Visit the Plains of Africa
Players accessing this game will be able to see that it offers a layout of five reels and three rows, so this should be a familiar interface for you to game on. The icons included on such start with the A, J, K, Q and 10 symbols, and these are joined by five different animal symbols alongside. The first of these is the antelope, while the second is a zebra, both of which are common prey of the lion. The remaining three symbols are of cats included in the pride – the male head of the pride, a lioness and, of course, a cub. Each of these has been designed with the utmost care and dedication to detail.
Joining the reels, rows and icons, you’ll find that there are 100 different pay lines included as well. These bet lines are not able to be customised in any way, as Microgaming has fixed them in position. However, you are able to alter the wager you place per spin, and this is done by adjusting the value of a single coin as well as the amount of coins wagered per line. The bet per spin can therefore be changed between $1 and $5 per round, and this is altered in the ‘Bet’ box.
Become a Part of the Animal Kingdom
Gamers will be able to play through rounds of various special features, and these are present firstly in the form of a wild icon. This is represented by the game’s logo, and as a wild symbol it will substitute for all other icons on the reels, except for scatters, in order to form a winning combination. Wilds will appear stacked on all reels during the main game, and if you spin five wild icons onto a winning pay line, you’ll receive a maximum pay out of 1250 coins.
Joining this icon, you’ll also see that there’s a scatter symbol included in the offerings. This is the African tribal mask symbol, and you’ll trigger the freespins round of the game by spinning three or more of these into any location on the reels. You’ll receive up to 25 freespins for this round, and while you’re participating in such, you can receive a multiplier of between times two and times 10. Further freespins can be triggered by spinning three or more scatter icons during the freespins round as well.
Finally, the only other added speciality for this game is the gamble feature. This is triggered straight after a winning combination is formed during the base game. Here, you’re able to either collect your winnings as they are, or click the ‘Gamble’ button to play a small side game. This allows you to guess the correct colour or suit of the next playing card drawn. Correctly guessing the colour will double your winnings, while guessing the correct suit will see them quadrupled.
As far as online video slots are concerned, Lion’s Pride is a nice offering from Microgaming. It has strong graphics included, as well as some intriguing, but very much generic special features to keep you entertained.