Novomatic is the software behind African Simba, and the game is one of the few from the studio to offer 243 paylines, or ways to win. Several different creative paylines have been added to the usual ones to create this number, including having 3 of any symbol occurring anywhere on the first 3 reels. The game has a respectable certified payout percentage of 95.15%, and a coin value range of 0.01 to 1.0 so almost every player pocketbook is comfortably accommodated.
The minimum stake is 0.25, and payouts are made according to the regular pay table .Players can also choose to make no deposit and play for free, so that they can develop their skills and build their confidence before putting any money down. They can also activate the AutoPlay mode and let the reels keep spinning as they carry on with other things. Being able to play with all of these variables, and anywhere or anytime that is convenient, means the game will suit almost every player.
Game Scene and Setting
African Simba has a Safari theme, and the reels are set against a backdrop of savannah, thorn trees and open sky. The symbols on the reels include well-rendered Giraffes, Buffalo, Meerkats and Flamingos, as well as the 10, J, Q, K and A playing card symbols in vibrant colours and an African font. Classic slots sounds should put players into even more of a spinning mood, and celebratory noises mark every win. The animations of the symbols on the reels and in the Bonus game take players further into their gameplay.
Special Symbols and Features
African Simba’s top Jackpot is 3,000 coins, and is paid when 5 Buffalo symbols line up along an activated payline. The Wild Symbol in the game is the Lion, which can be substituted for any regular reel icon to complete winning combinations. The only symbol that can’t be replaced by the Wild Symbol is the Scatter Symbol, which is an image of an African Landscape complete with a setting sun. When 3 or more of these Scatter Symbols appear anywhere on the 5 reels, the game’s Free Spins Bonus Round is triggered. Players are given 12 free spins, and all wins are multiplied by 3. The Bonus game can be indefinitely retriggered by additional Scatter Symbols appearing.
For a final flourish after a successful spin, players have the option of invoking the Gamble Feature that several Novomatic games offer. This allows them to double or quadruple their takings, by correctly predicting the colour or suit of an unseen card respectively. This can be very tempting, but an incorrect guess will mean that a player has to forfeit everything, so some players see it as too much of a gamble. As with the rest of the African Simba game, players are empowered with choice and can decide how to manage their own Slots experiences. They don’t have to play this feature; it’s entirely a matter of choice, and they can simply elect not to use it on a case-by-case basis.