African safari makes for an excellent online pokie theme with the most exciting animals on display in their natural habitat. All online casino software providers have one in their portfolio. The Playtech African safari video pokie is Safari Heat, which is live at online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino.
The lion is the king of the animals and is appropriately the wild symbol in Safari Heat online pokie. As usual it will substitute for all symbols except the scatter symbol. It also awards the highest line payouts, starting from two-of-a–kind combinations. Five lions in an active payline award a royal payout of 10,000 coins. Two other magnificent beasts start paying from two-of-a-kind combinations. They are the elephant and the rhino. But the top line payout is only 750 coins. This indicates that the online pokie has high variance and is suited for players who like high risk and high return. The other safari animals are zebra, wild ox and flamingo. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons from A to 9. As a departure from the norm, the lowest paying symbol 9 starts paying from two-of-a-kind combinations.
The tree is the scatter symbol. Two or more tree symbols anywhere on the reels award payouts multiplied by the total bet. The maximum scatter payout is 500 coins. Three or more scatter symbols trigger the free spins feature. You will be awarded 15 free spins. All payouts in this feature will be multiplied by three. Free spins can be retriggered infinitely when three or more scatter symbols appear on the reels.
Safari Heat also has an optional gamble game. This feature can be activated after any winning spin. Your objective is to guess whether the next card dealt is red or black. If you guess correctly then the staked amount is doubled. Otherwise you lose the staked amount. You can repeat the gamble game till the set limit is reached.
Safari Heat is in the standard five reels and three rows structure. There are 15 selectable paylines, but it makes sense to play with all of them enabled. You can wager with up to five coins per payline. The coin size can range from AU$0.01 to AU$5.00. The maximum total bet per spin works out to AU$375. This online pokie is suited for both low rollers and high rollers. It also has the Playtech functionalities like speed control and auto play.