African Simba Pokie Review
African Simba from Novomatic is a safari themed 5 reel pokie offering 243 ways to win rather than a fixed number of pay lines. You choose how many reels to activate – from one to all five – and get the chance to win between 3 and 243 ways as a result.
Of course, the more lines are activated, the greater your stake but you can’t win if you’re not in.
The symbols on display here aim to replicate the type of creature you might encounter on the Savannah, so you’ve got meerkats, flamingos, giraffes, bison, and of course, Simba the lion.
The music does little to complement the African theme, unfortunately, but there are big wins on offer in the Bonus game if you can get that far.
About The Game
Coins Range:0.01 To 2.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:10/No
Wild Symbol: there are many instances when the sight of a lion on the African plains can only mean bad news, but you will be glad to see Simba the lion appear here as his symbol is wild and can replace all others except for the Scatters.
Scatter Symbol: the real selling point of African Simba is the bonus rounds, which are triggered when you uncover three Mount Kilimanjaro symbols.
When these appear you are given 12 free spins, and you have the opportunity to re-trigger within these free spins. Also, during the bonus spins all winning lines are multiplied by three, so this is where you can really go after the big game.
During regular game play the giraffe is the animal you most want to encounter on your safari, as 5 of these on a pay-line will reward you with 5000 times your initial stake.
The wins are tripled in the Bonus game, and being a Novomatic game you will always have the option to double your winnings in the game of chance.
As usual, this risk game is uninspiring visually but the turn of a card can either double your money or bring you back down to zero, so that alone makes it exciting.
The African safari theme is nothing new or different, and Novomatic are relying on players to return to the Savannah because of the tempting 243 ways to win offer. Bear in mind that Simba is a volatile pokie so expect big jackpot wins to be few and far between, but to pay off big if you do hit it lucky.
The re-trigger option during the bonus spins turns up relatively often, so that is probably a better incentive for players to go back to the African plains once again.