Enjoy some cartoon, animal adventure and go trekking for a jackpot in Go Wild On Safari, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Realistic Games. This game lives up to its name in the bonus feature which awards 15 free spins with between 1 and 3 reels going wild on each. Stakes range from between 20p and £30 per spin.
We’ve sometimes been a little underwhelmed by the design in slots from Realistic Games but Go Wild On Safari works a treat – the reels are backed by a grassland backdrop and animal print tent and contain a collection of cartoon wilds animals and lower value playing cards. In ascending order of value, look out for crocodiles, monkey, zebras, giraffes and elephants. 5 elephants on a payline awards 2,000 coins.
The leopard skin symbol is the game’s wild – it replaces all symbols apart from the scatter. It can be extremely lucrative in its own right too. Land 2, 3 or 5 on a payline for a payout of 12, 200, 4,000 or 40,000 times your line bet!
Go Wild On Safari comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature that is triggered by landing 3 or more of the jeep scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin. In all cases, you’ll receive 15 free spins. Trigger the feature with 3 scatters and reel 5 is wild. 4 scatters and reels 4 and 5 are wild. Trigger the feature with a full 5 scatters and reels 3, 4 and 5 are wild.
Of course, you’ll trigger the feature with the single wild reel most frequently – we found that to be a hit and miss affair, barely winning back our stake at some times but cashing in on others. The feature comes along regularly though so you won’t be waiting ages for some action. Overall, we’d put the variance in the medium range.
Go Wild On Safari is one of Realistic Games’ better games – the cartoon imagery, complete with a bouncing, African-style soundtrack and roars and yelps from the animals make it a very easy game to play.
The features aren’t the most wide-ranging but the free spins round is a good one, especially if you manage to turn multiple reels wild. Manage that and you really can go wild on this safari. For similarly themed slots, Novomatic’s African Simba is recommended.