Diamond Strike slot review (Pragmatic Play)
Diamond Strike is the latest release by Pragmatic Play, which has put out an impressive number of new online slots in 2017 You would think that releasing such a vast number of new slots would hurt the games’ overall quality, but nothing is further from the truth.Play Now
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Pragmatic Play has shown its slots can compete with the best regarding originality, smooth gameplay, cool bonus features, and big win potential.
And that is great news for players looking for new slots to play since Netent and Microgaming have pulled out of some international markets, such as Australia.
Diamond Strike is a slot with a classic, retro feel to it and offers players a chance to win free spins with extra wilds and 4 jackpots with prizes of up to 1,000 x the total bet.
This Pragmatic Play slot offers a theoretical Return to Player of 96.48% and medium variance.
Diamond Strike slot gameplay and features
This retro-style slot has 5 reels and 20 fixed pay lines. The minimum bet size is $0,20, and the maximum bet is capped at $75 per spin.
The symbols are a dazzling mix of diamonds, red sevens, bells and some proper old-fashioned fruit symbols.
The diamond is wild and substitutes for all symbols except the free spins symbol and the jackpot scatter symbol (the golden seven with 3 small diamonds). 5 wilds pay out a nice 300 coins when you line up 5 of them on an active pay line.
5 red sevens on an active pay line will boost your bankroll by 200 coins, and 5 bells will add 100 coins to your stash. All the fruit symbols are the lower-paying symbols and pay out 40 coins on a five-of-a-kind.
Free games bonus
3 scattered Free Spins symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 triggers the free spins bonus. You are awarded 8 free spins, with extra wilds added to all the reels – more chances of hitting those big wins.
You receive an extra 8 spins for every time the bonus retriggers, and there is no maximum to the number of retriggers you can win.
This free games bonus can be very lucrative, with all the extra wild symbols on the reels.
Jackpot Bonus Game: win up to 1,000 x your total bet!
3 scattered golden sevens activate the Jackpot Bonus Game, which guarantees you one of 4 jackpots.
You are taken to a different screen where you see 12 diamonds on the screen, with 4 possible diamonds hidden underneath (mini, minor, major, mega).
Pick and click diamonds to find out which jackpot diamonds are hidden – find three of the same symbol to win the corresponding jackpot.
- Mega: 1,000 x total bet
- Major: 100 x total bet
- Minor: 30 x total bet
- Mini: 10 x total bet
Of course, most of the time, you will win either the Mini or the Minor Jackpot.
But every once in a while, you just might hit the Major or even the Mega Jackpot. Even on a small $0.50 bet, the Mega jackpot will pay out a cool $500. High rollers playing the max bet of $75 per spin could land an incredible $75,000 if they win the Mega Jackpot.
Our verdict on Diamond Strike
Pragmatic has once again released a very enjoyable slot.
We adored the classic theme, fast gameplay, and exciting bonus rounds and even managed to win a Major Jackpot on our first session.
We are now quite aware this will not happen every time we play Diamond Strike, but it was still a great feeling.
4 out of 5 stars.