Fri, Feb 22, 7:11am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:29pm
If you’re someone who enjoys traditional pokie gaming, Double Diamond might just be the game for you. This pokie features just three reels and a single win-line, but one look at the pay outs tells you that some great rewards are there to be won.
On the reels you’ll find sevens, bars and cherries, giving the game that real classic feel – simply line up the symbols three in a row and you’ll win. However, look out for the double diamond symbol, always ready to add a multiplier or a huge win into the mix.
With just a single win-line, this slot is ideal for those who like more spins for their money. Here is a summary of the highlights of this classic game:
The key symbol of the entire game is the ‘Double Diamond’ – it’s so important they even named the pokie after it! If you’re lucky enough to land three of these symbols in a row, you’ll win a very impressive 1,000 coins. If playing a five-reel slot, a 1,000-coin win might equate to 20x your total stake, but here, with just a single win-line, this win equates to 1,000x your stake – a huge win.
As well as being the highest paying, this symbol also acts as the wild, substituting for any other symbol and enabling additional wins. If you land a win with a single wild symbol on the win-line, you’ll benefit from a 2x multiplier to give your win a boost. Things get even better when you win with a pair of wilds on the win-line. This time around, your win is multiplied by 4x. If you get 2 diamonds and one of the higher paying symbols, this can be a significant boost.
Double Diamond keeps it as simple as possible with just a single win-line and three reels. This means you’ll have just one decision to make – the size of your line bet, which also equates to your total stake. To win (in most cases) you’ll simply need to land three matching symbols on the win-line, although to make it a little trickier, blanks are thrown into the mix.
Aside from the wild, the red seven is the highest paying symbol, worth 80 coins for three in a row (this could increase to 160 or even 320 coins if won with 1 or 2 wilds). The triple, double and single bars are next on the pay table, worth 40, 25 and 10 coins respectively. As an added bonus, a combination of any of the three bar symbols also pays a prize of 5 coins.
Bringing up the rear on the pay table is the cherry. Land three cherries in a row and you’ll win 10 coins. However, there are two boosts with the cherry symbol. Land the cherry on two of the three reels and you’ll win 5 coins. A single cherry on the win-line pays 2 coins, effectively paying for that spin and giving you a free spin too.
This IGT designed gambling machine certainly focuses on the game play, with the three reels looming large on the screen, with the classic symbols equally large. The design is basic, with the three mechanical style white-backed reels framed by a black background with added grey stripes.
Double Diamond has slightly more colour than usual, as the bars have moved from the black and white traditional look to shades of purple, pink and green. Above the reels is the title with two added diamonds, each shining. To keep with the almost retro feel, the soundtrack is exactly what you might have heard from an early console game.
Three-reel pokies might not be for everyone, especially if you’ve been brought up on a diet of five-reel games that are chock full of features. However, these games have a charm of their own. This no-frills approach ensures faster gaming with no interruptions and completely uncomplicated game play (there’ll be no working out where all the win-lines are in this game). It might be simple – but line up those three double diamond symbols and you’ll be in pokie heaven!