Welcome to Eyecon Gaming’s Stampede! Here, on the distant African Serengeti plains where the wild beasts roam free, and where, if you’re smart, you can make your fortune under African skies- just don’t upset the majestic elephants. There is danger lurking in this savanna paradise in the shape of a dust churning stampede.
Look and feel
With high quality graphics (comparable to something like the Queen of Wands slot from Playtech), the background to the money making action, portray a dreamy sundown over the long grass, mountains and sky of the famed African plains. The reels are set amongst this peace with the quiet grazing of exotic animals.
It would be disappointing if there wasn’t an authentic sounding African soundtrack to help to build an exciting atmosphere but it’s a perfect energiser for the gameplay ahead with upbeat music and vocals. It’ll get your hips swinging.
The frame and the Stampede’s logo dangles to the side of the reels and are made of tree bark- it all adds up to an authentic feel to this faraway slot.
Stampede is a game which is built with a ways to win mechanism which gives the player a whacking great 243 ways to win. Now that’s worth taking on the big beast itself! Eyecon normally run their games on the pay-lines format like the Si Xiang slot from Iron Dog (with 28 lines), so we were interested to see how they put this one together.
To win you need to land three or more matching icons next to each other which on these three rows and five reels means that there’s the chance for more than one winning pay line at a time. That’s roarin-gly good.
The high value icons of Stampede are the creatures of the big beasts of this wild place. The highest scorer is the King of the African plains, the rather bouffant-maned lion, followed by a cheetah, rhino and wildebeest. The lower value icons of the game are the Ace through nine of the card deck in bright colours.
The game’s Wild is a lightning-bright white and yellow sun which is animated on the reels and substitutes for all icons except the Scatter, but watch out- the sun only rises on reels 2, 3 and 4. The creature who earns all the attention in this game is Stampede’s Scatter the mighty elephant, the pachyderm who can run you down before you’ve made your money!
Land 5 of the towering elephant Scatters across the reels and make yourself a mint with a 50 coin gift.
Stampede’s is a game that lures its players with its seriously generous free spins feature. With just 3, 4 or 5 elephant Scatters you can enter the lucrative feature.
You will have the choice of different free spin options including:
20 free spins with a x2 multiplier
15 free spins with a x3 multiplier
10 free spins with a x4 multiplier
8 free spins with a x5 multiplier
5 free spins with a x10 multiplier
Once you’ve picked your free spins you’re off and you can even re-trigger this feature time and again until you hit 15 re-triggers-these animals aren’t half a generous bunch of beasts!
Stampede’s good graphics and joyful African beats make for an atmospheric slot with a tough dosh delivering heart thanks to the ways to win engine contained within its exotic looks, and that very generous Free Spins feature with its re-trigger potential. Who said that the big five were fierce? They are more like cash cows than potential foes to me!