The wild plains of Africa are the setting for Serengeti Lions Stellar Jackpots, a 5 reel, 40 payline jackpot slot from Lightning Box Games. This slot safari comes with payline payouts of up to 5,000 coins as well as a free spins round where your payouts are boosted by multipliers of 3x, 5x or even 8x. You’ll also have a shot at winning one of 3 jackpot prizes. Play from 48p per spin.

Serengeti Lions Stellar Jackpots is a relatively simple affair as far as design is concerned – the reels are set against a sun-kissed savannah backdrop and include lower value playing cards and wild animals. You’ll see flamingos, zebras, rhinos and elephants. The best of these standard symbols is the lion which awards 5, 30, 100 or 200 coins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

They’re joined by the mountain scene which is the wild – this spins in a stacked formation and can land on all 5 reels. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds in a single payline and you’ll pocket 10, 100, 500 or 5,000 coins.

The shimmering white diamond is the scatter. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these for a payout of 80, 200, 400 or 800 coins. When you land 2, 3 or 4 scatters on the same spin, you’ll trigger the Hold N Spin feature.

The diamonds will lock in place and the reels will spin again 3 times. If you land another diamond scatter, it too becomes locked and the re-spins are reset. The goal here is to land a full 5 diamond scatters. Manage that and you’ll trigger the Diamond Pick Bonus feature.

Here you first pick 2 diamonds to reveal the number of free spins and multiplier you’ve been awarded. This will be 5, 8 or 10 free spins with a 3x, 5x or 8x multiplier. If you don’t like what you’ve been awarded, you’ll be given the chance to swap. Once you’ve accepted an offer, the feature plays out.

Serengeti Lions Stellar Jackpots also comes with a jackpot element – this is triggered when you land 3 spaceship symbols in between the reels on the same spin. Choose from the icons to reveal a prize, a choose again or a progress to the next level. A cross loses you 1 of your 3 lives. Safely navigate your way through 6 rounds and you’ll reach the jackpot round. Choose 1 of the 3 spaceships to see whether you’ve won the Mini, Minor or Major jackpot.

At first glance, landing 5 scatters to trigger the feature sounds a very tricky proposition – the Hold N Spin feature certainly helps things along though. It’s still not the easiest to trigger but the big multipliers on offer can certainly make it worth the wait. It’s a high variance offering with potential wins with a whopping 40,000 times your stake up for grabs!

The design here isn’t particularly special but the feature round offers some decent potential. Throw in the jackpot element and this is a safari that’s worth a closer look. I also recommend you try other similarly themed offerings with WMS’ Raging Rhino and Novomatic’s Serengeti Heat worth playing.