A Friendly Giant With Riches in Gronk’s Gems Slot
It may be 2023, but we’re still looking at some of the slot titles that were released in 2022. Although we may have to let a few of these go, Gronk’s Gems slot from Hacksaw Gaming is not one. The slot sees you befriend an ogre who will show you the way to riches.
Befriend an ogre for riches
The game is built around cascading wins which remove symbols involved in winning combinations and allow new symbols to fall into their place. This gives you multiple chances to win from a single spin. Gronk’s Gems slot supercharges this feature with charged symbols.
When a symbol is removed as part of a winning combination all instances of that symbol on the reels not involved in the winning combination will become charged. During cascading wins, there’s a chance that you’ll receive an epic gem. If this happens all the charged symbols on the reels will transform into the highest-paying charged symbol. Additionally, the epic gem will count as four symbols itself ensuring that you only need a single charged symbol to trigger a winning combination. Charged symbols are reset following the conclusion of each spin.
Gronk’s Gems slot has two different bonus games. The Gronk’s Treasure bonus game is triggered by the appearance of three Gronk bust symbols on the reels. Once triggered, you will receive 10 free spins during which you are more likely to receive Epic Gem symbols. The Gem Hoarder bonus game is triggered by the appearance of three or more Gem Bag symbols on the reels. Once triggered, a global multiplier will be activated that will increase by 1x with each cascading win and applied to every winning combination.
If you’re not keen on waiting around for the magic to happen, you can select to buy a round of the slot’s bonus games. The buy bonus feature allows you to buy either a round of the Gronk’s Treasure or the Gem Bag bonus games. You can also select to increase your bet slightly per spin to increase your chances of unlocking the bonus games the old-fashioned way.
Does Gronk’s Gems slot sparkle or splutter?
Gronk’s Gems slot looks fantastic. The fully animated full-length Gronk figure is really well done and although it is a little gimmicky, it was part of the reason that I came back to the slot several times. It’s not all looks, either. The slot has some incredible bonus features including not one but two separate bonus games.
The slot has medium volatility giving you a nice balance between big wins and consistent wins. It also offers an impressive 7,500x max multiplier which gives you a shot at a €225,000 big win if you’re betting at the €30 max. Gronk’s Gems slot has a 96.24% RTP.