Novomatic Savannah Storm Xtra Choice Slot Review and Free Play

Savannah Storm Xtra Choice: Demo

Go hunting for an elephant sized jackpot in Savannah Storm Xtra Choice, a safari-themed video slot from Novomatic. You’ll be offered the choice of a 25 payline or 1,024 ways to win game engine. Different free spin and multiplier combinations are on offer depending on which machine you play on. Take to the African plains from 25p to 40p per spin.

The visuals in Savannah Storm Xtra Choice are typical Novomatic – set against the wild grasslands at night, the reels include the usual lower value playing cards plus a range of wild animals. You’ll see leopards, wildebeests, rhinos, lions and elephants. The elephant is the best of the animals, paying up to 300 coins if you land 5 in combination.

Appearing everywhere apart from reel 1 is the diamond which is the game’s wild – it doesn’t offer any pays but does replace everything bar the scatter. It comes into its own during the Free Games feature, more of which shortly.

To trigger that feature, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the scatter or hope to see it activate at random at the end of a base game spin. You’ll then get an award equal to 2, 10 or 25 times your total stake. The number of free spins on offer depends on which game engine you’re playing. In the 25 payline mode, you’ll get 15 free spins. Any wilds that form part of a winning line double or quadruple the payout.

In 1,024 ways to win mode, you’ll be given the pick of the following options.

  • 10 free spins with wild wins boosted by a 3x or 4x multiplier
  • 14 free spins with wild wins boosted by a 2x or 4x multiplier
  • 18 free spins with wild wins boosted by a 2x or 3x multiplier
  • 22 free spins with wilds wins boosted by a 2x multiplier

You can also choose from a mystery option which will can give you 10, 14, 18 or 22 free spins with 1 of the multiplier combinations – this means you could get 22 free spins with a wild multiplier or 3x or 4x! You can also retrigger the features whether you play using 25 paylines or 1,024 ways to win.

We’re in classic Novomatic territory with Savannah Storm Xtra Choice – this isn’t a thing of beauty by any stretch of the imagination. The action comes thick and fast though, especially in the bonus round where the wild multipliers can quickly reap decent rewards. There’s little to choose between the 2 game engines. If forced to choose, we’d go for the 1,024 ways to win set up due to more free spins possible.

It’s something we could say about many Novomatic video slots but stodgy design is redeemed by some frantic gameplay in Savannah Storm Xtra Choice.  Get lucky with those multipliers in the feature and these big beats can deliver a stampede of coins. I also suggest you take a look at Cash Stampede by NextGen Gaming and Raging Rhino by WMS Gaming.

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