Every game manufacturer, to a certain extent, can be accused of milking their best slot game themes to the limit, at no one could I possibly lay this accusation most fittingly, than at the feet of IGT in relation to the Diamonds range of slot games. Double Diamond, Da Vinci Diamonds, Double Da Vinci Diamonds…. It seems there is a pattern here IGT!
Triple Diamonds, is, in fairness, a decent sequel to the original 3 reel Double Diamond game. It uses exactly the same retro graphics and audio, but all 3 rows are now in play, boosting the number of active pay-lines to nine. They also upped the variance on the game to a much higher level, making this game much more geared towards the higher stakes player who is fond of a classic slot and wants one from a reputed manufacturer.
Given the small number of pay symbols available on the slot there is an almost unnatural disparity in values, with the four combinations of bars going up to a x40 stake value. The 7’s manage a 100x but the largest pay-out, of 1199x which the three game logo Triple Diamond symbols grant is so large it’s almost a jackpot pay-out in its own right.
One thing that I really do love about the land based version of this slot game is the fact it is placed in IGT’s retro S2000 platform. Not only does the cabinet and holographic screen really give off that classic casino vibe without appearing dated, it comes with a genuine mechanical lever trigger, it really is a modern one armed bandit, but with decent pay-out potential to go with its retro appeal. The online version does, of course, lose that aspect a little, but given the popularity of Double Diamonds as an online slot game, I’m not surprised to see Triple Diamond proving equally popular.
Even more so than the original version of this slot game, Triple Diamond is a genuine gambling game with some serious possibility of high wins. As a high variance title, you do need to be disciplined about your bankroll, set yourself a limit and stick to it – Diamonds can be very expensive and rare. If you want something which plays similarly but with a little less risk, Microgamings Funky Monkey and Break the Bank offer a very similar style but with medium variance. They are also available to players at US serving online casinos, which the IGT title isn’t for licensing reasons.
The presence of 3 reel slot titles shows no signs of dwindling in slot gaming even with the large scale move towards online play. In some ways these games actually lend themselves well to this format, especially as Mobile slots, the large simple displays and buttons make them much easier to use and view on a small screen than some of the more involved slots.
Triple Diamond Slot Rating
4.3 / 5
based on 20 player ratings
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