Serengeti Gold Online Slot by Microgaming and Just For The Win is the slot version of a scenic African Safari where the most majestic beasts from the continent are on full display in the grassy savannah. The carved wooden reels feature the iconic “Big 5” African beasts and if you fill the reels with bonus symbols, the top prize is yours. This is the third game in JFTW’s ‘gold’ series and its features include free spins and respins.
Landing 6 or more bonus symbols on the reels will trigger the HyperHold feature that begins with 3 respins where only the triggering symbols remain on the reels and all other positions are emptied. While the respins are in progress only bonus symbols appear, and for each one that lands in an empty position, your respin tally will reset to 3. Once the respins are over, the symbol on the reels will pay you out between 1x and 20x your stake, or either the Mini or Major jackpot worth 30x or 100x your bet. If you manage to fill the entire grid with bonus symbols, you will be awarded the Mega jackpot that pays 2500x your stake.
To access free spins, you will need to land 3 scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5. This will bring a Free Spins bonus wheel into view that will award you between 10 and 25 free spins with a 2x to 5x multiplier. Landing 3 more scatters will retrigger the feature with the same number of free spins you started with.
Serengeti Gold slot has a paint-by-numbers feel but it offers a familiar winning combination of elements. The game’s theme is pleasant and engaging, offering beautifully illustrated depictions of the majestic creatures of the Serengeti. The free spins mode can be very rewarding but if you’re aiming for the slot’s maximum potential of $250 000, the HyperHold feature is the way to go. While this title doesn’t offer any significant improvements over its predecessors, it still manages to be an engaging game that delivers plenty of thrilling moments and decent potential.