If you’re a veteran casino player and you’ve fired up the Safari Spirit slot game, you’re likely to get a rush of déjà vu. Safari Spirit is a somewhat solid slots title, but ultimately includes very little we haven’t seen in online casino games for years. Welcome back to the African savannah, slots players. In the Safari Spirit version of the savannah, we get a symbol set including beasties like elephants, lions, cheetahs (this is the highest-paying, with a top payout of 1,000 coins with five on a payline), giraffes and the like alongside the low-paying A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols, symbolizing the innate skill of African animals at card games.
The “Spirit” in “Safari Spirit” is apparently meaningless, for we see no indication of shamanistic stuff or anything metaphysical at all. Maybe this slot should be titled “Spirit of Going on Safari”…
The Safari Spirit slot has a few special features. The elephant symbol is a stacked wild, which helps on the payouts front. Landing three or more scatters anywhere on the screen launches free spins: With three scatters, a mere 8 free spins are awarded, but things get better with four or five scatters: the former earns 12 free spins plus a 10x wager payoff, while the latter is worth a nice 100x wager plus 20 free spins.
The Safari Sprit slots game has 50 paylines on which between 1¢ and $20 may be wagered. The player may also choose pre-set combinations of one, 10, 25 or 40 paylines – if he or she is nuts.
We hear you: Freedom of choice, budget, etc. We get it, but particularly because of the Safari Spirit slot’s special features, you’ll want to cover all 50 paylines. The power of the stacked wild, for example, is its ability to pay out on many more paylines. Why would you reduce your chances in Safari Spirit by, likesay, 50% by only covering 25 paylines?
In addition, if you eschew 10 or 25 (or more) paylines in Safari Spirit or any slots game for budgetary reasons, you should probably just switch to a game with fewer paylines.
As we stated at the top, Safari Spirit has just enough features to keep the beginner- to mid-level player happy enough. The stacked wilds keep things interesting, but we will say that the trumpeting elephant sound gets old extremely quickly, so you’ll be muting this game early.
In the final analysis, the Safari Spirit slot is short on innovation, interaction and sophisticated animation but pays out frequently enough. A mid-quality game that’s bettered by lots of other slots game titles out there.