ELK Studios have stepped up their release schedule recently, having just released Joker Gems recently. While their games are not always everyone’s cup of tea, there’s no denying they can pay out good. Launching on November the 6th, the newest release from the Swedish studio is not too far away. Is this diamond nice & shiny or just a counterfeit? Find out more in our Vegas Diamonds slot review!
Vegas Diamonds Slot Review: Overview
Vegas Diamonds is another installment in the 3×3 slot series set out by ELK Studios. Their previous two iterations Ivanhoe and Route 777 (playable on Mr. Green casino) were well-received, although a tad dated in the current scheme of things in the online slot industry. With most players preferring high-volatility, feature-laden games, this rather simple game comes as a surprise. The standards of an ELK game are all here. Optimized for mobile, a rather standard 96% RTP and the all-familiar Elk interface.
The setup is quite similar to the previously mentioned 3×3 slots developed by Elk. Gracing the background are several landmarks found in Las Vegas and a beautiful, neon-tinted skyline. Other than that, nothing too far from the ordinary. The symbols are classical fruits, bars, and diamonds. If you’re looking for the short version of the review: this is a classic slot for players who love old-school style gameplay. For those of you who are a bit more curious, read on.
Vegas Diamonds Slot Review: Symbols
As mentioned before, the symbols are rather ordinary. One interesting factoid is the way the namesake diamonds work in the game. If 3 of them land anywhere on the playing grid, they will nudge together to form a win. Don’t expect an insane 1000x though! The three diamonds in a line together bring in a total of 30x.
While there is no colossal bonus game as such, the base game can pay decent as well. Attached below are all the symbols for the game, the classic fruits and a couple of bars. Don’t expect a hit every single time you spin though. The hit rate stands at 14.4%, which means you should expect a winning spin every six spins on average. While we were playing, we didn’t encounter a vast number of dead spins. This might make the game a solid choice for wagering.
Vegas Diamonds Slot Review: Features
Let’s get this straight. If you’re looking for a game to buy bonuses on, you’re in the wrong place. First of all, the game doesn’t have a “true” dedicated bonus and features only two features. The first one is the aforementioned nudge feature, which will clump together three diamonds if they’re anywhere on the playing grid. The second feature is quite similar; it is called the perfect match respin. This feature occurs whenever two identical symbols land on the first two reels, at this point, the player is given three chances to get a matching symbol on the third reel. It’s nothing spectacular, but it does a little variety and spice to the whole game.
The three bonus wheels might count as a bonus, but it feels more like a feature. If you’ve played games like Koi Princess, you’ll know exactly what to expect. There are three colors of wheels, the bronze one, the silver and the gold. The concept is pretty much the same as Hong Kong Tower. If you land on a multiplier, you get that amount multiplied by your bet. Hit the arrow to move up a wheel? That’s right; you’ll progress to the next one. The top award on the golden wheel is a 1000x. However, that’s a jackpot prize, and you shouldn’t expect to hit it. A rather standard bonus that doesn’t feel like one.
Vegas Diamonds Slot Review: Overall Impressions
Overall, Vegas Diamonds is an alright slot. It’s nothing spectacular, doesn’t feature extremely high volatility. It’s just a mere 2000x. Compared to the other 3×3 offerings from Elk, this one pales a bit in comparison. While the bonus wheel is fun to spin a couple of times, it is a feature that is found on plenty of other games. It’s worth a play to check it out, and fans of old-school games might love it, but for the rest of us, Vegas Diamonds is just alright. It’s not a bad game by any means; I just don’t expect it to be picked up by the online casino streaming community.
If you’re interested in trying Vegas Diamonds, it will be available at Redbet and all other Elk Studios casinos on November the 6th. No exclusivity here, just a straight up launch across all the sites. Think we got something wrong? Do you think Vegas Diamonds deserves to shine and sparkle a little bit more? Come and voice your opinions on our Twitch stream. And you never know, a big win on this game might show up on our YouTube channel soon as well. See you soon!