Herds of animals, such as zebra, elephants, and rhinoceroses, often stampede across the plains of Africa. Usually, an African stampede occurs when a herd of animals is trying to get away from a predator. All of a sudden, the whole pack break into a run, leaving nothing behind them but dust! African Stampede is a new slot game by Novomatic that’s being released on the Redline and Novoline platforms. It brings players right into the heart of the African savannah at sunset. The sky in the background is a stunning mix of colours, with hues of pink, orange, purple, red and blue. There’s grass as far as the eye can see, and a scant number of trees. It’s a really pretty slot and even the symbols aren’t cartoony, like they are on some other safari-themed slots. This is a stunning new release from Novomatic and it’s sure to get your love of travelling rekindled! After playing African Stampede, you’ll want to hop on a plane straight to Kenya and go on a safari! This new Novomatic video slot has 50 paylines! Most slots from Novomatic only have 10, so this really makes African Stampede stand out from the crowd. It has 5 reels, which is pretty standard, and it has an Autoplay option. There’s a free spins bonus which you can win! The bonus gives you 12 free spins with sticky wild symbols.
Symbols of the Savannah
African Stampede has a lovely mix of beautifully designed symbols. In a lot of other slots from Novomatic with an animal theme, such as Monkey’s Millions, the design is quite cartoonish. African Stampede, however, is a lot more sophisticated. At the lower end of the paytable, there are six different card symbols. The vast majority of Novomatic slot games have some symbols that represent card values. The values in this slot are the Ace, King, Queen and Jack, as well as 9 and 10. 9 and 10 award the smallest payouts of any of the symbols, as they are at the bottom of the paytable. The wild animals are more valuable than the cards. The African elephant is the biggest animal, and it also pays the biggest wins! The rhinoceros, the buffalo, the zebra and the antelope all come in at a joint second. You will get a payout when you match enough symbols on one or more of the 50 paylines. For the card symbols, the antelope and the zebra, 3 is the minimum number of matches that you need. For the buffalo, the rhinoceros and the elephant, 2 matches award the minimum payout. The 50 paylines are all one way and pay from left to right. Matches need to be consecutive for wins.
Free Spins with Sticky Wilds
There are two extra symbols in African Stampede, which aren’t quite ordinary! There’s a Wild symbol, which is a ferocious lion, and a Bonus symbol. The Wild lion can be found on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. However, you’ll never see the lion occupying a position on reel 1. The lion can replace any symbol in a win apart from the bonus symbol. The bonus symbol looks quite like the background of the slot. It’s a scatter symbol and only lands on reels 1, 2 and 3. If you see three scattered bonus symbols in view when the reels stop spinning, you’ll win the African Stampede Free Spins! The Free Spins bonus gives 12 spins with sticky wilds. Every time a lion Wild lands on a reel, it will stay in place for the remainder of the free spins. With every spin, you stand another chance of one or more extra Wild symbols landing on the reels. The more lions you get, the bigger your wins are likely to be!