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Asian Diamonds Slot Game Review
Far Eastern culture fascinates outsiders. And perhaps most fascinating of all is Japanese culture, a giddying mix of age-old traditions and the very latest in hi-tech, megacities and historic palaces. Asian Diamonds heads off to the Land of the Rising Sun, and provides a similar juxtaposition of opposites, with a very simple slot in an age of the complex machine.
The game comes from Green Tube/Novomatic, who have some big games on their books, including the From Dusk Till Dawn movie tie-in, Jaguar Moon, and Eye of the Dragon. All of those games make something of a feature of having attractive young women as their chief graphics feature – let’s face it, it’s something that’s never going to go out of style.
The bare stats for this game aren’t as exotic as its theming. It’s a five-reeler with 30 pay lines. You can start to play for 30p and go up to a top stake of £450. The big news for players will be the free spin rounds, and a maximum number of free goes of 32, which is amongst the most impressive we’ve seen. Also impressive are the stacking wilds thrown into the free spins round.
The empire of the sun
Attractive women are at the heart of this game too, though they are better dressed than a lot of the Green Tube girls because they’re inspired by the geishas of Japan.
They’re undoubtedly the stars of the reels, in what is a surprisingly unsophisticated visual design, that perhaps reflects the targeting of the screens on smaller devices.
So you’ll see a golden screen with five reels big and central and the control panel running along the bottom. It’s a very standard look.
The symbols start off with the classic playing card set. The theme comes in to play with the top paying symbols, which are lotus blossoms and four geishas. These are colour-coded, with the top paying symbol, the girl dressed in gold, who returns 750 coins for a full house. Along with her other top-paying pal – the green geisha – it’s only necessary to get 2 of these women onto your pay-lines to score a win.
The wins you score though, aren’t that high. Things will start to look up when the wild – the titular diamond – comes into play, offering 33.33 times total stake at the top of the pay range, and also paying out from just two symbols.
The scatter is a golden ball, which pays out a double total stake for seven, eight or nine, but more excitingly triggers a set of free spins: 8, 16, and 32 respectively. This symbol appears only on the middle three reels. In the free spins round, one of the symbols becomes a stacker, filling up any one of the five rolls.
Asian Diamonds slot machine is a pretty simple game and one that will work well on mobiles or tablets as it’s a little lacking in visual sophistication. It’s far from ugly though, and some of the design touches are very nice. The gameplay – on medium variance – should provide good playing value, while 1,000x stake as a top pay-out is very far from mean.
We reckon this one is well worth a trip to the Far East for.
What makes Asian Diamonds slot so special?
Asian themed slots are popular and when they work well they are a real treat to play. Asian Diamonds slot is easily one of these success stories. Greentube has utilised the theme to perfection mixing in the right balance of Eastern-inspired music and graphics. The females that grace the game aren’t hard on the eyes either, despite being cartoonish.
This is a game that may look prim and proper on the outside, like a well-mannered geisha, but underneath it is all about having a good time. There are two exceptional factors that particularly stand out with Asian Diamonds slot. One is the bonus features such as the free spins, while the other is the way the game celebrates a win.
This is one slot that really knows how to celebrate a win. Bonuses cover the grid in fans, while Big Wins explode onto the screen in a shower of fireworks. It’s exciting. You feel like you’ve really accomplished something special. You are triumphant, and you want to repeat the experience all over again.
The scatter plays a huge part here and when they land, then the good times really start to roll! They trigger the free spins section and kick the party up a gear as the coins flow. The maximum number you can receive is 32 which is super generous, and if you are lucky to land that many… Well, the game is going to let you know in no uncertain terms!
Greentube has created a slot that has successfully mixed the exotic nature of the far East with a cutting edge game engine – much like a trip to Tokyo itself. And just like a trip to an exotic land once you have experienced its delights, you will want to return again and again.