Serengeti Diamonds is an African safari themed slot from Lightning Box Games. Set against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro (which I have climbed!), it’s a 5 reel, 25 payline slot that offers plenty of chances to win courtesy of the free spins feature which comes with multipliers that can top 8x. Take a trip to the desert from between 50p and £125 per spin.

Visually, Lightning Box has kept things pretty simple in Serengeti Diamonds – with Africa’s highest mountain in the background, the reels include drinking pots, face masks, huts, elephants and lions as well as African styled playing card symbols. There is also a wild that substitutes for all bar the scatter and offers mighty payouts of 5,000 times your line bet if you land 5 on a payline.

The diamond symbol is the scatter and is the key to unlocking the game’s main feature – land 3 diamonds on successive reels from left to right (i.e. reels 1, 2 and 3) to activate the Diamond Pick Bonus feature.

The first part of the feature is the Hold and Spin – the reels containing the 3 scatters will be locked in place with the 2 remaining reels re-spinning up to 3 times. If you land another Diamond, it too will be held and the final reel will re-spin up to 3 times. Land a diamond on all 5 reels and you’ll be awarded the free spins.

Then select 2 of the diamonds to reveal the number of free spins and the multiplier amount – this will be 5, 8 or 10 free spins alongside a multiplier of 3x, 5x or 8x. If you don’t like what you’ve been offered, you can decide to swap for another value – the free spins then play out with the final multiplier selected.

Serengeti Diamonds is a simple game to play – the bonus feature is a classic free spins affair but the potential 8x multiplier makes it a potentially promising proposition. The cartoon style visuals are neat and crisp with the on-screen action boosted by African style sound effects that mark a winning spin and definitely improve the game’s overall atmosphere.

There’s nothing too flashy on show in the medium variance Serengeti Diamonds – that’s not necessarily a bad thing though. It’s a solid performer and a welcome addition to the pretty crowded safari-themed slot genre. I also recommend you try Playtech’s White King and WMS Gaming’s Raging Rhino which are both highly volatile and have a similar theme.