|RTP (Return To Player)||Layout||Paylines||Max win||Volatility||Min stake||Max Bet|
|96%||3 x 3||1||2500x||Medium||€0.25||€100|
Of all the sports that are friendly to gambling, boxing is right up there after horse racing, the UK’s favourite flutter. The fact that it features a simple one-on-one contest and some very familiar visual cues makes it suitable for slot game makeovers too.
ELK Studios are the latest to step into the ring, and they released this boxing-themed game in December 2020. It’s still a decently popular game in the UK, well inside the top 200.
ELK was founded in Sweden in 2012 – Sweden is the epicentre of the slots industry, even if most of their design companies also have bases in Malta. They have a relatively small catalog of just over 50 slots games. That’s by design: the company’s mission was always to produce a small number of very high-quality games. It’d a plan that has done them at least some good, and they are the 16th rated slot provider for the UK licensed slots sites.
Their biggest hits are definitely the gold series, a globe-trotting adventure series starring a lad by the name of Kane. Tahiti Gold is their biggest hit followed by Ecuador Gold, and three more of their top-10 most popular games are also in the series. They do more than this though, and have recently released the innovative Bombers game, are due to release Nitropolis 2 soon.
This Knockout Diamonds slot is a medium to high volatility game. That means that it is slightly more likely to pay out slightly higher prizes but that players may have to wait a little longer between payouts. Its hit frequency of 12.8 means you should have to wait for around 13 spins between wins. The theoretical return to player is 96%, a nice round number that gives us a house edge of 4% that is very typical of games on the market in 2021. You can bet from 25p to £100 on a single-bet line game with a single line playing area, just three reels, and the look of a 1980s pub fruit machine. A top prize of 2,500-times stake isn’t massive, but won’t hurt if you win it.
The game is super retro but works beautifully on small screens. It’s not light on features either with locking reels, multipliers, re-spins, and free spins.
Fancy stepping into the ring?
Let’s see if you should!
High quality is ELK’s watchword and you get that feeling when you look at this game and its super simple, streamlined controls.
All you see is a spin button to the right of the playing screen and a betting control to the left of it.
The auto spin feature can be triggered by holding down the spin button, or with a shadowed control to the top right of the screen. To the top left is a shadowed menu toggle behind which are all the other controls.
The paytable is simple. There is just one pay line so only sets of three count as wins.
The table opens with double game symbols, then cherries, then unmatched bars.
The knockout Diamonds full-sized logo pays out a range of numbered prizes up to 2,500-times stake, the top prize.
If you have a mobile phone and you like slots then this is a great example of a modern, mobile-first slots title.
Knockout diamonds really make the most sense on portrait screens.
That’s visual, where the view is compact and highly focussed on a single, narrow area. However, the gameplay on this excellent title from ELK Studios is much more expansive.
Some designers take a cut-down approach in one area and use it to deliver an undeveloped title, but ELK Studios haven’t fallen into that trap and knows that simplicity in one area should be complemented with complexity elsewhere.
And so we have some lovely bonus features.
The only disappointments might be in the lack of use given to the area outside the reels, and the lack of a more expansive bonus game visually.
ELK Studios continue to deliver on their mission statement, and if you like this game you’ll surely have time for their other titles. If boxing games are to your taste then load up Eliminators, by Playtech, Let’s Get Ready to Rumble by Relax Gaming, or take a cartoon comedy approach to the sport in Fruit Punch from G.
All of those titles sit below this title in the world rankings though, and the people’s choice for boxing games is Knockout Diamonds!
Yes! You can make the most out of Knockout Diamonds on your mobile phone because it is designed to be played on portraits and small screens. With that, you can play this online slot anywhere you want!
The most you can win in Knockout Diamonds is 2500x. It might not be a massive reward, but it won’t harm you if you try.
Nothing is ever easy. The Knockout Diamonds slot machine has a medium to a high level of volatility. So, if you are not averse to risks, this game is for you!
Unluckily, you can't gain real money here, for this is only a demo version. But if you truly desire to play with real money, there are different casinos below the game. Just choose and click the one you like.
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