ELK Studios is taking players back to the glory days of classic pokie gaming with their latest release. However, Vegas Diamonds isn’t your typical 3-reel, simple lined pokie machine. It offers a classic pokie experience but one which is jam-packed with goodies and bonuses galore.
Of course, fruit machine gaming is the name of the game here, with ample bars, watermelons, cherries and more dashed across the reels. Any player who likes a touch of the classic with an air of the new will love what is on show in this pokie.
How to play
Of course, being a classic pokie (albeit a mobile-friendly one), this game features just 5 paylines spread over its 3 reels. None of those paylines are adjustable, although players can still choose to flex their financial muscles via the betting button. It is tucked away neatly in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
From there, wagers which stem from $0.20 per spin up to $100 a game can be bet. This might seem like a rather costly minimum stake for a 5-line game, but you do get value for money, as you will see.
Multiplier Wilds: First up are the wild symbols; there are four of these to enjoy. Wild symbols appear as green, blue, purple and red capsule-symbols. Not only will they substitute for all other symbols barring special icons; they will also offer 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x multipliers against the winning combinations they happen to feature in.
Nudge symbols: Appearing as the Vegas Diamonds logo, these symbols can trigger a nudge feature when 3 appear anywhere on the reels during a base game spin.
Bonus symbols: The last type of bonus symbol in the game is the wheel of fortune symbol. It can trigger a Fortune Wheel bonus when 3 appear anywhere on the reels.
Nudge feature: Players who land 3 of the nudge symbols on the reels will trigger this feature. It can nudge a reel slightly to align symbols which are just out of place. This can occur during any feature of the game.
Perfect Match Re-spin bonus: This feature is triggered when players land identical symbols on the first two reels. It will lock those reels into place, potentially allowing you a window to land the missing third symbol on the final reel to bag a win.
Fortune Wheel bonus: This classic pokie’s main bonus feature offers 3 spins on a wheel of fortune. There are bronze, silver and gold levels to the round, with players able to land free spins or level up to the next more valuable wheel, where the prizes are bigger and better.
Free Spin bonus: Free spins are triggered by landing free spin amounts on the Fortune Wheel bonus. While they are being played, players can win additional spins by landing the bonus symbol on the reels.
ELK Studios claims that as many as 200,000 coins can be won in this game. The top prize is worth around 3,000x your total stake and is yours if you can land 3 of the mobile pokie’s nudge symbols (title logo icons) on any payline in the game.
If you’ve got a thing for classic pokie machines, but are afraid of missing out on bonus features, then you’ll likely be impressed with what Vegas Diamonds has to offer. Because this is a 3-reel game, it won’t appeal to everyone, but the mobile pokie is worth a look all the same.