Serengeti Kings will take you to the African continent on a journey to one of the most respected refuges of wildlife on the planet. The location is popular with its annual migrations of gazelles, wildebeests and zebras. In the slot, two predators are at the focus of attention. Each one triggers its respective feature after you collect enough symbols. The newly created combinations produce wins with multipliers, wilds and more.
NetEnt offers much more on the table with this slot. The brand includes a feature buy option with 3 variants for players to choose from. You will relish in panther and lion collection, which trigger the respective features. The Free Spins have 3 versions that depend on the number of scatters which have activated them. Serengeti Kings is due to release on the 23rd of January 2020. Read below to learn what you can expect from it.
The game has 5 reels, 4 rows and 26 fixed pay-lines. You will be rewarded when you match 3 to 5 identical symbols from left to right on any of the lines. Choose a wager from 0.10 to 100 credits and play on mobile and desktop devices. Serengeti Kings has two main features with varying of panther and lion spins. These result in the creation of wins boosted with wild and multipliers.
The free spins give you even more chances to score wins. There is a Feature Buy option with 3 versions to choose from. The slot’s volatility is medium to high and its RTP is 96.2% by default. If you buy the lowest feature you will play with an RTP of 96.10% while the 2 other features grant you an RTP of 96.70%.
The graphics are impressive with exuberant greenery and Acacia trees around a waterhole. From far behind you can see rocks and blue sky. The whole scenery changes and shifts from day to night mode. This depends on which predator’s spins you are playing. The Lions Spins you will be playing in a day mode while the Panther Spins are in night mode. At sunrise and sundown, you will gaze at the spectacular fire colours.
The soundtrack is typical African spiced with wildlife sounds such as roars, birds singing… The reels are semi-transparent and reveal the great landscape behind. The graphics are colourful, vibrant and impressive, which is something we expect from NetEnt. The soundtrack is also fun, amusing and perfectly fitted for the theme and gameplay.
The paying symbols include the cards at the low end from 10 to A and their value is very low – 1x stake for 5 of a kind. The medium level-paying symbols include a mongoose family, zebras, hyenas and giraffes. Five of a kind of any of these give you from 2 to 3 times your stake. The top players in the game are the lion and the panther, which return 5 times your stake for 5 on a line.
The wild is a sunrise icon with the word written on it and it substitutes all other symbols except for the scatter. The wild has a payout too – 5 symbols give you 50 times your stake. This is the symbol with the highest value in the game. The scatter has the name of the symbol written on it and is a half-moon half-sun globe.
A central place in the game take the two predators – the lion and the panther. There are Lion Spins and Panther Spins, each of which is long 12 consecutive rounds. Every lion and panther symbol you have landed will be collected in its counter to the left and right top of the grid. The game starts with a default setting of 3 lions and no panther symbols.
Be aware that the counter is bet sensitive. Once you change your bet size the counting will change too and start from the beginning. But after you return to the same bet the counters will keep the collected symbols.
Both of the counters on the top left and right of the screen count and collect predators until they reach 12. On the 12th lion spin, all collected lion symbols will be placed in random positions on the reels. Then, the scene will change to a day mode. After that the scenery changes to Panther Spins, which are played in night mode. Both modes have 12 spins. After the random symbol distribution of both features, 4 results are possible:
The examples above show that there may be no win on some occasions. When the symbols land on a pay-line and have multipliers the win is calculated. This happens according to the pay-table and the multipliers are calculated too. The base multiplier is always x1. Only the winning combination gets boosted from the multiplier, not all wins in the round.
The highlight in Serengeti Kings is the bonus round. Landing 3 or more scatters activate 12 Free Spins. The more scatters you get the better chances you have for collection more lions and panthers. You will need them for the last spin. The ratio is this:
During free spins, you collect lions and panthers as in the base game. On the 12th spin, the collected Lion and Panther symbols are spread onto the grid. They form new combinations with wilds and multipliers as explained above.
NetEnt included a Feature Buy option for the first time in their slots here. It lets players get instant access to the free spins with 3 versions to choose from. If you select 3 scatters it will cost you 58.7 times your stake. The cost of the other two options with 4 and 5-scatter triggers depends on the number of collected lion and panther symbols. The buy option is available for countries where this is allowed thus, the UK is excluded from it.
Serengeti Kings is a unique slot with features that may seem a bit complicated at first. But once you start playing it you will grasp what’s going on. The two extra features in the base game and the free spins will keep you entertained at all stages of the play.
Some punters can use the Feature Buy option, which is convenient. Fans of Raging Rhino, Diamond Link Mighty Elephant and similar games will love the latest NetEnt release. Play it for free and for real since January.