If there’s one thing you can say about Blueprint Gaming, the creators of Diego Wild, the slot game we’re reviewing today, it’s that they love creating adventures for players to embark on. And, it's definitely a positive. Plenty of slot machines out there fall into the generic category. But the ones with a bit of a story always seem to have that extra appeal.
What we have become accustomed to with Blueprint Gaming releases are adventures that take players on a journey to ancient Egypt. But, in Diego Wild, they completely mix things up, taking punters in the opposite direction.
South America is the port of call this time, presenting an entirely different landscape and terrain to explore. We’re talking about a temple hidden deep within the jungle and everything that comes with that, such as the wildlife you expect to see and the vegetation.
Blueprint sets the scene brilliantly in how they present the game visually, immersing players in the action and making them feel as if they're on the temple grounds surrounded by a jungle that is alive in every aspect and within touching distance of some yet-to-be uncovered treasure.
Diego Wild has a lot more to offer than its theme, however, with punters spinning the reels on their desktop, tablet or mobile device having a chance to win prizes worth up to 50,000x the bet. The betting range is inviting too at 20p per spin, with a max stake of £40 available for those who want to spend more.
Blueprint also moves away from the standard approach on the paylines front, which is sure to please many. There are 243 ways to win from the get-go, but this number can grow to 3,125. We always say it's a case of the more paylines, the better, as it makes landing winning combos easier.
You can always separate the symbol selection with a video slot based on the value of the icons when appearing as part of a combination on the reels. We get royals in Diego Wild that are the lower-payers, but what Blueprint does well is make them visually appealing and tie them into the theme by designing them out of stone.
Of course, we're fans of what are often described as premium symbols, the ones that really help to deliver on the premise. In Diego Wild, they include bracelets, idols, chests and more. The latter is an intelligent inclusion as it's what everyone is aiming to win, after all.
It won’t take a genius to determine who the wild is in Diego Wild. Yes, it’s Diego himself. And there’s also a scatter to wrap things up on the special icon front.
The features begin as they usually do with the wild. And, in typical fashion, the Diego wild icon will replace other regular symbols to enable the forming of winning combos. But it won’t replace scatters.
Talking of scatters, it’s the map icon in this game, which makes sense when you consider the theme. There are up to twenty free spins on offer when you land enough scatters in view, and the total can be added to along the way.
Arguably the most rewarding part of Diego Wild is that the feature can open up the game area. If you have a 5x5 grid active and 3,125 ways to win, there’s the potential to win more often.
When you’re talking about slot games that are all about adventure, it’s difficult to look past Blueprint Gaming’s work. Diego Wild is another excellent release that will transport players to another part of the world, allowing them to set out in search of hidden riches. The game area expanding also fits nicely with the exploring element.