NEW SLOT: REVIEW Lightning Gems (NextGen)

Today we review Lightning Gems a new online slot machine from NextGen Gaming. The igaming provider has been relatively quiet the past few months, with their last title being the Wild Play casino game. Now NextGen gives us the brand new Lighting Gems, a typical online slot which has a release date on the 20th of August 2017. Upon release, it will only be available on a small number of selective casinos. One of which is WilliamHill casino that will potentially have the slot available to play, for real money, in the upcoming days.

Lightning Gems Slot - Description

To review Lightning Gems we start with its 5 reels and 3 rows. The slot machine will be available on desktop, tablet, as well as most other mobile devices. As for the number of pay-lines, that stands on 10 winning lines. In addition, the min and max bets players can lay – range from 0.15 to 150, depending on the currency played. Further, the slot’s theme is pretty simple and revolves around sparkly precious stones. The background shows a mountainous landscape, while the reel grid is invisible and makes the symbols look like they are floating on screen.

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Lightning Gems Slot -Symbols

The high value symbols on the reels are all jewels of various colors. Moreover, playing card suits make up the low value symbols. The scatter symbol is a bright crystal with electricity going through it. Finally the wild symbol is a gold circle which is the only symbol that appears stacked on the reels. Wilds can substitute for all other symbols apart from the scatter. Also, getting 5 of them on a winning line will award 500 coins.

Lightning Gems Slot - Random Features

  1. Wild Nudge is a random feature which can trigger if a wild lands on the reels but does not help make a winning combo. Thus that reel will nudge, either up or down to give a winning combination. This feature can also apply in the free spins bonus.
  2. Wild Wins is also a random feature which, when it triggers it will add a random number of wilds on the reels. Lastly, this feature can also be triggered on the base game, as well as the free spins bonus.

Lightning Gems Slot - Free Spins

Players can trigger the free spins feature by landing 3 or more scatters symbols, simultaneously, anywhere in view. And triggering this feature will award 10 free spins, regardless the number of scatters the player lands. However if the player manages to land 5 scatter symbols, simultaneously, he/she will win a cash prize of 2000x the stake, and trigger the free spins. During the free spins, 50 wilds are added to the reels, 10 on each one. Furthermore, both of the game’s random features can activate during the free spins. Finally, getting 3 or more scatters, simultaneously, during one of the free spins will re-trigger the bonus.


Lightning Gems is a medium volatility slot machine with an RTP of 96.48%. The biggest possible win is 2000x the stake and players can get it by getting 5 scatters in one spin. This is a very simple and traditional video slot, with two interesting random features and a rewarding free spins feature. Furthermore, the design and graphics are great, and so is the fairy tale sounding soundtrack. The Lightning Gems slot will be up on WilliamHill in the upcoming weeks. So you can play it for real money and give us your own opinions.

For a better look at the Lightning Gems slot machine, check out the official promo on the video below:

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