It’s the Circle of life, but not as we know it. Fans of the Lion King will enjoy jumping on board the safari to do a little animal watching. The journey will feel like a reunion with old friends as you seek out the spotted Hyenas, Zebra’s, Giraffes, Meerkats, Lions, and Black Panthers. NetEnt has snuck in an original piece of gaming in Serengeti Kings, and that is overlapping cycles. An extra twist to keep you glued to the reels. The cycles involve the two Kings of the plains, the Lion, and the Black Panther. One the ruler by day, the other the ruler by night. This is highlighted in the graphics as during the Lion’s game cycle the sun beats down, and during the Panther’s cycle, the moon lights the paths for keen adventurers.
Funky Jazz, drums, and African choirs blend with the background to create a fun filled, atmosphere of thrills as line wins mount up and symbols give you a second chance at winning with them again.
How to play
This game is all about the overlapping cycles, and each one is a nice little bonus without having to earn one. The game starts with Lion Spins followed by Panther Spins. Each cycle lasts for 12 spins. During the spins, all Lion and Panther symbols appearing on the reels are collected into the Lion Counter and the Panther Counter (top left and right hand corners of the reels). On the 12th Lion Spin, no Lion symbols are collected, and the Lion Feature is activated. Then it starts all over again with the Panther spins following the same format. It sure makes for an exciting game.
One of the best things about getting the Lion and Panther symbols working for you during each of their bonus features is, as the highest paying symbols on line wins there are many more chances to leave your safari with a big prize. Something else quite unique to this game, not available in all casinos, is the option to buy Free Spins. Basically you are buying Scatter symbols so you can trigger an extra Bonus Feature. If you fancy a rumble in the jungle, well, the vast open plains of the Serengeti, kick off your shoes and start spinning.
Pay table symbols (based on a £1 stake)
Sunset Wild Substitutes for all other symbols except Scatter symbols
Sun and Moon Scatter 3 or more landing anywhere on the reels will trigger Free Spins
In the Lion and Panther Features, all symbols collected go into their respective Counters. Once the 12th spin has completed they are randomly placed on the reels after the reels stop.
If a Lion symbol is positioned on top of a Panther symbol or vice versa, they transform into a Wild Symbol. If a Lion symbol or a Panther symbol is positioned on top of the same symbol or a Wild symbol, this symbol gets a Multiplier of 1x.
Free Spins can be activated with the Buy Free Spins feature (not available in all casinos). You can buy 3,4 or 5 Scatter symbols and activate Free Spins with the respective number of symbols collected into the Lion Counter and Panther Counter.
3 or more Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels trigger 12 Free Spins. If Free Spins are triggered with 3 Scatter symbols, Free Spins start with 0 symbols in the Lion Counter or the Panther Counter.