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African Quest Slot Review


We seem to be spending a lot of time on the African continent with slot games nowadays, we recently reviewed the Egyptian themed Book of Atem slot a little while back and now we have another slot based in the same continent, Triple Edge Studios new African Quest slot, released as part of the company’s deal with Microgaming.

This is a higher variance slot game that offers 5×4 reels and the chance to play across 1024 pay lines. Maximise all the different ways to pay on a spin and you could win a massive jackpot worth 5,600x your total bet. The slot is based on an African safari theme, rather like the Mega Moolah slot in that respect, although it has much more up to date graphics and some very atmospheric sound accompanying you as you play.

The slot also boasts a Hyperspins feature, which allows you to spin any one of the five reels on the slot for a stated price. You can choose to use this feature, or not, as the game progresses and it is available after any and every type of spin (even if you elect to spin just one reel).

Let’s now take a look at what the African Quest slot has to offer.

Where can I play the African Quest Slot game?

Triple Edge Studios have signed an agreement to produce a number of exclusive slot games for Microgaming and it is envisaged that many of their releases as part of this agreement will go into a number of casinos that have supply deals with the Isle of Man-based company. One such site that offers these slots is bet365 and you can sign up right now to play this game and many others using the current bet365 New Customer Bonus.  Not only will you get a great deal when you sign up, but also access to a wide range of slots at bet365 Games, including some of Microgaming’s best ever games and new releases.

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Key Information for the African Quest Slot game

  • Developed By – Triple Edge Studios for Microgaming
  • Mobile – Yes
  • Number of Reels – 5×4
  • Number of Pay Lines – 1024 Ways to Win
  • Minimum Bet – 0.10
  • Maximum Bet – 15.00
  • Free Spins Bonus? – Yes
  • Other Bonuses? –  Yes
  • Standard Jackpot – 5,600x
  • Progressive? – No
  • Volatility? – High

African Quest is another higher volatility slot in what has been a slew of releases of this type of game from Microgaming in recent times. The game features a massive 1024 ways to win, rather than individual pay lines, across its 5×4 reels, but it is the Hyperspins feature, which allows you to spin any one reel for a stated price, that really gives the slot its flexibility. The game also features a choice of three different Free Spins bonus games when triggered, each with a different value Wild Multiplier in play.

Theme and Presentation

The presentation of the slot has been very nicely done, with some very eye-catching graphics and sounde effects used to enhance the visual aspect of the game. The animations, when you land some of the better value wins on the reels are also very well done and the game switches between the different game modes smoothly. The general theme is an African safari adventure, but in general, this slot is more about the creatures that you would see rather than anything else.

One quick word for the sound on this slot which is fantastic and really does transport you to the African jungles and savannah. Sometimes I have been critical of some Microgaming releases sound quality, but this is one slot game that happily bucks that trend.

Symbols

There are eleven standard symbols on display on each reel and they can be stacked in various numbers up to three symbols high, so not quite tall enough to cover a real in entirety. That means that while you can win across multiple positions, you can’t completely cover the reels in a single symbol.

The lower value symbols are the five playing card symbols from the nine through to the ace. Higher value symbols are the creatures in the game with the Giraffe, Zebra, Elephant and Rhino included as the standard higher value symbols.

The Lion symbol is also included but this is slightly different as this can be stacked in larger numbers than the other symbols and as such, you can cover the reel with this symbol.  The only other two symbols on the reels, are the Wild and Scatter.

Wild Symbol

The tree is the Wild symbol in the game and it is generally used as a substitute symbol as it only appears on the three middle reels of the slot. In addition the Wild symbol is not stacked on the reels, but when it appears it can be a useful link symbol between similar symbols to land valuable wins.

Free Spins Bonus

The Scatter symbol is the gold coin and you need to land three or more of these across the reels in order to land a shot at the Free Spins bonus game, as well as earning yourself a cash prize in the process.

When you trigger the bonus, you are given a selection of Free Spins games to play and you must select which one of the three you want to play. They are:

  • 5 Free Spins with 3x or 4x Multiplier Wilds in play
  • 8 Free Spins with 2x or 3x Multiplier Wilds in play
  • 12 Free Spins with 1x or 2x Multiplier Wilds in play

In addition to your Free Spins and Multipliers, you can also earn additional Free Spins by landing two or more Scatters during your Free Spins. If you select 5 Free Spins you can earn between 3 and 15 additional Free Spins, if you selected 8, you can earn between 5 and 20 more Free Spins and lastly, if you selected 12, you can earn between 6 and 40 additional Free Spins.

The last thing to note is that during Free Spins, if you land two or more Multiplier Wilds then their multipliers will be combined to increase their value. For example, if you landed a 2x Multiplier Wild and a 3x Multiplier Wild on the same spin, then any win for that spin would be paid out as as 6x Multiplier. Using this, you could earn up to a 64x Multiplier on the 5 Free Spins selection.

Other Bonuses and Information

The only other bonus of note here is that the Hyperspins option is available after every spin and the amount it costs to spin a particular reel is displayed at the foot of the reel. Players can elect to use this feature, or not, as they see fit.

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Editor's Review

African Quest is a solid high variance slot that boasts some very nice features, including the Multiplier Wilds in the Free Spins bonus round, and the ability to trigger more Free Spins from within each round. The base game also offers decent pace of play and the chance to win some sizeable prizes. The Hyperspins option is novel, but does prove expensive to use when you get close to a big win and should be used sparingly. Overall, this is a fun and enjoyable slot to play.

Where can I play?bet365 Games
Number of paylines:1024 Ways to Win
Number of reels:5x4
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Triple Edge Studios