Review of Novomatic’s Diamond 7 Slots
Diamond 7 is perhaps the simplest slot developed by Austrian online slot and game development company called Novomatic. Most of Novomatic slots are simple, without any complex bonus features or extra rounds. All you have to do to win in the developers slots is spin the reels. The same goes for Diamond 7, which is a 5-reel slot with 5 pay lines. That may make it sound like a slot that you can totally ignore. But no. It is not, because Diamond 7 has a real treasure to offer. The game simply offers you great prizes through its normal spins. It doesn’t need any bonus rounds or features to increase your cash balance.
Theme of the game
Diamond 7 is a classic 5-reel online slot with symbols that most online slot enthusiasts are familiar with. The symbols include lemon, cherries, water melon, blackberry, grapes, orange and the number 7. The game also has a special symbol – a star which also acts as the scatter. The highest paying symbol in the game is the number 7 or Diamond 7 which offers 1,000,000 times the win amount if it appears five times on a winning pay line. The second highest paying symbol is the star that offers 50,000x the win. The lowest payout for five of a kind in this game is 2000x, which shows why you should consider playing this game, even if it has only 5 pay lines
The minimum bet amount is 8 per line and the maximum is 200, making the max bet in this game 1000. The game has an auto-play option that is active as long as you want it to be – and stops only when you run out of cash balance or when you click on the “stop” button. The animations in the game are cool as they turn every symbol on a winning pay line into a diamond version of it.
So if you form a winning pay line with cherries, the cherries turn into cherry shaped diamonds offering cool rewards to the player. The maximum bet gets you a lot of money, although you should consider it only when you have enough money to play with, Smaller bets allow you to play more, therefore giving you more chances to win. The background music in this game is similar to what Novomatic uses in all its classic slots.
Bonus features – Diamond 7
The game has a scatter symbol, which is the star. Three star symbols anywhere on the reels trigger the free spins bonus, which allow you to play more for less. The game, however, does not have a wild feature. The bonus gets you free spins based on the number of scatters you get. This feature is triggered only once during once spin, and cannot be re-triggered again during the feature.
The gamble option in the game allows you to double your wins through the normal as well as the bonus rounds. However, it is deactivated during the auto-play feature. During the auto-play, the bonus feature may also not be triggered even if you press stop. So if you see three stars appearing on the screen during the auto play, you may have missed your chance at playing the bonus round.
The star symbol, however, triggers the free spins during normal play, where in you have a chance to gamble your wins. So for every time you click on start to spin the reels, you have to choose either the gamble option or the collect option to take your wins and move ahead to the next spin. This can be a little tiring, although it has a better chance of triggering the bonus feature.