Diamond Queen Review
IGT has had their share of some spectacular and some less impressive slot games in the past. With Diamond Queen, we estimate, they’ve hit the mid range of this scale. We are talking a hugely popular land-based slot now turned video, and its simplistic nature is a welcome change and a needed break from all the ostentatious and flashy games bursting with extras. There is plenty to go around here, in this glittery enchanted world of rocks of ridiculous value and female sovereigns who adore them.
As a five reel, twenty paylines online slot game of high volatility, this is one video slot that takes its time before taking off completely. Sustain your frustration and keep spinning, keep your calm because you might be rewarded. Bonuses are not seen often, but they are very high once they do happen. So, a word of advice is also to bet wisely. Thankfully, as of this writing, the betting range went from $1 to $500, so it’s an affair for the whole family.
The symbols, that animate nicely once winning a combo arrives, beautiful design and consist of a tiara, a wizard, a boy with some scrolls, a scepter and the alluring Queen herself. She is also a wild symbol, while scatter symbols are Mystical Diamond bonus tiles. The graphics of the entire game are that of high-end of the market and while they may be found cheesy by some, it cannot be argued that they do compliment the subject matter rather well.
Arriving on reels two, three and four, Mystical Diamonds trigger Free Spins round. Wait a minute, what is this – only three free spins?? True, but hold on – there’s a catch. First free spin has the entire second reel turned to a wild. The second spin has both reel two and three turned into wilds. Finally, the final spin has three reels, two, three and four, turned to wilds! See what IGT was getting at? Despite the fact that the number of free spins is embarrassingly low (to an untrained eye), it’s more lucrative than many counterparts with more spins because of immense winning chances that frozen wild reels provide. Very clever, and different!
While not exactly fast-paced and bursting at the seams with bonuses, Diamond Queen is a nicely restrained video slot game that does not fail in terms of big wins, even though it might suggest otherwise. Patience is a virtue here, more than ever, so follow it through and see it pay out.