Gone are the days when online pokies in New Zealand were limited to having normal 3x5-reel grids and structures. Nowadays, online software developers – like Play’n GO – are pushing the boundaries and creating games that look, feel and play like nothing else you’ve ever seen. Diamond Vortex is an example of one such game, which brings players a unique experience, whether they’re playing on their PC or laptop at home, or on the go with their mobile device. In this review, we take a closer look at what online pokies fans in New Zealand can expect to enjoy when firing up this thrilling number.
Symbols and Features
Diamond Vortex uses a very unique, circular grid structure with 7 rows, with each row increasing the number of symbols it can house from 4, 5, 6 and 7, then back down to 6, 5 and back to 4. This interesting design also means that the grid comprises of 3 concentric rings of symbols within it, each ring having what are called ‘zones’, which we will touch on momentarily. (We know it sounds confusing, but once you’ve seen the game, you’ll know what we mean.) The vortex aspect of the game comes into play when winning combinations are formed. When this happens, these rings will rotate and spin, and those symbols will vanish from the grid, leaving room for more symbols to fall in their place. As you might imagine, there are no fixed paylines in the game.
The symbols you will encounter across the reels of this online pokies game in New Zealand include various gemstones and crystals in shades of blue, amber, red and green. The W is Wild and will help you form winning combinations by substituting for other symbols on the grid. Not only that, this symbol will gravitate towards the centre position, which is always Wild. The Bonus symbol will trigger Free Spins when it lands within one of the aforementioned zones, which again sounds more complicated than it is when the game is in full swing. While the game boasts an autoplay feature, watching the symbols spiral and move with every spin was so mesmerising we were happy to be a part of the action from start to finish.
Where to Play Diamond Vortex
Amongst a plethora of other online pokies to enjoy in New Zealand, Diamond Vortex is available to play at Jackpot Village. This shining online gaming destination boasts plenty of other games from Play’n GO, so if you enjoy Diamond Vortex, you’re sure to find something else that tickles your fancy. That being said, a game with as original a reel structure as this one won’t be easy to find. There are plenty of table games and a live casino offering, too, so Jackpot Village really is an excellent choice for a wide range of different gamer types. What’s more, all new members of Jackpot Village are entitled to a generous welcome package upon the effective registration of a new account, which they can then use to check out the plentiful games on offer.