The king of all animals, the mighty lion, has inspired the themes of dozens of online slots and this one comes straight from the catalog of Pragmatic Play. With Hot Safari, the developers take you to the scorching African savannah where zebras, elephants, rhinos, and meerkats roam. This 5-reel slot with 25 fixed winning lines features a super wild, scatters, and a lucrative round of free spins.
Paytable and Payouts
The five reels rotate against the sunbathed plains of the savannah. A variety of wild animals form the high-paying combinations. The name of the slot is emblazoned on top of the reel casing, with flames licking the letters that spell the word “hot”. To the left of the fifth reel, we have a random multiplier reel that gives your profits from winning spins a boost.
The highest regular win you can pocket from the base game amounts to 400x the line bet for five elephants. Five rhinos result in profits of 250x. The same number of zebra symbols equates to a prize of 200x. The topi and the meerkat return 150x and 100x the line bet for five of a kind.
A, K, Q, J, and 10 are the symbols of low value, awarding between 3x and 75x the stake per line when you bet a single coin at the lowest level. The symbols pay from left to right on a payline, the only exception being the scatter which pays in any position.
Extra Features and Symbols of Interest
Hot Safari offers you the benefit of several special features, starting with the wild lion symbol which replaces all icons save for the scatter. The wild returns 400 coins per wagered coin for five of a kind. When the lion appears in the middle row, it expands to cover all three positions of the respective reel. This happens both in the base game and during free spins.
The multiplier reel to the right side of the screen contains a super wild symbol. When it lands in center position, a wild lion is added to each reel in a random position. Provided that the wild lands in the center position, it stretches to fill the entire reel. The biggest possible win you can extract from this game occurs when five wilds align on the middle row of all five reels and you hit the 10x multiplier.
The baboon symbol is scattered and pays 1x your overall bet. Three or more scattered baboons on the same round activate 10 free spins. Players can win more bonus spins during the feature with the same scatter combination. There is no limit to the bonus spins you can retrigger.
Hot Safari may not stand out with the most original of themes but still deserves to be given a chance, especially when we consider its great winning potential. A top prize of 100,000x your line bet is certainly something to look forward to when playing this Pragmatic Play release.