Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it takes a lot of bravery and strength to go to the far corners of the earth where these treasures can be mined. Lightning Box Games takes us to the Serengeti region of Tanzania and Kenya with this 25-line, 5-reel African-themed slot that features beautifully illustrated wildlife and of course, sparkly diamonds.
Everything you’d expect to find in a Serengeti-themed slot can be found in this game’s artwork. Blue sky fades into red clay as Mount Kilimanjaro looms over the top of the playing field. All 5 of the lowest-valued symbols come from the standard deck of playing cards, but each is rendered in a rustic style that reminds you of brightly colored batik cloth.
All higher-valued symbols are true to the theme and start off with the Jug, the Tribal Mask, a grass-roofed Mud Hut, a majestic Elephant and an impressive male Lion. Mount Kilimanjaro is featured on the Wild symbol that not only serves its purpose as a substituting wild, but also will award the highest payouts when multiple numbers of them appear on the reels at once.
The only remaining symbol in the game not yet mentioned is the star of the show, the glowing white Diamond scatter symbol. It is also the trigger that sets off the Diamond Pick Bonus Game whenever 2, 3, or 4 of them appear simultaneously. This is the only non-standard feature offered in the Serengeti Diamonds slot, but its benefits are multifaceted with a multiplier and free spins with a Hold n Spin option.
Serengeti Diamonds offers just one bonus game, but it’s a little different from the standard Free Spins fare you’ll find in most basic slots. Whenever 2, 3, or 4 of the diamond symbols land on adjacent reels from left to right, they will freeze in place. The game refers to this as the “Hold n Spin” feature. You’ll then get 3 additional spins to try to land another diamond. If you get 1 more, that too will freeze in place, and 3 more spins will roll in an attempt to add yet another diamond to the screen.
If you lock in 5 diamonds, you’ll have the chance to click on 2, and doing so will reveal the number of free spins you have won. This value will be 5, 8, or 10 spins with an accompanying multiplier value of 3X, 5X, or 8X. If you’re unhappy with what’s been revealed, you can swap for a different number of free games or a different multiplier, or both. Once you’ve settled on your numbers, free spins commence. It’s possible to retrigger this feature while free spins are rolling.
Though you bet on all 25 paylines with every spin, you enjoy some flexibility in the number of coins you bet per line as well as the number of credits per line—1, 2, 3, 5 or 10. The minimum bet amount per spin is 0.50 while the max bet is 125.00, so this is a great slot for any low roller who likes to spend less than a full credit per spin, as well as mid- to high-roller slot players.
If online slots set in exotic locales is your thing, you’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of Serengeti Diamonds, as it’s nicely laid out with a very organized betting menu. Lively African music accompanies wins while colorful images capture the beauty of the continent. Low-rollers will appreciate that your chances of activating the bonus game are the same regardless of the amounts you wager. Be sure to check out Savannah Sunrise for more gorgeous African imagery accompanied by the 243 ways to win format.