Diamond 7 Slot from Novomatic
Diamond 7 is a five reel slot which at first glance looks just like a number of other traditional looking games. It features the classic fruit symbols such as the lemon, melon, cherry and the grape. However, this is a slot which transforms when you hit a win, each of the symbols now turns into a diamond version of the symbol. The melon and the plum for example, now made out of sculpted diamonds, these sparkling as they grace the reels. The game is a straightforward one, with no wild symbol or feature, with only a gamble feature and a scatter symbol to mix the slot up a little.
Throughout the Diamond 7 slot game you’ll see a red seven making an appearance on the reels, but when you land a win with this symbol it will change into a glowing white diamond and offers the highest payout of the entire game, worth an impressive 10,000 coins for hitting 5 in a row. Landing four in a row pays out 1,000 coins, which is the second highest payout achievable.
How to Win on Diamond 7
Next on the pay table come the melon and the grape, which both have a top payout of 500 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the plum, the orange, the lemon and the cherry, each worth 200 coins (the cherry has an added bonus in the fact that you’ll win a small payout for hitting just 2 in a row).
The final symbol is a gold star, which acts as the scatter. If you land three of these anywhere on the reels, you’ll win 10 coins, land 4 and 50 coins will come your way, while the maximum 5 scatters sees a nice payout of 250 coins being added to your bankroll.
Each and every time you land a win you’ll have a gamble opportunity. Hit the ‘collect’ button to ignore the gamble and take your win, or hit ‘gamble’ to try and double it. Having hit ‘gamble’ a screen will appear showing a face down playing card with the diamond 7 on the back. This card flashes and you’ll now have to predict the color of the card by hitting either the red or black diamond found either side of the card. If you choose wrongly, your original win amount is gone. However if you get it right, you have indeed doubled your money. Not only that, but you’ll also be given the opportunity of gambling again, with the potential of turning a small win into a very large one. For example, if you were to win 200 coins for hitting 5 plums in a row and then gamble correctly 4 times in a row, you’d now be looking at a payout of 3,200 coins.
Design and Setup
Above the reels you’ll find the impressive ‘Diamond 7’ title, this sparkling against the bright blue backdrop of the slot. The game has a very traditional feel, the only difference being from a classic game being the fact that the reels have a black background instead of the more usual white. The fact that the fruit symbols turn into a diamond equivalent does give the game an original air, these symbols rotating to show off the gleaming diamonds. The game is certainly a colorful one, all of the symbols providing a nice contrast to the blue and black backgrounds. The sound is somewhat generic, with the simple clicking and clunking of the reels.
Diamond 7 is a five reel slot, but it’s certainly unusual to find a game with so few win lines at just 5, which encompass the three horizontal lines and two which are diagonal. You’ll choose your bet per line, which starts at a minimum of 8, meaning your minimum total stake is 40 credits, which can rise all the way to 1,000 credits. The auto play option, found to the left of the control panel, is very straightforward – click it once to set the auto play in motion and again to stop it.
It’s a sure bet that Diamond 7’s isn’t a game that will appeal to all. The game is severely lacking in features, so if you are the type of player who likes a nice level of variety, this game certainly won’t interest you. This game will have some appeal to classic / traditional slot fans however. The gameplay is quick and the familiarity of those traditional symbols will please many, while the transformation of the symbols into diamonds a nice added touch.