Animals of Africa Slot Review
Gold Coin Studios is a new developer, but they’ve already designed a couple of slots for Microgaming, including Arthur’s Gold and Aquatic Treasures. The third game they’re going to release, is called Animals of Africa. Once again, they’re going for a safe option, a common theme that people have shown that they enjoy. It’s a slot which has some surprises as well though, mainly where its mechanics are involved.
Designed to spin 5x3 reels, Animals of Africa gives you 20 active lines. The slot delivers the right amount of money back in the long run, as the RTP of 96.18% tells us, but it’s a highly volatile title. You’re going to find inside regular and expanding wilds, scatters, free spins and double symbols.
Animals of Africa Betting and Prizes
$0.20 is the absolute lowest wager that one can place in this case. At the other end of the betting range, we’re looking at a $25 maximum wager.
There are a number of things to look at, besides a slot’s top jackpot, and those would include both the volatility (high) and the RTP (96.18%). These paint the picture of a game which can be risky to play, but which is fair overall.
As for its major features, the first one I’d like to mention, is the use of single and double high value symbols. Those are not unique to this slot machine, the mechanic was used before in other Microgaming titles, and Gold Coin Studios borrowed from them. This mechanic gives you two types of premium symbols, showing you either 1 or 2 animals in each image.
Whether it’s symbols with 1 or 2 lions (or other animals), you can combine them to form combinations. The game checks how many animals appear in a combo, and pays accordingly. You can have up to 10 animals from the 5 symbols, if they’re all double, or it can be a lower combo of both types. Royals only appear in single versions.
The regular wilds are available in the base game, while during free spins they gain the ability to expand and take over their reels.
To actually get into the free spins, you need 3 to 5 African Trees scattered in view. The extra feature consists of those expanding wilds.
Theme & Design
Theme wise, it’s easy to figure out what kind of story we’re being sold on. The African safari style design will feature many of the wild animals that one can expect to find in many of the continent’s savanna regions, but it’s a more varied list than in other games, where only the Big 5 are covered.
Here, the main symbols will show us images of the Lion, Rhino, Antelope, Monkey and Zebra. Low value symbols show us Royals. At the same time, we have feature symbols with Wild logos, or with the African Tree as the scatter.