Game of the Week – Knockout Diamonds
Are you a fan of boxing or like classic single-payline pokies? If so, check out Knockout Diamonds. It is the latest 3-Reel pokie from Elk Studios. The game has a boxing theme with bonus features that can help you win up to 2,500x your initial bet.
Knockout Diamonds Has Some Knockout Prizes
Knockout Diamonds is a boxing-themed single-line pokie game from Elk Studios. The game has a simple design with a boxing background and sounds. However, the pay symbols are more like you’d find with classic pokies.
Pay symbols include cherries, bars, bells, and 7s. The Knockout Diamonds symbols is the scatter for this game and also is a paying symbol. You get double your bet when two land on the board or trigger the free spins bonus when three land on a payline.
There is also a standard Wild symbol that substitutes for anything except for the scatter. The Wild also is the top paying standard symbol, paying 100x your bet with three on a payline.
One thing I like about this game is that all winning combinations turn a profit. You will get no worse than 2x your bet. There are also some bonus features that can help you score some big wins.
On some spins a x2 or x3 Wild will appear on reel 3. When if this completes a winning combination, your win will be multiplied. This feature does not trigger very often and during all of my testing, I was only able to catch one win. The game would be better with a higher multiplier wild frequency.
If you match identical symbol sets on Reels 1 and 2 on all three rows, you will trigger the Ringside Rumble. The first two reels will lock in place and you will get 3 respins to try and score a winning combination.
This feature only triggered twice during my extensive testing. Both times, I failed to score a winning combination on the respins.
If you land three Knockout Diamonds Symbols on a payline, you’ll trigger the Knockout Spins feature. During this feature, you will get 3 free spins. The prize counter at the top will also start. You’re guaranteed to get a prize of 5 for your triggering spin. For each Knockout Diamonds Symbol you collect the prize increases. Collect 10 total symbols for the top prize of 2,500.
During the Knockout Spins round, you will start with 3 respins. These spins reset on any win or if you collect a Knockout Diamonds Symbol. This continues until you run out of respins.
I was able to trigger this feature twice. The first time, I collected four Diamond Knockout Symbols plus one other small win to win $13 total. The second time, I didn’t win a single thing during the respins and only received the initial $5 prize.
Knockout Diamonds Plays Much Tighter Than Its RTP Suggests
When I saw that Knockout Diamonds had an RTP of 96%, I was hopeful that the game would play fairly loosely. Unfortunately, this game is a high variance pokie with very infrequent payouts. If not for a small streak of larger bar wins and a triple 7 win, I would have lost about 200 bets on this game. As it turned out, I lost about 65 bets overall.
If you’re a fan of single-line pokies, this game may be for you. However, expect some high volatility when you play. Knockout Diamonds is available at Woo Casino and all Australian online casinos offering Elk Studio pokies. The game is suitable for all bankrolls, with stakes ranging from .20 to $60 per spin.
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