It’s hot in Africa, so that’s exactly where you’re headed here with Pragmatic Play’s Hot Safari. Themed around the wild animals of the African plains, Pragmatic bring you a plethora of goodies too, including expanding wilds, a potentially 10x win multiplier on all spins that pay, as well as a super wild respin feature that adds wilds to each reel, and the traditional free spins game. Wow.
Presented over 5 to 6 reel, 3 row, 25 payline setup, this slot is set against the beautiful African savannah. Symbols on the reels include the usual lower value playing card symbols, along with higher value cards that consist of a meerkat, a gazelle, a zebra, a rhino and elephants.
The elephants are the big payer where symbols are concerned, get five across a payline to bag a 400 coin win. King of the jungle, the lion, features as the wild and substitutes for all other symbols when forming wins, expect for the scatter A wild that lands in the middle position will expand to fill the whole reel.
An extra reel brings extra fun
The 6th reel on the board includes a selection of multipliers, ranging from 1x to 10x and present on every winning spin. Your original win will be boosted by the amount shown within the multiplier reel.
A super wild can also be found lurking within the 6th reel, line the pointer up with this bad boy to trigger the ‘super wild bonus’ feature. You’ll be awarded a respin and wilds will be added to each reel. If the wild lands in the middle position, the wild will expand to fill the whole reel, the same as the in base game detailed above.
For the free spins fans (that’s everybody then!)
Get three of the monkey scatters across the reels to trigger the free spins feature, brining with it 10 free spins. Multipliers are still available during the free spins feature, as is the opportunity to trigger the super wild bonus which would push the free spins total to 20.
What you’re really looking for is a wild on the middle position of each row along with the maximum 10x multiplier. If you manage this expect a 4000x your stake payout - sweet.
Hot Safari is a great slot with loads of action, we love the multipliers as they really keep stoking the fire during the base game, and when the features hit you’re ever-ready for the wins. Free spins wise, it’s touch and go, with the better feature being the super wild bonus respins. Get more than one wild on that middle row to stack into some big wins too. Design could be better, but at this point all we care about is the money. Sorry, not sorry.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring