African Diamond slot review
The slots developer Konami Gaming might have built a reputation over the years for pioneering the console football game series Pro Evolution Soccer but the developer is proving it is more than a dab hand with slots releases.
On the Reels...
African Diamond is a 5 reel, 30 payline slot that focuses its theme on the African jungle with symbols appearing on the reels including toucans, gorillas, butterflies, and African tribe leaders... although they look more like Native American chieftains if you ask me.
The Diamond is Wild
The diamond acts as the Wild and it appears on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 with the power to substitute for all other symbols, except for the Scatters, to complete winning combinations across the reels and help you trigger wins.
Earn up to 25 Free Spins with a 2x Multiplier
The Scatters can be found in the shape of the map of Africa. If you hit three or more of these symbols across the reels then you will trigger the free spins bonus round where you will be instantly awarded with at least 10 free spins with three Scatters. If you trigger the free spins with four Scatters you will be rewarded with 15 free spins. If you trigger the free spins with five Scatters then you will receive a whopping 25 free spins. A 2x multiplier will be added to any win achieved during the free spins and it is possible to trigger further free spins by hitting three or more Scatters on the reels during the free spins.
Action Stacked Symbols on Every Spin!
This slot contains the Konami-branded Action Stacked Symbols which immediately add an element of excitement to the reels. This feature basically consists of the reels holding a number of adjacent positions that are randomly replaced with symbols, except for Wilds, before each spin. This means the player has an increased chance of hitting winning combinations on each spin.
African Diamond is a slot that does not get the creative juices flowing. You only need to look at other slots such as WMS Gaming's awesome Jungle Wild slot and the King of Africa slot, also from WMS, to see that the slot does not break new ground when it comes to its theme. However, Konami Gaming's Action Stacked Symbols feature ensures the tempo is high-paced on every spin. The inclusion of free spins, and a fair few if you are lucky enough, is great to see but this slot could have done with an interactive bonus feature. Overall, not a bad release. It won't break records or win awards but it is further proof that Konami Gaming does know what it is doing in the online market.