Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Format: Three-reel, multi-line video slot
Max Bet: Operator-configurable
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 25%-30%
Theoretical Hold: 2%—10.01%
This is a stylish new version of IGT’s legacy Diamond Jackpots game, employing a unique reel configuration and the AVP video format, configured as a stepper game with the MLD (multi-layer display) technology, which replicates spinning reels using layered video screens.
According to the company, the MLD configuration is meant to allow for easy integration of what is basically a stepper game into the server-based “sbX” system. The base game displays a three-reel configuration using a “3x4x3” setup—three rows of symbols in the outer reels flanking a four-symbol center reel. The program is operator-configurable in several payline formats within this reel setup—operators can configure that game as a three-line, six-line, 18-line or 30-line slot.
The game is designed for what IGT calls “mid-denominational” play. Denomination is operator-configurable, with quarter and dollar denominations recommended.
The slot features a tall top-box tower with seven jackpots displayed—the top three are progressive, with the top prize a multi-site MegaJackpots progressive. When three bonus symbols land, the reels transform into a configuration in which the player spins bonus reels to collect diamonds for a “Diamond Vault.” The bonus jackpot is determined by how many diamonds are collected.
The non-progressive jackpot levels are named for various cuts of diamonds: the “Heart” level for 15 times the total bet; “Pear” for 20 times the bet; “Marquee” for 30 times the bet; and “Princess” for 50 times the bet. The progressive levels include “Emerald,” resetting at $2,500; “Oval” starting at $10,000; and the top “Brilliant,” hit by a line combination, and also resetting at $10,000.