Holy Diver Slot
Holy Diver is a video slot by Big Time Gaming released in 2018 and it takes on the fantasy-medieval theme as it was envisioned in Ronnie James Dio’s hit song from 1983, Holy Diver. For those of you who aren’t well informed on the topic of heavy metal music, the song Holy Diver is Ronnie James Dio’s magnum opus and he was one of the most accomplished vocalists of the genre, having spent years in bands such as Black Sabbath, Elf and Rainbow.
The song has elements of fantasy and heroism, something that Dio often explored in his music. According to him, Holy Diver is about a heroic messiah figure from another planet willing to sacrifice himself to redeem his people. There is holiness in that, you’ll agree. Without getting into detail too much, knowing that the theme involves swords, battles and a divine presence should suffice for you to enjoy the slot machine by BTG. The reels are set in a gorgeous golden frame somewhere high enough to nearly touch the clouds. Below the grid, you will see the Reel Adventure screen which shows the main protagonist on his noble quest. We are proud to present Holy Diver to you at LabSlots.
Holy Diver Slot Features
- RTP: 96.39% – 96.54%
- Betting Range: £0.20 – £40
- Max Win: 20,000 times the bet
- Similar Slots: Danger High Voltage, Kingmaker
Holy Diver Slot: How to Win
Sometimes indicated in the title, and sometimes not, Holy Diver is a Megaways slot, so it is similar to Bonanza and Extra Chilli. It may very well be the most Megawayish of all the Megaways slots out there, as it features 586,789 ways to win. The reel grid consists of 6 reels and there can be up to 7 rows in play. Unlike most of popular BTG slots, Holy Diver does not feature cascade wins. Nevertheless, the developers have compensated for this with four kinds of reel modifiers.
As for the paytable, it’s quite unremarkable, we must admit. The low-value symbols are the cards, from 9 through to Ace. The high-paying symbols are different coloured gems. The biggest payout is for the purple stone, which pays out 15x for a combination of six. All wins are paid from the leftmost reel, left to right, on consecutive reels. Special symbols will appear in the Reel Adventure screen, and not regular reels. That’s why there are no Wilds, except when the knight finds Wilds swords in the chests below the grid.
Players can set the stakes ranging from £0.20 to £40 per spin, use the Autoplay option, adjust sounds and review the paytable before hitting the big green Play button.
Holy Diver Bonus Rounds
Holy Diver has a lot of special features and bonuses, so bear with us. First, there’s the Reel Adventure section below the reels where the Holy Diver kicks Chests of Fortune to reveal one of the four modifiers:
- Standard Symbol Bonus – any symbol ranging from 9 to A is picked to be transformed into Wilds across reels 2 to 5.
- Sword Bonus – up to 3 full reel Wilds with additional multipliers ranging up to 7x are added.
- Fire Ball Bonus – fires up to 4 Wilds at any random position within reels 2 to 5.
- Gem Symbol Bonus – reveals one of the four gems, turns them into Wilds with multipliers up to 3x.
Next, we have the Shield of Fortune bonus. Since there are no typical Scatters in the game, the developers thought of another way to activate the feature. Players need to collect gems revealed in the chests. Once 4 of them, one of each colour, are collected and stored on the shield on the right side of the reels, the bonus feature is triggered. The reward is 10 free spins, but more can be won if the noble knight keeps collecting the gems. As the round culminates, the Holy Diver theme from Dio plays out.
Holy Diver Slot: The Verdict
Holy Diver is one epic online slot. Some would even argue that it is the best Big Time Gaming’s release to date. While the bonus features intertwine and can be a bit tough to follow at first, one can’t help but enjoy seeing the little knight below the reels in the innovative Reel Adventure screen fighting for the right cause and finding riches along the way. Whether you are a fan of Dio or not, the slot Holy Diver will deliver a unique experience that you will remember for a long time. As for the Megaways mechanic, Holy Diver has found one of the best uses we’ve seen for it.