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The wombat says: We’re heading back to Africa Wombat fans! And to Tanzania to be precise, in safari-themed Serengeti Kings slot.
Yup, NetEnt, those lovely people behind the Fortune Rangers slot and a whole bunch of other games, have returned to a favourite theme of theirs in this African adventure, but we’re not complaining. There’s nothing like watching the sun come up over the plains and the wildebeests wandering about. Quick fellas! Mind the lions! Ah bugger it, too late…
Still, we’re not big fans of the rhinos… Ruddy crazy creatures always charging about and those horns could splice a wombat in a second.
Anyway, enough about the wildlife – and onto the game! That’s what you’re here for after all…
Look and Feel
It is all about the Cartoon-style graphics in this dusty-looking slot. Well NetEnt are good at that aren´t they? Check out Gold Money Frog if you don´t believe me.
You’ll see a mountain in the backdrop (could it be Kilimanjaro?) as well as baobab trees and rocky outcrops on the plains. As for the reels, well as you’d imagine they’re populated by every single wild animal you could possibly hope to find in The Serengeti; this means lions, panthers, hyenas. Even those weird little meerkats!
One of this wombat’s good mates is a meerkat – Mervin he’s called. Loves a chat over a nice, cold fizzy drink.
Meanwhile, the soundtrack to your spins is made up of rhythmic tribal drums and the odd roar which complement the African theme nicely.
It’s a good-looking game by all accounts.
Serengeti Kings slot has 5 reels, 4 rows and 26 pay-lines. So that´s quite a few more than the Stumpy McDoodles slot which is to be expected, I suppose, as we are roaming about on the plains.
It can be played from 10p to £100 per spin which means slot novices and gaming high rollers can all enjoy a slice of the African magic.
Your symbols on the reels include the A, K, Q, J and 10 royals from the playing card deck (which are nicely designed with animal skins on them), plus, zebras, meerkats, hyena, giraffes, lions and panthers. The lion and panther will pay out the highest in this game and 3x, 4x or 5x on a payline will give you 1x, 2x or 5x times your stake respectively. Not too bad, eh?
Your Wild symbol in this slot is sunset icon and when it lands it will substitute for all other symbols except the globe Scatters.
Now then, forget all you know about reel spins cos the action in Serengeti Kings is split up into blocks of 12.
That’s right, this cool slot is based on the clock and comes with 12 daylight lion spins followed by 12 night-time panther spins! As you’d probably guessed, the Lion Spins are set under the baking sun of the day, while the Panther Spins taking place under the moody moonlight.
Whenever a lion or panther symbol lands during either set of spins, it is collected in a couple of meter thingies which are found on the left and the right of the reels.
On the 12th Lion Spin, all the lions that have been collected are randomly added back onto the reels brand spanking new payouts are made! The exact same thing happens with the Panther Spins too. This means you’re getting 2 wins form the same lot of symbols – which sounds like a sweeeeeet deal to us!
Free Spins and Bonuses
There are 3 ways of ways of setting off the Free Spins in Serengeti Kings slot. Firstly, land 3x or more globe scatter symbols and you’ll trigger off the bonus feature – and with it a tidy 12 free spins…
On the 12th free spin, the collected lion and panther symbols are plonked back on the screen and you’ll win more coins. And best of all you can add multipliers and wilds into the mix here. See below…
Wilds and Multipliers
As you’d expect from a NetEnt slot there is some more jiggery pokery when it comes to the Wilds and Multipliers in this game. Take a look:
If a lion icon and panther icon land on the same spot it will become a wild symbol.
When 2x lions symbols land on the same spot you’ll get a 1x multiplier for that symbol. And it’s the same deal for panthers – add another 1x multiplier.
Every set of lion or panther spins starts off with a 1x multiplier – then multipliers from each symbol is applied on top if it. As you can imagine Wombat Fans, this can mean result in some nice chunky multipliers which could up your winning potential.
Once the 12 spins are over in either mode, these cool little multipliers are reset and the process begins again…
If the Free Spins are proving a hard nut to crack (a bit like Mrs Wombat when she was a much younger wombat), you’ve got the option of buying yourself a bonus! That’s right, you can purchase your own ruddy spins!
There are three different tiers (each with a different price tag) on offer, and they will give 12 free spins and the choice of either 3, 4 or 5 scatters. These scatters will then get added back on the reels at the end of the spins to increase your wins.
But a word to the wise wombats: This cool feature does not come cheap. Take a look at the pay-table for details, or you’ll find the costs displayed on the right hand side of the reels.
Serengeti Kings slot certainly looks the part. It’s a well designed game and we can’t help but think it’s looks a bit like the Lion King. As for the game-play, it will definitely keep you entertained as keeping track of those Lion and Panther spins isn’t as easy as it looks!
Our humble opinion here at Wombat Towers is that the bigger wins will come from the multipliers on that 12th spin in the Lion or Panther features. Or, by parting with your cash to buy into the Free Spins round.
So, do you shell out for the chance to win more? It’s a tough one. It can certainly work out in your favour, but 5x scatters can also set you back a substantial amount of coinage, too.
We say: Good luck Wombat fans, and don’t forget to pack your safari pants!