Novomatic produces slot titles in all kinds of themes, and African Simba is this gaming giant’s take on the safari/wildlife genre. It’s set on the Serengeti in East Africa, with icons based on the local animals and scenery that tourists encounter on safari. The five reels, displaying three symbols each, are encased in a reed frame and backed by the long grass of the savannah, beneath a bright blue sky dotted with fluffy clouds.
African Simba doesn’t use conventional paylines; instead, it has 243 Ways to Win. Combos can be formed anyhow, as long as three or more symbols can be found on consecutive reels, starting on Reel 1. Players can adjust their base bet from 2 to 400 credits per spin, but also set the bet muliplier to one of several increments between 1 and 25. To engage 243 Ways to Win, the bet multiplier must be fixed at 25, so players on a budget should adjust the base bet instead.
Wild Simba Enjoys Roaring Animation
Simba is the Swahili word for lion, and the ferocious golden-maned king of the beasts is the African Simba Wild symbol. It occurs only on Reels 2, 3 and 4 at Canadian mobile casinos, meaning it has no value in combinations with itself. Its sole function is to substitute for any other symbols, barring the Scatter, to complete more winning combos.
However, the Wild’s ability to appear on all three centre reels simultaneously, coupled with African Simba’s 243 Ways to Win, means that it can trigger multiple wins by substituting for several symbols at the same time. When the Wild is involved in a win, he roars his regal pride, baring deadly fangs.
Exotic Ambience in Icons
A cheerful African melody on drums and marimbas accompanies the African Simba action. Six low value poker icons, winning a maximum of 200 credits for five 9s, 10s or Js, and 250 credits for five Qs, Ks or As, are characterised as brightly coloured carved stones.
Next are four African Simba animal icons, rendered in realistic, somewhat whimsical 3D paintings. The flamingo or the meerkat couple win up to 500 credits, and the buffalo’s top prize is 1,500. The top scorer is the giraffe, with prizes of 200, 1,000 and 5,000 for three, four of five matches. The characters all display short animations when featured in wins, showing off in their natural habitat and visuals are identical in all versions including iPad, Android & iPhone casino slot machines online.
Kilimanjaro Scatter Triggers Free Spins
The African Simba Scatter is a view of Mount Kilimanjaro against the setting sun. Three or more appearing in any position on the reels activates the free games round, consisting of 12 free spins. The backdrop changes from noonday to sunset, and Swahili singing heralds the advent of the X3 multiplier that is applied to all prizes won in the bonus round.
Another three or more Scatters during the bonus round will add another 12 free spins to the bonus, with the X3 multiplier remaining fixed. As with most Novomatic slots, African Simba also has a Gamble function, for players who like to try to improve low wins.