Safari Madness Pokie Game
Generally speaking, when it comes to playing online pokies we’re in the five reel camp, with the latest video action generally appealing more than the three reel style. However, if there’s one thing that Ainsworth is famous for here in Australia it’s their safari themed games and so it only felt appropriate to include Safari Madness among the Game Culture selection. It’s not the most complex game ever and is likely to appeal to pub players rather than fans of the latest innovations but, that said, it is arguably the most advanced three reel pokie game around and well worth a closer look.
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 8
Special Features: Separate symbols and scatters
Top Prize: 24,000 coins
NetEnt pokies aren’t difficult to play at just about any time, but this game ranks among the easiest of a simple bunch. The whole game is controlled with just six buttons and that includes access to the pay table. Aside from that, you can clear your bets, place a stake on a single line or all eight lines, bet the maximum allowed on the game which is eight coins per line and then spin the reels. There’s not even any need to consider coin bets as you simply select one of the coins in the bottom right corner of the screen to represent them.
As with most three reel pokies, the features on Safari Madness aren’t exactly ground breaking. One important note is that, while it may not look like it, the game is billed as being played across nine reels. This is because rather than sticking to a conventional reel where symbols land in the same order, each symbol is spun independently. Naturally, this gives rise to the opportunity to land the same symbol in every position, making for a particularly healthy return if you’re playing with all eight win lines active.
Of all the symbols, the tourist is the one to hope for as it’s the biggest payer of all the main icons. Feature style action is rounded off with this symbol too as it acts as a scatter, paying out even if it doesn’t match up over one of the main win lines.
Game Culture’s Opinion
Sometimes it’s not all about playing the very latest and greatest games and if you’re looking for a bit of a change of pace then Safari Madness will definitely appeal. It’s ideal for Ainsworth fans for the reasons noted above and is surprisingly fast paced and exciting thanks to the independent symbols. All in all, the game isn’t for everyone but the target audience is sure to love it!