Despite growing up in South Africa, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve actually explored very little of this vast continent. Yes, that’s right – Africa’s a continent, not a country; glad we’ve gotten that out of the way.
For some reason, most of my traveling has been in Europe and the Middle East. I’ve basically only seen my own country, with one or two little pit stops in Namibia and Zimbabwe – that’s it.
I’m probably as unfamiliar with the land as you are – at least for the most part. So, while researching for Gems of Serengeti slot from Pragmatic Play, I was surprised to find out that this vast swathe of land is home to huge herds of plains animals that migrate in the millions on a yearly basis.
Contrastingly, the only wildlife I see in my city are squirrels, rats, the occasional rock hyrax (we call them Dassies), and noisy dinosaur-like birds called Hadedas. Not particularly exciting stuff.
And don’t even get me started on the geese. If you want a taste of true African chaos, all you need to do is tango with one of those bastards on your 7am walk – only to land up with a concussion and a trip to the emergency room.
Anyway, let’s hope this game is as action-packed as life on the dark continent.
Gems of Serengeti slot is a 5-reel, 20-payline game from Pragmatic Play. Like most games from this provider, it’s pretty easy on the eyes.
The graphics are stunning, fitting the theme to perfection and offering immersive gameplay regardless of the device you choose to play on.
Speaking of, Gems of Serengeti slot is built using HTML5 software, so you can play it on your mobile or your desktop – and in landscape or portrait mode.
The stats are really solid! Pragmatic kicks things off with a 96.40% RTP, a high volatility rate, and a 4,000x bet multiplier. The max win comes in at a whopping €320,000, but you’ll need to bet €80 a spin to land it.
The only currencies you won’t be able to use in this scenario are Japanese yen, Bitcoin Cash, and Tether – other than that, the world’s your oyster.
Substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter.
Landing 5 or more of the gem symbols will trigger re-spins, which will start with 3 rounds but can be re-triggered. Each additional sticky gem that lands will reset the counter, with the feature only ending once you fill the grid with gems or run out of spins.
The total win is determined by the final number of gems on the reels, and you’ll score 1x to 500x your stake, depending on how many gems you have (5 to 20).
Landing 3 or more Scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 triggers 10 Free Spins. All gem symbols that appear during this round are collected and added to the gem prize meter to the right of the reels. Collectin between 5 and 19 gems will trigger the re-spins feature when the round ends.
You’ll start off with the same number of re-spins as there are gems in the meter. You’ll win 500x your stake if you collect 20 gems during Free Spins, but don’t enter the re-spins round.
Collect 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 or 27 gems to 1,000x, 1,500x, 2,000x, 2,500x, 3,000x, 3,500x or 4,000x your bet, respectively.
I tested Gems of Serengeti slot on my mobile and desktop devices, and it worked perfectly on both. That is, I didn’t encounter any problems – and hopefully you won’t either.
Feel free to play on the browser of your choice too.
I love a big payout and €320,000 is one of the biggest I’ve seen in a while. So, Gems of Serengeti slot isn’t just a pretty face.
With Free Spins, re-spins, multipliers, and more, Gems of Serengetic slot is another jewel in Pragmatics crown. There’s a lot to be said for simplicity – and what this slot offers in classic gameplay, solid graphics, and streamlined performance, leading to a great user experience.
As for the max win… well, I think €320,000 speaks for itself, right? Who’s going to turn down a shot at that?
Software: Pragmatic Play
Game Type: Video Slots
Bonus Round: No
Free Rounds: Free Spins/Re-spins
Maximum Win: €320,000