Diamond Chief is the 5-reel, 3-3-4-4-4 row and 1 to 100 variable paylines slot from Ainsworth which has an African theme giving you a chance to win up to 50x your total bet during normal games.
Taste of Africa
The African continent is home to the world's second largest rainforest and home to some of the most spectacular creatures and landscape on the planet which includes the gorilla, elephant, hippo bird and waterfalls which the developer illustrates as symbols ranking above the K, Q, J 10 and 9 poker symbols at the lower end. The top prize is a sparkling diamond. The setting for the slot is a green jungle which like the symbols, are beautifully illustrated. The slot would have benefited by incorporating some traditional African music to accompany the standard sound of spinning reels and reinforce the overall theme.
Diamond chief wilds, diamond scatters and free spins feature
The diamond chief symbol is a wild symbol that can appear on the 3rd, 4th or 5th reel during paid games and replace any symbol except for the scatter and can appear as stacked. The diamond scatter symbol can appear on any reel and pay prizes with 3 or more on any position on the spaces of 5x, 7.5x or 50x your total bet by landing 3, 4 or 5 symbols. The symbols will also unlock 10 free games with 3 or more symbols during which time a newly introduced shield wild symbol is added to the 3rd, 4th or 5th reels and replace all symbols except for the scatter and Diamond chief wild symbol. When the symbol appears during free games, it will appear for an additional 3 consecutive games or the number of free spins remaining depending whatever is less. They act as a 2x multiplier, 3x multiplier or 1x multiplier when they form part of a winning payline. For the duration of the free spins, the diamond scatter symbol appears on the 1st or 2nd reels with a symbol appearing on both reels unlocking a further 5 free games.
African themed slot
Diamond Chief has a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 94.37% which is low on stakes that can be placed ranging in value from €0.01 to €10,000. Despite the name, the slot is more of an African nature themed slot rather than diamonds and the significance of the title escapes us. The slot also offers two sets of paytables for normal games and free games, the latter of which offers much lower payouts which we did not like. The scatter symbol ceases to reward cash prizes and diamond chief wild disappear during the free games though this is partially compensated for with the appearance of the shield wild with multipliers symbol. Despite some nice graphics, this slot is rather hard to get overly excited over and we would suggest that there are better games out there but you can try the game for free if you think it might be of interest to you.