In Serengeti Kings, players alternate playing 12 games on the lion reels, collecting lion symbols as they go, and 12 spins on the panther reels, collecting panther symbols. When it’s time for the 12th spin on each reel set, the lion or panther symbols that players have collected will be laid over the reels, forming unique combinations which can result in more wild symbols and even added multipliers.
At its heart, Serengeti Kings is a basic payline slot with 26 lines in play. The lion and panther symbols themselves are the most valuable base symbols in the game, each paying out between 1x and 5x the bet for between three and five symbols on a line. Basic 10-A symbols payout just 0.3x to 1x the bet for three to five symbols.
There are a couple of bonus features at play in Serengeti Kings. The first is the lion and panther reels which the entire game is based on. During 11 lion spins, players collect all lion symbols which land on the reels, and on the 12th spin, these are spread across the reels. Depending on what they overlay, these symbols can transform into new ones: a lion on top of a panther makes a wild, whereas a lion on top of another lion makes a lion symbol with a multiplier. The same happens again during the panther reels.
Secondly, players can also win free spins by landing scatter symbols on the reels. Three or more scatters will activate 12 free spins, but the more scatter symbols players score on the reels, the more lion and panther symbols they’ll start their free spins with. Players can also make the choice to buy scatter symbols at any point in the game, which adds an extra dimension of choice when playing.
Return to player
Serengeti Kings offers an average return to player of 96.7%, which is above average for a slot of this type and means players have a decent chance of making some money back on their spins. It’s a medium-high variance game though, which means players should be prepared to spin for a while before making much back.