With up to 117,649 ways to win, and set over 6 reels, this Diamond Mine slot machine gives you various ways to win on every spin. Mix in cascading reels on a win with free spins and unlimited win multipliers, and you’ve got the makeup of a thrilling game… but is it?
This Diamond Mine game is not the first 117,649 ways to win game from Big Time Gaming. The Bonanza slot came first and grew increasingly popular with slots fans over the world, followed by the Mexican themed Extra Chilli slot.
This game takes us back to the mines. Only this time, instead of searching for gold, you’re on the hunt for diamonds as the prospector likes to show off his mining skills across the unusual six reel layout.
Video slots are usually set over 5 reels with 3 or 4 rows, unless you play grid slots like Viking Runecraft or Gemix from Play’n GO in which case they throw the rule book out the window.
And that’s kind of what goes on here with diamonds, prospectors, lanterns, pickaxes and shovels as the high paying symbols mixed in with the colourful A – 9 lower paying symbols over a 6 reel layout.
But that’s just the standard set of reels cause there’s more to this slot game thanks to those variable ways to win.
Depending on how many megaways you get on your spin, the reel layout will change, you might get up to 10 symbols on the first reel, 3 on the next 4 on the next, 5 on the next and so on. Each spin gives you a different number of ways to win and a different reel layout.
This adds thrills, it also means you get big symbols mixed in with smaller symbols and the chance at some decent base game wins.
Add the fact that this is a cascading reels slot game (like NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest), where the winning symbols explode and new symbols drop in from above, and the game mechanics here provide lots of action.
The wins are frequent, but they aren’t that big in the main game. With up to 10x your bet, the maximum we managed to get over 200 spins or so.
That’s because even though this casino game boasts up to 117,649 ways to win, you’ll get a few hundred or few thousand most of the time.
Which granted is better than most slots online, and they do provide wins the symbols don’t pay much.
Open up this Diamond mining themed slot and above reel 2, 3, 4 and 5 you’ll notice that there is an extra symbol. These slide in from right to left on every spin, and give you a chance at creating some more adjacent winning ways.
They are also an important part of the free spins games if you manage to trigger them.
The dynamite wilds show up from time to time and can help provide a win, but unfortunately don’t provide explosive wins as we’d hoped, even though they do substitute for all except the gold bag scatters.
And then there are the mystery symbols, represented by the barrels of TNT. These show up and will transform into any other symbol except the gold scatters. These in our experience are rare, much like the free spin games.
It took us over 400 base game spins to line up 4 or more of the golden bags filled with gold scatters. Which is more than most other slots with free spins.
Which is a shame, not even in the original mining themed slot Bonanza did it take us that long.
When you do hit them you’ve got the same set of reels, this time though you can get extra free spins by finding 3 or 4 scatters in the added symbols above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Each win you get, whether as an individual win or as part of a consecutive cascade of wins, will increase your win multiplier by 1.
In theory, these are unlimited. Meaning they could reach some pretty high numbers, we’ve gotten at the most x16 multiplier, but on average you’re more likely to get between 5x and 10x multipliers towards the end of your spins.
The wins, much like trying to hit the free spins, are hit and miss. The mystery symbols show up more often and those multipliers (in theory) can help produce over 100x your bet wins.
However, to win at this Diamond Mine slot online is by sheer luck and by budgeting your cash wisely.
If you’re a fan of the Megaways slots by Big Time Gaming, then you’re going to enjoy a few spins on this machine.
A game that is simple to understand and comes with great features, but doesn’t pay out much often and can quickly consume your real money reserves.
The big wins are as elusive as the diamonds and free spins you are trying to mine.
Which is unfortunate and makes this, in our opinion, a video slot more suited to the more experienced or high limit slots gambler out there.
If you’re lucky, a decent free spins round could set your casino balance back on the right track, but your budget might just run out before you hit them.
Much like prospecting, this BTG Diamond Mine machine will be hit or miss. Go give it a spin for yourself and see if lady luck is on your side.Play Now at Casumo »
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