Novomatic’s African Stampede Video Slot Review

African Stampede: Demo

Novomatic is inviting players on a wild slot safari on African Stampede. The highlight of this straightforward 5 reel, 50 payline video slot is the feature round. Once triggered, you can look forward to a dozen free spins with any wilds that land locking place for the duration. The top paying elephant symbols spins in stacked formation during the bonus round too. Play this medium volatility game on all devices from 50p to £100 per spin.

Impressive sound & visuals

Novomatic has really improved the design of its recent slot releases and African Stampede is a case in point. It looks and sounds rather good. The African-inflected backing track is a big step up from the bangs and bleeps you’ll find on many of the developer’s earlier releases. The visuals impress too.

We’re not quite in ELK Studios or Thunderkick territory but it’s all very easy on the eye. With the African plains in the background, you’ll see A to 9 royals plus an antelope, a zebra, a rhino, a buffalo and an elephant. The latter pays double your total bet if you land 5 in combination. There’s also a wild, the lion, that can appear anywhere apart from reel 1.

12 free spins

The gameplay in African Stampede is simply done. There’s only 1 feature but it has the potential to be a decent one. The Free Games feature is triggered by landing the bonus symbol on reels 1, 2 and 3 on the same spin. You’ll pocket an award of 2 times your total bet before going on to play 12 free spins.

Sticky wilds & stacked symbols

There are a couple of extras to take note of during the free spins. The elephant symbol spins in stacked formation which can create some big clusters of matching symbols. The lion wild is sticky for the whole of the free spins too. Each time a wild symbol lands, it locks in position for any free spins you have left.

Simple slots safari

Like most slots in the Novomatic catalogue, the gameplay in African Stampede is very straightforward. The best winning opportunities arise in the Free Games feature where the stacked high value symbols and sticky wilds can combine to fill the reels with high value elephants and/or wilds.

As far as variance goes, we’re in the medium range – it should be low as the most you can win a poor 250 times your bet if you fill the reels with elephants and/or wilds! If you fancy playing a well-designed slot with a classic bonus round, then that’s just what’s on offer in African Stampede. However, it doesn’t offer we haven’t seen countless times before the Raging Rhino Megaways slot from WMS offers a similar safari trip but offers potential 12,500 times bet wins on each free spin!

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