Serengeti Kings

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Published: February 21, 2020

Serengeti Kings Slot Review (NetEnt) – Guaranteed Feature Every 12 Spins!

With a lion in a slot game you know things just got real.

Serengeti Kings is NetEnt’s very first game with a feature buy and the only one I can think of that delivers a feature every 12 spins. With just 26 fixed lines and 5 reels it can deliver wins of more than 1,000x, of which 50x big wins appear stop by more frequently than on most NetEnt games. If anything, this feels like a breath of fresh air that also offers plenty of bang for the buck in a medium-high volatility fashion.

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Lion Feature & Panther Feature

The game is all about the Lion and Panther features.

You start with the Lion feature and then the Panther. Both last for 12 spins, during which all Lion or Panther symbols are collected. On the last spin, the feature gets activated and all collected symbols get randomly placed on the reels. Symbol overlaps automatically create extra Wilds and multipliers (eg Lion + Panther = Wild, Lion + Lion = x2 Lion, Panther + Wild = x2 Wild, etc.).

No matter which of the two cat symbols you get, you’ll be better off either way as sooner or later they’ll be added to the reels. The good news is that they also appear stacked, so up to 20 of them can appear on a single spin.

The Wild is the highest-paying symbol at a max payout of 50x; the Lion and Panther both pay up to 5x, Hyena, Giraffe, Zebra and Meercats all pay 2x-3x at most. The royal symbols all have the same value of up to 1x each. So it’s very easy to keep track of everything.

👍 Tip: As usual with these types of features, changing your bet will reset the meters to the starting values, but it saves your progress so once you change back to that same bet you’ll continue from where you left off.

That said, relatively big, 35x wins are common in the base game, but you need more than that to break even in the long run, which is where the free spins come in.

Free Spins Bonus

Get 3 or more Scatters to trigger 12 freespins. The more Scatters you get, the more Lion or Panther symbols will be transferred over to the bonus games.

The bonus spins are no different from the base game, other than the fact that on the very last free spin both the Lion and Panther symbols are added onto the reels, so the payout potential is maximised.

Buy Free Spins Feature (Bonus Buy)

Players who get to play Serengeti Kings with the bonus buy will have 3 options to play the free spins right away.

You have the option to buy 3, 4 or 5 Scatters at once. The price for the cheapest feature buy is always 58.7x your bet, whereas the rest are priced depending on game progress, because both Lion and Panther symbols will go with that.

Time and again has the feature buy performed really well for me, which goes to show that a bit of risk can go a long way in this game. Unfortunately, players in the UK won’t be able to use it due to local regulation restrictions.

👍 Tip: RTP is the highest (96.7%) when you buy Free Spins with 4 or 5 Scatters using the optimal strategy. The optimal moments will be highlighted with flames on the Buy Free Spins pop-up. Based on personal experience though, I’d collect as many symbols as possible before a feature buy for the best possible start. Remember, there’s no guarantees.

 

Conclusion

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Serengeti Kings™ expertly combines classic graphics, innovative state-based mechanics that provide gameplay that continues to offer regular excitement over 24 spins. This makes for a slot experience that will keep players engaged and excited over multiple sessions. A big release for us, looking forward to the success this title will bring!

Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Games

Roaring Adventure from NetEnt

To sum it up, Serengeti Kings is a fantastic game. It’s got an interesting concept that does a great job at keeping attention while also giving freedom to leave the game and start anew with the same intensity. The betting range allows for plenty of freedom and the feature buy, if available, is one of the better ones. Both graphics and speed at which the game can be played add quite a bit to the overall experience as well.

The only thing that I see which can be off-putting for some is the fact that base game wins tend to be very low, leaving the Lions and Panthers to carry most of our hope. But for me it wasn’t much of a deal-breaker as the main goal is to get as much of those Serengeti Kings and Scatters as possible, the rest is trivial.

Give it a try and good luck!

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