We love our regal themed slot titles. Reel King is without question the ruler of this casino sub-genre, but there are a few other machines out there that have definitely caught our interest.
One such game is the wonderful Diamond Queen from IGT, the same people who brought you Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold, which many players claim is the inspiration behind the superb Rainbow King slot game.
With a high variance structure and a free spin round that absolutely spits out the big money at you, there’s a lot of cash hiding in the coffers of Diamond Queen.
Good Looking Graphics
Diamond Queen has a very cartoon like feel to its graphics. All of the base-game symbols have been crafted to look like they’ve come straight out of a Disney film, with a clever wizard, an endearing page boy and other fantasy favourites making up the reel symbols alongside the classic poker icons.
The whole grid is set in a purple background where you can just about see the faint outline of a fairy forest, perfectly setting the scene for the magical big money action. All of the pay-lines are pegged out with a spectrum of diamond shaped markers, giving this game a consistent theme through every aspect of the visual production. Another winner from IGT.
The awesome looks of Diamond Queen are perfectly complemented by the amazing music that plays every time you spin this game. You’ll hear a tinkling soundtrack that only plays whilst the machine is in motion, with the lightest little click noise that indicates each reel has stopped in place.
This is backed up with a wonderful selection of win noises that really add to the atmosphere and help you feel like you’re immersed in another fantasy world of slot machine wins and magical money.
The Big Base Game
You get twenty pay-lines spread over a standard five reel casino set up in Diamond Queen, and as with many slots you can adjust your stake amount together with the number of lines on which you’re betting to create your own bespoke gambling experience.
There are a couple of special symbols to help you on your winning ways – The Diamond Queen symbol acts as the wild and the bonus scatter is clearly labelled to help you out as the Mystical Diamond Bonus symbol.
Fantastic Free Spins
If you hit three of the bonus scatters then you’ll be taken to a special second set of reels where you get three free spins. On the first spin, the second reel is completely wild, on the second spin the second and third reels are completely wild and on the fourth spin all the middle reels are wild, which gives you the potential to hit some absolutely phenomenal wins.
In addition to this you can hit a free spin symbol on the first reel to gain an extra spin at the level you’re currently at – you can hit this up to twenty times adding a whole lot of action to your bonus.
Should You Take Diamond Queen For A Dance?
The most important thing to remember if you’re going to play Diamond Queen is to choose a stake that will more or less guarantee access to the big paying bonus round. This is one slot machine where all the money is focussed on the three free spins that you’ll get with the added wilds, which have the potential to pay you out a huge bunch of prizes.
It is better to play this title at a lower level to ensure you hit the feature rather than going all to grab the money on the reels – as it just isn’t there. The formula is simple – hit the bonus and get paid.