Diamond Vortex Slot Review

Diamond Vortex: Demo

Play ‘n GO is back with an intergalactic adventure in the Diamond Vortex slot. This highly unusual cluster pays game is played using a hexagonal grid with winning combinations formed by landing clusters of 6 or more matching symbols. You’ll also find a variation on symbols drops as well as transforming symbols and sticky wilds that are drawn towards the central vortex which deliver multipliers when they get there. There’s also a free spins round where multipliers don’t reset with each free spin. Sharply designed as usual for a Play ‘n GO slot, find out more in our detailed Diamond Vortex review.

Diamond Vortex Theme – blast off into outer space

Diamond Vortex slot base game

The visuals in Diamond Vortex slot are nice and crisp. Set in outer space, there’s nothing too flashy about the design here but it works very well.

With the dark depths of space in the background, the reel grid is made up of 8 brightly coloured crystal symbols as well as the wild and bonus symbols. They’re simply done but are clear and sharp against the background.

Top of the bill as far as payouts are concerned is the pink crystal which offers awards of 100 x your total bet if you manage to land a cluster of 35 or more symbols.

With so many moving parts from the shifting rings, the design on a mobile device needs to be super clear. Thankfully, in Diamond Vortex, it is. The Diamond Vortex mobile slot works very nicely.

Diamond Vortex Slot RTP & Info 

The action takes place on a six-sided grid which is made of 3 rings which are filled with symbols. There are effectively 7 reels and 20 paylines.

At the top of each ring is a Zone positions which always remains in the same place. There’s also a Spot. This starts at the bottom of each ring but can move. At the centre of the grid is the central vortex. This position is always wild in both the base game and the free spins.

Bet levels in the Diamond Vortex slot start at 20p per spin, rising to a maximum of £100 per spin for the super high rollers. Autoplay is available if required. Just click on the gold button next to the spin button and adjust accordingly. You can ramp up the pace in turbo mode by clicking on the lightning bolt.

The Diamond Vortex RTP is 96.2% which is just above average. It’s a number that’s consistent with most slots from Play ‘n GO. The Diamond Vortex volatility is in the medium, nudging into the high range. The maximum payout is 5,000 x your bet from a single spin.

Diamond Vortex Bonus Features

In the Diamond Vortex slot, the gameplay is, shall we say, a little bit different. The way winners are formed and the extras they can come with are far removed from a common or garden slot. Let’s take a closer look at the 5 bonus features in more detail.

Rotate feature

Land 6 or more symbols that are touching in any direction and you’ll form a winning cluster. Those symbols are then removed from the grid. So far, so standard. Each of the 3 Rings then spin, dropping new symbols into the positions vacated by the original win. If this too forms a winner, another rotation and symbol drop follows. These continue until there’s no new winner.

Sticky Wilds feature

On any spin you could see a crystal wild appear. If you land 1 on the same spin as a winning cluster is formed, the wild turns sticky. On the next Ring rotation, the sticky wilds move one ring closer to the central wild vortex.

Consume feature

Each wild that reaches the core wild vortex increases a multiplier by 1x and can get as high as 20x. In the base game, when a spin is completed, the multipliers resets to its standard 1x.

Transform feature

If a Spot shifts from its starting position all the way to the Zone at the top of its ring, you’ll activate the Transform feature. All the symbols in the ring then transform into the same matching symbol. This guarantees a winning combination.

If you land multiple Spots in multiple Zones, all the symbols on their respective rings turn into the same matching symbol. This can create some massive clusters, especially if you get all 3 Spots in their Zones simultaneously.

Free Spins feature

Diamond Vortex slot Free Spins feature

To trigger the Free Spins feature, you’ll need to get a Bonus symbol to land in a Zone. 5 free spins are awarded for each Bonus symbol in each Zone. That means 5, 10 or 15 free spins.

The gameplay during the feature is similar to the base game but there are a few slight alterations. Chiefly, the core multiplier doesn’t reset to 1x at the start of each new free spin. You can retrigger more free spins too if the Bonus symbols hit the Zones. 5 are awarded each time.

Diamond Vortex Thoughts/Opinion – unorthodox gameplay offers something different

The gameplay really is quite unusual. If you get the chance, take the Diamond Vortex slot for a spin in play mode to get used to the shape-shifting game grid and features.

We expect that this slot will be something of an acquired taste. The strange mechanic won’t be for everyone. Diamond Vortex can deliver some pretty tasty action though, especially if the multipliers work their magic in the Free Spins feature.

If you’re after a slot that offers something completely different (with apologies to Monty Python), Diamond Vortex could be the gem you’re looking for. Want a simpler intergalactic trip? NetEnt’s Starburst is perfect and 1 of the most popular online slots ever.

Diamond Vortex FAQs

What is the Diamond Vortex RTP?

The Diamond Vortex RTP is 96.2%. That’s the usual number for a slot from Play ‘n GO and is slightly above the industry average. The Diamond Vortex volatility is relatively high. On a scale of 1 to 10, we’d put the variance here at about a 7.

What is the Diamond Vortex maximum win?

The most you can win from a single spin in Diamond Vortex is 5,000 x your total bet. The key to big wins is from the multipliers in the Consume feature which can reach 20x.

How does the Diamond Vortex Free Spins feature work?

Once in the Free Spins feature, you will start with up to 15 free spins. The multipliers don’t revert back to 1x and can only increase, up to 20x. This is where the big wins should come from.

Can you play Diamond Vortex on a mobile?

Yes, Play ‘n GO has created a fully optimised Diamond Vortex mobile slot. The sharp visuals against the black backdrop are well suited to playing a small screen device.

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