African Skies Slots

African-SkiesAfrican Skies is one of the slot machines which Nuworks has released, a game with a theme that might be quite common, but which also has some very cool features that you can take advantage of. The game’s graphics and progressive jackpots are another two very good reasons to at least give it a chance. The images shown on the reels are mostly with African wildlife, so you understand why I said that it’s a common theme.

African Skies is a game which doesn’t feel too different from others, having a combination of 5 reels with 25 lines which a lot of slots offer. There is also a $10,000 jackpot inside, along with its two types of free spins, with multipliers, scatters and wilds.

Features of African Skies

Among the African Skies features you will find the wild symbol or the scatter, but there is also a free spins feature with two types of such rounds that can be activated (Sunset and Lion free spins), but both with multipliers.

We have the Lion wild symbol first, which is capable of acting as a substitute for any other icon, as long as it lands where it is needed, on an active line where the other required matching icons are present already. As long as with the wild’s help a combo is formed which has at least three icons and goes from left to right, this feature will substitute for whatever regular icon is needed.


The scatter is the one which shows you the image of the Sunset, with the lone tree and with the huge Sun visible behind it. As you probably know, the scatter’s powers come from its ability to appear in random locations on the reels, being capable of offering prizes based on the total number of such symbols which are present. Up to 200 times the wager can be won if you happen to land the maximum number of Sunset scatters.

Sunset Free Games Feature

Both the scatter and the wild can trigger free spins in this game. The scatter’s Sunset free spins are triggered by the presence of 3 or more such symbols that are present in random locations. You will be offered 15 free spins when this happens, with all the prizes being doubled. Retriggering these free spins is another possibility, being allowed as long as you have 3+ scatters again.


Lion Free Games Feature

Though the Lion normally acts as the wild feature, it can also act as a scatter of sorts when it comes to triggering its own round of free spins. The Lion free games are awarded when 3 or more wilds are present at the same time on the reels.


20 free spins are offered when this happens, while the payouts are all tripled. You can also retrigger the Lion free spins, with the same 3+ wild Lions.

Betting options and jackpots

The game allows you to activate as many lines as you want, but you will need to use one coin in each case. You use 1 to 25 coins, and with denominations being from $0.01 to $1, you can spend up to $25.

You are promised 10,000 coins if you get the required five symbols on a payline, which would mean up to $10,000 cash. You have another 5 progressive jackpots which can be won at random, plus the Jackpot Pyramid Bet for which you have to spend extra to use it.

Design and symbols

While the theme choice isn’t very original, too many competitors out there for it, the implementation is one that I can get onboard with. Its symbols are all themed and they were very well drawn. They mostly show off African animals and birds, but some tribal motifs and people are also part of the symbols. You don’t get to see much of the African landscape, the reels take most of the screen.


Symbols: Lion (wild), Sunset (200x bet, scatter), African Man (10,000 coins), Zebra (2,500 coins), Giraffe (500 coins), Leopard (300 coins), Rhino (300 coins), Eagle (200 coins), Elephant (200 coins), Monkey (100 coins), Flower (100 coins) and Tribal Garment (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The progressive jackpots can reach impressive values, so there is already a good reason to play the game, but the slot has its own advantages, especially the features which are offered.

You will find African Skies at any online casino which chooses to use software from NuWorks, playable either for free or for real money.