Put on something warm when you play Frozen Diamonds, as this online slot takes you on a journey to the polar icecaps. This five-reel game by Rabcat uses tumbling reels and a very simple feature to create a casual game with impressive visuals.
Look and Feel
Frozen Diamonds starts out with a helpful symbol explainer page, then takes you to a scene of frozen cliffs. With a night sky backdrop and crystal blue ice all around, this could almost be a scene from the Frozen movie. If you appreciate artwork and atmosphere, this slot really hits the mark.
This atmospheric approach is supported by an almost operatic background score and bright, tinkling sound effects. The game’s symbols are all gems and card values, frozen in blocks of ice. This makes sense as you watch them shatter, to be replaced by more falling in.
This game has tumbling reels, which means that the symbols appear to fall into place rather than roll in on a rotating reel. In practise, of course, this is much the same thing. The clever difference is that when you get winning symbols, they disappear, allowing more symbols to drop into their place. Imagine there’s a never-ending stack of symbols waiting to fall down.
The core mechanic of Frozen Diamonds therefore revolves around getting more wins as new symbols drop in, without re-spinning. Otherwise you’re hoping for the coloured gems, with orange being the highest payer, and the wild being a block with several gems inside.
Players can stake up to $40 per spin, or as low as 0.20 coins. The standard jackpot sits at $1,000.
Instead of complex features, Frozen Diamonds uses the tumbling reels mechanic to increase your wins. An indicator at the bottom left will light up if you get a win and a new set of symbols falls in (‘first fall’). This will light up more if you get a win on the new symbols. If you’re very lucky and this is also a winning set, you get a third fall.
This completes the indicator and grants you random free spins, either five or ten. During free spins the rules are slightly different and on each first fall there will be two or three wild symbols on the middle reel. If you get a winning second fall, then you get an extra free spin with three wilds on the middle reel, plus a 2x multiplier on that spin’s result. This is a nice way to stretch out the free spins and access higher win amounts.