Vegas Diamonds is not quite the classic slot machine that its 3 reels might suggest, nor is it a modern release, even though the graphics quality might indicate that. The action takes place in Las Vegas, and the symbols are classics, yet it’s a more modern release than 99% of the slots which use this combination of images.
3 reels of 3 symbols each are present in Vegas Diamonds, a slot machine which delivers 5 pay lines. I discovered quite a few interesting features which are provided in the game, and I’d include here their wild multipliers which reach 5x, but also the Nudge option, the Perfect Match Respins, or the Fortune Wheel which pays as much as 1,000x the stake.
Betting and Prizes
If you’ve played ELK slot machines before, you probably know what Vegas Diamonds will offer as well, in the betting section. Bets are expected to vary between $0.20 and $100, the slot offering 100 coins at all times. The maximum coin value is $1, and this is important to know because their slots typically show you how many coins you can win, and you have to calculate yourself the actual amount. A bit of a downside, but on the plus side you get betting strategies that you can use, and there aren’t that many games which will offer something like that.
As for the prizes that are expected to be offered, ELK pays a decent amount through the bonus feature, which has a reward of up to 1,000x the bet to offer, if you get the Fortune Wheel at its highest level.
Vegas Diamonds Slot Features
Considering the 3 reels setup which Vegas Diamonds uses, I’m actually impressed at the number of features which have been implemented in it.
Reels 1 and 3 can both deliver wild symbols, and they have multipliers to apply. 2x to 5x multipliers are delivered to the wins formed with help from these wilds, so payouts tend to be pretty good when they get involved.
If you happen to get Vegas Diamond icons scattered around in three different positions, then the Nudge is going to become active. The three diamonds are moved in the middle position of the reels, so that they can form a winning combo, the best payout that the slot will give on a single line.
Perfect Match Respins are also provided, and they trigger when the first two reels are hosting 2 identical icons. The third reel respins at that point, trying to get you the symbol that you’re missing for a combo. 3 respins are available then.
A Fortune Wheel will be one of the major features, which comes with three levels, ranging from bronze, to silver and then gold. The payouts vary from 100x to 1,000x the bet.
Finally, you even get free spins from this slot machine, 5 of them, via the Fortune Wheel. They don’t seem to trigger via regular symbols, but at least all wins obtained in them are worth 5x more.
Theme & Design
Expect a classic theme in Vegas Diamonds, the title says it all. There are the three symbols with stacked Bar logos, cherries, lemons or watermelons, so pretty much the classics are involved. A lot of the design looks a bit on the simple side, but the background makes sure to add a lot of high quality details as it shows you images from Las Vegas.
Vegas Diamonds gives you a huge number of features and some decent graphics for this classic theme, making it one of the few 3-reel titles that I’d love to play more.