HOLY DIVER SLOT
How to begin? Hmmm. First, let’s clarify the name. Holy Diver is an 80s metal song by ex-Black Sabbath member Ronnie James Dio’s band. Despite not being an international success (it peaked at number 40), it appears to be a fan favorite, as it featured in the free spins round.
The Holy Diver game by BTG features a medieval theme, including swords, jewels, fireballs, and knights.
M’s invention and development is indisputable.
Megaways is the latest current slots tale. And there’s more to come, with firms like Red Tiger, Blueprint, and Storm getting licenses to make games using this engine.
It’s almost like a Megaways™ overload. The addition of a new feature elevates this one to a new level. It’s called Reel Adventure™ and it allows you to enhance your free spins round multipliers.
Let’s learn more.
Symbols and Pay Tables
Because this is a Megaways game, the six reel setup has rows that may extend to seven high. But there is no cascade win in this game. During the main game, an animated knight glides down the bottom of the screen, kicking chests and exposing reel modifiers. More on that later.
The game’s low value symbols are the cards 9 through Ace. The premium symbols are the jewels. The purple pays 15x for six in a row.
Holy Diver Reel Modifiers
So, in this game, your companion is the Knight, who appears at the bottom of the screen and moves from left to right with each spin. He kicks a chest to open it and discover one of four modifiers:
- Standard Symbol Bonus – Every low value symbol becomes a wild to increase winnings.
- Sword Bonus – Up to 3 wild reels with 7x multipliers. 3 wild reels + 3 7x multipliers = 343x!
- Fireball Bonus – Up to 4 Flaming Wilds occur. They burst, turning nearby symbols crazy.
A gem symbol bonus turns gem symbols into wilds, double your wins.
Fortune Shield and Free Spins
For the bonus round in Holy Diver, collect 4 jewels (1 of each hue) from the Knight’s chests.
Once you reach 4, you may either enter the free spins round or UPGRADE to a 2x multiplier. When you acquire 4 gemstones at the 2x level, you can choose to go to free spins or go back to the regular game with a 3x multiplier.
In the free spins bonus, you get 10 plays. A wild multiplier is created when a gem lands on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5.
That’s not everything…
This price spins adventure includes the Knight. But here, he must confront enigmatic beings on the hilltop, not uncover reel modifiers or diamonds. He wins and loses! Lesser winnings continue the spins, but greater wins gain diamonds. Each extra free spin is worth one, but the fifth is worth eight.
Every diamond and every spin adds to the reels’ win ways.
Song… It’s Dio’s Holy Diver theme, and it works well in the bonus round. To create the mood and intensity in this high volatility slot, BTG has combined gameplay, aesthetics, and music!
With Holy Diver, BTG has redeemed themselves after the rather lackluster Who Wants To Be A Millionaire — strong on branding, weak on creative ideas. The Reel Adventure™ feature adds to the fun, but the bonus round is when the real fun begins, with multipliers, free spins, re-triggers, and reel expansion. And all to the tune of an 80s furious metal song! We like it crazy, but enjoyable.