Safari Riches is a brand-new online video slot from 888 Gaming. It was released in October 2020 and joins a long list of successful slot games released by 888 over the last few years. You might recognise other 888 games like Mermaid’s Millions, Greedy Dragon, Rise of the Pharaohs, and Irish Riches. Their latest release will take you on a journey across the savannah to battle it out with wild animals for your chance to win huge prizes.
The game is played across a 4×5 set of reels with 40 pay lines. Bets start from £0.40 and reach a maximum of £400 per spin. The mega symbols (2×2 or 3×3) disrupt the conventional run of play and will give you more opportunities to create large winning combinations. The gameplay also involves wild symbols, free spins and progressive daily jackpot prizes that are guaranteed to payout every day. It’s a medium volatility game with an RTP that fluctuates between 93.23% up to 96.23%. Read the rest of the review to find out the details of what to expect and how to play Safari Riches.
Graphics and Theme
The backdrop to the reels is set on the open grassy plains of an African savannah. In the foreground, you can see an oasis-like watering hole and trees line up into the distance on either side of the reels. Beyond the trees and the grass, you can see a bright blue sky that reveals the searing heat of the African wildlife setting. Each reel position has its wooden border and the symbols include some popular safari animal characters.
The soundtrack is a slow, relaxing, ethereal song that’s blended with wildlife noises like bird calls and the roar of lions. It’s incredibly calming, and night-time slots players should be aware that it might have the effect of putting you to sleep if you’re not careful. When you hit spin, a quick burst from African drums can be heard from your speakers, and the reels come to a stop one by one with a thudding noise. Different animal noises sound every time you land special symbols and winning combinations.
Safari Riches Symbols
The low paying symbols in the game are made up of the playing card symbols Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. Five of a kind aces will pay out 30x your stake. The high paying symbols in the game include a zebra, a water buffalo, a rhino, an elephant, and a cheetah. The cheetah is worth 200x your stake for five of a kind. The wild symbol that can substitute for any regular symbol to make a winning combination is worth 300x your stake for five. Finally, there is a flamingo scatter icon that can only appear as a 3×3 mega symbol on reels two, three and four. Any other symbol except the wild can appear randomly as a 2×2 or 3×3 mega symbol.
Safari Riches free spins
The key to the free spins is the scatter symbol. It can trigger seven free spins if it lands full on the reels or it will trigger one free spin if it lands partially on the reels. During the free spins round the reels are upgraded to feature more mega icons that are guaranteed to land fully or partially on the reels. Scatter icons are not present during this round, so there is no chance to retrigger more free spins.
Every player that takes a spin on the Safari Riches game is in with the chance to win the daily progressive jackpot. You can see how much is in the jackpot in the top left of the screen, while the countdown timer in the top right of your screen will reveal how long is left before the jackpot has to payout. Your chances of winning the daily jackpot increase if you wager more per spin. It can only be won by a single spin in the base game. Spins during free spins and other bonus rounds cannot trigger the jackpot.
Game How to Play
The first thing you need to do is decide on your betting range by using the + and – icons at the bottom of your screen. In this game, you can choose to place bets between a modest £0.40 per spin up to a maximum of £400 per spin for anyone brave enough to risk that much cash. The reels are set up in a 5×4 format with 40 pay lines. The mega symbols and free spins bonus round create new ways for you to win cash prizes beyond the standard pay lines in the base game. The maximum payout is the value of the daily progressive jackpot, which can fluctuate depending on how many people play the game each day. The jackpot has to pay out every day and your chances of winning it increase if you lay down more money per spin.
Safari Riches on Mobile
888 gaming has used HTML 5 software to develop the game. This makes Safari Riches compatible with all iOS and Android mobile devices. Just login to your favourite online casino via a mobile web browser and start playing right away.