Review of African Quest Slot
When a company as experienced as Microgaming takes on an African themed slot, you know they’re going to go the whole 9 yards. African Quest is nothing short of breath-taking and it showcases the developer’s prowess at creating graphic rich games. The African savannah can be seen stretching off as far as the eye can see, and, this being Africa, there are also a few large animals roaming around.
But in a real safari you don’t get cash rewards for arranging the animals in rows. However, when playing this slot, this is exactly the sort of behaviour that leads to a big win. The symbols of the game are, of course, African wildlife, including rhinos, giraffes, elephants and zebras. The king of them all is, as we all know; the lion.
Kubwa the Lion is the highest paying symbol in this online slot, but also comes with a few tricks up his sleeve. The lion symbol can appear stacked on the reels, potentially increasing the chances of matches being awarded.
The lower value symbols are the expected 9, 10, J, Q, K and A playing cards.
Safari Style Slots Features
African Quest has 5 reels, uses a 1,024 Ways to Win system, and has an RTP of 96.52%. The baobab tree against a sunset is the Wild symbol, and the golden coin is the Scatter. There are 2 particularly interesting features that make this a title that’s stands apart from other online slots. These features include paid respins, and the big Free Spins bonus.
The paid respins feature is exactly what it sounds like. After a spin, the player can choose to respin a single reel at an extra cost. This means that if a win is tantalisingly close, but missing one vital Scatter, for example, a little extra bet can take another shot at landing the big win. This feature is always available and has no limit to the number of times it can be used. The cost of the respin will be displayed prior to the respin being taken.
Free Spins Bonus Round
Free Spins are abundant in this slot, and African Quest is a very rewarding game in every way.
First, matching 3 gold Africa coins will immediately pay out big, depending on the number of Scatters that landed on the reels. 3, 4, or 5 Scatters can land at a time, with the payout being 2, 10, or 20 times the original wager. But we’re just getting started!
The player will then be presented with 3 options. A certain number of spins and multipliers can be chosen, with the specific number of spins offered determined by how many Scatters originally triggered the bonus feature.
The options are as follows;
- 5 Free Spins with 3x-4x multipliers
- 8 Free Spins with 2x-3x multipliers
- 12 Free Spins with 1x-2x multipliers
The number of multipliers is random once the spins sequence has started, though will fall into the range indicated above.
African Quest is one of the more interesting slots that Microgaming has released. The bonus features in particular stand apart, offering players options about how they want to try and boost their wins!