Safari Heat Pokie Review

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Quick facts

Slot Type: Video
House Edge: 3.84%
Min/Max Bet:
Software Provider: Playtech
Jackpot Amount: 500,000
Slot Volatility: Medium
Free Spins: Yes
# of Reels: 5
Coin Range: .01 - 2.00
Bonus Rounds: Yes
# of Paylines: 15
Jackpot Type: Non-progressive
Wild-Reel or Symbol: Symbol
Scatter: Yes


One of our favourite things about online gaming software giant Playtech is that not only do they make a pokie with every theme imaginable, they manage to make the actual gameplay in each unique in one way or another.

At first glance it might look like the seemingly bare-bones features of Safari Heat make it worthy a place in an elephant graveyard instead of one roaming the Serengeti. But we assure you in our review of Safari Heat that this pokie’s high base game payouts and free spins feature can change dry fortunes into real cash you can splash, quickly.

Rating breakdown

Just like a lion, Safari Heat’s strength lies below its somewhat innocent cat-like appearance and instead lies in its strong payouts and free spin feature. Read our Safari Heat review to find out what kind of great surprises lie in waiting in this pokie’s proverbial tall grass.

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Why Play This Pokie

  • Relaxed African safari theme will make you want to watch the Lion King after
  • Never-ending free spins possible
  • Low house edge of only 3.84%
  • Large betting range will appeal to both low and high rollers

Detailed review


Jackpot & Bonus Games

The only real bonus in Safari Heat is its Free Spins feature. This is triggered by landing three baobab trees anywhere on the reels, and grants you 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier on all payouts. During these bonus games, you can also re-trigger more free spins indefinitely, a nice touch we think makes up for the lack of other features or a true jackpot. Landing five or more tree scatter symbols during these free spins not only means more spins, but that you potentially win several hundred times your original bet in real cash.

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Mobile play

While this Playtech pokie does have a dedicated Android app available in the Google Play store, it’s certainly not necessary to download, as the game works fine right in your mobile smartphone or tablet browser. The team we had do our mobile review of Safari Heat also enjoyed:

  • Simple graphics that make it perfect for smartphones (even older ones)
  • Ability to play Safari Heat just about anywhere on the go
  • Sound effects aren’t overwhelmingly loud (in case you forget to mute when you start playing)
  • Same big wins and free spin amounts possible as are on the PC version
  • Easy-to-navigate interface even on smaller screens

Why Safari Heat Is Worth Playing

We are always on the hunt for simpler pokies, since the trend nowadays seems to be to make everything as flashy and feature-packed as possible. So when we did our Safari Heat online pokies review, it was refreshing to encounter a pokie that could pay out big while having more the pace of a strolling lion (rather than that of a frantic gazelle).

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  • Possible wins up to 100x your bet
  • Simplicity lends well to mobile devices (no apps necessary)
  • Wild symbols seem to hit often
  • Autoplay feature allows for hand-free spinning and winning
  • African safari theme feels like one you might find in a land casino slot
  • Medium betting range will appeal to bettors of budgets large and small