You Have My Axe
Seeing as we’re playing in an animated world likened to that of Lord of the Rings, the axe being the bringer of free spins is most fitting – it’s a trusty weapon that can help in times of trouble. For you, the trouble is nothing more than a unpredictable network of images, but that doesn’t make the scatter symbol any less important; you’ll need a match of at least three if a combo is to be successfully made.
Not only will you be granted a selection of extra games, but you’ll also be in with a chance to expand the feature further by winning further rounds. As many as 50 waves can be secured, provided you make a match of five axes upon a winning line, a feat easier said than done.
Bronze into Silver
The free spins round would have been decent enough, although low in variance, but then Rival Gaming decided to add the Super Spin icon: a silver axe. When this weapon appears during the free games level, you’ll be awarded a Diamond Dragon Super Spin experience, consisting of five rounds.
In truth we can’t tell you much more than the paytable does, for this feature never appeared for us. However, judging by the rest of the game and its features, we wager it would be a low impact yet enjoyable addition.
A Diamond in the Rough
You’ll have likely noticed the diamond icon on the paytable, well that’s your bonus symbol. By connecting at least three of the images, you trigger a Pick Me Bonus where you select between a choice of several diamonds. Whichever one you pick will grant you a monetary prize, but some selections will be more profitable than others.
It’s a simple system, one that isn’t all that in-keeping with the theme of the game, even despite linking the diamond to the title, and so while it’s fun to play, it’s not immersive. This may not be a problem for those wanting a quick buck, but for gamers seeking depth and story, you’ll find it tough to mask your disappointment.
The Nature of the Wild
Before we bring our time with Diamond Dragon to an end, we need to talk about the Expanding Wild Feature because it shifts about the reels depending on what ‘mode’ you’re currently in. Every player will start off in the base game, and so the wilds will keep to the first and second reels, however once you head into the free games, it moves about.
Furthermore, multipliers will come in both the Free Spins and Super Spin, making the occurrence a more rewarding one; the Super Spin has a maximum multiplier of x3.
A Grand Adventure
This slot from Rival Gaming is quite the adventure, for those that are willing to take on its dated aesthetic and middling variance and volatility. A plentiful supply of winnings can be rewarded in various forms here, but a steady hand and a regular flow of coin will be the only means of keeping the dreams of this fantasy world alive.
Diamond Dragon is an atmospheric experience, albeit a short lived and less fulfilling one than some of its rivals also available online.