Get ready for the second roar of the mighty lion on the slot from Blueprint Gaming. Safari Gold Megaways is the reskinned version of the exclusive LeoVegas Megaways, taking the game beyond the casino lobby of LeoVegas. While the visuals have gone through a thorough makeover, the slot comes with the same features – reactive wins, cascading reels, two Bonus Bet options and a free spins round with unlimited progressive multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 50,000 times your stake or 250,000 credits, whichever is hit first.
Safari Gold Megaways is a video slot with six reels, up to seven rows and up to 117,649 ways to win. The number of ways from 324 to the maximum is randomly determined for every spin by selecting between two and seven pay symbols for reels one and six as well as two to six pay symbols for reels two to five. Plus, the extra reel at the top of the game window with four positions, extending from reel two to five, will spin more symbols appear in every round.
Wins are then paid for adjacent symbols from left to right. The symbols from a winning combination are part of a reaction which will see them explode to make room for new symbols to cascade into place. This will continue as long as a new winning combination occurs after a reaction allowing you to win repeatedly in a single spin. Wins are accumulated from all cascades and credited before the next spin sequence starts.
Go on a safari on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 10.00 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium to high variance game is set at 96.50%. It increases to 97% when you use either of the two bonus bet options.
The visuals are what you can expect from a safari-themed slot. In the background is a scene of the African savannah immersed in the typical fire colours of a sunset. Some prominent savannah creatures and beasts dominate the reels of the giant game window which in itself is flanked by the lion spin button and the bonus buy icon.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the usual card royals from 9 through to A, awarding the well-known 0.8x to 1.75x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by elephants, cheetah, water buffalos and the majestic lion. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 50x your stake. A sunset scene with Acacia trees is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols while a diamond and intricate golden icon act as the scatter and the mystery symbol respectively.
Having extensively played the original, we did not expect any surprises on the reskinned version. It comes with Blueprint’s signature feature, the Mystery Symbol, which can appear in the base game and free spins. All landing in view on a spin will reveal a common pay symbol except scatters once the reels have stopped.
Hit minimum four scatters anywhere on the reels within one spin sequence to trigger the Bonus Wheel. It will appear from the top with two rings, the outer ring displaying the starting multiplier while the inner ring will award a random number of free spins.
You’ll have one spin on the wheel to determine what you will get for your bonus round. Additional scatters on the triggering spin will increase the maximum numbers on the wheel.
The game will now start the bonus round with the number of free spins and starting multiplier from the wheel. During the feature, scatters appear in the horizontal reel only. Three or four on a spin will award +5 and +10 free spins respectively. The main attraction though in the free spins is the unlimited multiplier. It will increase by x1 after every winning reaction, no limits. Plus, the mystery symbol can land on any free spin.
For those impatient between us, there is a Bonus Bet option where you can get direct access to the bonus round for a single bet amount. Hitting the button on the left of the game will present you with two choices.
Well, there you go, non-LeoVegas players (and there are many out there since the casino has a long list of restricted countries) can now enjoy a lion of their own. Expect the same solid Megaways action as on the original, although not much new stuff is on offer other than the options for the Bonus Wheel. Safari Gold Megaways will surely though finds its place in an ever-growing list of Megaways slots, even for just the Bonus Buy option as buying the feature seems to be the latest trend.