The Roaming Reels Wander into Africa
The five reels and three rows of the Roaming Reels by Ainsworth Gaming are set against the backdrop of a dusty African savannah plain, with the southern sun setting over the silhouettes of acacia trees in a fiery blaze in the distance. A colourful African tribal pattern adds a hint of the human touch to the Roaming Reels.
Thus, the vagueness of the Roaming Reels title immediately dissipates as soon as the 100-payline loads onto players’ screens. Those video slots players who enjoy spinning the reels both online and off may recognise Roaming Reels, as it is already common in land-based casinos despite only recently making its online debut.
The Roaming Reels symbols further contribute to the continuity of the African savannah theme and include, a graceful gazelle, zebras, lions, an outline of the African continent, and more. In addition to these Roaming Reels, the regular playing card symbols also make an appearance to award smaller wins.
The only theme element that leaves something to be desired is the Roaming Reels soundtrack, which is virtually non-existent apart from some distant banging on a drum and the occasional lion’s roar. More detailed animations to mark winning combinations would be a nice touch but their absence does not detract from Roaming Reels in any significant way.
The Cost of Survival in the Savannah
The smallest possible wager that a player can make on the Roaming Reels NZ mobile slot is a single coin of 1.00 credits to activate just one payline. Players may only wager one coin per payline but coin values range up to 75.00 credits. This takes to max bet per spin in Roaming Reels to 7500.00 credits, if all 100 lines are activated with the maximum coin size.
The motivation for braver Roaming Reels players to take this risk lies in the immense 1000-coin jackpot and several other smaller prizes in the offing.
The Lion King Makes His Own Rules
Just like the king of beasts himself, the lion symbol in Roaming Reels is not subject to all the same rules that apply to the other symbols. That’s because the lion is the wild symbol in Roaming Reels and, as such, has the authority to stand in for any standard symbol to complete winning combinations.
Note that the Roaming Reels lion only appears on Reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game but finds a new place to roam during free spins.
Scatters Seek Shade beneath the Acacias
The unique image of the acacia tree silhouette – by now immortalised in countless paintings, sketches and photographs – against the backdrop of the African sunset represents the scatter symbol in the Roaming Reels slot.
What makes the acacia scatter special in the Roaming Reels slot is its power to unlock free spins. Eight, 12 or 20 free spins respectively are awarded whenever three, four or five scatter symbols appear anywhere on those Roaming Reels.
During these Roaming Reels free spins, the lion wild shifts places and now only appears on Reels 1, 3 and 5. The Roaming Reels free spins feature has the added benefit that it can be retriggered while in play if more scatters are landed.
An additional feature on the Roaming Reels free spins round comes in the form of the lion’s paw print…
Lion Paw Prints Lead to Greater Wins
The mere trace of the lion’s presence becomes immensely valuable during Roaming Reels free spins as landing three of these on an active payline will cause players’ wins to receive a 10x multiplier.