Microgaming have partnered with Slingshot Studios to bring us a brand New Slot, African Legends Slot. Inclusive within the game is a progressive Jackpot, which will pique the interest of those looking for the big pay day.
Africa is full of surprises, and maybe this game is too with features sure to keep you at the edge of your seat. Slingshot Studios are a new independent game studio that provide exclusive content for Microgaming.
Their vision is to focus on enhancing successful slot game staples before going on to innovate them with captivating new features.
They boast a flair for producing high quality games for avid slot fans and new players alike, and it’ll certainly be interesting to see if African Legends is true to this vision.
Witness the beauty of Africa in African Legends
There’s no denying, the theme has been done before time and time again. Yet, there’s always something so alluring about an African themed slot, and it never gets old.
Africa is a wonder of the world in itself, and African Legends have done a great job in bringing the theme to life. In the background you can see the plains and rivers of a picturesque Wild Africa, with music that fits in well with a tribal kind of wonderous theme.
Betting and Symbols
There aren’t tonnes of options to choose from when it comes to betting in African Legends. The lowest available bet is 0.25, and the highest available is 25. Between them, all that’s left to choose from is 0.50, 1.00, 1.25, 2.50, 5.00 and 6.25.
It’s not exactly bad, most of them cover the needs of what most players will chose anyway, but super high rollers are out of luck if your preferred bet is usually up towards the 100 mark.
There are 10 symbols, the top of which is the Golden Wild symbol, which will return 10x for 5 of these in a row. Next top symbols are the Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, and Warthog.
Low paying symbols are Spade, Heart, Diamond and Club. It’s worth mentioning that Wilds substitute, as per usual, for all other symbols and a super stacked on reel 3.
Base Game and Features
African Legend employs an ever-popular pay line mechanic with its ‘ways to win’ integration. There are 5 reels, each of which hold 3 symbols for a total of 15 overall.
Wins will pay from left to right and because of its 243 ways to win, symbols that connect from left to right on adjacent reels starting from the left most reel will form a win, regardless of their position, as long as there’s 3 or more matching symbols.
Rolling Reels trigger on every win. When symbols win, they will be removed to make way for new symbols. This can lead to consecutive wins from a single spin as long as new winning combinations appear. Consecutive wins will also increase the Multiplier trail.
The win Multiplier increases with every consecutive roll in the base game.
- Roll 1 – 2x
- Roll 2 – 3x
- Roll 3 – 4x
- Roll 4 – 5x
- Roll 5 – 6x
- Roll 6 – 8x
- Roll 7 – 10x
- 8 consecutive rolls awards the Wow Major Jackpot!
Up to 5 symbols can turn Wild on any spin, Wild Blast cannot trigger in the Rolling Reels feature however.
Consecutive Wins is the key to triggering the Free Spins. 4 or more rolls during the Rolling Reels feature will trigger Free Spins with a Multiplier.
- 4 Rolls – 12 spins at 5x
- 5 Rolls – 15 Spins at 6x
- 6 Rolls – 18 Spins at 8x
- 7 Rolls – 20 Spins at 10x
Wow Major Jackpot
The Wow Major Jackpot starts at 50.000,00, and continues to grow. 8 consecutive Rolls will be needed to award this jackpot, and higher bets increase your chance at winning the Jackpot
African Legends is a solid enough game with its Rolling Reels, Multiplier and Wild blast features. Yet, the major attraction in African Legends comes from the Wow Major Jackpot.
Without the Major Jackpot, the stats of the game look a little bit gloomy. The RTP is unusually low, at 94.92%, and the maximum win achievable without the Wow Major Jackpot is a meagre 1,200x.
Don’t get me wrong, no matter you stake 1000x is a nice hit, however as the maximum win it seems a little bit low.
This Slot is available to play on most Online Casinos UK in October 2020
If you’re just looking for a bit of fun, then African Legends can certainly provide it, and ticks all the boxes in that department. Otherwise, the game just doesn’t hold that massive potential needed to arouse the interest of most players looking for that bigger pay day.