Tue, Jul 9, 9:08pm by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:13pm
Diamond Chief is a game set in the African jungle, featuring a gorilla, a hippo and an elephant. The game also hints at a tribe. You’ll find a distinctive looking shield and spears on the reels – possibly protecting the location of the diamond. Waterfalls and birds also appear, creating a picturesque pokie that features the high-quality designs you’d associate with Ainsworth Technology.
Diamond Chief has a plenty of originality in the game play to go with the stunning design. This includes stacked wilds and win multipliers. Here are the slots highlight features:
Look out for the diamond symbol, which appears on all five reels. Hitting 3, 4 or 5 diamonds on any one spin will give you an instant win of 1x, 5x or 50x your total stake, as well as entering you into the free spins bonus feature.
This feature sees the introduction of an additional shield symbol. This is similar to the wild symbol, except for the lack of the ‘Diamond Chief’ wording across the front. The good news is, that this symbol is wild too, and can also appear stacked across reels 3, 4 and 5. This leads to a situation where you’ll find a whole host of wilds in play on those reels during the feature.
If you want some more good news, you’ll soon realise that a selection of these new shield symbols also feature multipliers. Some will appear with a 2x or 3x multiplier attached and these multipliers are applied to any win featuring the new wilds.
The free spins can be retriggered at any time. During the feature the diamonds will only appear on reels 1 and 2 and to retrigger you’ll need it to appear on both reels. This will give you an additional 5 free spins, that will be tagged on to your existing spins.
Your biggest wins will certainly come along in this feature, where five in a row wins are regular, while those added multipliers offer a huge boost.
The base game of Diamond Chief is very different to what you’d usually find. Instead of the standard uniform reels, you’ll find reels one and two play host to three symbols, while reels three, four and five play host to four symbols. 100 win-lines flow through this unique setup, making the cost of each spin 100 credits. You can adjust (lower) the number of win-lines in play if you wish.
A look at the pay table shows you that the waterfall symbol is the highest paying, worth 750 coins for the maximum five in a row. The huge elephant is next and pays 250 coins, while the gorilla and the hippo are each worth 200 coins. Completing the pay table are the bird and the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
The title symbol with the shield acts as the wild. This will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the diamond scatter to create extra wins.
The backdrop to this Ainsworth produced game features the dense greenery of the jungle setting, with a dusky sky in the background. The symbols on the reels broaden the scene, with images of that waterfall and the various wildlife that roams the jungle. Each of the symbols look colourful against the tan background, giving the game a rich variety.
Check out the animation when you land a win with the wild – with the shield shaking as your bankroll increases! The soundtrack in the base game is your usual clicks and buzzes of the reels but enter the feature and the jungle comes to life with the sound of drums.
Diamond Chief is an original and engaging pokie from Ainsworth. That unusual reel set up grabs your attention from the start, and the combination of the stacked wilds and the 100 win-lines ensure that the action comes thick and fast. Things become even more frenetic on entering the feature. There are literally wilds everywhere, while many of those wild wins will attract multipliers too. Diamond Chief is an ideal pokie for those who feel the need for a bit of greenery, although keep an eye out for the gorilla!