From the African plains to the Arctic tundra, here are 5 of the best wild animal themed video slots

#NationalWildlifeDay is trending on Twitter so we thought we’d take a look at our 5 favourite animal themed video slots – in amongst cuddling kittens or watching David Attenborough documentaries, here are the games who make the cut:

Totally Wild – Novomatic

Totally Wild is a 5 reel, 20 payline safari-themed game that comes from Novomatic. Hidden among the jungle imagery are frogs, toucans, monkeys and best of all leopards. The base game action can seem a little pedestrian here but the game sparks into life when you trigger the Free Games feature. On offer here are 10, 15 or 25 free spins where all 4 of the wild animal symbols are wild. Colourful imagery, simple gameplay and medium to high volatility combine to entertaining affect in this jungle adventure.

Jungle Giants – Playtech

Jungle Giants takes you to a lost jungle civilisation and is a superbly designed 5 reel, 50 payline video slot from Playtech. The reels are dominated by hippos, oxen, gorillas, rhinos and elephants. All of these animal symbols (and the wild) can spin in colossal 3×3 formations to deliver some cracking combinations. The Giant Free Games feature impresses too. On offer are unlimited free spins with the lower value royal symbols removed and 3×3 colossal symbols filling the middle 3 reels. Find matching stacks on reels 1 and 5 alongside a colossal symbol and Jungle Giants can deliver some mammoth action.

Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild – Net Entertainment

More tropical adventure is on offer in Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot powered by NetEnt. Featuring the Scandi developer’s usual high end, 3D design it also comes with plenty of features. They include expanding and transforming symbols as well as a Free Spins feature that’s played on a 1,024 ways to win reel set. Those free spins feature higher value symbols only to further boost your winning chances.

Cash Stampede – NextGen Gaming

The African savanna is the setting for Cash Stampede, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot from NextGen Gaming. The likeliest way to land a cash stampede is via the game’s 2 features. Land a wild on reel 3 that’s part of a winning combination with 1 of the higher value animal symbols and you’ll get a re-spin with the successful symbols locked in place. The streak spins continue as long as a new matching symbol hits. There’s also a Free Games feature that awards up to 16 free spins with a wild locked in the central position of the middle reel throughout. With superb visuals and a bouncy African backing track, Cash Stampede is a superb safari-themed offering.

Wild North – Play ‘N Go

Head to the frozen Arctic tundra in Wild North, a terrific looking 5 reel, 40 payline video slot from Play ‘N Go. It’s brimming with features too including free spins and respins with 4×4 Mega Symbols, wild reels, stacked symbols, multipliers up to 30x, 2×2 Wolf and Owl symbols. There’s also a classic pick me round. If you like plenty of variety, then this wintry adventure will be the video slot to choose.