In January 2020, NetEnt released a new African Wildlife-themed online slot called Serengeti Kings, and it can now be found at several highly recommended UK online casinos such as bgo Casino, Mr Green Casino, Casumo Casino, Party Casino, Hello Casino and Rizk Casino. This is the first online slot from NetEnt that allows you to buy into the Free Spins Bonus at the start of any spin, although unfortunately, UK Players do NOT have access to this betting option.

“Serengeti Kings™ expertly combines classic graphics, innovative state-based mechanics that provide gameplay that continues to offer regular excitement over 24 spins. This makes for a slot experience that will keep players engaged and excited over multiple sessions,” said the Director of Games at NetEnt, Bryan Upton.

He then went on to say, “We’ve listened to regulators and have made our unique Feature Buy smart configurable, so our operators have a flexible game to offer to all their markets. A big release for us, looking forward to the success this title will bring!” These exact comments were taken directly from a recent NetEnt press release.

The new Serengeti Kings online slot has 5 reels and 26 fixed paylines, and you can take one spin of the reels from as little as £0.10 up to a maximum of £100.00 per spin. There are two different game modes that you can play in, the Lion Mode and the Panther Mode, and both last for 12 spins. When you take your very first spin, you will start in the Lion Mode.

During the spins, any Lion and Panther symbols that land anywhere on the reels will automatically be collected and stored for you in their respective meters that are always on display next to the two end reels (reels 1 and 5). The Lion Counter starts with 3 symbols automatically collected, but the Panther Counter starts with 0.

On the 12th spin, the Lion Feature will trigger, and during this feature, all Lion Symbols that you managed to collect will be placed back on to random positions on the reels. You now get to play in the Panther Mode, and during this mode, you will be collecting Panther Symbols each time they show up. On the 12th spin, the Panther Feature will trigger whereby all Panther Symbols that you managed to collect will be placed back on to random positions on the reels.

If a Lion or Panther Symbol happens to be placed on the same symbol position (or on a Wild Symbol), then a 1X Multiplier will be added to that symbol position. Therefore, if 2 Lion Symbols and 2 Panther Symbols were added to the same symbol position, it will now turn into a 4X Multiplier Symbol, and will instantly boost any line wins that this symbol position has helped to create.

Don’t forget that changing your bet at any time will also change the number of Panther and Lion Symbols you have collected. This will either restore the number of symbols you collected when you last played at the stake, or it will reset both meters to their starting values if you haven’t ever played at that stake before. There’s also a Free Spins Bonus Round to win prizes from, and this will trigger when 3 or more Scatter Symbols land on the reels at the same time.

You’ll receive 12 Free Spins, and on the final spin, any Lion and Panther Symbols that you collected during the bonus will be redistributed back onto the reels to hopefully generate one final big line win for you. This all sounds a lot more complicated than it is, and it’s actually a really fun new slot that only takes a few spins to get used to, so don’t forget to check it out when you next play at any of our review NetEnt casinos.