Every now and then, we’re treated to a fun take on a theme we have seen a hundred times over. The sprawling African savannah isn’t something players are strangers to. We have seen it used in many slots throughout the years.
At this point, you could consider it a classic theme, just like ancient Egypt or fruit machines! Powered by NetEnt’s amazing magical team, this familiar playground has a whole new look, thanks to the day and night cycle.
Serengeti Kings Slot Review
The game is played on five reels, with 26 available paylines in total. The design of this release didn’t win us over by itself. The main appeal of Serengeti Kings is in its day and night cycle, as we already mentioned. It pushes the slot into above average in terms of visual fidelity all by itself! To win, you must collect three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel.
And while the visuals look great, the icon designs didn’t feel that interesting. Then again, the developers opted to go for animal symbols and playing card royals. There’s only so much you can do with those icons! A cool idea might have been to slightly adjust the symbol designs depending on whether it’s night or day. If punters can fill the screen with Wilds, they can win a maximum of 1300x their total stake.
Serengeti Kings has a pair of excellent bonuses just waiting to be unlocked! There’s the Lion and Panther spins, which swap frequently and flood the reels with their icons every twelve spins. Meanwhile, free spins not only allow you to play a few turns free, but also allow you to flood the board with both lions and panthers! You can also carry over your collected panthers and lions into the free spins round, connecting the two special features.
How to Play Serengeti Kings
You play this slot on a 5×3 board with 26 fixed paylines. It has two amazing bonuses, which turn it from a basic game to an outright experience! Your minimum bet is 0.10, while the maximum goes up to 100. Considering how many paylines you get, this betting spread is really good. Especially for more casual players who don’t want to bet a lot on each spin.
The available special features are as follows:
Lion & Panther Spins:
When you first boot Serengeti Kings, you start with 12 Lion spins. During this special feature, all lion icons are collected, and stored off-screen. On the final Lion spin, all those lion symbols are randomly placed on the board. If a lion icon lands on top of another lion, it adds a multiplier for that particular lion. After Lion spins complete, Panther spins begin, and last for the next 12 spins. Mechanics-wise, Panther spins are identical to Lion spins.
There are two ways to activatefree spins. Method one is to collect three, four or five Scatters, while method two is to buy it directly. Depending on how many Scatters trigger the feature, the panther and lion meters off to the side will be different. Three Scatters means no panthers or lions will be in the counter. Four Scatters means you keep what lions and panthers you collected before triggering the bonus. And five Scatters adds five more lions and panthers to both counters.
It seems like NetEnt plans to start 2020 strong with Serengeti Kings! While the theme has been done to death, we still had a lot of fun with it. The special features and the promise of a cool jackpot were more than enough for us. If you’re hungry for a good medium-high variance slot, then we thoroughly recommend this one.
Lion and Panther spins are a fun mechanic, especially when combined with free spins
Day and night cycle is a cool idea
Impatient punters can buy free spins
We like the day and night cycle, but the developer could have done more with it
Theme will be familiar to any long-term slot players
All in all, NetEnt has crowned a new king in the Serengeti! Let’s hope their reign is as long as prosperous as this game’s success! We think every online casino should have this video slot.