The Mexican holiday - the Day of the Dead is the inspiration for Diamond Fiesta. It offers great features with free spins and a re-spin bonus in-game. The latter includes sticky diamonds and expanding reels. Diamond Fiesta offers you to celebrate the Mexican Day of the dead. Mariachi skeletons and animated characters will set the mood for this.
The slot was released at the end of April 2020 by RTG. It includes very original and interesting graphics and plenty of modifiers. Diamond Fiesta offers good chances for wins. The modifiers in the bonus rounds include sticky symbols, expanding reels and rows and retriggers.
The grid is created of 5 reels and 3 rows. There are 50 pay-lines to win from. Normal symbols must appear on the pay-lines from left to right to give you wins. Scatters and diamonds symbols pay in any position. You can play Diamond Fiesta with wagers from 0.50 to £12.50 per spin. The volatility is medium.
You can trigger 6 free spins with 3 or more scatters and 3 of them you can re-trigger. During free spins, the Diamonds, wild and scatters land oftener. Hitting 6 Diamonds during free spins or the base game activates the Jackpot Diamond feature. This bonus game includes cash rewards of between 1x and 50x stake in the standard grid. They increase between 3x and 250x bet on the fully expanded grid. Expansions occur with diamond symbols on all 4 corners.
The wins from the Diamond symbols include cash rewards or 4 different fixed jackpots. All of the diamond values are summed and paid out at the end of the feature. There are many chances to retrigger the 3 initial re-spins and expand the grid. This happens in several steps and from 5×3 the set can become 8×4 at the most. The jackpot win in Diamond Fiesta is 4,000 times your stake up to £50,000.
The design of the slot is inspired by the Day of the Dead celebration with cartoon graphics that look great. Around the frameless grid, you will see a colourful neighbourhood. There are terraces with decorations and torches. The prevailing colours are pink and purple with yellow here and there.
On the dark reels, you can land yellow highly ornamented card royals. You can also see maracas, decorated bottles with tequila, an attractive lady with a hand fan. There are diamonds, mariachi skeletons, red hot chilli, decorated and colourful skills. The game bursts of colours and animated graphics. The sound effects are synced with the play but there is no melody playing, only accents. The images are stylish and fun.
The symbols in Diamond Fiesta include 5 playing cards at the low end, 4 premiums, a wild and a scatter. Hitting 3, 4 and 5 of the 9 card pays 0.06x, 0.16x and 1x stake. Landing 3, 4 and 5 of the J or Q rewards equally – 0.10, 0.16 and 1.20 times your bet. The K and A return 0.10, 0.30 and 1.60 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols of a kind on a pay-line.
The red chilli pepper and the bottle pay 0.10, 0.60 and 3 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 matching symbols on a pay-line. The attractive cartoonish lady with the hand fan is the best player of all. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of it on a pay-line to win 0.04, 0.20, 1.60 and 16 times your stake.
The wild is the skeleton mariachi musician with the Mexican hat and guitar – Senor Skeleton. It appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and substitutes for all other symbols except scatters and diamonds. The skull is the scatter symbols. Landing 3, 4 and 5 scatters in a spin pays 0.04, 0.40 and 2 times your stake regardless of their position on the reels.
One of the bonus games in Diamond Fiesta is the Free Games. Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters of the colourful skulls in a spin triggers them. This also pays you 0.04, 0.40 or 2 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 scatters respectively. You will be rewarded with 6 free spins. During them will land more skulls, diamonds and Senor Skeleton wild symbols.
You can retrigger 3 extra free spins with 3 or more skull scatters in a free spin. During free spins, you can also activate the Jackpot Diamonds feature as diamond symbols can land too. The free spins end once there are no more rounds left or you win the maximal achievable win – £50,000.
You can activate the Jackpot Diamond Feature with 6 or more diamond symbols landed in a normal or free spin. You will receive 3 re-spins. During them, the triggering diamonds will be locked in position. During the rounds, only diamond symbols can land. Each diamond symbol becomes sticky and also remains on its position until the end of the feature. If you land any diamond symbol on the corner of the 5×3 grid, it resets the number of re-spins back to 3. This won’t happen only in the expanded 8×4 grid.
The Diamonds may contain cash prizes and Jackpots with values ranging from 1x to 50x bet. The diamonds in the corner of the 8×4 grid may give you rewards of between 3x to 250x bet. You can trigger the Expanding Reels feature during the Jackpot Diamond feature. This you do by landing a diamond on each of the 4 corners of the 5×3 grid. The reels will expand from 5×3 (5 reels on 3 rows) to 6×3 grid with 6 reels and 3 rows. The extra reel will be added to the right.
During the 6×3 grid, if you succeed to fill all its 4 corners with Diamonds, the grid expands again with another row. It will be added at the bottom to become 6×4 (6 reels on 4 rows). The final expanding happens when you fill all 4 corners of the 6×4 grid with diamonds and it turns to 8×4. The 2 extra reels will be added on the left and right of the set to make it 8 reels with 4 rows. Any Diamond landed in the corner of this fully expanded 8×4 grid adds one more re-spin to the ones you have.
At the end of the re-spins, each Diamond will reveal a cash prize of a Jackpot and all will be summed and paid to you. The available Jackpots values on the diamonds are Mini and Minor in any grid. In the 8×4 expanded grid, you can also land diamonds with Major and Grand Jackpots in the corner of the larger grid.
Diamond Fiesta is original, fresh and packed with bonus games. There are modifiers in all stages of the play. The images are colourful and thematic. The sounds and features work in perfect harmony and create a great atmosphere. The slot is available now, so you can play it for free and for real. If you like the topic and graphics, you can also try Esqueleto Explosivo 2, Grim Muerto, beautiful Bones and Day of the Dead.