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New Online Casino Game: Diamond Hill by Tom Horn
Over the past week, Australian online casinos have received a new online casino game from Tom Horn Gaming. Diamond Hill is one of the most innovative of the developer’s recent releases, and it has already shown to be a hit with players.
For those who enjoy Diamond Hill, they can also expect another game coming soon called Spinball. It will be a game changer for online casinos, as it combines the fun of an online slot game with the classic excitement of pinball machines.
First, let’s take a look at this new online casino game, Diamond Hill.
Diamond Hill Introduction
“In a faraway kingdom,” the game begins, “in its ancient woodlands, magic surrounds Diamond Hill.”
With a deer atop a cliff looking on and a serene blue and purple background of cliffs and valleys, Diamond Hill makes everything glisten. From the diamond symbols to the winnings tallies, the game simply sparkles.
Despite the calm of the scenery, Diamond Hill is a high variance online slot game with a 96% RTP (return-to-player).
There are 36 betways on the 5-reel slot, and the unique 1-3-4-3-1 layout contributes to that high variance but makes it more exciting.
Diamond Hill Payouts
The Wild Multiplier is the most exciting feature in Diamond Hill. The wilds appear on the first and/or fifth reels and substitute for all symbols. They can also change randomly to a multiplier that can be anything from 1x to 9x the payline.
If a single-way win contains two wilds, the win is then multiplied by the multiplier on the wild symbol.
Any winning combination with a wild in it triggers the Respin feature. After the winning combination appears, it locks, and the reels spin again so all non-winning symbols are replaced with new ones. If that constitutes a new winning combination, another respin ensues. Respins continue until no new paylines appear, and the game then pays all winnings for that respin round.
After a few spins, players quickly get the hang of it.
The upside is that the payouts and symbols are easy to figure out, though the downside is that there are no real bonus rounds or free spins (except the respin).
Preview of Spinball
Tom Horn has been perfecting its next release for many months. The developer originally teased it in February 2019 but is now ready to release Spinball on December 12, 2019.
The game is low volatility, as it offers ways to win on each spin but without exact paylines. It is a video slot but looks more like a classic arcade game.
The robotic voice of the game and the electronic sound effects are a throwback to old video games and arcade machines that long preceded the modern-day online casino video slots. Spinball brings it all together.
Features of Spinball
Since the game has yet to be released, there is a limit to the information available. However, the features listed are Left Ramp Booster, Free Spins Path, and Bouncers. All of these are parts of the pinball machine, which takes the place of the usual set of reels and symbols.
The spin button puts the ball into motion, and it pings off the Bouncers to bring easy wins each time. If the ball then goes into the Left Ramp Booster on the left, bigger wins are inevitable.
If the ball goes into the Free Spins Path on the right side of the screen, five free spins will be awarded after that spin finishes. Those free spins are where the winnings seem to add up the fastest.
More information will become available closer to the release date of Spinball.
Where and How to Play Diamond Hill
Since Diamond Hill is the latest release and available now, it only makes sense to look for it on the most popular online casinos open to Aussie players. Joka Room and Pokie Pop! are two of those casinos, and the game is already in the new games and featured games sections of the site.
The benefit of playing on these casinos – or even checking out games like Diamond Hill on the sites – is the ability to play the game for free before playing for real money. Sites like Joka Room always give players the chance to try a game first.
All of these casinos have partnerships in place with Tom Horn Gaming, which means they should all have access to Spinball when it is released in mid-December. Look for it to be featured on Joka Room and Pokie Pop!, possibly even before the official release date. Sneak previews on those casinos are quite common and take players by surprise – a good surprise.