We have seen a great mix of styles while reviewing Play’n Go mobile slots here at MobileCasino.net and it is fair to say that if you are the kind of player that enjoys a diverse set of action on the reels, then the developer itself is definitely one for the shortlist. From classic slots to the latest video slots action with never before seen features, they have something for everyone. In the case of Gem Drop, it actually looks pretty familiar, not least because games like this one do not really change all that much. Once you commit to using precious stones on the reels, there is not a lot you can do, and this slot will definitely bring back memories of the likes of IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds, not to mention the multitude of other slots that have come along since. This does not add up to massive visual appeal, but there is the small matter of this being one of only a couple of progressive jackpot slots in the Play’n Go mobile range, and we are truly excited to see just what they have in store for us around the base game.
What to Expect
This could well be the simplest Play’n Go mobile slot to play out there, being even easier to get to grips with than the three-reel Eye of the Kraken slot. With just ten win lines, for example, it is the smallest Play’n Go mobile game that we have reviewed so far. That does mean that the wins do not exactly come in to play thick and fast, but it can also help out players that prefer smaller bets for longer sessions – and there is no compromise in the features.
For starters, the game’s limited win lines make things easy to track, but the slot does offer players the chance to win both ways along those lines. The good news is that you are still staking as if this game was just a regular ten-line slot, so the value on the game comes starkly in to view right away.
The game features bonus blocks, which is basically a fancy name for the wild card as part of this action, although their blocky nature means that you will often see two of them falling into place together. It is even possible to land more as part of the block, although we would have to suggest getting used to the idea of just landing two of them. The good news is that when you do land a wild or two, you will get to make use of them on the current spin and they will then stick in place for the duration of a single free respin.
When you have landed a win in just about any manner on the game, you will be able to access the gamble feature. Such features are quite prevalent throughout the Play’n Go range, although while you might be used to some kind of playing card action, this one is slightly different. Indeed, it is quite like a pick a win bonus. You can attempt to triple your prize, at which point you will have the choice of three symbols to pick from, with only one being a winner. If you attempt to double the prize, four symbols will be displayed and two of them will be winners.
Finally, we come to perhaps the main reason for playing this game, that being the progressive jackpots. If you have been keeping track of the Play’n Go mobile slot reviews here on the site, you will have noticed that they are not exactly everywhere. Some symbols come with a little bonus wheel attached to them and if you manage to land three of these symbols on one spin, you will have a chance to play the Wheel of Fortune game. There are bronze, silver and gold wheels which do of course increase in value in terms of the prizes on offer, although it is possible to progress from one wheel to the next with arrows, much like on Mega Fortune. Make it to the gold wheel, either directly or with the help of the arrows, and you will have a chance to pick up one of three different progressive prizes as well as some hefty instant cash wins.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
As a jackpot game, Gem Drop perhaps does not quite hit the spot. This comes down to the size of the prizes – Play’n Go not being closely associated with jackpot action means that there are not as many players hitting these reels as on Mega Fortune and Mega Moolah, the top mobile jackpot slots in our opinion. At the same time, that also means less competition so it is kind of swings and roundabouts there! The surrounding game is solid enough, even if it does not exactly look like much, and we are happy to say that if you enjoy the Play’n Go style and want to introduce jackpots in to the mix, Gem Drop should not disappoint.