Roaming Reels Slot Game
The title of this Ainsworth designed slot is centered upon a lion who roams the African plains. This lion is the dominant symbol of the slot and it also roams the reels, appearing on three particular reels during the base game, but making the move to others during the feature.
Joining the lion on the African landscape are a zebra, a gazelle and an Ostrich, while a map of the continent is the highest paying symbol.
The highlight of Roaming Reels is certainly the free spins bonus round where you’ll find both large and multiple wins coming your way.
How to win on Roaming Reels
With 100 pay lines winning spins will come your way on a regular basis, this slot paying out when you can land 3+ consecutive symbols in a row from left to right on one of the 100 pay lines. The map of Africa with a distinctive tiger coloring pays out an impressive 1,000 coins when hitting 5 in a row, the zebra coming next at 300 coins. The ostrich and the gazelle are both worth 200 coins, while a lion’s footprint is joined by the playing card letters from 9 to Ace in paying out 100 coins.
The wild symbol is the lion, which substitutes for the other regular symbols to create extra wins. This lion is a kindly looking one and stares out serenely from the reels, its small, piercing green eyes particularly noticeable. This is the most prominent symbol of Roaming Reels as it is stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5, so you’ll find it covering entire reels on many of the spins. Stacked wilds can bring many additional wins, especially if you are playing the full complement of 100 lines.
The final symbol on the reels is the scatter which shows a dark tree emerging from the tall brown grass of the plains. You’ll have an immediate scatter pay of 2x, 10x or 100x your total stake when this symbol appears 3, 4 or 5 times anywhere across the reels and you’ll also gain entry into the free spins bonus round.
This bonus round sees you awarded more spins the more scatters you land – 8 free games for 3 scatters, 12 free games for 4 scatters and 20 free spins for the maximum 5 scatters. There is one key difference during the free spins in the fact that the lion wild now appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 as opposed to reels 3, 4 and 5. This makes for many more winning spins, especially on those spins where reels 1, 3 and 5 are all filled with wilds, guaranteeing every pay line is a winning one and improving your chances of landing those high paying 5 in a row wins.
How Roaming Reels Works
Roaming Reels follows the popular 5×3 configuration found on most Ainsworth video slots. With 100 pay lines you certainly have more winning opportunities than usual at a slot of this size. If the 100 pay lines are too much however, you can opt to play fewer. The minimum stake per line is just a single cent, ranging through to 75c.
Graphically the game is somewhat striking. The backdrop is a larger version of the scene seen in the scatter symbol, the dark orange of the sky at sunset prominent. The lion is the standout symbol, the serene look replaced by a more ferocious roar when the symbol is used as part of a win line. The other animals look impressive too, while the playing card symbols add some color to the reels. The clicking of the reels is joined by an African style theme and the aforementioned roar of the lion – the accompanying sound therefore adding to the African plain experience.
Roaming Reels is a slot which will appeal to those who enjoy the beauty of the wide open country of the African plain and the beasts that roam the land. The gameplay itself is enjoyable, but isn’t the most original or feature filled slot you’ll find online. Nonetheless, the 100 ways to win and the stacked wilds throughout do promise some very big spins, the winning potential even bigger during the bonus round. Landing the wild at this Ainsworth offering might be the only time you’ll be happy to see a lion bare its teeth!