Presenting just a trio of reels plus a single Payline, Blue Diamond Slot from Red Tiger Gaming aims to give the simplicity of the classic one-armed bandit a contemporary twist alongside the potentially highly rewarding payouts and intelligent gameplay of modern slots.
It comes with sleek, high-quality graphics and fruit-machine sound effects that are straight out of an old-time gaming arcade. And that one Payline runs as a narrow red line across the middle of your screen.
You don’t need to be an expert to know that blue diamonds are among the hardest gems in the world to track down, and they form the inspiration for this game.
How to play
Prices per spin kick off at a mere 20p a spin across any device. If you’re familiar with the fruity, you’ll find lots of instantly recognisable, vibrant symbols here, including cherries, bars and the traditional Lucky 7.
Score one cherry and you get your stake back, two will win you 3x stake, a trio 5x wager. The BAR symbols earn you 8x, 18x and 28x respectively for the brown, blue and green versions. The gold ones earn you 38x stake, three red 7’s 88x.
Look out for the great turbo spin option, which allows you to whip through spins at speed by holding down the space bar.
Blue Diamond Slot special features
The Wild here is the diamond of the title, and it’s also the highest-paying icon. Each one grants you a single wager-free respin, and locks in place for the free spins.
As a fruit machine, Blue Diamond Slot doesn’t have bonus rounds in the traditional sense. But it does incorporate the following perks:
These are, of course, always important to spinners! If you land the diamond on the Payline, it replaces all other regular icons to award you a single respin – you won’t need to place a further bet.
You can respin the reels on which you did not win the diamond icon, and enjoy a further spin at no additional cost.
If you manage to scoop three of the diamond Wilds on the game’s Payline, congratulations – you’ve just won this game’s jackpot of 888x your bet.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in Blue Diamond Slot is a rather average, but still perfectly OK, 96%. It’s medium variance, and the speed of this game may mean you see some fluctuation in funds.
Only founded 2014, Red Tiger Gaming has nonetheless made its mark in a short time, and with Blue Diamond Slot, it will continue to have an impact.
You’ll enjoy it if you fancy some uncomplicated gameplay plus a throwback to the more straightforward days of gaming! Equally, the no-frills approach makes it a good choice for novice gamers. But it still rattles along at quite a lick, despite its simplicity. And it’s surprisingly addictive once the wins keep coming in.
As one reviewer commented: “ignore it at your peril”. So while we’ve seen ‘new twist on the classic fruity’ trumpeted before, perhaps that really does apply here.
Clearly, however, it won’t be ideal if you insist on stacks of bonus features, bells and whistles, although playing is no less fun for that. Try Blue Diamond Slot in free demi mode to see if it’s a game that works for you.