Flashy gemstones and preening pooches are the themes on offer in the blingtastic Diamond Dogs. Created by NetEnt, it’s a supremely showy 5 reel, 25 payline video that comes with a red carpet pick me round and a free spins feature where payouts are trebled. Join the canine chaos from between 25p and £50 per spin.
The reels in Diamond Dogs are dripping in gold and gemstones – even the dog collars that surround the reels are filled with jewels. You’ll see gold dog tags spinning around the reels alongside bones, dog collars and fire hydrants. The luxury kennel is top of the standard symbols, awarding up to 24 times your stake per payline.
Potentially even more lucrative is the wild (the Rottweiler with the gold chain) which awards up to 400 times your stake for 5 on a payline. When it comes to bonus features, Diamond Dogs has 2.
First up is the Celebrity Photo Shoot Bonus Game feature which is played when you land 3, 4 or 5 of the paparazzi snapper dog in a payline starting from reel 1. It’s a variation on the pick me round with a canine red carpet event the setting. Choose from the selection on dogs – the photographer will take a snap and reveal a paw print for no win or a cash prize. You’ll get 3, 4 or 5 picks depending on the bonus symbols from the initial trigger.
Then there’s a Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the Chihuahua scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. As well as a payout equal to 4, 25 or 100 times your stake, you’ll also be awarded 10 free spins. There’s a 3x multiplier in play here, trebling all non-scatter prizes. You can re-trigger more free spins here too.
Bling and canines are among our least favourite choices when it comes to a theme for a video slot so a game called Diamond Dogs was unlikely to blow us away. If you can see beyond the glitzy design, Diamond Dogs is actually a pretty simple game. The pick’em and free spin rounds are entertaining enough, especially thanks to the trebling multiplier – as a result, you can win over 1,300 times your total bet on each free spin.
We can find those features in hundreds of other games though. The theme here really wasn’t for us. If you like puppies and jewels, you’ll probably enjoy Diamond Dogs much more than we did. If you prefer cats, there are plenty more options with NetEnt’s Copy Cats recommended.