Serengeti Kings Review
Serengeti Kings is an online slot game developed by Netent, a well-known game provider for many. The name of the game refers to a wild life park in Tanzania and Kenya, which is also the theme of the game. We see this theme more often in slots, such as Raging Rhino for example. This game is unique for Netent, as this is the first game with the popular ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature. Do read on to find out what this game has to offer!
RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game is between 96.1% and 96.7%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is medium. A medium volatility means that the game scores average in terms of frequency and amount of winning amounts.
The playing field of this slot machine consists of 5 reels of 4 rows. In the background you can see the African savanna, which makes the theme well reflected. At the top corners of the screen your spins are tracked (3/12 for example), and below you can read why. On the other side you see the feature that allows you to buy the bonus round, and for this you have 3 options with different prices. The rest of the options can all be seen at the bottom of the screen. From left to right you see here: The settings, your bet, the coin value (proportional to your bet), the autoplay function, the ‘spin’ button, the amount you win, and your balance.
How does Serengeti Kings work?
The game has a fairly unique mechanism, and below we will try to explain this as well as possible. You can make combinations from the first reel, and there are 26 possible paylines. Actually you play in clusters of 24 spins, of which the first 12 are ‘lion spins’ and the last 12 are ‘panther spins’. During these spins you will try to collect as many lions and panthers as possible. After the first 12 spins, all lions collected will be randomly distributed on the playing field, this is called the ‘Lions feature’. Then the same happens with the panthers you have collected, but often more have been collected since you have 24 spins for this (the ‘Panther feature’). Based on this, a number of things have been added to the game, and a list is given below:
- A lion above a panther on your screen or a panther above a lion gives you a Wild.
- A lion over a lion / wild, or a panther over a panther / wild, yields a progressive multiplier. It starts at x1 and increases in steps of +1. You can add multiple multipliers on one payline.
Do not change your bet during these 24 spins, as you will start over and postpone the two features.
How do you play Serengeti Kings?
Although this game is very special, you do not have to do many other things than usual. Here too you first choose a bet. You can choose from a lot of values between 0.10 euros and 100 euros. A great choice, but especially choose what you feel comfortable with. Then you can choose whether you use the autoplay function or click yourself, which is also purely a personal preference. Then the game starts and you can have little further influence on the results. All we can tell you is not to change bets during the 24 spins, so that the RTP remains as high as possible.
The Symbols / The Prices
The symbols are divided into categories and they all pay different amounts. These categories are grouped below, with the necessary accompanying information behind them:
- The basic symbols consist of the card symbols 10 to A, and pay only 10 credits for a 5 of a kind.
- The premium symbols consist of a number of animals, and pay between 20 and 30 credits for a 5 of a kind.
- The lion and the panther are of course a bit more profitable, and pay out about 50 credits for a 5 of a kind!
- Wild symbols are without a doubt the highest paying symbols. With a 5 of a kind you get 500 credits!
The value of a credit, of course, depends on the bet you have chosen.
This bonus consists of 12 free spins that you unlock from 3 scatters in 1 turn. When you reach the bonus round with 3 bonus symbols, you will start from 0. If you manage to collect four, you start with the number of lions and panthers collected so far. With 5 scatter symbols you get another 5 lions and 5 panthers! It looks overwhelming at the end, with all those lions, panthers, and wilds on your screen. However, it rarely delivers really big prizes, which is certainly a downside of this game.
Buy a bonus feature
This feature is divided into 3 categories, since you can buy 3, 4 or 5 scatters. Respectively this will cost you about 58.7x, 85x, and 240x your stake! The RTP increases when you buy the 4 or 5 scatter symbols, but with 3 it will even decrease. We therefore definitely advise against this. When a flame appears on the Buy a Bonus features, it means that the right time has come to buy them.
Max win & Rating
Serengeti Kings pays out a maximum amount of 130,000 euros! Furthermore, the game scores with us 3/5 stars.
The game is well thought out and has unique game elements. However, we think it is a pity that the bonus round rarely pays main prizes. That is why Serengeti Kings scores just under 4 stars, and it should be satisfied with 3/5!