Retro Reels Diamond Glitz by our count is the third installment in the Retro Reels series of slot games that has been developed under Quickfire's slot development team Microgaming. The game itself resembles the original but with a silvery glitter theme with loads of diamonds on display. The game might not appeal to those that have played the other version but overall we have a nicely designed casino style slot with some bonus features available to keep you entertained. We had a few spins to compare it to the previous installments so we can provide a review of all the main features and we have this below.
The game is a decent effort, and it reminds us of a classic fruit machine that you would find in a bar. The game offers a standard slot experience with five reels, three rows, and twenty-five paylines, so there are plenty of ways to win, and there are also some really nice betting options for players with bets starting from just a penny and rising to the maximum of £62.50. When you factor in a base game jackpot of a 10,000 multiplier, then there is potential to win big on this installment. Overall, a good effort and we would recommend it if you played the previous versions.
There is not a specific wild symbol in Retro Reels Diamond Glitz with the main bonus symbol being the scatter symbol. This is represented by the glitzy "5 free spins bonus" symbol which you cannot really miss when it appears. This activates the bonus feature, but the lack of a wild symbol seems strange for a game that is a sequel to previous installments. Some players may find this disappointing, but there are still a couple of great features to enjoy.
Glittering Free Spins Bonus:
This is the main feature as slot players' love playing for free spins as they help increase the longevity of the game and are just cracking good fun in general. On Diamond Glitz, free spins are awarded if you can land three or more of the free spin scatter symbols anywhere on the reels with three, four or five scatters resulting in 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively. These trigger quite often and are a lot of fun when they land so keep an eye out for the scatters to help you on your way to racking up those jackpots.
This is the second feature and is more common among modern day online slot machines. This enables you to re-spin a reel while holding the other reels. You can re-spin a single reel after any spin for an additional cost which is subtracted from your credits. The cost of a re-spin is calculated individually for each reel and does not indicate a greater or lesser chance of winning. You can also re-spin a reel more than once, and you are only paid out for winning combinations that are new and formed as part of the re-spin.