Humans have always done their best to conquer nature. In many ways, we have succeeded. Where the humans of old huddled in huts or caves, knocked around by predators and diseases, the humans of today have overcome both – to the point where for a simple cough, there’s a medicine to prevent it, and for the predators that once made our lives hell, we can simply go to the zoo and watch them from a safe distance. Where we once killed animals, today we preserve them and the wilderness, in safaris, which is where Pragmatic’s slot takes place. It was released in April 2016, with a medium volatility and a whopping 4000x fixed jackpot that you could win? How do you get to this amazing number, you may ask? It’s all thanks to the bonus sixth reel, and a myriad of other features that come along with it.
The visuals haven’t changed much from then to now when it comes to Pragmatic Play, so if you liked their latest releases graphically, you will probably enjoy this one, too. It has some cool animations, such as the screen transition for the free spins, or the running lion when it expand across the entire reel. Beyond that, you will find a familiar suite of playing card symbols – 10, J, Q, K and A, as well as several animals such as meerkats, gazelles, zebras, rhinos and elephants. The base pays are somewhat boring, but this is alleviated by the presence of a sixth reel, which contains only multipliers, and is available during normal gameplay, as well. This means every win has the chance of being increased, by a maximum of 7x during normal gameplay, and 10x during free spins.
In fact, on top of an increased potential multiplier, another thing that you can only unlock during free spins is the Super Wild bonus. If the symbol responsible for this feature lands on the sixth reel, it will place a Wild symbol on all five reels in a random position. If the Wild appears in the middle of the reel, it will expand to cover it fully, and this feature is active during normal gameplay, as well. The top reward you can win from this is collecting five expanding Wilds during a 10x multiplier, leading to the maximum possible score. Free spins, by extent, seem boring, but they can offer some awesome wins, as well. Collecting three or more Scatters will reward with 10 free spins, and it is possible to retrigger the feature while it is already active for 10 more extra turns. There’s technically no upper limit on how many free spins you can win this way, so go nuts.
In the grand scheme of things, we found that we rather enjoyed our time with Hot Safari. The constant presence of multipliers is somewhat negated by low pays at first, but the features can bring some mind-boggling wins if you’re lucky enough to hit them. For us, this is a title we’ll no doubt come back to at some point to try our luck. We recommend giving it a go, and seeing if you can win the Super Wild bonus.