Take a trip to the savannah with Alchemy Gaming's upcoming and innovative slot Africa X Up. Releasing on the 17/08/2021, Africa X Up will launch with an RTP of 96.37% a max win of 30,000x and is described by Alchemy Gaming as being highly volatile. Here we will take a look at the slots base game and creative take on a free spins bonus, providing first look pictures and videos before giving our overall Genius Gambling Review and Rating.
Africa X Up is set across 5x3 reels with the lowest paying symbols ranging from 10 to Ace with the higher paying symbols, in keeping with the overall African theme, being portrayed by elephants, rhinos and the slots two main protagonist characters. The base game is also home to the surprisingly common wild symbol which when landed expands to become a wild reel, this substitutes all other symbols aiding the player in creating winning lines across the slots 243 winning ways.
To the left of the game grid is where you will find the X Up feature. This is triggered by landing two of the games scatter symbols on the game grid and will add one X to the ladder increasing the multiplier awarded when entering the bonus round. The free spins are triggered by landing three of the scatter symbols, however unlike traditional slot games landing an early bonus may not be something to celebrate as you will only have a 2x multiplier present in the 8 free spins awarded but this can build to a 25x multiplier throughout Africa X Ups base game! During the 8 free spins landing two additional scatter symbols will retrigger the game and award an additional two spins and also as in the base game award a 1 X up token. The free spins round can also be awarded for filling the X Up ladder completely guaranteeing a 25x multiplier, upon finishing the free spins round the X up ladder is reset.
Genius Gambling Review
There have been many slots with an African theme over the years but Africa X Up is by far the best iteration of this theme we have seen. From its visuals to striking soundtrack Alchemy Gaming have truly put their all into the slots design. The slots base game and X up feature are engaging throughout, the expanding wilds giving wild reels keep the base game exciting and the X Up feature mean that you will be rewarded for near misses to the free spins round. However at least in our time with the slot we found the game to give us a bonus very early on meaning the X Up feature didn't really come into play much therefore giving us a minimal multiplier reward in the free spins. Early bonuses usually aren't something to complain about but they do work against you in Africa X Up and is something to be aware of. Overall though we really did enjoy the feature and welcome this change to a more traditional slot bonus and free spins round awarding Africa X Up by Alchemy Gaming our Genius Gambling Rating of 7 out of 10! If you are looking to see the slot in action below we have included a short video documenting some of our time with the slot. Also included below are our top 6 Genius approved casinos this month where you can deposit today and be awarded with a 100% match deposit bonus or some free spins, terms and conditions apply and as always please gamble responsibly.