Sadly nothing to do with David Bowie’s 1974 album of the same name, Diamond Dogs is in fact a blingy, canine-themed slot from NetEnt. Played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine, it comes with a paparazzi-inspired picks round as well as free spins where all payouts are trebled. Stakes range from between 25p and £50 per spin.

A strange combination of celebrity and pooches is the theme on show here. The reels are enclosed within gold, gem-encrusted dog collars. The blingy-theme continue with the symbols which include gold royal value dog tags, bones, collars and water hydrants. The best of the standard symbols is the flashy kennel that awards 24 times your stake if you land 5 across a payline.

More rewarding still is the Rottweiler with the gold chain (yes, really) which is the wild – land 5 of these and you’ll pocket 400 times your total bet! Diamond Dogs comes with a pair of bonus features:

Celebrity Photo Shoot Bonus Game feature – this is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the paparazzi dog on the same payline, starting from reel 1. You’ll then be taken to a doggie red-carpet event and offered a selection of pampered pooches. Click on a dog to take a photo which will in turn reveal a cash prize. The number of picks depends on how many bonuses you landed on the triggering spin.

Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the Chihuahua scatter and you’ll receive a payout equal to 4, 25 or 100 times your stake as well as 10 free spins. All payouts during the free spins round are boosted by a 3x multiplier and are trebled. You can also retrigger to give you 20 free spins in total.

The design here is certainly blingy – see beyond that though and Diamond Dogs is actually a rather simple game. You’ll see similar features on offer in hundreds of other slots. The 3x multiplier is a nice addition in the free spins round though and can lead to payouts of 1,313 times your stake on each free spin.

We’re not really dog lovers or fans of bling so a slot called Diamond Dogs wasn’t likely to float our boat. The theme didn’t really appeal but the gameplay is solid enough. If you enjoy man’s best friend then it’s worth going walkies with the Diamond Dogs. I also recommend NetEnt’s Mega Fortune which has a similar blingy theme but offers you the chance to win a life-changing progressive jackpot.