Unfortunately, I’m not such satisfied with the game segment and I’m not saying it’s a real bad one but in my opinion this 50-payline slot should offer more and better things for us. My concern mainly applies to the profit what this game generates or better saying the lack of this ability. This is generally not a good rewarding slot and it can be experienced both in base game and features too. Though the wins occur respectively often but the payout ability of the winning combinations is poor and that’s why the player never feels that it’s possible here to win some great amount.
The best paying Giraffe silhouette may reward us up to 1500 coins in its full capacity and even if this amount can be doubled if a Wild (which doesn’t pay in itself) is involved in that winning combination but it’s still not too persuasive just like the best line wins by all other symbols. The Free Spin feature has also own challenges as the situation is not better there and most of the times I never can manage to win more than just x 10-x 20 times of my total bet.
Anyway, the free spin feature triggering Scatter has got ordinary top prize which is 100 times of bet award but if you see more than 3 such symbols on the reels at the same time you should capture that picture because you won’t see it again for an extended period of time and maybe at a later time you will want to remember yourself ‘yes, this Scatter is able to do it (just notice as I’m writing these words my photo album is still empty ). So theoretically the Scatter may award more than 12 free spins (what 3 Scatters would give) but I never bet on to have a chance to play 15 or 20 extra games.
Statistically, a little better the situation with the bonus game - which otherwise could be an entertaining and funny one, thanks to the great animation - but I still think that this side game should be activated more occasions. There we have to choose an elephant for Archibald who wants to take a ride on it but usually he doesn’t get too far with it and the side game is a very short-lived one. By the way, the available profit here is not bad but I just want to see as our hero can take a seat on the back of an elephant a little bit longer.
There is another little add-on which comes randomly after any spin when arrived symbols take a new positions on the reels forming an totally different arrangement giving a chance for new winning combinations and even if most of the times there are actually new wins but most of the times the combined don’t reach the total bet amount so for me this extra is simple insignificant.
Archy must be a busy adventurer as his other journeys are also documented and when he visited Mayan civilization and went to East, well, that exploring tours are also manifested in video slot products by the help of World Match but besides the obviously different screens and bonus features basically those games are the same than this African travel one and personally I like this slot the most out of the three versions. Anyway, this game is a really good looking one and was made of very great pictorial elements but other than that it’s not more than an ordinary product which has some trouble with the rewarding system. I hardly can believe that this game would surprise me ever with any remarkable wins and the average play session here just goes by unnoticed and this is never a good criteria of a great product so eventually I don’t think Archibald Africa would be such one.