African Simba from Novomatic
African Simba is a five reel, 243 ways to win slot from Novomatic. It is a pretty typical looking and playing slot, with no outstanding features. The game does offer a scatter symbol that launches some free spins as well as a wild symbol and a gamble feature. Should you not wish to play with the 243 ways to win system, you can make use simply of 25 optional paylines. You make a wager of between 2 to 40 coins, which leaves you with 50 staking options and a minimum bet of coins going up to a maximum of 1000 coins per line.
African Simba is a pretty simple game, and will appeal to beginners to the slot world as well as those with a lower budget. There are no exciting second screen bonus rounds, and the slot is very reminiscent of those found in thousands of regular brick and mortar casinos around the world.
African Theme and Feel
Not a whole lot can be said about the graphics in African Simba. They are pretty standard slot machine style drawings based on the African theme. The reels are set against a typical African savannah scene, complete with acacia tree and rolling plains. The symbols are nicely enough done, with enough detail to not look cartoony but still fall into the typical slot machine style of drawing. The soundtrack is the sound of insets overlaid with faint drumming overlaying a typical slot machine sound that is not too offensive.
African Simba Symbols
We all know from that famous animated movie that Simba is a lion. Most of the symbols in African Simba are theme based, including our famous lion. The very bottom ones however are taken from a deck of cards, and Novomatic have not put in huge amounts of effort to make them fit in with the theme. They are done in different colours which are not too bright against their black background but with no other embellishments. They are however worth up to 5000 coins for five identical ones in a row. The rest of the symbols are taken from the African plains, with creatures such as meerkats and flamingos being worth up to 10 000 coins. Buffalo are worth 30 000 and giraffes are worth up to 100 000 coins for five of them.
The lion is the games wild symbol, replacing all other symbols in the game except for the sunset scatter. This scatter can be found on any reel and will award the player with free spins. The sunset scatter will also pay out a cash prize for only two of them found on the reels.
Basic Special Features
African Simba has very few special features to talk about. Aside from the lion wild, there is the scatter that will grant a player free spins. Three of them anywhere on the reels will give you twelve free spins that come with a 3x multiplier.
The last feature of African Simba is a staple of most Novomatic slots. The gamble feature offers players the chance to double or nothing any win that they get. To do this, you click on the Gamble button at the bottom of the screen. You will then be taken to a screen where you have to guess the colour of a playing card. Guess right and your win will be doubled. Guess wrong however, and you lose it completely.