Stampede is a classic slot game from Betsoft that transports players to the windswept Savannah’s of Africa. You will see wild African animals like zebras, elephants and gazelles to help you in your efforts to score big wins. It’s a 5-reel, 4-row slot with a breathtaking 1,024 ways to win. Winning combos come both left to right and vice versa, and the Free Spins feature gives you up to 20 free spins and a potential 27x Wild multiplier.
The game provides a majestic view of a sun-swept African plain, complete with Baobab trees and picturesque mountains in the background. The mid- and high-value symbols are elephants, eagles, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles and giraffes. They cause frequent stampedes as the reels spin, and the low-paying symbols are standard playing card suits.
Betsoft has pulled out all the stops to provide an engaging safari experience with sweet African sounds and enchanting visuals. The Wild is a carved wooden tile, which substitutes for any symbol except the game’s scatter: the Baobab tree. Scatters trigger the Free Spins round.
The crisp graphics and animations ensure the reels run smoothly, and the African soundtrack maintains an authentic atmosphere. Start by setting your chosen coin denomination between £0.02 and £1, and the bet level from 1-5. You can bet between £0.80 and £200 per spin, and it all plays out on a 4×5 layout to try and land any of those 1,024 ways to win. Three-of-a-kind is the minimum for scoring a payout, except with elephants, which will pay even at just two-of-a-kind. There are lots of options in the command list.
It’s all about the Free Spins round, which is triggered by the Baobab tree Scatter. 3 will give you 8 free spins, 4 will give you 12, and 5 wins you 20 free spins. During the feature, the Wild always brings a multiplier of either 2x or 3x, depending on the spirits that appear beneath the Baobab tree. Only reels 2, 3 or 4 will feature Wilds, both in the base game and Free Spins rounds. Land a combo of 3 wilds with the 3x multiplier and you raise a total multiplier of 27x. The Free Spins can be re-triggered, so you could get up to 40 total free spins if you’re lucky.
There is a Double Up feature to stake all or half your winnings to try and double the total. It all hinges on the toss of a coin.
The maximum payout is £769,500 if you set the coin value to the max. The most rewarding payouts come from the Free Spins, so this should be your focus. The RTP stands at 95.27%. Overall, Stampede has many competitors in terms of the safari theme, so Betsoft took a chance with this release. All things considered, it’s a very good slot that delivers the theme in an engaging and immersive way, with plenty of exciting features to keep players coming back for more.