I have to admit that I was expecting a game surrounding Ronnie James Dio when I read the title of this slot the first time. Yet, this is not what Holy Diver is about. Instead, it takes you back to medieval time, with a knight on the hunt for treasure. Speaking of the knight, you’ll get to see him running along his path at the bottom of the reels every time you set the reels off spinning. That’s jus the start of what makes Holy Diver so impressive though, I was happy to discover.
Main Game and Paytable
I like that this slot features six reels for you to spin, as it stands as being a little larger than what the normal layout for video slots. This is accompanied by a minimum of 117,649 Megaways to win, as each reel can have up to seven symbols in action on it. Win multipliers will increase the ways to win, with each spin actually being able to have up to 586,971 Megaways to win in play. Your bet on these lines can be altered between the minimum of €0.10 and the maximum of €20 per spin.
The first and lower-paying symbols of Holy Diver are the often-seen playing card additions. These are the aqua 9, the yellow 10, green J, blue Q, red K and purple A. The higher-paying standard symbols are those of the gemstones, which can be of various sizes. There’s a green one, a blue one, a red one and a purple one, with the last of these able to pay out up to 15 times your stake as a reward.
As I mentioned earlier, the knight of the game will run along the bottom of the reels every time you spin them. When he reaches a chest, he will hit it to open it. This will then enhance reels two to five for that spin, providing one of four different bonus features.
The first bonus feature is a Standard Symbol Bonus. This reveals a standard symbol in the chest and converts all of those on the reels into wilds. There’s also the Sword Bonus, which adds up to three full reel wilds each with a win multiplier of up to times seven. The Fireball Bonus adds up to four Flaming Wilds, one per reel. Finally, there’s the Gem Symbol Bonus, which reveals one or more gem symbol in the chest. These revealed symbols are then converted into wilds on the reels, with a multiplier also coming into play.
Any gems revealed in chests are also added to the shield at the left of the reels. Once all four gems have been revealed, you can level up or collect freespins. Completion of level three will automatically trigger freespins.
Speaking of the freespins round, you’ll be given 10 of these to play through. During this round, every gem on reels two, three, four and five will turn wild and add a multiplier. The knight will also collect diamonds during the freespins feature. The first four of these will provide an extra spin to you, while the fifth one will reward you with eight additional spins.
As you can tell, there’s plenty to enjoy about the Holy Diver slot game. It’s one of the best that Big Time Gaming has released, and I loved every minute of it. The special features add to the appeal of the base game, ensuring that you’re thoroughly entertained by it.