There is still so much we don’t comprehend about the legends of such an ancient continent. The animals that reside on the African plains are powerful and majestic, and we take one step closer to living in their magnificence with African Legends.
Get ready for a beautiful aesthetic design with what appears to be The Serengeti that is strangely calming yet invigorating. With such amazing symbols and graphics, it’s hard to remember that this is a slot game, and the ultimate win is your goal. Maybe that’s Microgaming’s way of taking your eye off the prize.
The symbols also take an ancient carving design, and even the animals seem to be etched out of stone. African themed games aren’t special, but the tribute African Legends pays to these creatures is worth noting.
African Legends gives players a good chance to grab a jackpot. On the volatility scale, it sits at a medium, but the return to player or RTP isn’t looking too good. While most games offer at least 96%, this one only gives 94.92%, which could be detrimental to the demographic. But let's take into account the grid of 5×3, which is pretty average but offers a decent 243 paylines, which does increase your chances of winning.
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The max win isn’t astounding but is also higher than many at 1,200x your initial stake. If they made the betting range higher, the wins would also increase too. Unfortunately, you can only place between 0.25 - 25. Let’s take a look at the features of African Legends to see just how much help Microgaming is willing to offer you to catapult you to the 1,200x.
African Legends bases the game on 2 very common bonus features - wilds and free spins. Let’s take a look at the wilds, first. They can take the place of any other symbol on the grid to give you more chances of winning combos. It’s also accompanied by the Wild Blast feature, which can turn random symbols (up to 5 at most) into wilds to increase the possibility.
Free spins are usually triggered by scatters in other slot games, but African Legends takes a different route and does it with rolling reels. The rolling reels mechanic means winning combos are removed from each reel and replaced with new symbols to give you more and more combos.
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The rolling reels can also contribute to the multipliers and compound them as the reels keep rolling. If you get 4 of them one after another, the free spins activate.
Depending on how many rolling reels you triggered, it will affect how many free spins with multipliers you get. With 4, 5, 6, or 7 rolling reels, you get 12,15,18 or 20 free spins with 5,6,8, and 10 multipliers, respectively.
African Legends doesn’t have mind-blowing features or a special design, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. The game has a very distinct aura that’s peaceful but exciting because, let’s face it, there are big wins hanging in the balance. Don’t let the low RTP put you off, because the paylines and the overall features of the game will do their part to give you at least a little something in return.
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The rolling reels and multipliers are where it’s at, but you need to rely on some luck to trigger them multiple times.