When it’s all said and done, Las Vegas is still the place to go to for casino gaming and will always have its place in TV, film, books and of course, slots. The fact that it’s a hot slot topic is also perfect as it lets us enjoy all the magic of Vegas without having to actually go there. ELK Studio’s Vegas Diamonds Slot combines Vegas visuals and special features on a three reel, five payline slot. And a nice little soundtrack which wouldn’t be out of place on an old Super Nintendo game.

Gameplay

Vegas Diamonds is 100% Vegas, baby! From the second the slot loads up, we’re greeted with iconic Vegas landmarks and then the tunes kick in. Above the reel case a little video box that shows us the places to go, including a wedding chapel and iconic casinos that make us feel like we’re part of Danny Ocean’s squad. It’s on this top screen where all our wins are highlighted and where the bonus round takes place.

Keeping it traditional, Vegas Diamonds features familiar symbols including Cherries, Watermelons, Lemons, Bars, Double Bars and Triple Bars. As we land winning combinations, this slot doesn’t hold back, blinding us with bright visuals and sparkles at the top of the screen. When the Diamond symbol appears three times on a payline, we can win up to 30 times our stake and the screen goes wild as the wins come cascading into our account.  We can help this along the way with the Vegas Diamonds Nudge feature, which lets us nudge the Diamond onto the middle reel.

Bonuses

We can forgive ourselves for thinking that Vegas Diamonds might not come with many bonuses as not many three reel slots are filled with them. That’s not the case with this slot, though, as it combines the simplicity of a three reel slot with the bonuses and features of a five reel one. Everything has that Vegas feel, even the Wilds, which give us 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x Multiplier Wilds on the first and third reels.

As well as the nudge feature, there are also Perfect Match Re-spins, which lock the first two reels in place while awarding us with three Respins. The third reel spins while we try to match the symbols…and we can use the nudge as well, further increasing our Vegas wins. Then things get really serious with the Vegas Diamonds Fortune Wheel, triggered when we land three or more Bonus Symbols. The Wheel of Fortune appears on the top of the screen and has three levels – bronze, silver and gold, each giving us prizes such as Free Spins or up to 1,000 times our stake if we go for gold.

Summary

Many slots boast that they bring the magic of Vegas to life. But Vegas Diamonds does just that…and then some. A snazzy soundtrack, traditional symbols and exciting new features set against a sumptuous Vegas backdrop really make this three reel retro slot feel both authentic and up to date. And when the big wins come in, they’re pretty darn authentic too!