Safari Sam is a trophy hunting–inspired October 2012 html5 video slot developed by Betsoft Gaming. Its sequel, titled Safari Sam 2, will be launched in March 2021. The protagonist, Sam, has geared up for a game hunting expedition. More themes: game drive, predation, overnight camping, savannah, animal attack, and personified wild animals.
The Betsoft-owned Primal Hunt (September 2020) and Stampede (October 2017) are relatable. Safari Sam’s rival games include Big Game Safari (April 2017) from MultiSlot, Photo Safari (November 2012) from Play’n Go, and Jungle Safari (June 2019) from Dream Tech.
Ten symbols (game hunter Sam, native woman, lion, gorilla, zebra, monkey, tent, Land Rover, safari gear, and acacia tree) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Safari Sam Game Characteristics
Safari Sam is set beside a riverbank in the savanna, where its partitioned 5X3 grid is positioned on a broad trunk. Divided up by branches, its grid has twining vines that include the leafy bet level numbering on the margins.
There are 30 left-to-right adjustable paylines, twelve symbols, eleven coin values, five bet levels, 935 total bet sizes, three substituting wilds, four random win multipliers, two scatters, locked symbols, bonus game, selectable wilds during the free games, side game, and regularly pays from $0.05 to $2500.00.
Safari Sam has six special symbols and six ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the first substituting wild is a gorilla; the second substituting wild is a zebra; the third substituting wild is a monkey; the scatter is an acacia tree during sunset; a vined yellow-and-orange “?X wild”; and the bonus game-triggering scatter is the partially hidden Sam using binoculars.
Ordinary symbols: elderly blond hunter Sam, wearing a monocle; dark-haired, sunburned native woman; lion; pitched tent; loaded jungle green Land Rover; and safari gear, including clothing and hunting rifle.
Safari Sam coin values: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. Bet levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Active paylines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $150.00.
The $150.00 bet offers these Safari Sam payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Sam pays $500.00, $1000.00, and $2500.00. Native woman pays $250.00, $750.00, and $1500.00. Lion pays $100.00, $250.00, and $500.00. Gorilla, or zebra, or monkey pays $50.00, $100.00, and $250.00. Tent, or Land Rover, or safari gear pays $25.00, $50.00, and $1250.00. Scattered acacia trees pays $450.00, $750.00, and $1500.00.
The substituting wilds may show X2, X3, X5 and X10. Three-of-a-kind in a reel are displayed by new symbols that join the other briefly locked symbols. The monkey, zebra, and gorilla may appear along the middle column (first payline) simultaneously; this offers ten free games that prompt players to press one of the three aforementioned animals that then becomes the designated substituting wild throughout the free games.
Three scattered—either on the middle and corner reels—images of Sam using binoculars loads the credits-offering bonus game. Players help Sam, who is holding a topographic map, to find the best hunting areas by: ticking the green “AREA 1” location, blue “AREA 2” region, or red “AREA 3” zone; and narrowing down the hunting area to a specific place by clicking tree, or bush, or rock.
The collectible current wins activate the side game. Wrong predictions nullify while correct predictions double the gambled current win. Players predict a copper-and-nickel coin’s sides—heads (Sam’s bust) or tails (SS). Safari Sam’s non-progressive jackpot is $250000.00.
The good Safari Sam software: icons on lotus flowers; desktop, and mobile version (Safari Sam ToGo); quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins, with optional personalized maximum win and loss limits. It has ambient jungle sounds. Sound effects: rustling, humming vehicle, gunshot, roaring lion, chattering monkey, and braying zebra. There are cinematic 3D graphics, notably: dramatic characters, hydration, the lion hunting the aggressive zebra, flight physiological response, and skidding Land Rover.
Luck in Safari Sam
Safari Sam is a game of chance whose RTP rate is 92.95% and house edge is 7.05%.