Zimba and Friends is clearly a modern slot game with vibrant graphics and some flawless animations on and around the reels. On top of the symbols spinning around, random wild animals will pop on the screen and roar, accompanied by a tribal music that gives Zimba and Friends a very dynamic universe.
The command bar under the reels is the only concession to modernity in Zimba and Friends, with a metallic look that feels a little out of place compared to the rest of the screen. But overall, we had a great time exploring the universe of Zimba and Friends and trying to hit the jackpot, spin after spin.
As mentioned previously, Zimba and Friends is played on 5 reels with 12 fixed paylines. The betting range has a decent size, stretching from 0.24 to 240 credits per spin. All you need to do is use the command buttons to pick a wager and spin the reels when you are ready to go. Zimba and Friends also features an autospin mode and a bet max shortcut, just in case you were in a hurry to win big.
Low cash prizes are statistically more likely to be won in any slot game, but this is particularly true in Zimba and Friends. The game’s low volatility makes big wins feel a little out of reach at times, but perseverance goes a long way here. On the paytable, you will find both the very classic card icons that you used to, plus some fruit symbols and wild African animals, with a comfortable x1000 prize as the top reward.
Too Wild to Handle
Most slot games contain a wild card, which is able to replace the basic symbols on the reels. Zimba and Friends goes one step further and has 2 of them, each bringing an extra feature to the game as well. The monkey wild, for example, can expand in specific patterns across the reels – and all you need to do is find one of them on reel 3 to trigger this bonus, which is accompanied by 6 free spins as well.
The giraffe symbol is the extra wild you were waiting for. Keep in mind that it can only appear on reels 2 and 4, and expands on the entire reel when it does so. Free spins also accompany this symbol, with 1 to 6 free games to win. On top of all this, Zimba and Friends features 3 different random jackpots, ready to fall at any time.
High Rollers and Beginners Welcome
Playing Zimba and Friends was a very fun experience for us. The gameplay is simple and dynamic, and the random animals appearing on the screen add a little fun to the mix as well. The Lion King references are plenty and the prizes very decent right from the beginning.
The double wild feature is original, and linking the free spins to these 2 special icons also adds a bit of a challenge there. The game’s low volatility will force players to go all-in, or almost, at every spin if they want to unlock the most interesting prizes of Zimba and Friends.