Africa Gold Slot Review
Imagine a time of exploration, with new frontiers to explore and abundant discoveries waited over each horizon. Who hasn't dreamt of the wonder early travellers must have felt when venturing into uncharted lands, not knowing what dangers or delights awaited them. Belatra Games taps into that premise with their visually striking video slot Africa Gold. (This game works on whatever platform or device you choose to play it on.) When I was a child I would pretend to be an intrepid explorer, so immediately this game appealled to my inner kid. Then something happened to catch my eye… I noticed the dudes mutton chops beard in the game! It scared the living daylights out of me! You gotta play the game if only to see the beard – it's like a small intestine wrapped around his face! OK – I digress and am probably not doing my employment status any good…. I'll try to not let the intestine, I mean beard, influence me, so here goes: The backdrop of the game frames it's exotic locale beautifully, and you almost feel like you need a compass next to you for the journey ahead. The animals, in particular, make this game feel like you're the first person to go on a wildlife safari, discovering the untouched beauty of Africa.
Africa Gold has 5 reels, 10 paylines, and some stunning symbols: The bearded explorer, leopard, Bushmen, Bushwoman, diamond, letter opener, the top 3 face card letters, binoculars, giraffe, peacock, and gold scatter symbol. The wild, which is the leopard, substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. The controls are set up in the standard Belatra fashion: Lines/Credits, Bet/Total Bet, Win Display, Max Bet, and Start/Autostart. On the far left of the bottom control panel are the General Settings, including advanced Autoplay and Gamble options.
3 scatters trigger 15 Free Spins, in which each free spin is multiplied by 3! Every time you get 3 scatters during your Free Spins; they are added to your tally, with a maximum of 300 Free Spins allowed. The wagered amount in your free spins is the same bet and line amount as the spin which activated this feature. Unique Features A gamble feature is offered after each free spin and can either double your money or quadruple it, depending on which bet you choose. The first is color only while the second is color and suit. This game can also be swapped for a simple high card double or nothing card draw by accessing the advanced settings.
The graphics are superbly drawn, with the leopard being almost as scary as the mutton chop beard. The music did the job well enough, but I found the sound effects to be a bit modern for the theme. On every device we tested, the game performed superbly.
I got over the initial beard debacle and actually enjoyed this game. What I can say is that I'm a sucker for free spins and even more so when they've got a multiplier. Maybe my small win is influencing my review too, but I honestly think this is a solid game that's well worth your attention. Just shield your eyes from the beard and enjoy!