How it works
The slot has 6 reels, 2 with 3 rows and 4 with 4 rows, sometimes holding up to 7 symbols, as well as having an American Wild West theme. Having a cartoon-like style, the graphics aren’t anything special, but they do the job. The game runs smoothly, and it’s definitely fun and easy to look at.
The game is extremely chaotic, packed with cascading reels and bonus spins that drop in new symbols following any wins. However, Blueprint has done well to ensure that the game is still easily played. The play is fairly self-explanatory, with bet size being on the left of the screen, which can be adjusted to each individual bet. The next thing to do is simply press the green Spin button, and the game begins.
There are various symbols, each ranging in value. From lowest to highest, they are as follows: A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9, pickaxe and shovel, lamp, miner and diamond. You can also spin special symbols, such as Wild: Bundle of Dynamite, Scatter: Trolley of Gold and the Mystery Symbol: Barrel of TNT. This final one has the ability to turn into any symbol, except Scatter.
The jackpot is hit by a player spinning 6 diamond symbols on adjacent reels, which gives you a prize that is 50x your bet. 5 diamond symbols lead to a payout that is 25x your initial bet. Unfortunately, the other symbols have significantly lower rewards, so it’s the diamonds that every player wants.
The masses of ways to win are bonus enough, but Diamond Mine does have a couple more features on top of this. Cascading Reels happen when you’ve spun a winning payline, causing new symbols to fill the old spaces. So essentially, you get an extra spin and another chance at a prize. This “Reaction” is even more dramatic during the Free Spins Bonus Round, in which you can trigger a whole 12 spins, which come with a growing multiplier. This bonus round is the secret to the game’s big prizes.