Diamond Queen Slot Review
Diamond Queen is a 5 reel video slot with 20 paylines. Developed by IGT, it has an exuberant and magical feel to it and makes the transition from offline to online as it’s been a very popular game in land based casinos across the US and Europe. It reminds me of Da Vinci Diamonds as you will see diamonds, tiaras and gems. You can play for as little as 20p a spin to £200 a spin.
It has a free spins feature called the Mystical Diamond Free Spins Bonus feature (bit of a mouthful). This is activated by getting 3 Mystical Diamond Bonus symbols on the second, third and fourth reels. You then get 3 free spins. You may be thinking this is low but these aren’t no ordinary free spins.
The 1st free spin will begin with the entire 2nd reel turned completely wild. The 2nd free spin will have the 2nd and 3rd reels turned completely wild whilst the 3rd free spin will see reels 2, 3 and 4 completely wild. This is a great feature in my opinion as the win amounts can be quite substantial if luck is on your side.
If you would like more free spins, you can get up to 20 additional free spins – you will be awarded 1 free spin every time the Extra Spin symbol appears on the first reel. If you trigger a free spin on the 2nd free spin for example, you will get 2 wild reels for the extra free spin.
Diamond Queen is a highly volatile slot (according to IGT themselves) which means that it’s a high variance game. This means that the bonus hit frequency is low. And that means that you won’t trigger the bonus feature very often. When you do, expect a big win. The question is whether you have the bankroll to ride out the dry spells whilst you wait for that monster win.
I’ve played Diamond Queen a fair bit since it launched and you will struggle to win more than 5 times your stake in the free spins feature. Furthermore, I found the game to play out quite slowly meaning that it frustrating the life out of me. Therefore I prefer to play the fast-paced Cleopatra II by IGT or the newer Playtech slots like Iron Man 3 which use the Turbo Mode feature!