It’s always good to see memories of the past as long as they are good ones. Well that’s definitely the case with the ‘Diamond 7’ slot game from Novomatic. It’ll bring many a memory back for players who have been playing slot games for a fair while.
These days, slot games have numerous themes that are reflected in the symbols contained in the game. Whether it’s comic superheroes, Ancient Egypt, mythical creatures or gangsters, they’re all to be seen in slot games. But when I was young (in a previous century sadly), playing a slot machine meant a fruit machine and that’s what the majority of the symbols were.
That’s the case in ‘Diamond 7’ where symbols include a water melon, orange, grapes, cherries, a lemon and a blackberry. We also get the 7 symbol that was also popular back in the day. No signs of any playing card symbols but no bars or bells either who were also common place in the past. You might be wondering why it’s called ‘Diamond 7’ if it’s so dominated by fruit. Well, that’s a pretty good question and the answer is that these are no normal fruit symbols as they do look a bit like diamonds when you get a winning combination.
The retro feel to the game isn’t matched in the number of reels. In the past most had just three reels but here we have five and three rows of symbols. Older games often had just the one payline, this is a little bit different with that number increased to five. That’s a fixed amount so the big decision is your stake on each spin of the reels, this goes from just £0.40 all the way up to £100. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a level you can comfortably play at.
There’s no wild in this game but there is a scatter which is the star. It’s not surprising there’s no wild because the main feature in this game is the amount each winning combination pays out to the player.
The lowest win you can get is 40x for getting just two of the cherries who have traditionally been the lower value symbols. Three of them win you 160x, four gives you a 400x win and five a whopping 1600x win. The highest pay-out is for five of the Diamond 7 symbol that gets you.
The game has an autoplay option which is handy if you want to take some time away from the screen. It’ll run indefinitely as long as you have enough credit in your account balance to fund the next spin of the reels.
Make sure you have a good look through the paytable before pumping some real cash into this slot. It’s important to learn all about the winning combinations and what they pay and just what the scatter symbol can do. Then have a few free games to get used to seeing the slot in action.