Stars of the Sky
Instead of there being flames upon the background, there’s what appears to be a nights sky, with soft pockets of lights adding to the luminosity of the overall aesthetic. Once again that emphasises of a sense of calm and tranquility, rather than setting the 5-reels ablaze with frenzied gaming.
Arguably the contrast between name and design will confuse, and put users off, but we kind of like how juxtaposed it is, giving a stark contrast to set the 50 winlines of the grid up as enticing rather than being dull and expected.
As always, the grid has no obvious border, instead looking like it’s suspended in mid air, with a line of numbers on either side lit up to indicate the number of winlines currently active.
Demo Bet vs Real Bet
One thing we need to point out when playing Diamonds Fire is that you’ll get a different experience in the demo than what you do when you play for real, which sort of ruins the whole ‘try before you buy’ theory behind demo versions.
The reason for this is because the maximum bet in the play for fun mode is only 5,000, yet in the real game you can crank that all the way to 10,000.
From what we can gather, this is because of the amount of virtual credits given to users playing for fun; they’re limited to only 9,000 and thus can’t afford to play that top bet. It’s rather annoying in all honesty, for it gives a false illusion of what to expect.
Wild at Heart
Who doesn’t love a wild symbol in an online slot? These babies are the lifeblood of real cash games, giving users a second chance of landing a win when they go about subbing other icons. It makes the line between winning and losing blur, and thus we enjoy seeing it make a regular occurrence.
When it comes to the Diamonds on Fire wild, it is actually a flaming red heart gemstone. Having been given such a unique appearance when compared to the other icons, you’d expect it to do lots of fancy tricks to keep the gameplay going, but instead it simply removes symbols except for the scatter. We can’t help be disappointed, as it feels like more could have been included here.
Twinkle Little Star
In addition to the wild, players will find a scatter among the rest of the paytable, taking the form of a glitter studded star. Before you get too excited though, you need to know that the star doesn’t reward free spins but just pays out when it appears, which is a very dull ‘special feature’, even for a low variance slot.
For a decent payout you’ll need to get over three of these icons lined up, with the five matching being the largest of the wins. The amount you can get varies depending on what you put down to bet with.
Collection of Gems
Diamonds on Fire is a lukewarm slot machine, that can’t even be saved by the vintage style of the reels. If you can look past the issues highlighted in this guide, you’ll find a satisfying if not amazing gaming experience, with some big cash prizes fit for high rollers.
Should you need something more stimulating, you might want to look elsewhere for your slot fix.