Not so Shiny
If you ever come across a woman, man, or anyone in-between who is best friends with an inanimate object, then you have our permission to question their sanity, no matter how expensive the object happens to be. Of course, we jest, but there is something a bit outdated with the old adage that goes: “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. And the same degree of outdatedness can apply to this slot machine, offering some basic two dimensional graphics to portray a range of jewels and gems across the 5 reels of the game, including green emeralds, red rubies, pink amethysts, a ruby ring and a white diamond.
Of course, appearances aren’t everything in the world of online slot machines. Many players out there are simply looking for the chance to win some money, and this game certainly does offer opportunities to do that as we will discuss later on. However, when it comes to a game that is based on jewels and gems, it is always a disappointment when the visual aspect of the game is not of an adequate quality to truly catch the eye of the spinner. After all, that is the point of wearing a diamond ring, isn’t it?
Simple Spins with Big Wins
With just 5 paylines, this 5-reel high volatility slot even feels like a basic retro game when it comes to the gameplay. The betting options begin at a minimum of 0.05 credits per spin with the option to go up to 25.00 coins per spin, which presents a fairly decent spectrum of options although real hihg rollers might be a bit underwhelmed by the max bet cap. As punters will be able to see from the game’s paytable, the biggest win of all – five diamonds in a row – will multiply the chosen bet per line by 2,000x.
After that, the value of the line bet prizes drops quite rapidly with the next biggest line bet win worth 400x for five ruby rings. Spinners will then find 100x for five pink gems, 30x for five rubies and 20x for five emeralds. Fortunately, there are plenty of smaller wins to keep things ticking over thanks to the fact that just two matching pink gems, ruby rings or diamonds will offer a line bet prize of 2x, 5x and 15x respectively.
No Bonus Sheen
They say that “a bonus is a slot machine player’s best friend” (if they don’t then they should!). Sadly, there isn’t much in the way of bonus gameplay to be found in this game, with no scatter or wild icon in sight, let alone the chance to play a bonus side game. As such, players of the slot will need to make the most of every win that they manage to find in the base game.
If you’re after a slot machine that really sparkles, then you won’t have to look too far. The slot machine lobbies at online casinos are usually encrusted with gem themed slots, many of which have been polished to shine much brighter than this effort by Gamesys. Some jewel themed slots online worth checking out are Mega Gems by Betsoft, Gemix by Play’n Go and Retro Reels Diamond Glitz by Microgaming.
Worth a Spin?
A Girl’s Best Friend is a rather lacklustre 5-reel slot machine which has failed to catch out eyes with its basic appearance and simple gameplay. Admittedly, the slot will present players will the chance to boost their line bets with a 2,000x jackpot multiplier. Then again, there are plenty of other slots online with more visual sparkle and more prize winning potential.