Luxurious but Simple
The theme of this game is undeniably luxurious, with precious gems and other piece of jewellery dominating the reels. And with diamonds, earrings, rings, handbags and expensive watches, there’s everything that the high-class fashion devotee could ever want.
The game is set within a jewellery shop, the perfect backdrop for such an opulent theme. Enter the shop to play with high class symbols and all the bling you could dream of.
Unfortunately although the idea is to create a lavish setting, the graphics don’t quite live up to expectations. Although there is plenty of sparkle, the images are rather flat and one-dimensional and the overall design isn’t particularly inspiring.
Nevertheless, although by comparison to other titles such as Da Vinci Diamonds from IGT the look of the game is rather dated, it’s still very playable.
Win the Bling
Diamond Street is played on 5 reels with 10 paylines and a coin value that can be adjusted from 0.30 up to 90.00.
As a game with medium to high volatility, the prizes on here are decent with the jeweler one of the top regular wins on the board offering x50 for a match of five along an active payline.
The diamond provides the biggest payout of all, and also doubles up as the wild, paying out x100 for matching five.
There are no sticky wilds, scatters or other multipliers but there are bonus symbols which can provide access to a hidden game.
Make Your Selection
As well as playing on the main reels, if you land three bonus symbols on an active payline you’ll unlock the hidden game.
You’ll be taken away from the main reels and swept into a jewellery store where in you’ll see a selection of three small velvet boxes, each containing a prize. The twist is that you won’t know what’s inside until you open it! You could receive either a cash reward or free spins but watch out for the “collect” notice as this will finish the bonus round.
Once you’ve chosen your box, the game will reveal what was in the other two boxes so you can either congratulate or kick yourself! You’ll usually have a few rounds of the bonus and once you reach the collect stage, your wins will be calculated before you then go on to play the free spins.
After the free spins, you’ll have the chance of picking one final box and if you find the one with the special gem inside, the progressive jackpot prize will be yours.
Up Your Winnings
If you’re not averse to a bit of risk, you might want to try the Gamble feature on Diamond Street.
For experienced Novomatic players, this won’t be anything new as it’s the standard card game which is regularly used on their slots. The only change is the inclusion of a bit of sparkle on the reverse of the cards, giving the game a bit of a deluxe feel which isn’t normally present.
To win, all you need to do is correctly predict the colour of the card about to be turned over. Get it right and you’ll double your win and have the chance to gamble again; get it wrong and you’ll forfeit your prize and be returned to the main game.
Diamond Street by Novomatic may not have the most sophisticated graphics, but there’s nothing amiss with the features included. There are big wins on offer, which can be played with a low stake, plus a progressive jackpot and a special bonus feature, including free spins. With all of these, there are plenty of chances to pick up a win, particularly if you’re patient. Because of the variance, this game is recommended for players of an intermediate or advanced level.