Diamond Chief is an interesting online video pokie from local Australian developers, Ainsworth Game Technology. It is fairly similar to some of the other products from the developer, but this one is a little different due to the arrangement of the reels.
It’s a five-reel, 100 payline pokie, which sounds pretty standard until you see the reels. The first two reels only have three rows of symbols on them, while the next three reels have four rows. This gives it unique looks that may appeal to many players out there.
Diamond Chief Theme and Graphics
If you’ve ever wanted to go on an African Safari and mix that with searching for riches, then Diamond Chief is for you. The overall theme is an African theme with many of the symbols depicting animals from the African continent. These include Elephants, Gorillas, Hippopotamuses, and hummingbirds. There are other filler symbols made up with playing card symbols, like 10, J, Q, K, and A.
The graphics are quite pleasant with the reels sitting in front of a jungle. The animations are also really good and we never noticed any major stuttering or anything to detract from the gaming experience.
Diamond Chief Features
As mentioned, this is a five-reel, 100 payline pokie with a unique reel arrangement. In Diamond Chief, the game’s logo functions as the Wild and is stacked on reels three, four and five. This can naturally substitute any other symbol to create a winning combination, with the exception of the Scatter symbol.
The Scatter is represented by a Diamond and it is the key to getting into the bonus round. Land three or more Diamonds on the reels and you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. During the free spins, an additional Wild is added to the reels, depicted by a Shield. Make a winning combination with the new Shield Wild and it will apply a 2x or 3x multiplier to your winnings.
During the free spins, the Diamond Scatter will only appear on the first two, smaller reels. But if you can get two Diamonds, you’ll instantly get another five free spins.
Diamond Chief Conclusion
All in all, we had a great deal of fun with Diamond Chief. We’d like there to be some more interesting bonus features in Ainsworth’s games but the interesting theme, smooth gameplay and great visuals made it a very entertaining game to play. We can highly recommend that you check it out as soon as you can!