Hot Safari Slot Review
You’ve got it all to win in the Hot Safari slot machine game. Pragmatic Play is having a stab at the safari-themed slot genre, and this is their very first attempt.
They have never tried anything quite like this before, so it is going to be exciting to see what they can come up with. Hot Safari offers players the chance to enjoy customary animal icons on the reels of the game, whilst at the same time pocket a few handy special features to bolster their chances of landing good wins.
Even though it appears there are just 5 reels in this slot, keep an eye out for the multiplier reel.
This is a handy little feature, which quite clearly shows that Pragmatic Play are thinking outside of the box, and trying to create something creative and original to rival Microgaming’s Mega Moolah and the numerous other top safari themed slots out there on the net.
How to play
Players are going to find that the menu bar is dull, boring and unimaginative in this slot. We shouldn’t be too surprised, though. What are you expecting – this is a Pragmatic Play slot after all.
Players can expect to be able to wager anything from a floor of $0.25 per spin, up to $125 per spin on this game, but they won’t be able to alter any of this 5-reel, 25-line slot’s paylines. Fortunately, you do get value for money with the game’s special features, as you will see.
Wild symbols: Players can use the lion icon as wilds in this game. Wilds can have one of two features. The standard wilds can expand to occupy whole reels when they appear as a part of a winning combination. Land the Super Wild symbol on the multiplier reel, and wilds become super wilds, which can occupy every spot on the reels.
Multiplier reel: The multiplier reel is located to the right of the standard 5 reels. This reel will spin in conjunction with the regular reels, and when a multiplier symbol (or a super wild icon) appear on the third spot on this reel alongside a winning line, its features will be added to your result.
In this manner, it is possible for players to bag multipliers worth up to 10x on their winning combinations.
Free spins bonus: As expected, there is a free spins bonus round in this slot. It is triggered when players land 3 or more of the baboon symbols on the reels of this game.
This will trigger a free spins bonus which can see you begin with 10 free games. Players can win an unlimited number of additional spins by landing more scatters on the reels whilst the bonus is in session.
Players may wish to keep their eyes peeled for the wild symbols for more reasons than one. Wild symbols also double up as the best-paying symbols on the reels, an honour they share with the African elephant symbols.
Both icons can see you win as much as 400 coins if you can land 5 on any active payline in the game.
There was never a hope in Hell’s chance of Hot Safari ever being good enough to beat Microgaming’s progressive jackpot paying Mega Moolah slot.
However, when Hot Safari is compared against virtually all other safari themed slots it comes out on top, not just for graphics but also for originality in its features.