Savannah Storm Xtra Choice is powered by Novomatic and has 5 reels – you get to choose whether to play with 25 fixed paylines or 1,024 ways to win. Stakes range from 25p (for 25 paylines) to 40p (for 1,024 ways to win) at minimum stakes. It can be played across all devices as you head to the African savannah.
Visually, Savannah Storm Xtra Choice is rather good as you get to sample to exotic wildlife the African savannah has to offer – set at night time, look out for lightning flashes as you spin the reels. You will see playing cards A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 on the reels as well as leopards, buffalos, rhinos, lions and elephants. The diamond is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter – it only appears on the middle 3 reels.
The scatter is the tree which is the most rewarding – 3, 4 or 5 in any position will give you 2, 10 or 25 times your stake as well as triggering the Free Games feature. Now, if playing at 25 fixed paylines, you will begin with 15 free spins. Look out for the diamond wild forming part of a winning combination as your outcome will be subject to a multiplier of 2x or 4x. You can also retrigger the feature randomly at the end of any free spin to give you up to 30 free spins.
If playing using 1,024 ways to win, 3 to 5 scatters can trigger the Free Games with Xtra Choice feature – it can also be triggered randomly from the base game. The difference is that you get to choose your feature – the options are as follows:
- 22 free spins with each wild forming part of a win giving you a 2x multiplier
- 18 free spins with each wild forming part of a win giving you a 2x or 3x multiplier
- 14 free spins with each wild forming part of a win giving you a 2x or 4x multiplier
- 10 free spins with each wild forming part of a win giving you a 3x or 4x multiplier
You also have the Mystery Choice option where you will get either 10, 14, 28 or 22 free spins with a multiplier of 2x, 2x or 3x, 2x or 4x and 3x or 4x. If you’re lucky, you could get 22 free spins with multipliers of 3x or 4x. Furthermore, 3 to 5 scatters could retrigger the feature giving you up to 44 free spins in total – you can also retrigger the feature randomly.
Savannah Storm Xtra Choice is actually simpler than it sounds – whether you play using 25 paylines or 1,024 ways to win depends on your pocket. The Free Games feature in 1,024 ways to win gives you options but at 25 paylines, up to 30 free spins with wild multipliers up to 4x is more appealing than playing at higher stakes. It’s a medium to high variance game as you’d expect and reminds me a lot of WMS’ Raging Rhino – which is a good thing.