Safari King Slots

When it comes to animals, few offer such diversity as the African savannah.The vast, open plains make it perfect for many species which would never thrive in the western world. Usually, the only way to see these majestic creatures would be in a zoo, or on a real life safari. And we could do that. Or we could play more of Pragmatic Play’s animal themed slots! Safari King is played on a 5x4 board with 50 fixed paylines. The game is laser-focused on its free spins special feature. So much so that it doesn’t include any other bonuses! The absence of any other special features makes this release feel a bit bland. Is the 1,000x jackpot enough to overcome that or is this slot doomed to mediocrity?

How to Play

The king of the savannah certainly earned his title during our sessions! Each time free spins were activated, we saw the lion Wilds roar and fill the reels! Pragmatic Play also began including other animations in their games. The way the tall grass shakes back and forth looks quite nice, as do the birds that occasionally fly away! Safari King is played on a 5-reel board, where each reel is four symbols tall. There are 50 fixed paylines in total, all of them paying left to right only. To win, collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. All wins must follow one of this release’s active paylines, or else the cash prize won’t be granted to the players.

Betting Options and Payout

Gamblers can wager as little as $0.50 or as much as $250 with each spin. This is a decent betting spread, clearly aimed at mid-range players and high rollers. Changing your bet is still as simple as ever! Tweak your coin value and the number of coins on each payline until you find your ideal wager. And once you do, you can spin! Spin! Spin! This slot has medium to high volatility and an RTP of 96.49%, which is above the current industry average. The game’s top prize is worth 1,000x your total stake and can only be reached through free spins. We can’t say we’re particularly pleased with getting only one special feature. As it currently stands, the Pragmatic Play’s release feels bland and boring.

Symbols and Extra Features

It wouldn’t be much of a safari without the animals present! You can find antelopes, zebras, cheetahs, rhinos and elephants all roaming the reels as high value symbols. They stand in sharp contrast to the lower paying icons: the bright and colourful playing card royals. The lion is Wild, while the gemstone is the Scatter symbol! Collect three Scatters on the first, third and fifth reel to win 8 free spins. While this bonus is active, the special reels are in play. One Wild is added to all reels except the first. These Wilds are sticky, and are only removed after free spins end. Each additional Scatter earns you one more free spin, and there’s no limit as to how many times you can retrigger this bonus.

Our Verdict

We like the new strides Pragmatic Play is taking with their releases when it comes to visuals. But it seems to be coming at a cost of engaging gameplay. Just free spins with sticky Wilds is hardly an interesting special feature. Because of that, we cannot recommend playing Safari King.
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Game Details
Software:
Topgame
Release Date:
2019
Reels:
5
Paylines:
50
Progressive:
No
Mobile:
Yes
Scatter Symbol:
Yes
Wild Symbol:
Yes
Bonus Game:
No
Free Spins:
Yes
Multiplier:
No
Autoplay:
Yes
Coin Range:
$0.01 - $0.50
Max Bet:
$250
Jackpot:
$250,000