We love it when gaming developers come together. Why? Because we’re the ones who end up as winners, with epic releases such as SG Digital’s Diamond Mine Slot. By using Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays engine, this six reel slot can give us up to 117,649 paylines, serving us more than enough chance to land those wins.

Gameplay

In modern times, when we think of mining it’s often about poor miners trapped (before their ultimate rescue of course!). SG Digital pushes the boundaries with its slots but doesn’t go that far. That’s why Diamond Mine Slot gives us a more familiar and classic setting for mining – the old west of America, complete with a bearded miner in one of those funny hats. Diamond Mine Slot is a cartoonish, colourful game which has all the symbols encased in stone.

Our aim is to spin the reels and blast them away as they form winning combinations. Card values 9 to A, Lamps (oil, not Frank), a Bag of Gold, Bearded Fella, Pickaxes – all mining tropes appear as symbols. Diamond Mine Slot uses a cascading reels engine, which means after a successful win the symbols are removed and new ones drop into place. The new symbols keep on falling as long as they form new combinations, upon which it’s time to spin again. The best way to blast away rocks is with dynamite…which just happens to be the Wild here and helps to create those combinations. With the MegaWays engine, each spin can see the paylines increase. So when the Dynamite explodes, so can our account.

Bonuses

The Bag of Gold is the Scatter symbol and plays an important part of the game as it triggers Diamond Mine’s Free Spins feature when it lands four or more times. When it does we blast into 12 Free Spins with an additional five spins for each Scatter that appears during the bonus round. During the Free Spins we can land a cascade win which adds a Multiplier. Keep on doing this and we get more spins, more Multipliers, and more money! The barrels of TNT are important to watch out for as they can transform into the same matching symbols to create winning combinations, and when they blast off during the Free Spins we really do strike gold.

Summary

Thanks to the MegaWays game engine, we can enjoy up to 117,649 Ways to Win. That’s an awful lot of opportunities to land winning combinations and generous payouts. When it’s combined with Free Spins and the cascading reels feature, mining has never been so lucrative. On top of all this, we can turn up the volume to enjoy the banjo plucking in the background. If we’re lucky enough to win the top prize of £250,000, banjos will be synonymous with our diamond mining expertise and forever may we here the sound again.