Diamond Dragon is a game that is based on fighting a dragon wild symbol. Rival Gaming has made the graphics of this game pretty good, and it might actually be one of their best-looking titles overall. Regardless, it's easily in the top 10 percent for them. The play style for this title runs in the range of a medium to above-average volatility, so you'll want to pick your bet size accordingly, but it's a solid game overall that we think will appeal to a pretty wide range of players.
You'll have five reels, three rows and 50 paylines to choose from in this game. Rival Gaming has given players the option to play with fewer than 50 paylines, but it will hurt your RTP to choose to do so. Instead, if you want to play with a lower bet size, you can pick to wager between one and ten coins on the paylines. You can pick coin values of $0.01, $0.05, $0.10 or $0.25 as well, so you have plenty of options for customizing your total wager. At just $0.50 per spin as the minimum bet, the vast majority of players will have no problem with fitting this game into their bankroll.
Free Spins and Super Rounds
There are two bonus symbols. The first is the golden axe, and three or more will give you a set of free spins. Three earns you 10 free turns, four gets you 20 free turns, and five of this symbol will pay out a very solid 50 free spins. During those free spins, you can get the platinum axe, and it gives you a chance to play the super round for five spins if you get three or more of them on the reels. They also pay out 10 times your total bet for five of a kind, 2x for four and 1x for three.
Different wild features are present during the two different free spin modes, as we'll detail below.
Wild Symbols and Features
The dragon is the wild symbol in this online slot, and he is presented in a very fierce way. In the normal play mode, he shows up on the first and second reels only. During the free spins, however, he shows up on the third reel as well, and all wins with at least one wild gives you a 2x multiplier on your pays. In the super round, however, you'll get expanding wilds on the first four reels, and the multiplier increases to 3x. This is a recipe for a tremendous amount of value.
The potion is a high-paying symbol, and it'll give you 600x with five of a kind. You can pick up 500x for five of the goblet symbol as well. The blonde lady gives you 400x for five, and we can assume that she's some sort of princess that we're trying to save from the dragon. The redheaded man pays 300x for five, and the blond man pays 160x for the same. You can also pick up 120x for five of the man with the black hair.
You'll have some pretty decent payouts at the bottom end of the pay scale as well. Five of the A or K symbols pay out 100x, which is a pretty good win for card rank symbols in a video slot. Five of the Q symbol earns 80x, and you can pick up a 50x win if you line up five of the J symbol. The 10s earn you 40x for five, and five of the 9 gets you a 20x payout. Keep in mind that these wins can be multiplied by 2x or 3x in the free spins and super round bonus modes.
The visuals that drive Diamond Dragon are pretty solid, and Rival Gaming has definitely put the game together in a way that they can show up the style of the dragon and the characters. We would have liked to see more effort put into the card-rank symbols in terms of how they are styled, but that's a minor issue. The two different stages of the free spins drives the gameplay well, and this is solid all-around for an above-average volatility slot.
Generally speaking, we think a lot of players will find this game enjoyable, but it will definitely bring some moderate upswings and downswings, so just be prepared for those. Overall, the combination of the visual appeal and gameplay make this game stand out as being notable for this developer.