Diamond Empire is the latest 3-reel slot machine to be announced by Microgaming, and this time they went with a design that is still inspired by the classics, but it’s also getting Art Nouveau influences in its graphics. It’s a much more elegant design, which set its apart, particularly since it does well feature wise.
With 3 reels that you play on, Diamond Empire will have 15 active lines and will feature both wilds with multipliers and bonus games that pay as much as $13,320. It certainly looks like a slot machine that has a lot to offer, and that’s interesting mostly because of the 3-reel layout that historically hasn’t proven an exciting choice.
Betting and Prizes
You get quite a few chances to form a combo in this game, 15 lines in total, and you’re going to need to have them covered fully. You may spend even as little as $0.15 for each round, but you could also get up to $15 in your bets. The individual line bet is anywhere between $0.01 and $1.
I’ve discovered excellent payouts in Diamond Empire. The best outcome you could hope for will be coming via a bonus feature, with a top payout possible there of up to 888x the total stake. Given the rather limited betting range that you’re using, the jackpot of $13,320 that is possible here looks rather interesting. Naturally, you could win even more in one round, if you hit up to 15 winning combinations of the right type.
When it comes to features, there are plenty of good options in this game, but it’s not something that you’d expect since the slot’s symbols are often just classics.
To start with, expect to have a wild symbol inside, capable of doubling wins that it is a part of. Not only that, but having multiple Diamond Multipliers on a single line could even get you winning combinations, some of the best that the slot can offer. Otherwise, if they’re just substituting for some random symbol, then they apply their multiplier at the same time and you win double the regular amount for one symbol and 4x if you have two as contributors. You don’t get to trigger other features through wilds, as they can’t replace the bonus symbols.
The Bonus Wheel is a major selling point in Diamond Empire. You need it to form a combination on the three reels, and should that happen you can get into the bonus feature. A spin of the wheel of fortune will follow, so that you can win as much as 888x the amount you wagered for the round. Given the limits put on the bets here, it should mean even up to $13,320 cash.
This might not be much for a slot machine if you look at the typical modern game and what it can offer, but compare Diamond Empire with another 3-reel title, and you should feel differently.
Theme & Design
The Art Nouveau style in which the game was designed mostly applies to the background image, where you can see decorations with women from the 20s that are dressed for the part. The reels end up being quite simple though, with golden borders and images of Bonus Wheels, Diamonds, BAR logos, red 7s and the like. Once again, make sure you put this game in the right context and you look at similar titles. This should tell you that it’s an above average release for its category.
Diamond Empire is an interesting new release, a slot machine that puts quite as few good features in front of its players, even though it’s a classic theme and layout wise.