Africa X Up Slot (Microgaming)
Alchemy Gaming and Microgaming have worked together on a brand-new slot game, called Africa X Up.
Designed with the more experienced players in mind, this is a game that can pay incredibly well, but it comes at a cost, and it’s going to be much riskier for the average gaming session.
There are great graphics inside, and big multipliers, two elements that can help make it a fun option to try out.
You get plenty of chances to form your winning combinations, as the 243 ways to win will cover the entire game area with its 5x3 reels.
Get the right multipliers from the free spins, perhaps with some help from the expanding wilds as well, and a 30,000x jackpot could be yours. The downside is the high volatility that’s expected, even with the RTP at 96.37%.
Africa X Up Betting and Prizes
30 coins are required for the regular wagers of Africa X Up, but as their value changes, the total betting range is between $0.30 and $37.50.
What you’re aiming for in Africa X Up, is a big prize, worth 30,000x the stake. With regular wins of up to 50x the stake, you might not be a big believer in that jackpot initially, but once you check out the multipliers that can be achieved during free spins (25x is the max multiplier), then you can at least see that it’s possible.
Possible, but not likely, especially in a slot with high volatility like this one. Still, the level of the RTP (96.37%), tells us that it’s a fair option overall.
Africa X Up Features
An interesting wild symbol, which will expand on its reel, covering it completely, is going to be shown with a W logo and an intricate design that looks more futuristic than tribal. Use it as a substitute when you can, but it’s even better if you can get several of these to form a combination and pay you directly. The 50x prize paid for a combo of five wilds, is among the better ones this slot can offer in the base game.
And then, there is the scatter, with the X UP logo. When landing just once or twice, you will use it to advance on the multiplier ladder, visible to the left. If you get three of these, then you trigger the free spins with whatever multiplier level you’ve reached. Up to 25x multipliers are available to be used during the free spins.
8 free spins are offered initially, and if the feature is retriggered, there will be 2 more rounds added to the total, plus an increase in the multiplier that’s used. 2 X UP icons are enough for the retrigger.
One thing to keep in mind, is that the current bet is the only one where the current multiplier level is recorded. Change the wager for whatever reason, and you will be starting over. Get back to a bet value where you made some progress, and the game will have it saved for you.
Theme & Design
While we’ve seen our share of Africa safari slots so far, some of them even with tribal people among their symbols, I’d say that Africa X Up is one of the best-looking ones.
Modern graphics, blending in a view of several wild creatures (rhino, buffalo, elephant), with tribal people (male and female warriors), these are among the best icons that the game delivers. It also has the Royals between 10 and A, and two feature symbols (X UP logo and the W expanding wild).
Africa X Up, with its huge top jackpot and highly volatile experience, definitely has a place in Microgaming’s collection, and experienced players will appreciate it.
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