This new game on Konami’s tall Dimension 49 cabinet takes the standard expanding-reels bonus and applies it to the entire primary game.
The array starts out as a five-by-three array—five reels, three rows each, offering 243 ways to win on each spin. Any one, two or three wild symbols landing on the reels expands the array by one, two or three rows, respectively. The expanded array and increased ways to win remain in place until no wilds appear for three games in a row, after which the screen reverts to the original five-by-three setup.
Reaching the top level results in a free-spin round on a 10-row array of reels that yields 100,000 ways to win on every spin.
There is an added bonus for when certain height thresholds are reached in the expanding-reel feature. If one wild lands when the reels are seven rows high, or when two wilds land at six rows high or three at five rows high, the “Rising Diamond Bonus” feature is triggered. During this feature, the player selects icons to reveal multipliers, extra free spins, rising reels or extra picks.
When the reels extend to the top, a free spin bonus is triggered, in which the spins begin at five, and the total resets to five every time a Rising Diamond symbol appears on a free spin.
There is a three-level progressive, triggered by matching jackpot symbols on reels one and five—the Minor, resetting at $40 in the penny version, the Major, resetting at $200, or the Grand, resetting at $5,000—500,000 credits in denominations available as high as $1.
The game is available in two versions, Rising Diamond Pink Edition or Rising Diamond Blue Edition. The color of the theme graphics is the only difference.
Manufacturer: Konami Gaming, Inc.
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, .50, 1.00
Max Bet: 800
Top Award: Progressive; Reset at 500,000 times denomination
Hit Frequency: 30.57%
Theoretical Hold: 5.94%-12.91%