The mighty animals of Africa never fail to evoke awe and admiration, which is why big animals and safari themes find their way into the studios of games developers time and again. Here, the focus is on Mighty Africa, Playson’s -themed slot game that features some of the biggest predators on the savannah, though the bison and rhino are veggies. Apart from good visuals, the game offers 4,096 ways to win, which go up to 13,104 mega win ways in the free spins rounds.
Mighty Africa is a 6 reel and 4 row set up with the elephant as its main symbol, at the expense of the king of the beasts, which is not even featured on the reels. The other animals featured are the rhino, cheetah, bison, and alligator. It beats us what card symbols are doing on the savannah, but there they are, as thought you don’t find other animals on an African Safari. All the animals can appear as stacked symbols, but only the elephant can fill entire reels.
The game features a wild mnemonic, which can split into 2 and 3 during the free spins to increase the win ways up to 31,104. A herd of elephants against the savannah sunset is the scatter mnemonic of the game. Getting at least three of them to land anywhere on the reels triggers the free spins round. Mighty Africa has been designed with crisp graphics and the action takes place against the savannah backdrop. A few animals in the background would have been more realistic and heightened the game’s visual appeal.
Mighty Safari is a high volatility slot so you can expect to spin through long droughts, with some meager winnings here and there. But hang on, since you may have sudden windfalls, which can either reverse the losses or bring a small profit on just one spin. However, most of the 95.1% return to player rate lies in the free spins game, which can produce some astounding payouts in 31,104 win ways. It also helps that the 3 scatters appear simultaneously with reassuring frequency, the numerous false alarms notwithstanding.
Winning combinations are made from left to right when identical symbols land on 3 to 6 reels, with the exception of the elephant which pays even for appearing on the first 2 reels. After the lowly and misplaced card symbols, the higher paying symbols in ascending order are cheetahs, bison, alligators, and rhinos. The cheetah and bison will pay from 0.80 to 5.00 for appearing on 2-6 reels. The corresponding figures for the slightly higher paying rhino and alligator are 1.00 and 6.00
Of course, the highest pay value is reserved for the majestic African elephant, which awards from 1.00 to 8.00 for appearing on 2 to 6 reels. Most Playson slot games offer 50 free spins at a maximum, but with so many win ways Mighty doubles that figure, which with the splitting wilds and increased win ways can result in some explosive wins. With more than 30,000 win ways at play, Mighty Africa has no top jackpot or maximum payout potential, but the game sure gives you ample opportunities to win big.
Get 3 or more images of elephants walking against the sunset anywhere on the reels, and you will trigger the free spins round. The number of free spins you get will depend on the number of scatters that triggered the round. 3, 4, 5, and 6 scatters will give you 8, 15, 25, and 50 free spins respectively.
The splitting wilds feature is also activated during the bonus round where the win ways increase to 31,104, which unleashes the mighty payout potential of Mighty Africa.
The scatters have no monetary value since the free spins can be retriggered time and again. You get more free spins if even two sunset images drop on to the reels during the free spins round. The maximum number of free spins you can get is 100, which can be quite lucrative.
The free spins rounds are all about the wilds and where the game can provide some really wild wins. The splitting wilds feature can provide a very profitable twist to the free spins round. Whenever it lands, the wild splits in 2s and 3s in the same position. This boosts the number of win ways winning combinations can occur on. Win combos can now be made across 31,104 ways, which can result in some mighty payouts.
However, if you only get 8 free spins, it might be difficult to get sufficient win combos for the split wilds to have any significant impact. It’s all about luck, and it helps that landing at least 3 scatters is not difficult. You can have repeat opportunities to benefit from the split wilds, especially if you can optimally manage your bets.
You can take the safari anywhere you want to. Mighty Africa can be played on all Android and iOS devices since the game’s platform supports these cellular operating systems. The HTML5 coding of the game also allows you to enjoy the game in original audio visual clarity by restructuring the game’s software to the small screen. The game is best played in landscape mode due to its horizontal layout. You will also need stable internet connectivity wherever you’re playing from.
As far as modern video slots go, Mighty Africa is a mighty decent addition, not only to Playson’s portfolio, but also to the slots universe.The theme is popular, the graphics are decent, and 31,104 win ways give the game a substantial pay potential, despite the below par RTP of the game. However, Playson has made no attempt to go beyond the beaten path to create a landmark game. Mighty Africa may be well-received, but will remain one of the also-rans.