Wed, Feb 27, 4:09am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:27pm
A Traditional Three-Reel Online Pokie Where the Diamond is King
There is something real satisfying about a stripped back three-reel pokie such as Triple Diamond. Whether it’s a reminder of the early days of gambling machines, or the simplicity of the game, the classic feel of this IGT designed game will appeal to many players.
The range of symbols on the reels are completely retro too, with the red seven and those triple, double and single bars all used. The only new addition is the ‘triple diamond’ itself – it might not be familiar like the others, but it certainly has the major impact in this game.
While this might not be a pokie full of features, there are some real diamond-based bonuses amongst its highlights.
Highlights of Triple Diamond
There is little doubt that the Triple Diamond symbol is the most important in the entire game (well, they even named the pokie after it!). First, it is the highest paying symbol in the game. Line up three in a row on one of the win-lines and you’ll pick up a win of 1,199 coins. Any two triple diamonds on the win-line will award you 10 coins, while a single triple diamond pays you two coins.
The reason for the 1,199-coin prize has a tie-in with Las Vegas. In Nevada, wins of $1200 or more require a hand-pay, and are taxed. For a $1 version of Triple Diamond, this prize just misses the threshold!
This feature symbol also does some nice damage as the wild, substituting for any other symbol in the game! Any time you win with a single triple diamond symbol as a substitute, the prize amount will be trebled, which is always a nice boost (especially when you consider a wild symbol makes wins more likely anyway). Land a win with a pair of wilds and your prize is increased by an eye-catching 9x.
You’re now in no doubt that of the importance that the triple diamond symbol plays in this game.
This IGT pokie plays out on just three reels. Across those reels you’ll find a total of nine win-lines. Lines 1, 2 and 3 are the straightforward horizontals across the middle, the top and the bottom of the reels respectively, while the other 6 win-lines cover both diagonals and a variety of other patterns. The default setting is for all nine win-lines to be in play, but you do have the option to play any number between one and nine.
To set your total stake for a spin you’ll simply multiply the size of your line bet by the number of lines in play.
Aside from the wild symbol, the red seven is the highest paying in the game, worth 100 coins for lining up three in a row. The other winning symbols are the bars, which as usual, come in the triple, double and single varieties. Three triple bars in a row pay 40 coins, three double bars are worth 20 coins, while three single bars pay 10 coins. A combination of any three bar symbols on a win-line pay 5 coins.
If you’re looking for a pokie with amazing visuals and surround sound, you’ve probably come to the wrong game. Triple Diamond is just about as basic as you can get in a pokie with the straightforward white backed reels and the symbols looking pretty much the same as they have for the last fifty years.
The only difference from the classic look is that the bar symbols have been given a colourful makeover, with yellow, purple and green shades now instead of the more standard black and white look. The accompanying sound is very 1980’s, almost reminiscent of an early console game.
Triple Diamond is one of those of those games you’ll either like it a lot, or not at all. If you’ve been bought up on a diet of five-reel pokies which are chock full of features, you might take one look at this game and wonder why anyone would play it. However, if you like gaming with a retro feel, with big win opportunities, no distractions and all played at a fast pace, this might be ideal. Line up those three triple diamond symbols in a row and you’ll certainly enjoy it!