In the beginning, there was only fruit games on fruit machines. Then over the years, there was Retro Reels, taking us back in time, back to the fruit games. Then came Retro Reels Diamond Glitz, with more of the oldie fruit game but now with the glitz of glittering diamonds. After that, came another one more, Retro Reels Extreme Heat, but we'll come to that later on, after this bit first.
So, have you played Retro Reels yet? Do you like it? If you have played it, then this is sort of a follow up to that game. Not really an upgraded version or whatever, it's just another version using diamonds instead of the symbol '7'. Everything else is exactly the same, except for the 25 paylines this game is using, as opposed to the 20 paylines of Retro Reels, and also requiring 3 or more Scatter symbols to activate the Free Spins game, as opposed to only 2 Scatters in Retro Reels. If you can win at Retro Reels, then you can probably win at Diamond Glitz too.
There isn't any Wild symbol, same as before, with only the Bonus Scatter symbol, 5 of which pays the usual 100x the total bet. 3, 4 or 5 of these Bonus Scatter symbols activate 15, 20 or 25 free spins, with all wins doubled. The Free Spins game can be retriggered. That's good enough. The '$' symbol pays 10,000x, 3-diamonds symbol pays 500x, 2-diamonds symbol pays 500x, 1-diamond symbol pays 250x, and the rest pay from 250x to 75z, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. Again, a low paytable, despite the good value for the '$' symbol.
Well, the paytable may be the same, but the game doesn't play the same. Trying to get the Free Spins game was a lot harder in this Diamond Glitz game that in Retro Reels, simply because those 3 Bonus Scatters did not come often. Getting 2 Bonus Scatters to trigger the Free Spins game would be a lot easier. Anyhow, when things are harder to get, the payouts should be a little better, and this is quite true for this game. The Free Spins game tend to pay better here, with about 40x the total bet amount on average. The 3 Free Spins games that I had all paid about 40x my bet amount, plus or minus a little bit. The only setback is that the Free Spins games don't come that often, they can be hard to get, and you may run out of credits first before the next one can come.