The lush green grasslands of the Serengeti National Park form the backdrop to the action in the Serengeti Kings slot. On the reels you’ll see animal print A to 10 royals as well as meerkats, a zebra, a giraffe and a hyena. The top paying symbols are the lion and panther. Both award 1, 2 or 5 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on payline. There’s also a wild that pays 3, 10 or 50 times your stake – it also replaces all standard symbols.
Lion and Panther Spins features
It’s here that things get slightly unusual. Your spins are split up into blocks of 12 known as Lion Spins and Panther Spins. Each time a lion or panther symbol lands, it is collected in a meter. On the 12th Lion Spin, all the collected lions are dropped onto the reels. On the 12th Panther Spin, it’s the collected panthers that appear. A new payout consideration then follows. These are known as the Lion feature and Panther feature respectively.
Wild and multiplier extras
There are potential extras on offer on the 12th Lion and Panther Spins depending on where the collected meter symbols are dropped:
- If a lion is dropped on top of another lion (or a panther on a panther), a multiplier increases by 1x
- If a lion is dropped onto a panther symbol (or vice versa), it transforms into a wild
- If a lion or panther drop onto an existing wild, it turns into a multiplier wild
The Free Spins feature is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols on the same spin. In all cases, you’ll receive 12 free spins. Trigger the round with 3 scatters and the lion and panther meters are at 0. With 4 scatters, any lions and panthers in the meters are carried through to the free spins.
With 5 scatters, the lions and panthers are carried across and boosted by another 5 symbols. On the final free spin, all the lions and panthers are added to the reels for 1 final payout.
Buy the feature
You’ll have the chance to buy the free spins bonus if you wish. The prices for the equivalent of a 3, 4 or 5-scatter trigger are shown to the left of the reels – the price changes depending on how you play.
An unusual safari slot
Plenty of developers have taken players on a slot safari. NetEnt has come up with something different in Serengeti Kings thanks to the Lion and Panther Spins. We found them to be rather hit and miss. On occasions, we whiffed completely despite collecting a decent number of symbols.
At other times, we did far better with fewer symbols. The design is decent enough, backed by a bouncy African backing track. If you enjoy the safari theme, then Serengeti Kings is a game to consider. I would rather try my luck with Blueprint Gaming’s Safari Gold Megaways slot which is offers potential wins of 50,000 x stake on each spin.