African Big 5 Slot from Aristocrat

The African Big 5 slot takes you to the jungle where you’ll find a variety of animals including a lion, an elephant, a leopard, a rhino and an African buffalo.

Each of these symbols is stacked high on the reels, meaning that large multiple wins can come your way during the base game, though it’s the features that really set this slot apart.

First, you have the opportunity of winning one of four Jackpots, while a free spins bonus round can offer an incredible number of spins, all the way up to 200.

How to Win on the African Big 5 Slot

One of the first aspects of this slot that really stands out is a golden mask symbol that appears frequently on the reels and then changes into a random symbol. This can make for some hugely profitable spins, as the same symbol can quite easily dominate the reels.

The wild symbol is the highest paying on the reels and this is represented by a large sparkling diamond. This only appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, however it can also appear on reel one if the golden mask changes into a wild. Landing 5 wilds in a row will pay out 250 coins, while the wild will also substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter and the jungle cash symbol.

The lion pays 50 coins, the elephant and leopard pay 40, while the Rhino and the African buffalo both pay 30. These are joined by the playing cards A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 in completing the standard symbols.

African Big 5 Slot Features

A silhouette of a tree set against the sunset is the symbol that triggers the feature bonus round. You’ll activate this feature by landing at least one of these symbols on each of the first 3 reels. Each of these symbols on the reels will now display a number, either 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10. All of the numbers will now be added together to give you a total amount of free spins. Seeing as the feature symbol can be stacked, you could in fact have a maximum of 20 of these symbols, meaning a potential maximum of 200 free spins, with the minimum amount being just 3.

During these free spins, you’ll find additional golden masks added to the reels, meaning more of the same symbols dominating the reels, which will hopefully lead to a lot of additional wins.

African Big 5 Slot Jackpot Feature

Throughout your time at the reels you’ll notice that a large number of symbols have a golden coin as an overlay.  When every single symbol on the reels has this overlay you’ll enter the ‘Jungle Cash Jackpot’ feature. This takes you to a screen showing two concentric wheels. The outer wheel features either credit amounts or a Jackpot selection which will take you to the inner wheel. The four jackpots available are the Grand, the Major, the Minor and the Mini.

Design and Setup

This Aristocrat designed slot is certainly very appealing to the eye. At many slots where you find playing card symbols, these can take over a little, but here the jungle animals certainly take center stage as they are all stacked. Each of these offers some impressive animation too, such as the leopard baring its teeth ready to pounce, while the lion looks particularly majestic. One small criticism is the fact that the accompanying sound is a little generic at times, where jungle drums or an African theme might have been more appropriate, although for a generic soundtrack it is a good one.

The African Big 5 slot has 5 reels, each of the reels slightly larger than normal with four symbols. The game has 50 lines in total, meaning each spin costs exactly credits. The minimum coin size is just 1c, meaning this live casino slot is ideal for all users of the casino.

Overall Experience

The African Big 5 slot is a nice twist on the wildlife type live slot games which Aristocrat are famed for. The base game is an enjoyable one, especially as you’ll be looking out for those gold coins to fill every reel. However, it’s the free spins feature which really makes the game. Having activated the feature, there is a moment of excitement as each scatter reveals the number of spins, before they are all added up and you’ll be on your way – each free spin potentially a highly profitable one due to the added golden masks.

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