The famous National Park and geographical region in northern Tanzania – the Serengeti, is one of the world’s most stunning places. However, you don’t have to travel to the African continent to experience its majestic beauty and unique collection of exotic wildlife. Instead, you need only play the brilliant slot created by NetEnt, which takes you to the very heart of the region. Serengeti Kings is played on a 5-reel, 4-row board with 26 pay lines. To win combos, players must match the Big Cat symbols in matching formations across the board from left to right. Bonus features for Serengeti Kings include the Big Cat Spins feature, which adds wilds and multipliers to the gameplay. There is also a free spins feature which is triggered through collecting scatters. If you don’t want to go through the natural play sequences to get bonuses, there is also a feature buy option. Bets for Serengeti Kings range from 10p to £100 per spin. The maximum win from this game is 5,000x stake. Serengeti Kings is a medium volatility slot from the heart of the Serengeti National Park, with a return to player percentage of 96.7%.
Graphics and Theme
NetEnt have done a great job here of making this slot vibrant, colourful and entertaining with a collection of graphics and illustrations which appeal to the player. The background as you might expect for this game is a cartoon depiction of the Serengeti. From the iconic Acacia trees to the rolling plains and mountainous backdrop, the designers have included plenty of detail to immerse the player in the unique African environment fully. The board is a clever wooden construction that looks like it might be a sign hanging out of one of the amazing bush hotels that high-paying visitors frequent whilst travelling. Regular symbols are represented by letters of the alphabet in colourful animal prints. On the other hand, special symbols are a collection of the most quintessential wildlife that lives in the Natural Park. The music is a fun African inspired drum beat with an upbeat tempo.
A few key bonus games enrich gameplay in Serengeti Kings. The first one that players should be aware of is the Lion and Panther collection game. As has been mentioned, there are a variety of wildlife icons that you will see throughout the game. However, none are more valuable than the Lion and the Panther symbols.
The first phase of this game concerns the collection of the Lion and then later the Panther symbols. All the Lion and Panther symbols that land on the reels are added to the counters at each side of the screen; one collects Lion symbols, the other Panther. These will be collected over 12 spins. On the 12th Lion spin, the first phase, no Lion symbols are collected, and the Lion feature itself is activated.
During the Lion, spins feature all the Lion symbols which have collected over the 12 spins are randomly distributed onto the reels. On the 12th Panther spin, the same mechanic follows but for the Panther symbols. You will also notice that the game will switch from day to night with the Panther spins round.
After these sequences have been set up, if a Lion symbol lands on top of a panther symbol or the other way around, it will form a wild. If either a Lion or Panther symbol should land on the same symbol or a wild, then the running multiplier for the current stake is added to by 1x. Each pay line already has a 1x multiplier applied to it at a base level, so with each Lion or Panther that lands on a wild or the same symbol, the multiplier increases. This can lead to some heavy multipliers being applied.
Once the 12th spin of either round, the multipliers are dropped back to base settings and the process of collection symbols begins again.
In addition to the Lion and Panther Spins, there is also a Free Spins round which is triggered when players collect three or more of the scatter icons (the half sun/half moon symbols) anywhere on the reels. For the Free Spins round, players will receive 12 free spins. However, it is also possible to collect Lion and Panther icons here too, and you will start with more of both if you collect more scatters to trigger the round.
3 scatters –0 symbols in the Lion and Panther Counters
Four scatters – You’ll start the round with the number of symbols you have collected so far.
Five scatters – You will receive five or more Lion and Panther symbols for both counters.
As mentioned, as with the base game, you can continue to collect Lion and Panther symbols in the Free Spins round. With your last free spin, all the symbols collected in both of the meters are randomly distributed onto the reels, giving players the potential to add to the current multiplier.
NetEnt makes setting up and playing Serengeti Kings easy with a range of betting options provided along the bottom of the screen. Using this menu, players can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits. Once these parameters are set, players may spin the reels. This can be done either by using the manual spin button or by setting up automatic spins. To win, players must match symbols across pay lines from left to right.
Serengeti Kings on Mobile
Serengeti Kings can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.