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Giovanni’s A Diamond In The Rough!

Dig deep for Giovanni’s Gems, Betsoft’s brilliant 7×7 reel video slot where you can rack up clusters of up to 25 symbols for wins of up to 535,150 coins!

Gameplay

Betsoft have really delivered on Giovanni’s Gems. Aside from the obvious, that this is one of those rare and precious 7 reel, 7 row pokies you’ve heard tell about, there’s a whole lot more to this game. The graphics are truly lovely, set in a dark forest full of knotted trees and wonders illuminated by Giovanni’s torchlight. The soundtrack is also a melodic and well composed musical score with oboes, violins guitars and more, making it a pleasure to listen.

The game itself is has 9 base symbols and 2 special symbols. For all 9 base symbols, you need to get more than 5 symbols (and up to 25) anywhere and anyhow on the reels to make up a win – as long as all the symbols are connected vertically, horizontally or diagonally. The sack of jewels is the highest paying base symbol (with up to 1,500 coins), followed by the torch, pickaxe and a long list of gems all the way down to the lowest paying symbol, which is the coal. Coal symbols can transform into diamonds, though, if they are adjacent to any winning combination. Diamonds also pay out even from x1 (12 coins) and up to x25 (pays up to 3,000 coins).

The game also features cascading reels, so every time you win the winning symbols explode and the reels drop down to reveal new symbols and winning combinations: It’s like you’re getting a partial free spin every time you win. Plus there’s also a chance to double your takings on any winning spin with Betsoft’s trademark ‘Double Up’ gamble feature.

Special Features

Despite being packed with special features in the base game, Giovanni’s Gems also features an exceptional Free Games feature. It’s triggered when you get 5 or more Giovanni symbols anywhere on the reels, which pays out up to 300 coins and 50 free spins. The free spins feature is easy to trigger, but it can’t be retriggered. In the free spins, the coal chunks are always diamonds, paying out every time even x1 appears and the cascading reels seem to be working overtime: within 10 minutes of playing, we triggered 9 free spins and won just under 2,500 coins!

Verdict

Not having additional bonus games is not really a problem in Giovanni’s Gems. The game is already packed with an excellent free spins game, the gamble feature and the 7×7 reels with wins so dazzling it’s hard to believe this game has such a low RTP of just 94.94%!