The ‘Diamond Queen’ is a beautiful purple haired lady who graces the reels of this IGT designed pokie. In one hand of the queen is a sceptre while in the other she holds a gleaming diamond. This character has a wild side too – well, she acts as the wild symbol on the reels. The queen seems to rely on magic, being ably assisted by a white-haired wizard, as well as a young page who reads from a scroll (possibly learning the ways of magic too).
The leading character plays a pivotal role throughout both the base game and the main bonus feature, appearing in all of the following highlights:
Look out for the bonus symbol which features a scroll with the words ‘Mystical Diamond Bonus’ in colourful blue and red lettering. This bonus symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. Land just a pair of these activating symbols and you’ll win an instant prize of 2x your total bet. However, if the bonus symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 you’ll enter the free spins bonus feature.
At first you might be disappointed to learn that you’ll only be awarded three spins – but what spins they are. The first spin will see the queen appear on reel 2, turning the reel completely wild, giving much more opportunity of a win.
Things get more interesting on the second spin as the queen will now turn the second reel wild too. With reels 2 and 3 completely you are now guaranteed at least a 3 in a row win on EVERY one of the 20 win-lines.
The best spin of all is the third and final one. This time the queen will also turn reel 3 wild. Not only are you now guaranteed a win on all 20 win-lines, every win will be at least a 4 in a row pay out, with it being very likely that 5 in a row wins will be in the mix too.
At any time during the feature you might be lucky enough to land the ‘extra spin’ symbol on reel one. Your timing will be perfect if you land this on the third spin, giving you two opportunities of that huge win!
If you like features with guaranteed wins, this is the feature for you. It’s short, sharp and sparkling!
Diamond Queen is a five-reel slot, with those 20 win-lines that pay from left to right. During the base game, the queen acts as a standard wild, substituting for any other symbol apart from the bonus scatter. The highest paying symbol shows the title of the slot and offers 1,000 coins for the maximum five in a row, the only four-figure pay in the game.
The wizard, complete with a long white beard and a colourful blue garment featuring stars is next on the pay table, worth a top prize of 300 coins. He is closely followed by the page, paying 250 coins. The other themed symbols are the sceptre and a tiara, while the low end of the pay table features the standard pokie playing card symbols J, Q, K and A.
Diamond Queen plays out against the backdrop of a murky forest, with a purple fog hanging over the entire scene, giving the game a slightly haunting feel. However, the mood is lightened by the cartoon style characters on the reels in the queen, the wizard and the page. The best visuals appear in the bonus feature when the queen takes over those entire reels, casting magic spells in impressive animations. The soundtrack has a very ‘Disney’ feel which will appeal to all.
This IGT designed pokie has an enchanting nature. Like all good fairy tale or fantasy stories, the game has something of a dark start, with the eerie setting of the woods. However, the queen soon casts her magic and brightens the mood. The highlight of the game is certainly the free spins feature, where you’ll enjoy that quick blast of impressive win opportunities. Diamond Queen is a gem!