Take a trip to the wild savannah in Legends of Africa, a 5 reel, 30 payline slot powered by 2 By 2 Gaming. This well designed, safari-themed game comes with the Any Way Blast feature that awards any way payouts as well as a free spins round where you can choose from a 3x multiplier, a guaranteed stacked symbol on each spin or added wilds. Play from between 30p and £120 per spin.

The game engine in Legends of Africa is a little unusual – the action takes place on a 2x3x5x3x2 reel set. The design is excellent – set against a misty, African sunrise, the reels include lower value playing cards alongside a range of wild animals. Look out for a springbok, zebra, leopard, rhino and lion. The top paying symbol is the woman – 5 of her on a payline will get you a payout of 500 coins.

The village scene is the game’s wild – it doesn’t offer any payouts in its own right but does replace all other symbols bar the scatter. The mask is the scatter – when it lands on the middle 3 reels on the same spin, you’ll trigger the Mask Picking Bonus feature. Here you’ll be given the pick of the 3 free spin options with modifiers. The choices are:

  1. 10 free spins with all payouts trebled
  2. 12 free spins with a guaranteed stacked symbol on reel 1
  3. 15 free spins with added wilds

Whatever you opt for, the free spins play out with Mystery positions in play where symbols can be transformed to create better winning combinations.

The other feature to note is the Any Way Blast feature – if you land fully stacked symbols on reels 1 and 5, the payout structure will change. Instead of the usual 30 paylines, you’ll be paid win all ways style which offers the chance to scoop up to 144x.

2 By 2 Gaming have really upped their game with Legends of Africa – the excellent visuals are accompanied by a bouncing African soundtrack that really enhances the atmosphere. It all looks and sounds terrific. The gameplay isn’t bad either. The Any Way Blast can certainly spice up the base game. Like most slots, the best winning chances come via the free spins where the modifiers can really move things along.

The closest most people will get to the African grasslands is a David Attenborough documentary – if you want a virtual taste of a wild safari, as well as a shot at a decent win, then Legends of Africa is worth considering. I would also take a look at WMS’ Raging Rhino which is a highly volatile land based and online favourite.