Marilyn’s Diamonds Slot from Novomatic
Marilyn Monroe sadly passed away more than 50 years ago at the age of 36, but her legacy lives on, Marilyn perhaps grows more iconic as the years pass. One of the Marilyn Monroe’s most famous roles was in the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” where she performed the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” and this is the theme which this slot is built upon. Joining Marilyn on the reels are a series of gems, including of course a diamond, as well an emerald, a ruby, a sapphire and a topaz. Marilyn’s Diamonds slot is notable for two main reasons – the All Pays and the Reel Refill systems in place, which as a combination give the opportunity for a large number of wins.
How to Win on Marilyn’s Diamonds
Unlike the majority of casino slot games, you won’t find individual win lines here, as Marilyn’s Diamonds employs the ‘All Pays’ system. This means that you’ll win when you land symbols on three or more consecutive reels from left to right, this irrespective of the actual position on these reels.
The highest paying symbol of all is the large sparkling diamond, while the emerald and the amethyst are next on the pay table. The sapphire and the topaz are joined by a series of dark blue, purple, green and red gems in completing the standard symbols, it making a nice change not to see a series of non-relevant playing card symbols covering the reels.
So where does Marilyn Monroe come in? Well, she acts as the wild symbol and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter. The All Pays system makes a wild symbol more valuable than usual, as they can enable many more wins than usual.
Reel Refills and Scatters
Whenever you land a win with any of these symbols it’s not quite the end of the story due to the Reel Refill system in place. After the reels have been evaluated, any winning symbols will now disappear, with the symbols from above falling into their place, with brand new symbols dropping in from the top. The reels will be re-evaluated and if any wins are gained, once again these symbols will disappear. This will continue until no more wins are found and the good news is that each of these refills comes at no extra cost, a potential series of wins all coming for the cost of just one spin.
As well as the All Pays payouts, you’ll also find a scatter symbol which pays when you land three or more symbols across any of the reels. This scatter has an ornate blue pattern to the top and bottom of the word ‘scatter’ and landing the maximum 5 scatters actually offers you the second largest payout of the entire slot (only behind 5 diamonds in a row).
After each win you can opt to take a gamble. Here you’ll aim to predict the color of a face down playing card. Get it wrong and your win has disappeared just like those winning symbols, but get it right and you’ll have doubled your payout.
Sparkling Design and Setup
There is certainly no missing the title of this Novomatic designed slot, the words written in gold, while a sparkling diamond forms the letter ‘o’ in the title. As you might imagine, this game features a lot of bling. The combination of the different colored gems filling the reels can be a little repetitive at times, especially against the black background. Thankfully the Marilyn Monroe symbol stands out and gives the reels some variety, the beautiful blonde looking radiant as she looks out from the reels smiling.
The All Pays system actually means that you’ll have 243 ways of winning at every spin, although fortunately you won’t have to pay 243 credits! The cost of each spin is just 50 credits and you’ll choose an appropriate coin value for each of these credits. Handy options include mute buttons for both the sound effects and music (both of these are good, so you may not need to use them) and the one click auto play button.
Once you’ve got over the slightly uninspiring visuals, there is a lot to recommend about this slot. The All Pays system can be a very popular one for some players, but having it in combination with the Reel Refill system makes for a slot where the wins come thick and fast and excitement is never far away. No, the game doesn’t have any other features (apart from the gamble) outside of these, but this combination will be enough to keep most players happy.