We’ve got new online slots to review. This one is called Frozen Diamonds, and it’s on the Microgaming Quickfire platform. As the name implies, many of the symbols are finely cut precious jewels encased in a block of shimmering ice.
You may need to fleece yourself in a warm jacket as Frozen Diamonds transports players into a winter wonderland of entertainment – a kaleidoscope of fun-filled thrills and massive payout potential – endowed with not one, but two free spin bonus features.
This new online slots creation wasn’t actually developed by Microgaming, though. It was created by a company called Rabcat, which often develops content for Microgaming’s Quickfire platform.
Frozen Diamonds Online Slots Features
Unlike most traditional reel slots, Frozen Diamonds doesn’t spin the reels until they come to a stop. Instead, it’s a “drop slot” game, wherein all of the symbols on the screen drop away, to be replaced by a new set of symbols that fall into place.
It’s a unique game concept, however, because each time a winning combination appears on the reels, all of the frozen blocks involved in the win explode. Those remaining will fall into a new position (depending on what exploded beneath them) as new blocks drop in to fill the screen, possibly creating more winning combinations without having to pay to respin (or re-dorp) the reels.
The online slot works on a standard 5×3 reel-set, with 20 fixed paylines (meaning players automatically activate all 20 lines with each play). For that reason, all bets are placed in 20-unit increments ($0.20, $0.40, $0.60, etc.), with one unit being wagered per payline.
The basic symbols include precious minerals like amethyst, ruby, emerald, and topaz. Apparently there weren’t enough rare gems to fill out all of the symbols, so Rabcat threw in generic playing card symbols of 10-A encased in ice as well, along with a special symbol for the Wild.
A spiky, multi-colored gem represents the Wild in Frozen Diamonds. It’s value matches the highest paying symbol in the game, the orange gemstone, delivering up to 100x payout for landing 5 on a single payline. And of course, Wilds help to create winning combinations by supplementing any other symbol.
Dual Free Spins Bonuses
There is no Scatter symbol in this online slots game, but there are bonus rounds that can be triggered by achieving multiple winning drops on a single play. If a player achieves three consecutive winning combinations on a single play – the original spin wins, the ensuing drop of symbols wins, and then the second drop of symbols wins – the player is randomly awarded anywhere from 5 to 10 free spins.
During this free spin bonus feature, the start of every spin will see 2 or 3 Wild symbols appear on the center reel. If three consecutive wins occur during the free spin feature, it won’t re-trigger 5-10 more free spins, but will award one Special Bonus Free Spin. These special free spins give players 3 Wilds on the center reel with a 2x multiplier on any winnings. Special free spins will accumulate and play out after the initial free spins are completed.