Shimmering gemstones offer potentially rich rewards in Dazzling Diamonds, a 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Novomatic. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, it comes with single payline payouts that can top 500 times your total bet. Stakes range from between 10p and £100 per spin.

Diamonds are supposedly a girl’s best friend – you’d be hard pushed to find many who’d call Dazzling Diamonds a close pal. Given the glitzy theme, you’d expect to visuals to show plenty of sparkle – in fact, the imagery is a little dull.

The reels are set against a plain blue backdrop and include pink, blue, red and green gemstone symbols. They’re joined by stacks of banknotes and silver rings. Land 5 stacks of notes or 5 rings on 1 of the game’s 10 paylines and you’ll win 50 times your total stake. The most lucrative symbol on offer is the shimmering white diamond – land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you pocket 5, 50 or 500 times your total bet.

The other symbol to look out for is the gem-encrusted gold watch which is the scatter – 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels and you can look forward to an award of 2, 10 or 50 times your total bet.

Winning lines can be created when matching symbols lands on adjacent reels – so for example, 3 of the same symbol on a payline on reels 2, 3 and 4 would still create a winning combination. Successful combinations don’t have to start on reel 1.

If you’re looking for a slot that comes with plenty of features, or any features in fact, then Dazzling Diamonds won’t be one for you. There aren’t any bonus features on offer here. No free spins. No cash trails. No multipliers. Not even a humble pick’em round.

All of the action comes in the base game – symbols can land fully stacked which helps and the payline pays are pretty solid in themselves. It all just feels a little dull though. The volatility isn’t particularly high here either with the variance in the low to medium range.

We hoped to be wowed by the blingy theme here – the design wasn’t very special and the lack of features made the gameplay a little dull. Dozing diamonds seems a more apt description of Dazzling Diamonds. For something a little more exciting with a similar jewel them try WMS’ Gems Gems Gems instead.