Marilyn’s Diamonds from Novomatic
Marilyn’s Diamonds is a pretty slot machine game from superstar developer Novomatic. If Elvis is the male slot machine star, then Marilyn Monroe is the female star. In this online slot players will be opened to a world full of Marilyn Monroe’s jewels, including diamonds of course. The game itself is simple, which prompted Novomatic to bring out a Deluxe version with more intense graphics.
Marilyn’s Diamonds is a great game for beginners, as its simple layout lends itself nicely to learning. Experienced players won’t be disappointed either, as the game offers a refreshing simplicity to those who are used to the more complex progressive video slots. The game features five reels, but no common paylines. The payouts come from finding identical symbols in neighbouring lines from left to right.
The payout amount is calculated by the amount betted, staked per spin. Players should take note that Marilyn’s Diamonds does not have a Free Spins feature, as it does not spin! The game also does not offer a player the option to play with fun money.
Symbols and Feel
As mentioned, Marilyn’s Diamonds is at its heart a simple game. This is reflected inn the layout and interface which holds no surprises or hidden things. The background of the game is plain black, which allows the symbols to stand out against it. The basic symbols are instantly recognisable from the normal deck of cards, namely 10, J, Q and K. The rest of the symbols are represented by Marilyn’s pretty sparkling gems.
Ranging from Rubies and sapphires all the way to Diamonds, which are of course the largest paying out symbol and players, should try to find five in a row. All of these symbols are beautifully coloured and animated. The Wild symbol is of course Marilyn herself, and the scatter is represented with curly script and the word Scatter. Marilyn can stand in for any other symbol except of course the scatter. The scatter symbol is totally independent and can appear anywhere on the screen at any time.
Reel Refill and other Features
Interestingly, Marilyn’s Diamonds makes use of Novomatics new Reel Refill system, whereby the reels do not spin. Essentially when winning combinations are paid out, the winning symbols explode and disappear, with new ones falling from above to fill in the gaps. This feature is constantly on, and does not have to be triggered. New winning combinations can be created when this happens, and this can happen multiple times.
Another feature is the Gamble option. Here a player can click on the Gamble button after any regular win. You will be redirected a totally new screen which will present you with a face down playing card. The rules are very simple. Guess the colour of the face down card and stand the chance to double or noting your winnings. Beware however; guess wrong and all your winnings so far will revert back to the house. This game can be played over and over again so long as you keep guessing the correct colour.