Unleash your hidden powers and join forces with a superhero team to defend their realm from peril in Diamond Force online slot from Microgaming in collaboration with Crazy Tooth Studio. This title features many visual comic book elements, with highly detailed images of the four superheroes, crisp, glossy game symbols and an imposing 3-D rendered city skyline as the backdrop. There are also flashy, smooth animations when certain features are triggered which bring the comic book experience to life. The game features unique mechanics in place of traditional bonus features. The team-up bonus spins and team-up reels features will help you power your way to the maximum win.
The superhero symbols are represented as 3 symbol high stacks. If 3 or more of these stacks land on the reels at the same time, the game changes, shrinking the grid to include only the reels that have the symbol stacks on them. Each hero reveals a specific bonus; either coin values or 2x, 3x or 5x multipliers. Once the reels have spun, the coin values are combined and multiplied accordingly.
The scatter symbol stack only appears on reel 5, if at least 2 superhero symbol stacks are also on the reels, you will activate the bonus spins. The game gives you free spins and like the team-up reels feature, only the reels with special symbols on them make up the grid while this feature is active. In addition to coin values and multipliers, extra free spins in the form of +1, +2 and +3 icons can also appear on the reels. If you’re lucky, you can get up to an extra 20 free spins.
Diamond Force is a beautifully presented slot but seems to fail to reach its potential. This title’s visual appeal is its strong point. The characters, background, and symbols are meticulously crafted to create a seamless comic look. There is a lost opportunity here as these are all original characters and free from any creative constraints, but beyond their awesome appearance, nothing more is explored regarding their story or abilities, so beyond the visual aspect, the actual comic book experience falls a bit flat. On the plus side, the game offers an entertaining overall experience, particularly with the unique mechanics that form the base game and bonus features.
The team-up reels and team-up bonus spins features are something new that give this slot a great novelty appeal and are enjoyable to experience. The 13 175x your wager potential is also an exciting prospect, despite the relatively low symbol values, and the action is spread out well throughout the game with a steady stream of multipliers and shifting reels. Microgaming has a quirky and entertaining slot on their hands that could be excellent with a few, critical tweaks.