Safari Spirit Slot Game
Safari Spirit is another in a long line of slots based upon the African plain, where animals roam freely across the land. On the reels of this Ainsworth designed slot you’ll find a cheetah, a giraffe, a lion and a buffalo but no animal plays a larger role at the slot than the elephant, who acts as a stacked wild across the majority of the reels. The highlights of the game are the free spins feature where wins are much more plentiful than during the base game.
How to win on Safari Spirit
Your key to winning on this slot is the stacked (elephant) wilds. These can cover entire reels with symbols that substitute for the others to maximize the number of winning combinations across the 50 pay lines.
The cheetah is the highest paying symbol, worth an impressive 1,000 coins for five in a row, this symbol worth more than three times any other. The lion pays 300 coins while both the buffalo and the giraffe pay 200. The title symbol and the playing card symbols from 9 to Ace complete the standard symbols on the reels and all pay out 100 coins for the maximum five.
The elephant acts as the wild and only makes an appearance on reels 3, 4 and 5. This wild is stacked – meaning there are rows of them on the reels. This allows for spins where entire reels are covered – of if you are lucky more than one. This makes for the occasional spins where you will win on many of the 50 win-lines at the same time (this more than makes up for the smaller size of the individual wins). Like on many Ainsworth slots, you will have the option to gamble on the flip of a playing card after each win.
The final symbol shows the landscape of the African plain, a silhouette of a bare tree standing tall, making the pair of giraffes that run under the branches look particularly small. The sun is low on the symbol, giving the setting an orange glow – this all making for the most impressive looking symbol on the reels. This acts as the scatter and you’ll gain an immediate win of 2x, 10x or 100x your total stake when it appears 3, 4 or 5 times anywhere on the reels, but more importantly perhaps, you’ll also gain entry to the free spins feature.
If landing the minimum 3 scatters you’ll have 8 free spins, while 4 or 5 scatters will see you awarded with 12 or 20 free spins. During these free spins the elephant wild symbol will now move to reels 1, 3 and 5 as opposed to 3, 4 and 5. This will make wins much easier to come by, making for a potentially very profitable feature.
How Safari Spirit Works
Behind the eye catching scenery and the marauding beasts, you’ll find something of a standard five reel slot. This particular game has a total of 50 pay lines (the 50 set as the default amount), with the option of lowering this to 40, 25, 10 or just a single pay line. The minimum stake per pay line is just 1c, ranging all the way through to $6.
You’ll find a number of options at Safari Spirit. Clicking the settings button allows you to change both the sound and the graphics quality, while the info button brings up a series of pages including the pay table and the game instructions. Auto play is also available.
The backdrop to the slot is a larger version of the image seen on the scatter symbol, the orange of the sky dominating the background. The animal images on the reels add some character to the reels, but graphically they are a little basic and a far cry from some of the more impressive slots you’ll find online today, only the elephant wild having any animation when forming part of a win line. The sound is pretty basic too, the trumpeting sounds of the elephant the only nod to the theme, although this ‘noise’ might have you reaching for the mute button after a few spins!
Safari Spirit is a good, solid offering by Ainsworth where the stacked wilds can bring some exciting moments at the game. Keep in mind that this is a solid live slot which has crossed over to the internet – and not a multi-featured complex slot like the more modern online only games. The key attraction of Ainsworth slots is the solid game-play, and this title combines this with a nicely produced African savannah theme.