Serengeti Kings Slot: Review

Serengeti Kings: Demo

The grasslands of Tanzania form the backdrop to Serengeti Kings, a safari-themed slot from NetEnt. Played using a 5 reel, 4 row, 26 payline game engine, collect high paying lion and panther symbols in meters which are dropped onto the reels every 12th spin. These can turn wild and also bring multipliers into the mix. There’s also a bonus feature that awards up to 30 free spins. Play on your computer, tablet or smartphone from between 10p and £100 per spin.

Serengeti setting

With the African savanna in the background, you’ll see animal print playing card symbols alongside a collection of wild animals including meerkats, zebras, giraffes and hyenas. The lion and the panther are the most lucrative standard symbols. They will both get you 1, 2 or 5 times your total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Potentially far more rewarding is the wild which pays 3, 10 or 50 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Lion & Panther Spins

The action in Serengeti Kings is split up into blocks of 12 spins. The Lion Spins have a daylight setting with the Panther Spins taking place under moonlight. Each time lion or panther symbol lands, it is collected in its associated meter. On the 12th Lion Spin, all the collected lions are dropped onto the reels and a payout calculation is made. The same process is done on the 12th Panther Spin when all the collected Panthers are added.

Wild & multiplier extras

You can boost your wins on the 12th Lion and Panther Spins if the collected symbols are dropped onto specific symbols:

  • A lion dropped on another lion (or a panther on a panther) increases a multiplier by 1x
  • A lion dropped onto a panther symbol (or vice versa) becomes a wild symbol
  • A lion or panther dropping onto an existing wild adds a multiplier to that wild

Free Spins feature

Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols on the same spin to trigger the Free Spins feature and with it 12 free spins. The lions and panthers are collected just like in the base game.

Trigger the free spins with 3 scatters and the lion and panther meters start at 0. With 4 scatters, any collected lion and panthers in the meters on the triggering spin are carried over. With 5 scatters, the collected lions and panthers are carried over with 5 extra symbols also added.

On the 12th free spin, the collected lion and panther symbols are added and a payout calculation made. Again, you can add multipliers and wilds into the mix here.

Buy the feature

If you don’t want to wait to trigger the Free Spins feature, you’ll be able to buy them. You can buy the 3, 4 or 5-scatter free spins for the prices shown at the side of the reels. This option is not available in the UK due to the UK Gambling Commission’s regulations.

Another entertaining safari adventure

This safari-themed Serengeti Kings slot is nicely done. The imagery is decent enough, backed by a classic African-style soundtrack. The gameplay offers something different thanks to the Lion and Panther Spins. These can really come into their own if you manage to bring extra wilds and multipliers into play.

We found them bit hit or miss though. The Free Spins feature offers decent potential too with the extra symbols and the increasing multipliers. There are already plenty of similarly themed slots available like Blueprint Gaming’s Safari Gold Megaways. If you enjoy a virtual safari, then Serengeti Kings is worth a spin.

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