At first glance you might be forgiven that this slot is something of a traditional game, as you’ll immediately spot that the symbols are those found at the classic slots over the years. These include the bell, the cherry, the single, double and triple BARs and the red seven. However, this is actually nothing like a traditional game, with many extras to be found, the majority of these revolving around the diamond symbol. Here you’ll find free spins, wilds and five different progressive Jackpots.
If you take away all of the extras, the slot does indeed look like a classic game, the symbols set against the five white curved reels. Each spin is met by a satisfying clunk and a ding sound when each reel comes to a stop – this mixed in with the background sound of the general hubbub of the casino. Above the reels themselves you’ll find the progressive jackpot pay-outs, all five ticking relentlessly upwards, with the title of the slot in the top left hand side. As you might expect at a slot with the traditional symbols, there is a whole load of colour and this is added to by the control buttons all being in different bright colours.
This slot has five reels with a maximum of 20 win lines, although you’ll have the option of playing just 1, 5, 10, 15 or all 20 win lines. You’ll set both the coin value and the line bet amount which in conjunction with the number of lines will give you your total stake for each spin.
To win at this slot you’ll need to land at least three in a row of any symbol from left to right on a win line, starting with the leftmost reel. The diamond wild symbol is the highest paying symbol in the game; giving you a win of 2,500 coins should you land five in a row. As the wild it will also substitute for any other symbol in the game except the free games symbol. The red seven is the next most valuable at 1000 coins and is joined by the dollar sign (500 coins) and the triple BAR (200 coins) as the only symbols paying out over 100 coins for five in a row. As an added bonus, should you land a combination of the BAR symbols on a win line, you’ll also pick up a prize.
You’ll find an added ‘Free Games’ scatter symbol which will activate this feature if appearing three or more times across the reels. Here you’ll earn eight free spins and ever win during the feature is worth double due to the 2x multiplier. At many slots this would be the main feature of the game, but the Diamond Wild slot has a much bigger feature to enjoy.
As well as the large diamond wild symbol, you’ll also find a smaller diamond symbol which appears alongside the other symbols at times. This acts much like a scatter symbol and the more of these diamonds that appear across the five reels, the better it is for you. Should you gain three or four you’ll gain an immediate set win of 1x or 5x your total stake. However, should you gain five or more, this is where the progressive Jackpots come into play – although you should note that these only apply if playing for the max line bet size of 10 (if you want to keep the cost of each spin down, we would advise simply lowering the coin value instead of the line bet size).
The highest jackpot amount comes when you land nine or more of the diamond symbols, with other progressive prizes available for landing five or more. Should you not be playing for the maximum bet sizes, the pay-outs for these starting at nine diamonds all the way down to five are 2,500x, 1,000x, 100x, 50x or 10x your total bet size.
The way you’ll activate the bonus feature is somewhat original and very in keeping with the series. At the top right hand corner of the reels you’ll see the current time – the time starting at 24:00 when you first join. Every time the reels spin a number of minutes come off the time. This can be just a couple of minutes or much longer. When the clock reaches zero the bonus round starts.
This slot by iSoftbet does a great job of taking a traditional game and adding a very modern twist. Yes, you’ll win as you would at any standard slot, but the diamond symbols give the slot a whole new added dimension and mean that any single spin can suddenly spawn a huge win. This slot will be enjoyed by many – both fans of classic games and those players who enjoy the added adrenaline rush of going for that big Jackpot.