Great balls of fire! It’s time to rewind (and quite possibly rock around) the clock – it’s the 1950s, and the era of Sandy and Danny from Grease, chrome-heavy diners, lots of neon, oversized classic cars and, of course, jukeboxes! So fix yourself a milkshake and get stuck in for a real nostalgia trip.
Diamond Duke Slot, only released in May 2020, is a pared-down, ultra-retro offering from Stockholm-based Quickspin, with a basic 3×3 layout, and just five fixed Paylines, plus a smooth jazz backing track which speeds up in the game’s more exciting moments.
The reels spin on a classic jukebox, there’s a simple midnight-blue background and two important bonus wheels which come into play.
How to play
Spin away on Diamond Duke Slot from just 10p a go, whatever your device of choice. (Mobile-friendliness was incorporated at the design stage.) Crank up the pace with Turbo mode, or use Autoplay for up to a thousand automatic spins.
The symbols include some fruity favourites, including melons, cherries and bunches of grapes as the less lucrative icons. Bells, Lucky 7’s and diamonds are your more rewarding symbols. The diamonds are the highest payers at 160x stake, followed by the Lucky 7’s at 12x stake.
To bag a win, just land three matching symbols from left to right.
Diamond Duke Slot special features
The wheel is the Scatter symbol here.
Bonus Wheel feature
Landing just two Scatters is enough to grant you 4x stake plus a spin of the bonus wheel. The wheel then gives you a multiplier between 2x and 10x – or the Pick & Click bonus perk if you land on the star. Whatever multiplier you get is applied to the overall win.
Pick & Click feature
It may sound like an online grocery order, but this is a simple, fun perk in three stages with coin wins based on how much you’ve staked. Carry on making choices until you find the Upgrade symbol to take you to the next stage, or the Collect icon that ends the round.
The stages are as follows:
- Stage 1: Prize of between 2x & 7x bet
- Stage 2: Prize of between 3x & 15x bet
- Stage 3: Prize of between 5x & 100x bet
Multiplier Wheel feature
Access this when you land three Scatters during the main game. On top of an 8x stake prize, you’ll get a spin of the bonus wheel and one of the multiplier wheel. The latter will grant you a 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x or 10x stake boost. And because the multipliers from both wheels can be combined, that can potentially lead, with a bit of luck, to a 100x enhancement.
Additionally, you can enter this bonus by filling up the whole grid with identical icons.
You won’t find a progressive jackpot in Diamond Duke Slot, but the top prize is a whopping 8,000x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player is as wholesome as Sandy (at least at first) in Grease at 96.23%. This is also a determinedly volatile offering, measuring 5 out of 5 on Quickspin’s volatility scale.
You’re certainly not alone if you find that this game offers plenty of charm. Check it out if you’re in the mood for a very simple three-reeler, or are new to the world of slots, or fancy a spot of time-travel!
You should find it packs plenty in despite the straightforward structure; Diamond Duke Slot is not short on innovation or creativity, and it can lead to some impressive wins.
Try it out – we’d be interested to hear how you got on.