African Legends slot is an October 2020 release from Slingshot Studios in partnership with Microgaming. The slot revolves mainly around the Wow Major Jackpot. This is a progressive jackpot which starts at €50,000. As the name suggests, it’s set in Africa, just like another of Microgamings progressive Jackpots slots, Mega Moolah, though the progressive jackpot doesn’t really compare. So, does African Legends serve up much more than just a Progressive Jackpot and is it worth a few spins? Find out exactly what we thought of the game below.
Graphics and Sound
Value For Money
African Legends offers something of a slightly new take on the African theme but perhaps not in the way of bonus features. However, it holds its own and offers a respectable RTP for a progressive jackpot slot. It doesn’t start with a massive progressive jackpot though, and players may find themselves more drawn to the bigger wins on offer elsewhere.
- Progressive Jackpot
- Free Spins Bonus Feature With Win Multiplier
- Reasonable RTP for a Progressive Jackpot
- Low Max Win 1,200x (Excluding Jackpot)
African Legends Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
African Legends takes place on a 5 reel 3 row grid with 243 paylines active.
The RTP is 94.22% which can sound low but taking into account the progressive jackpot factor it’s really not too bad, taking a look at Mega Moolah you can see the RTP sits around 88%, which makes African Legends seem very generous in comparison.
It offer a medium volatility and, excluding the progressive jackpot, the maximum win is 1,200x, not exactly a mouth watering prospect.
Stakes range from 25p/cents up to $/£/€25 – the higher the stakes the more chance you have of triggering the jackpot.
Bonuses on offer, other than the progressive jackpot, include the Wild Blast feature, Rolling Reels and a free spins bonus round with win multiplier.
Symbols and Graphics
The music plays along with a tribal type of drum beat that you often find in slots of this type of theme, it works well enough. The slot is set looking out from high up in the mountains over the African plains with a couple of funky looking tress to each side of the slot reels and some pretty gloomy looking sky filled clouds. Quite a nice change from the usual African theme, and it sets a different type of atmosphere which is a welcome change.
The low paying symbols are playing card suits, whilst the premium symbols are 5 different animals starting with warthogs as the lowest paying, then hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, elephants, and lions as the most valuable, paying 6x for 5 of a kind.
All the symbols look as though they have been carved into stone blocks.
There are also Gold Wild symbols which substitute for all other symbols and will pay 10x for 5 of a kind. They can also land stacked on the middle reel.
This feature triggers at any time during the base game and will see up to 5 positions on the reels turn into Wilds.
Rolling Reels and Free Spins
The rolling reels feature means that every time a win is formed on the paylines you will see the winning symbols disappear and new ones take their place. If you get another win from the new symbols it will give you an extra win multiplier value and if you get to 4 or more rolling reel wins you can also trigger the free spins bonus round. This also has a fixed multiplier value attached to it. The values are as follows:
1 Rolling Reel Win = 2x Multiplier
2 Rolling Reel Win = 3x Multiplier
3 Rolling Reel Win = 4x Multiplier
4 Rolling Reel Win = 5x Multiplier + 12 Free Spins and 5x Multiplier
5 Rolling Reel Win = 6x Multiplier + 15 Free Spins and 6x Multiplier
6 Rolling Reel Win = 8x Multiplier + 18 Free Spins and 8x Multiplier
7 Rolling Reel Win = 10x Multiplier + 20 Free Spins and 10x Multiplier
How To Trigger The Progressive Jackpot?
Simply get 8 rolling reel wins in a row and you will bag the progressive jackpot. You may also increase your chances of this happening by increasing your bets up to a max of 25 coins of whichever currency you are playing in.
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