Diamond Fruits Megaclusters Slot Review 2021
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters from Big Time Gaming introduces the third slot in their Megaclusters series, and Big Time Gaming themselves are describing it as a ‘pixel pumping masterpiece with a thumping soundtrack and intense gameplay’
Big Time Gaming are the inventors of the Megaways mechanic, which is something that has taken the world of slots by storm as one of the most popular, if not THE most popular mechanic in slots today. Many jumped to integrate the mechanic into their own portfolio with various renditions, but what about Megaclusters?
The Megaclusters mechanic can seem like an incomprehensible beast, but you really have to hand it to BTG on how innovative it is. Despite this, it hasn’t really gained traction like the Megaways mechanic has, but then again we can’t say for sure if it was ever supposed to become as popular as Megaways was.
We’re excited to see what Diamond Fruits Megaclusters has on offer, and if this could perhaps be the turning point for a series of games that has seemingly failed in grabbing the undivided attention of players so far.
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters Theme
Big Time Gaming released Opal Fruits in 2019 and since then we’ve been waiting ever so patiently for them to release a sequel. Looking at it, you might well think that the day has come, but not in the way you imagined.
The title gives us a pretty good indication of what’s in store with the Megaclusters mechanic and the fruity theme of Opal Fruits. It feels like Big Time Gaming has merged one of their most popular titles into their newest mechanic, creating a thrilling fruity concoction just for us.
At first glance, Diamond Fruits Megaclusters comes across a little tame, that soon changes once you start spinning and fruit symbols are coming at you from all different directions. Visually, Diamond Fruits Megalcusters is quite tantalizing, the vibrant background is nothing special with just a rainbow of colours on display but the glow and sparkle of the symbols is something else entirely.
The music playing throughout is subtle and comes across as a little old school, but ultimately works well with the theme. You will find that the sound effects are eerily similar to those in Opal Fruits, which of course makes sense given the title of this slot. Diamond Fruits Megaclusters wouldn’t be a sequel to Opal Fruits without a little something from the original now would it?
The sound effects aren’t the only thing that is familiar, those delicious looking fruit symbols from Opal Fruits are back and they’re even sweeter than before!
All in all, things are looking pretty impressive so far, and sort of nostalgic in a weird way given the symbols, but how does gameplay stack up?
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters Betting and Symbols
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £/€20 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€60 per spin, with plenty of options in between the two.
The highest paying regular symbol in Diamond Fruits Megaclusters is the Diamond, followed by the Watermelons, Plums and Pears. Lower paying symbols fall to the Oranges, Lemons and Blueberries.
Wild symbols substitute for ALL symbols.
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters Base Game and Features
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters is a 5×5 video slot with a Cluster Pays mechanic. To form a win you will need at least 5 of the same symbols to connect Horizontally or Vertically.
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters features Fourway Reactions. Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols are removed from the reels and are replaced by four smaller symbols. When winning combinations are formed with the use of smaller symbols, these symbols will disappear from the reels and new symbols will slide into the empty positions from all different directions. These reactions will occur until no more winning combinations are formed.
The base game in Diamond Fruits Megaclusters has a unique Wild Cannon Feature, which adds a fruity punch into the mix!
After 3 consecutive reactions, the Wild Cannon feature will trigger.
Anywhere between 5 and 15 Wild symbols will be blown into random positions on the reels.
This feature can be triggered in both the base game and Free Spins.
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters Free Spins
The Free Spins round will be awarded after 8 consecutive reactions, during one spin. Once triggered, you will be awarded 8 Free Spins, +1 additional spin for each reaction after the 8th.
The Free Spins round works in the same way as the base game, only this time an Unlimited Multiplier is applied with each consectuive win.
The Wild Cannon feature is active during Free Spins. After 3 consecutive reactions, the Wild Cannon feature will trigger.
During Free Spins, if you manage to make it to 8 reactions in one spin, +3 Free Spins will be awarded, +1 additional Free Spin for each reaction after the 8th.
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters Our Verdict
It was interesting, because Star Clusters Megaclusters and Cyberslot Megaclusters were great, but Kluster Krystals was better than both of them despite it being a creation of Relax Gaming.
Now though, Big Time Gaming are here to take back the crown for the best in their very own Megaclusters series with a highly enjoyable slot with great potential, but has it succeeded? We’re on the fence.
Diamond Fruits Megaclusters is still ultra confusing, which may be part of the reason why Megaclusters hasn’t enjoyed notoriety like their Megaways mechanic has, but if you give it a chance you’ll learn that it’s not exactly rocket science.
If you’re the type of player who likes to experience new ways to play, then Diamond Fruits Megaclusters may well be for you, but if you’re a big advocate of classic gameplay with simple mechanics, then Diamond Fruits Megaclusters probably won’t have your unwavering devotion.
If you do manage to work out how Diamond Fruits Megaclusters works in the Base Game, then you’ll be in a good place to understand Free Spins, which is identical with the added extra of a multiplier. It may not seem like a lot, but this multiplier very dramatically increases the potential.
Speaking of potential, the highest possible win value here is 6,650x, which is actually significantly lower than previous games. It’s hard to comment on this, because although the others were technically capable, we can’t recall a situation where any real life player has hit the maximum win caps stated previously.
Overall, Diamond Fruits Megaclusters is a great addition to the Megaclusters portfolio, but we fear that it won’t enjoy the kind of longevity that some of their other slots have.