Safari is a November 2015 wildlife-oriented video slot developed by Endorphina. Themes: game drive, wildlife tourism, African savanna ecosystem, big five, navigation, postage, mapping, and safari (still) photography. The game developer has placed Safari under the “adventure” theme, together with Aus Dem Tal (February 2020), The King (January 2015), Mystery of Eldorado (June 2019), Kamchatka (September 2018), The Vikings (October 2015), The Ninja (February 2015), Stone Age, Temple Cats (December 2015), Undine’s Deep (October 2014), Pachamama (April 2014), and Mongol Treasures (January 2015). Safari’s rival games include Jungle Safari (June 2019) from Dream Tech, Stampede (October 2017) from Betsoft, and Photo Safari (November 2012) from Play’n Go.
The noun “safari” means a game-hunting or game-viewing tour, mostly in an East African ecosystem. One symbol (map of Africa) needs three combinations only. Three symbols (lion, elephant and Cape buffalo) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Eight symbols (rhino, zebra, safari helmet, compact camera, compass, a pair of binoculars, suitcase lunch box, and topographic map) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Safari Game Characteristics
Safari has a partitioned and translucent parchment yellow 5X3 grid, with a hazy branching acacia tree in the background; thirteen symbols, 50 adjustable paylines, seven coin values, six “bets” per line, 462 total bets, free games and additional free games, sticky maps of Africa, gamble game, and its regular payouts range from $0.04 to $10000.00.
Safari has two special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the scatter is a golden map of Africa in a brown photo album; and the wild-and-substitute is an airmail envelope with four postage stamps—two lion stamps and two elephant stamps—and written, “from Africa with love” and stamped “WILD” in red at the back.
Ordinary symbols: an African lion’s headshot; an African bush elephant’s front view shot; a Cape buffalo’s front view shot; a black rhino’s side view shot; a zebra’s side view shot; an off yellow pith helmet; a black-and-brown compact camera; a white-and-golden dry magnetic compass; a brown-and-black pair of binoculars; a brown suitcase lunch box; and a topographic map with both valley and mountain folds.
Safari’s denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Safari’s “bets” per line chpoices: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Adjusting the active paylines increases or decreases by 5; the payline options are 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $500.00.
If the Safari slot player stakes $500.00, they may win these Safari payouts. Three maps of Africa pay $200.00. Two, three, four, and five: lions pay $100.00, $400.00, $2000.00, and $10000.00; and elephants, or buffalos pay $40.00, $400.00, $1500.00, and $5000.00.
Three, four, and five: rhinos, or zebras pay $200.00, $1000.00, and $4000.00; pith helmets, or compact cameras pay $200.00, $500.00, and $4000.00; compasses, or pairs of binoculars pay $100.00, $300.00, and $2000.00; and suitcase lunch boxes, or topographic maps pay $100.00, $200.00, and $2000.00.
Three maps of Africa unlock ten free spins. Three more maps of Africa during the free spin mode offers five additional free spins. Every regular win unlocks the gamble game that is either accessed via the “TAKE RISK” icon, or bypassed—and the payout claimed—via the “TAKE WIN” icon. If pressed, the “TAKE RISK” icon redirects to a window with five dirty playing cards—one face up and four face down—and vintage coins, on a wooden table. Players guess which among the four face down cards may be superior to the face up card. If the “dealer wins” the gamble amount is nullified. If “you win”, the gamble amount is doubled. Safari’s non-progressive jackpot is $10000.00.
The good Safari software has a dynamic paytable, turbo spin, 10-1000 auto spins, statistics, and off/on left-hand mode. The theme song is a blend of jungle sounds and ululating African tribal musicians, shouting “iyaaayeyeh!” Sound effects include: a roaring lion, drumbeats, rhino’s whiplashing tail, bellowing buffalo, trumpeting elephant, and grunting rhino.
The animated 3D graphics include: the elephant charging while flapping its ears, straightening and folding map, light gleaming on the binoculars’ objective lens, jumping hats, shuffling letters with self-inserting photos, and the dolly zooming buffalo winking and chewing cuds.
Luck in Safari
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Safari is 96% and the house edge is 4%.