Diamond Monkey slot review (Amatic)


Diamond Monkey is a typical Amatic video slot. It has stale visuals, is full of annoying sounds, and puts together many lifted stuff (here again, Book of Ra was an inspiration). And yet, it is a very entertaining slot, with a lucrative bonus feature and a good, medium variance.

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Every time we test an Amatic slot with real money, our first reaction is: wow, this does not look very promising.

And the second reaction is always: gee… This looks a lot like… (fill in the blank). And yet we find every one of the titles by Amatic very enjoyable.

They’re always up-tempo, and they have an undeniable charm.

Again, this Diamond Monkey also scores remarkably well. And surely that is what gambling is about? To have some fun, feel some adrenaline flowing through your veins, and hopefully grab some cash from time to time.

How does Diamond Monkey work?

Diamond Monkey is an online video slot with 50 fixed paylines. The game is played on 5 reels with 4 symbols per reel.

The minimum bet is with $€ 0.50 per spin, a bit on the high side, but on the other hand, there are so many paylines, which means you often win a prize.

The maximum bet is limited, like many other Amatic slots, to $€ 10 per spin. The theoretical payout rate is 96%, and we certainly don’t have a problem with that.

Diamond Monkey takes you away to beautiful India with its temples, jewels, elephants and of course… monkeys.

Symbols and payouts

The monkey itself is wild and replaces all other symbols. He only appears on reels 1, 3 and 5.

The highest-paying symbol is the diamond. Five of these shiny rascals on an active payline are good for a delightful 1,000 coins.

All other high-value symbols are worth between 250 and 500 coins with a 5-of-a-kind.

The low-value symbols consist of coloured gemstones and payout between 50 and 100 coins for five the same ones.

Free spin bonus: free spins with a special symbol

When you manage to spin three scattered monkeys, you have gotten yourself a free spin bonus. This automatically gives you 10 free spins and a special symbol.

This special symbol is determined by lighting up 1 of the symbols on a great big wheel of fortune. This happens before playing the free spins.

When the special symbol appears on the screen, all spots on the symbol’s reels are filled up with this same symbol. That is why it is the most lucrative when you spin the special symbols as high up the reels as possible.

Subsequently, the paylines are in play, totally in Book of Ra style, regardless of the spot on the reels where the symbols are. So winning combinations do not have to start on the first reel.

Perhaps it sounds a bit complicated, but you only need one bonus feature to know exactly what we mean.

The free spins can be retriggered: every three scattered Diamond Monkey symbols will get you another 10 extra free spins.

Our verdict on the Diamond Monkey video slot

You don’t play this video slot for flashy animations or complicated storylines.

You play this slot to make a lot of money fast. Of course, you strike out more than you succeed, but it can surprise you.

3.5 out of 5 stars.