Giovanni’s Gems slot is a new game from Betsoft. It has seven reels and seven pay lines. The theme is animated and takes place in a mythical forest with soothing classical music. There is a little guy that resembles a Leprechaun looking over the situation, he is Giovanni.
As five symbols line up for a win, once they are paid the groups of 5 or more symbols will explode. New symbols will drop down from above to replace them. These symbols include a Sack of Gems, a Torch, a Pickaxe, an Emerald, a Ruby, a Sapphire, an Amethyst, Citrine, Coal, and Giovanni, who is the game’s scatter symbol. There are no Wilds in Giovanni’s forest.
Any Coal symbols which appear next to winning groups are turned to Diamonds and pay 4x bet each before disappearing. 5 or more Giovanni symbols will trigger a free games bonus. Five Giovanni symbols will award 7 free cascades. There are no multipliers or Wilds added in the bonus but the coal symbols are replaced by Diamonds, which pay individually and not hard to come by. If you get a cluster of 25+ Diamonds there is a 3000-coin prize.
Depending on your wager, a Sack of Gems pays 50 to 1500 coins, the Torch – 40 to 1000, Pickaxe – 30 to 750, Emerald – 25 to 600, Ruby – 20 to 500, Sapphire – 8 to 250, Amethyst – 5 to 200, Citrine – 4 to 150, and Coal – 3 to 100.