For those familiar with slot machine themes, one might think that you can’t swing from one tree to another on a vine without hitting a jungle themed slot game, but WMS Gaming’s King of Africa slot machine has proved that it is more than worth it to climb on that vine for a spin. The King of Africa places everything African from the vast Serengeti to the deepest part of the Rain Forest, Africa itself is the king of the continent, and this fact forms the basis of WMS Gaming’s 2011 release of this now highly popular casino offering featuring the company’s signature G+ series of slot games. Compelling graphics, a sound track evocative of the Heart of Africa, and the chance to win impressive wins continues to make King of Africa a fan favorite.
The design team at WMS removed all the stops when creating an African motif that would have fans of the Disney movie, The Lion King, quivering in their chair for the comparison. This 5-reel and 20-payline slot game features a full complement of Wild, scatter, free spin, and the Hot Hot Penny Re-spin feature that turbo boosts the player’s winning opportunities.
As mentioned, the game’s designers have adopted a Lion King feel with a sound track that sends a distinct tribal vibe throughout the game play. Dipping heavily into images that span the vast expanse of the Serengeti, as well as the denizens of the deep jungle, there is a host of symbols you should keep your eyes open while playing that includes:
As with most slot games from WMS Gaming, you win by garnering matching symbols arrayed across the twenty available paylines. That being said however, it is in the free spins and Hot Hot Penny Re-spin features of the game that overall boosts your chances to win big money.
Of particular significance, the King of Africa logo serves as the game’s wild symbol, and substitutes for all other symbols on the board with the exception of the scatter symbol. The iconic Marula Tree acts as the scatter symbol, and the entrée point into the free spin portion of the action when you land three of more scatter symbols anywhere on the visible reels.
Landing those first three Marula Trees awards eight free spins as a starting point and that can lead to bigger winning opportunities. As an example, you will be offered a grid of three to five available boxes to select from, which contains upwards of thirty additional free spins along with added multipliers. Keep your eyes open for an expanding wild that is added to the mix in the form of a tall giraffe icon that expands to cover all three rows of reels. Each new spin moves the Giraffe to a random reel to help add to your winnings.
Heating up the action in King of Africa is the Hot Hot Penny feature offers an excellent chance to increase your winnings in the off-chance that you manage to land only two of the scatter symbols rather than the prerequisite three. When two scatter symbols appear on the reels, you will see a fiery redhead appears at the top right portion of the screen that increases your chances to win. In the Hot Hot Penny portion of the game, your two scatter symbols remain locked into place as the remaining symbols re-spin to garner additional matching combinations.
WMS Gaming built, and then broke, the mold when they crafted their idea for King of Africa. The game’s top symbol is the wild icon, which when you manage to land five of them in a row pays 3,000 coins into your account. Following the Wild, the lion is the highest paying standard symbol on the reels bringing in 1,000 coins when five lions appear next to each other. Expand your winnings and pump up the excitement when you sit down to play WMS Gaming’s King of Africa.