The online slot game Dance of the Masai instigates the African spirit, especially the famous Masai tribe. It offers 25 paylines through its 5 reels, all set against a background of the African plains. This Microgaming online slots game comes with tiny forms of the Masai tribe on top of its reels while the background music of a tribal melody.
Wild, scatter and other symbols
This slots game has the Masai Warrior as its wild symbol which appears only on reels 2 and 4. It however is not a multiplier and cannot be substituted for the scatter symbol. The Tree, with a lion pacing past it, is its scatter symbol.
The scatter payouts come into effect if and when two or more Tree symbols appear on the reels. Similarly, three or more scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels triggers the free spin feature.
The Giraffe, Deer, Hut and Shield are other symbols sharing space with the Masai. All the other high card value symbols from 9 to Ace too come in a colorful engraved style.
While the Warrior and Tree symbols produce animations, the other symbols only flash with winning combinations. In fact, a winning combination leads to the Warrior breaking into the Dance of the Masai with accompanying music, and is the reason for the name of the game.
While the Dance of Masai slot game has no progressive jackpot, its fixed jackpot payouts are rather good. In fact, its highest payouts pay as much as 5000 and 2000 coins. Players are allowed to wager a maximum of 10 coins per payline.
The coins are available in sizes ranging from 0.01, 0.02, 0.05 and 0.10 while the maximum number of coins that can be used is 250. However as the maximum bet per spin here is only 25.00, high rollers are not attracted to the game. As usual, bettors can select their chosen betting options by clicking buttons below the reels. The Bet Max button enables all paylines with 10 coins per payline.
Though the game offers only 10 free spins, its payouts can be high because of the role of wild symbols during free spins. For example, substituting the winning combination with a single warrior on reel 4 leads to the four time multiplication of payouts. Consequently, if the Warrior substitutes a winning combination on both 2 and 4 reels, the payouts are multiplied eight times.
There is also a Warrior Special Substitute feature with free spins. Moreover, once the warrior appears on reels 2 and 4, it expands and covers all three rows. With this, the full length figure performs an animated version of the Masai dance. The extended wild symbol is used for calculating all payouts.
Players can choose to play the Gamble Game after each payout. According to the game, the player can double the payout by guessing the card’s color and even multiply the payout four times by guessing the card suit.
Pros and cons
The main advantages of the slot game Dance of the Masai are that it offers free sins, has large fixed jackpot payouts and an additional game of luck, the Gamble Game.
The low betting range of the site is one disadvantage along with the absence of a progressive jackpot. The absence of a bonus game on the second screen is also another disadvantage.