Raw and Refined
The paytable is covered in jewels both refined and those in their rawest of forms; as you’d expect, the purer stones are the ones with less money to them, as they haven’t had their beauty fully unlocked yet. These are the chunky green, yellow, purple and blue jewels; on the smallest bet you’re looking at wins of between 5 and 250 credits. The only way that’s topped is if you get a grid full of images, but more on that later.
Fittingly, the diamond ring, the burning ruby, and the bars of gold, all give back larger sums of cash, with the ruby being the crowning jewel. Even five of a kind on a bet of 10 will gift you 2,500 coins.
Finding games that allow a covering of the entire grid are rarer than the normal designed ones, but are fast growing in number, for the chance of larger wins gathers a lot of interest from the masses. In Hot Diamonds every symbol (but one) can cover the matrix, giving you 15 squares of prizes. So, land red diamonds everywhere, and you’ll bag 25,000 coins. Just let that figure sink in, for it’s a big one to happen across whilst playing an old fashioned slot machine, and yet here it is, as plain as day. One of Amatic’s specialities is to be generous to high rollers, who put their money where their mouth is every time they play.
We should probably make it clear that getting a grid filled with any symbol, even the lowliest, is no small feat, and so you’ll need disposal pockets of money and patience as hardy as steel.
The star icon is where the free spins come into play, and is where Amatic claim their bonus round shows up, though in truth there’s no additional level in sight. Nevertheless, with as many as 10 games to your name, now free of charge, you can really start to add up the pennies and shoot straight for the top of the grid.
Just three is all it takes to get the ball rolling, with five being the most you can ever find of this particular icon, making it the odd one out on the paytable. What we find curious is how five of a kind doesn’t grant you more spins, as it’s harder to land that sort of combination than just three.
This supposedly hot game from Amatic is one that we feel misses the mark, likely because the company has many other games with similar dynamics and even the same kind of title. That being said, if you have the money to flash and feel like braving losing it all, the rewards can be very handsome indeed, going into the millions zone without batting an eyelid.
If you’ve played Hot 27, Hot 81 or even Hot Star, you’re going to feel right at home playing this title. It’s most certainly an acquired taste.