It’s no fiesta if there are no diamonds in it, right? Springbok Casino has succeeded in combining the attractiveness of diamonds and the pure fun of a Mexican fiesta, complete with calaveras, maracas, chilli peppers and pretty women. The game design is extremely likeable and polished, even if it is a bit cartoonish. The reels are set on the street of a Mexican town in time of a festival. So, the town streets are lit up and there are decorations everywhere. A skeleton mariachi band is in charge of the musical support, while lovely ladies strut around with fans covering their long eyelashes.
The symbols on the reels are partly theme-related and partly just generically inserted to fill in the paytable. You guessed it – the playing card icons stand for low values, from 9 to Ace. Higher payouts belong to symbols such as a red hot chilli pepper, a pair of maracas, a bottle of tequila, a mysterious lady with a fan and a skeleton guitar player. Señor skeleton is the Wild and it appears on all reels except the first. The Wild can replace any icon, but not the Scatter Skull and Diamond. The Scatters will issue payouts in any position, whereas regular symbols must line up from the leftmost symbols to the right to form a winning combination. There are 50 fixed paying lines in the game.
Expanding Reels, Diamonds, Freebies and Jackpots
Diamond Fiesta starts as a standard 5x3 video slot. You know how parties start slow and calm and then escalate into a pulsating riot? Well, maybe not to that extreme, but once people start feeling more relaxed the party comes alive. The same happens with Diamond Fiesta gameplay. When 6 or more Diamonds appear on the reels, the Jackpot Diamond feature will get triggered, awarding 3 re-spins with the Diamonds help in place. At the end of the re-spins, each Diamond will reveal a prize value or jackpot. The best prizes are hidden in the 8x4 grid, ranging from 3x to 250x the bet.
If Diamonds occur in all four corner positions during the Jackpot Diamond Feature, the reels expand; a new column is added to the right and the game now has a 6x3 configuration. Should the event repeat, the grid can expand up to 8x4 with extra re-spins for each added Diamond.
Free Spins can be activated during base game with 3 or more Scatter Skulls appearing anywhere on the reels. Extra Skulls, Diamonds and Señor Skeletons are added to the reels with 6 free spins awarded to the player. Should the spinner collect three more Scatter Skulls, additional 3 free spins will be included. The possibility of triggering the Jackpot Diamond Feature remains open during free play.
No Musical Skills Required
Diamond Fiesta is a party worth attending and you don’t have to worry about anything – the uplifting music and great fun are guaranteed. If you are determined to really have a great time, keep spinning the reels and experience the creativity and rewarding potential of Diamond Fiesta’s bonus features, from Scatter payouts and Wild substitutions to free spins, jackpot prizes and re-spin action. The most you can win playing this machine is 800x the stake – and that can cover for any Mariachi band. Mark April 22nd and Springbok in your calendar, you wouldn’t want to miss this party.