Free Diamond Chief Slots
It might not be apparent from the title of the slot, but Diamond Chief is a jungle based game, where you’ll find animals such as an elephant, a gorilla, a hippopotamus and a very colorful bird on the reels.
The diamond chief symbol is represented by a jungle warrior’s shield, complete with two spears, while a sparkling diamond activates the bonus feature.
This Ainsworth slot machine has a non-standard reel configuration, with 3 symbols showing on reels 1 and 2, while reels 3, 4 and 5 are 4 symbols high.
How to Win on the Diamond Chief Slot
Despite the unusual set up of the reels, wins will still come your way when landing three or more consecutive symbols on a pay line from left to right. The 100 win lines give you plenty of opportunities for landing multiple wins per spin. The waterfall is the highest paying standard symbol, worth 750 coins for the maximum five in a row, three times the payout for any other symbol. The elephant (250 coins), the gorilla and the hippo (both 200 coins) and the bird (150 coins) complete the theme based symbols, while the playing card characters from 9 to Ace also appear.
The Diamond Chief symbol is the wild and only appears on reels 3, 4 and 5. This is a stacked wild, so can cover the whole of a reel on occasions – the dream scenario seeing this wild fill reels 3, 4 and 5 entirely alongside a pair of matching symbols on reels 1 and 2.
The final symbol is the all-important diamond. This acts as a scatter and offers an immediate payout of 2x, 20x or 100x your total stake when appearing 3, 4 or 5 times across any of the reels. This will also see you gain entry into the free spins bonus feature, where you’ll enjoy 10 free games. An additional symbol – ‘the shield’ appears during the feature which like the Diamond Chief symbol will only appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. All of the individual symbols on these rightmost reels will actually spin independently and several bonuses await you. For example, if you land 2 diamond scatters symbols you’ll win an additional 5 free games, while every time the shield appears you’ll gain a multiplier of 2x or 3x or a diamond chief symbol in its place for the next 3 free spins.
During the free spins a different pay table is used – unfortunately the payouts are slightly smaller than in the base game, although you certainly won’t be out of pocket as the added extras mean that there are many more ways to win.
How the Diamond Chief Slot Works
Due to the unusual configuration of the reels, you’ll find a mammoth 100 pay lines at the Diamond Chief slot. For players who want to play fewer pay lines, you have the option to play any number between 1 and 30 and multiples of 5 between 30 and 100. The minimum stake per line is just 1c, while you can pay as much as 75c per individual line (making for a maximum stake per spin of $75).
Attached to the spin button is the auto spin option – simply set this to 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 and then hit spin and the auto spin kicks in automatically. You’ll also find a mute button to toggle the sound on and off, while an info button brings up the ‘how to play’ instructions and the game rules.
The game is somewhat eye catching, the unique format of the reels standing out against the dense, green jungle background. Graphically the game isn’t quite in the same league as the visuals found at some of the more modern online slots, although there is a nice mix of color to the game, the multi-colored bird being perhaps the most pleasing symbol of all. More animation on the reels certainly wouldn’t have gone amiss. The accompanying sound for the base game is the simple clicking of the reels and the occasional jingle, although this does improve greatly during the feature.
In a slot industry where a great number of the games are very similar, it’s always nice to come across a game which mixes it up a little. Diamond Chief does this from the start and when the feature comes along it really goes to town. The first time you play the feature you won’t know exactly what is going on, but you won’t worry too much because the wins will come your way thick and fast – but once you fully understand it, the slot becomes even better.