If you are or want to be an expert in the gemstones and other valuables then tune into pokie machine called Black Diamond with 25 fixed playlines and 5 reels.
The Background of the game is a static picture from The Alps or some other mountain. This is associated with the slope difficulty level on the mountains where the most difficult ones are called “Black Diamond.” But don’t get me wrong this game isn’t about skiing, but about getting your hands on different kind of gems.
Sound effects of this game will not impress you that much as the background music isn’t noticeable at all ( maybe it’s a good thing for some) and other sounds are just like any other classic pokie machine.
Graphics aren’t that impressive as well, just something you’ll see on any other mediocre pokie machine.
Pragmatic Play is a software developer who has created this classic gem pokie. They have been around for a while and created over 150 games and 80 of them are optimized for mobile devices.
They run games on Flash and recent ones on the HTML5 version which will be industries standard soon enough as Flash will slowly die out.
How To Play
The paylines are already fixed so you’ll need to choose the amount you want “Bet Per Line” and the coin value.
When you’re desired wagering amount is set just press the “Play” button or try the auto-spin feature with this where you can choose from 10 – 1000 spins.
You can check how much each symbol is worth and get info about all the special symbols by pressing the info button “i.”
There are 2 bonus games in this pokie machine. The first one is the Free Spin bonus round and it will start if you hit Ruby Scatters on 1st and last reel.
You can get up to 10 free spins and even re-trigger them during the bonus round. Plus all the scatter wins are multiplied.
If you manage to collect 3 gold bar symbols on active payline, you will be granted an instant win, which is decent for the most part, but nothing huge in our experience.
The Black Diamond symbol is the Wild and can substitute all symbols expect the special ones like scatter and gold bar bonus.
In the base game, the highest paying symbol is the red gem 5 of them are worth 6000 coins, so in the base game you can win up to 30,000 for a single spin if you’re very lucky. You can win more on the free spins of course but it’s not that often.
If you like low variance pokie machines with a gem theme then this might be your pick, but for our experience, it’s nothing new and I have seen a lot more innovative pokies from Pragmatic Play like Mighty Kong.
One thing that bothers me are the mega win, nice win screen appears even if you win less than 20x on a single spin. But that’s just me others prefer the flashy big win screen to appear more often.