Divine Riches Diana: Slot Overview
Software provider Just For The Win continues to display its penchant for ‘riches’ related slots with the mythologically minded release Divine Riches Diana. This one most closely resembles Divine Riches Helios, and by closely resembling, we mean it’s pretty much a clone. As a corollary of that, Divine Riches Diana packs the same list of features as before, and most, if not all, of the numbers appear to be bang on the same as well. If the previous slot floated your boat, or you missed it and are on the hunt for an Ancient Greek-inspired slot where free spins come with symbol upgrades feature, as well as a Cash Prize Bonus extra with four fixed jackpots, do please read on.
Like a lot of deities in ancient times, Diana was the goddess of several things, and one of them was the moon. This explains why Divine Riches Diana is a night-time online slot using the same layout as its predecessor Helios Riches. We find Diana and her bow on one side of the screen above the Divine Rewards prize values in the base game, while the game grid sits off-centre to the right. Just For The Win hasn’t gone crazy with the visuals, but Divine Riches Diana delivers an attractive-looking nod to beliefs from antiquity.
As mentioned, Divine Riches Diana appears to generate the same stats as before, meaning a slot with several possible RTP settings, maxing out at 96.05%, depending on the market. Medium volatile and playable from 20 p/c to £/€50 per spin, the action takes place on a 5-reel game grid, each reel holding 4 positions crossed with 30 fixed paylines.
Along the 30 paylines, winning combinations occur when at least three matching symbols land on consecutive reels starting from the leftmost side. One exception is the Diana symbol which pays both ways. A line of five Diana’s is worth 10x the bet, followed by olives, a vase, a lyre, and a bow ‘n arrow as the high pays, worth 4.5-9x the bet, then four playing card suits (diamonds, clubs, hearts, spades) as the lows, paying 2.5-3 times the bet for five-of-a-kind. The blue and gold wild is able to replace all symbols except the scatter symbol.
Divine Riches Diana: Slot Features
To potentially get closer to the riches part of the game means making use of features like free spins with Fortunes of Diana symbol upgrades and the Divine Rewards extra.
Some symbols land with a bonus token attached to them. Each time one lands, there is a chance of triggering the Divine Rewards bit. A total of 12 discs appear on the screen, and players click them one at a time to reveal one of four types of symbols. When 3 of the same symbols have been revealed, the corresponding prize is awarded. This could be the Big, Major, Mega, or Divine, worth 15x, 40x, 200x or 5,000x the bet, respectively. Divine Rewards cannot trigger on a spin that triggers free spins.
Landing 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels awards 8, 12, or 16 free spins, respectively. After each free spin, any landed Diana symbols are collected. When 12 Diana symbols have accumulated, the Fortunes of Diana feature is activated. If more than 12 are collected, the extras are counted towards the next Fortunes of Diana activation. Fortunes of Diana upgrades a symbol to the next highest one on the paytable. Also, when the feature is activated, +2 free spins are awarded. If all upgradable symbols are upgraded to the Diana symbol, no more Diana symbols are collected. The symbol upgrade sequence goes olives – vase – lyre – bow ‘n arrow – Diana.
Divine Riches Diana: Slot Verdict
Just For The Win might not have flicked the creative taps open wide when filling Divine Riches Diana with features, but the team has managed to make a playable mythological slot all the same. Divine Riches Diana felt slightly superior to Helios Riches when it came to graphics, slightly, maybe, though this might be a personal thing. For example, some may prefer to spin reels alongside a buffed-out Greek God, whereas others may prefer the more feminine presence of a Goddess. Now, players get the chance to choose while still getting, basically, the same gameplay.
You know, the gameplay in Helios Riches wasn’t hugely original to start with. Or, not very original at all, really. The Divine Rewards is a regular pick ‘n click round, with four fixed prizes up for grabs, one being rather desirable, while the other three are pretty average. Then there’s free spins, with their Pink Elephants-ish upgrading symbols element, here known as Fortunes of Diana. Both features function perfectly well, so players partial to them should be satisfied with how they’ve been used in Divine Riches Diana. A dose of patience may be required since the game sheet mentions a free spins frequency of 1 in 254 spins and 1 in 371 spins for the Divine Rewards bonus.
The studio has also managed to cap everything off with a pleasing pile of audio-visuals. There’s nothing extraordinary about them, but the game has a professional gloss to it and a driving energy tying it all together. And so, if proven features in a game starring a Goddess who doesn’t get a heck of a lot of facetime in online slots is of interest, or you’d like a crack at a Helios Riches follow up, then Divine Riches Diana might be worth a look.
There’s nothing extraordinary about Divine Riches Diana, but the professional gloss and driving energy ties everything together to deliver a solid slot.