Nearly six decades after her death, Marilyn Monroe continues to intrigue, enchant, and inspire. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’, crooned the beautiful golden-haired girl in the hit musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’. And in Gem Splash: Marilyn Monroe by Playtech and Rarestone Gaming, you might end up acquiring some of those sparklers. Made with the permission of the late diva’s estate, the game is as glamorous, and can be as can be as mysterious as the chief protagonist on the reels.
Marilyn, as the highest paying symbol on the reels, evokes a nostalgic charm, which makes the gold-framed grid look like a cinema screen. Gem Splash: Marilyn Monroe has been created to look every bit as glamorous and opulent as the lifestyle she led, and which you might want. Well, now’s the time to live big with all the diamonds, gems, red roses, and the microphone, which made Monroe’s singing career. Even the card royals do not seem out of place in this game.
The diva’s celebrated red lips are the scatter symbol of the game that triggers the free spins. There are no wilds in the game, which is unusual, considering the wild and unconventional lifestyle Monroe is fabled to have lived. That may sound like a misplaced pun, but all the design elements are definitely in place. The screen certainly has a slick, retro look. With Gem Splash, Marilyn Monroe gives you 3 progressive jackpots, which can actually take you very close to the atmosphere on the reels.
Before you start winning, you need to choose your bet. The betting window is as wide as your overall win potential in this game, since there is no maximum win ceiling because of the 3 progressives. Betting starts at $0.10 and can go as high as $500.00, which takes care of the most conservative of players and the highest of the high rollers. As for the paylines, the diva with her mesmerizing smile is the game’s most valuable symbol and will pay 1,500 times your stake for a 5 of a kind appearance.
Gem Splash: Marilyn Monroe is a mid to high variance slot, with a higher average return to player rate of 96.47% due to the 3 progressives. Remove the jackpots and the maximum win potential of the game is 2,000 times your stake. There are three progressive jackpots – Mini, Major, and Grand. The Mini and Major progressives are guaranteed to burst once they reach their maximum values. The Minor progressive is bound to pay once the overall fund reaches $500, while the Major jackpot will continue to be elusive till its value reaches $3,000.
Along with the Gem Splash symbol, there is also a purple jewel on the reels, which is the Gem Drop symbol. It can appear on all reels on top of regular symbols. Whenever this happens, the Gem Drop icon drops down 1 position on that particular reel on every spin, till they drop off the bottom of the reel.
If the purple jewel lands on top of the Gem Splash icon, the Gem Splash feature is activated and you win a cash award, which is the number depicted on the symbol. The cash award can go up to 100 times your bet. An entire grid with the Gem Splash symbol with the highest value can give you the maximum of 2,000 times your stake.
Marilyn’s celebrated red lips are the scatters of her eponymous game. Getting 3, 4, or 5 of them to appear anywhere on the reels simultaneously gives you 6 free spins, along with a cash award of 1, 10, and 50 times your bet, depending on the number of red lips that triggered the event.
All Gem Drop symbols from the activating spin are replaced by their oversized counterparts, which can appear over 2x2, 3x3, and even 4x4 reels and rows. These symbols award payouts of between 2 and 100 times your stake if they land in combination with the regular Gem Drop symbols. Every time the Gem Drop symbol drops down a row during the free spins round, the value of the prize attached to it increases. Further, landing 3 or more scatters during the free spins round retriggers it.
The Gem Splash progressive jackpot can be activated randomly on any spin in the base game. When this happens, a large gemstone will appear on the screen. Depending on where it stops, you will either get a cash award of between 10 and 100 times your bet, or one of Mini, Major, or Grand progressives.
Gem Splash: Marilyn Monroe is coded with HTML5, which creates an interface that can support all mobile operating systems like Android, Windows Phone, iOS, and Blackberry, etc. The game can be played on all smartphones and tablets that operate on these platforms.
The mobile interface also restructures the game’s software to the small screen so you can enjoy the game in full HD integrity and sound fidelity. Of course, you will need stable internet connectivity at all times since you will be playing online. We suggest you play the game in landscape mode given the lateral format of the game.
We think it’s a nice tribute to the beautiful model, singer and actress who wowed the world in the 1950s and 1960s and then suddenly left us. The design is glossy and elegant, just like you would expect in a slot game devoted to a Hollywood icon steeped in glamour and luxury.
The pay potential can be equally rich, particularly with the colossal Gem Drop symbols spicing up the action during the free spins. Gem Splash: Marilyn Monroe still may not appeal to all, but the glamour quotient and significant payout potential will attract many players, especially fans of the late diva.