning Gems is a good mobile slot, a better one in fact than plenty that have chosen the same theme, inspired by gemstones.