Like a Diamond from EGT: Slot Review - a Diamond in the rough!
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Well, now you have the chance to get your hands on a whole variety of them with the latest release from stellar software producer EGT. Get ready to roll around with a vast collection of stunning gems, exquisite jewels, and sparkling diamonds in Like a Diamond. So if you know your emerald from your sapphire and know exactly what an amethyst looks like then this game was created with you in mind!
Like a Diamond has 5 reels, 20 paylines, and features Expanding Wilds, a Double Up mode, and a 4-tier Progressive Jackpot.
The first feature to mention is the Wild symbol and this symbol is represented by the name of the game with a diamond in the background. Like most Wild symbols, it substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter symbol to help form winning combinations on the reels. This symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 but make sure to keep a close eye on it as it can expand on its left and right neighbouring positions when part of a winning payline which should greatly enhance your chances of landing a big win.
The Scatter symbol is illustrated by the letter ‘D’ which is of course encrusted with small diamonds. This symbol is the highest paying symbol in the game as if you land 5 of these symbols then you are guaranteed a whopping maximum payout of 4,000X on your original wager!
The game also features an optional Double Up game. This is activated when you form a win on the reels and involves guessing the colours of red or black of some random playing cards. Guess the colour of the card correctly and your win is doubled. It is possible to continue doubling your money for up to 5 rounds but be warned that if you guess incorrectly then you will lose all of your current winnings and be taken back to the main game.
The last feature to discuss is the set of 4 progressive jackpots which can be viewed at the top of the reels. These jackpots can be won at any time on any spin as you play the game. When a jackpot game triggers, you will be taken to a new screen where you have to choose 3 cards from a pack of 12. If all 3 cards match the same suit of one of the progressive jackpots then you will win that jackpot.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The presentation of this slot is superb as the game features a glittering array of jewels and diamonds set against a sparkling blue background. Symbols consist of a variety of intricately detailed coloured jewels such as emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, and of course diamonds. The animations are worth mentioning as symbols glisten, sparkle, and rotate nicely whenever you land a winning combination on the reels.
There is no music in this game apart from some generic sound effects as the reel spins but that all changes when you land a win as a small melodic jingle kicks in. It ties in nicely with the theme of the game.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 20 paylines, a rather low RTP of 94.94%, a maximum payout worth 4,000X your bet, and the chance to win from a four-level progressive jackpot.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet range: 0.20, 0.40, 0.80, 1.00, 2.00, 4.00, 5.00, 8.00, 10.00, 20.00, 40.00
- Like a Diamond Scatter Symbol: 100 for 3X, 400 for 4X, 4,000 for 5X
- Silver Diamond Symbol: 20 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 1,000 for 5X
- Purple Jewel Symbol: 10 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 200 for 5X
- Blue Jewel Symbol: 10 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 200 for 5X
- Red Jewel Symbol: 10 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- Green Jewel Symbol: 10 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- Violet Jewel Symbol: 5 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 50 for 5X
- Yellow Jewel Symbol: 3 for 3X, 4 for 4X, 50 for 5X
Our Verdict on Like a Diamond
EGT produced this slot and it is a really enjoyable game to play. The presentation is excellent and the game is really easy to get into and quite hard to stop once you start to spin those reels! Expanding Wild symbols are a nice addition to this slot and they can really boost your chances of landing a nice payday especially when you land a few of them on the reels. It is unfortunate that the game does not contain that many features and it would have been nice to see some Free Spins incorporated here. I found this game to be of Medium to High variance so it might take you some time before you land a decent enough payout. Jackpot players are also going to enjoy this slot thanks to the 4-level Progressive Jackpot that you can win on any spin as you play the game.
Land a sparkling payout full of jewels in Like a Diamond!