Beautiful, jazz age glamour is the theme on offer in Diamond Empire, a superbly designed 3 reel, 15 payline video slot from Microgaming. Highlights in this high variance game include wild multipliers and a spin the wheel bonus where awards of up to 888 times your stake are on offer. Play from between 15p and £15 per spin.
There’s a lovely Art Nouveau feel to the design here. A beautiful etched image forms the backdrop to the gold reels which are filled with shimmering diamonds, blanks and bonus symbols.
Keep a special eye out for the wild multiplier – land 1 of these in a winning line and the payout is doubled. Land 2 of them and the payout is quadrupled. Wilds can land in fully stacked formation to deliver some potentially massive wins. The top base game payout stands at over 650 times your bet.
Land 3 bonus symbols on the same spin to trigger the Wheel Bonus feature – it’s a simple spin the wheel round. Depending on where the pointer lands, you can look forward to a win of between 8 and 888 times your stake. Once triggered, the wheel bonus guarantees a winning payout.
There’s not a lot to report on the features front here. The wild multipliers in the base game and the wheel bonus can both deliver some very tidy results though.
The stunning visuals and swinging jazz soundtrack might trick you into thinking that this is a gentle video slot in terms of variance. It’s certainly not. The volatility here is high so you can expect lengthy winless runs. The upshot of course, is that it’s possible to land a big win on a single spin.
The limited range of extras means that Diamond Empire won’t be for everyone. If you’re looking for a game that combines terrific sound and visuals with simple, volatile gameplay then Diamond Empire ticks all the right boxes. If you want more in terms of features, you cannot go wrong with Microgaming’s Immortal Romance (still their best game in my opinion).