Description and Review: One of IGT’s Old Skool Vegas casino classics – Double Diamond – is now online. And when I say Old Skool, I really mean it. Alison, who is our resident land based slots queen, tells me she hasn’t seen the original Double Diamond slot in a casino for several years. But at the time it was originally released, this was a revolutionary machine thanks to it’s win multiplier feature.
This is kind of the Pacman of the slot machine world: it’s a retro game you might ignore that still retains its original appeal.
Regular visitors to SlotsUniverse.net will know that we love classic slots games. It’s the simplicity that makes them fun. But, of course, the game has to be worth playing. It’s no use having a single reel slot with no bonus features and a 92% payout. That would get super boring really quickly.
While Double Diamond is a single reel game, the return to player is set at an OK-ish 95.44% and the potential for a massive payout is right there in the paytable. Hit three Double Diamond symbols and you’ll get 1000x your total stake as a prize.
That alone makes Double Diamond worth at least some of your time. High risk gamblers – both those with huge bankrolls and those without – are going to be very tempted by this.
Like all IGT slots, the minimum bet amounts are expensive, but the rewards are sizeable. Any win with one Double Diamond symbol is doubled – so two 7s and a Double Diamond symbol will pay 160x stake instead of 80x, for example. Even better: wins with two Double Diamonds pay 4x.
As a game, despite the possibility of big wins, Double Diamond does get dull after a while. After all is said and done, this is still a single reel game. That and the super-retro sound effects means that after 20-30 minutes or so you will be craving something more contemporary.
You could be well ahead at that point, so unless you wish to chase the 1000x jackpot, it would be time to cash out then.
The Double Diamond slot machine remains a classic even when comparing it to all-singing, all-dancing online video slots, but it’s a game that, for me at least, should be played in small-ish doses.
Just a quick final note for high rollers – you can bet up to 3000 coins per spin on this one, so the maximum cash win is absolutely huge. You have been warned!
Game Information: 3 Reel, 1 Payline Slot Machine.
Substitute Symbol: The Double Diamond symbol substitutes for all other symbols. One Double Diamond in a winning combination gives a 2x win multiplier. Two Double Diamonds give a 4x multiplier.
Coin Sizes: All lines must be bet. Bet sizes are 10 coins, 20 coins, 25 coins, 30 coins, 50 coins, 100 coins, 200 coins, 300 coins, 500 coins, 1000 coins, 2000 coins, 3000 coins.
Maximum Win: 1000x total stake for three Double Diamond symbols on the payline.