Retro Reels is a series of Microgaming slots bringing the magic of old-style slot games to the modern-day in a variety of themes, and in this one diamonds really are forever, completely filling the screen with sparkling light. There’s no doubt that this game looks retro and sports graphics that won’t really impress anybody these days, but the symbols are all well-drawn and the whole package has some of that good old 1960s glamour, resembling an actual retro slot machine quite closely. The reels are full of familiar fruit machine symbols including cherries, BAR, dollar signs, bells and lucky 7s, while the star of the show is obviously the diamond which sparkles and excites as it shows up in ones, twos and threes on the reels.
On top of the understandably retro visuals, you will not be surprised to learn that the majority of the mechanics in the Retro Reels Diamond Glitz slot game are old school too. This is very much part of the game’s appeal and something which has been lost in recent years with the creation of ever more complicated games, so the high betting limits, big prizes and bigger jackpots will be great news to fans of older slots. This comes at the cost of graphics, mini-games and features, but retro fans won’t care. Five reels, three rows and 25 pay lines are plenty, while the betting limit of £/€/$125 can yield a jackpot of £/€/$50,000 in just one spin. What could be better than that? With a great RTP of 97.5% to top it all off, this is definitely a slot that puts its money where its mouth is. But while most of this game is very old school, the ability to pay to re-spin reels individually feels a lot more modern. Are you just one symbol away from a massive jackpot? Don’t worry about it! You can work on that last reel individually to grab your big win.
The majority of the cash is definitely lurking in the main game, but a fun and simple free spins bonus is also on the cards when you land three scatter symbols. Not only do you get a prize, but you get five free spins immediately. It’s only a small bonus, but it’s a quick and fun addition to an already rewarding game.