African Quest Slot Review

Head to the wild plains on the hunt for a big beast of a jackpot in the African Quest slot. This safari has been created by Microgaming and is played using a 5 reel, 4 row, 1,024 ways to win game engine. The highlight is the Free Spins feature where wild multipliers can combine to boost payouts by up to 64x. You’ll also have the opportunity to pay to respin a reel if you’re close to triggering the feature or landing a big winning combination. Stakes in this extremely volatile slot range from between 10p and £15 per spin.

Head to the African savannah

The design in African Quest is simply done. With the African savannah in the background, the reels are made up of lower value A to 9 symbols alongside more rewarding wild animals. In order of value are the zebra, giraffe, rhino and elephant.

Kubwa the lion is the king of the payers. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on adjoining reels for a payout equal to 0.5, 1.2, 2.5 or 7.5 times your stake. The lion spins in stacks that are 2 or 3 symbols high (called the Stacked Lions feature) which can deliver some chunky clusters of matching symbols. The tree at sunset is the wild - this can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and substitute for all the standard symbols.


When a base game spin is complete, you’ll be offered the opportunity to pay and respin one of the reels in the Paid Respins feature. The price is shown on the reel. This can be tempting if you’re 1 scatter away from triggering the Free Spins feature or you have a good cluster of lions and want to try and add more.

Free spins with wild multipliers

The coin with the map of Africa is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll receive a payout of 2, 10 or 20 times your stake. You’ll also activate the Free Spins feature. You’ll then have the pick of a variety of free spin and wild multiplier combinations.

  • Feature 1 – 5, 10 or 15 free spins with 3x and 4x wild multipliers
  • Feature 2 – 8, 15 or 20 free spins with 2x and 3x wild multipliers
  • Feature 3 – 15, 20 or 40 free spins with 1x and 2x wild multipliers

The number of free spins you get depends on how many scatters were present on the triggering spin. Regardless of which option you choose, re-triggers are possible. Landing 2 scatters awards 3, 5 or 6 extra free spins in Features 1, 2 and 3 respectively. 3 or more scatters delivers a full re-trigger meaning up to 80 free spins from Feature 3.

Just as in the base game, the wild can appear on the middle 3 reels only. If you manage to land more than 1 multiplier wild on the same free spin, the values are combined. The prefect storm is a trio of 4x wild multipliers which sends payouts rocketing by a massive 64x.

Volatile safari

We’ve seen better looking safaris than African Quest. The gameplay is decent enough though, especially the free spins round where the wild multipliers can really come into their own. Opt for Feature 1 and you can expect some super high variance play for the potential 64x wild multipliers. This can lead to 5,600 x stake wins on each free spin.

If you fancy playing something bright and sunny on a cold winter’s night, then this African Quest is one worth making. Alternatively, Safari Gold Megaways by Blueprint Gaming looks better and has the potential for 50,000 x stake payouts on each spin.