Dance of the Masai Details Page
The Microgaming software is excellent in all respects. It runs smoothly, is customizable and has features of convenience. The customization options include three different sound options that can be independently controlled. The game can be played in Expert Mode that has enhanced features.
Easy to Understand (10)
The rules and the payout table are accessible from within the game. These are clear and self-explanatory. More details, if required, are available in the Help section.
Graphics & Sounds (10)
The graphics are adequate but not to the quality found in contemporary slots. The music is interesting because it is different. Only the wild and scatter symbols show animation and this is a drawback. However the animation of the wild symbol is excellent, especially in the free spins round.
Theme and Concept (9)
The African theme is fairly popular. The highlight of the slot game is the animation of the wild Warrior symbol, which depicts the dance of the Masai. The music is thematic as well. The crafting of the high value card symbols also reflects the theme. What is missing is a bonus game on the second screen that could have taken the theme to its logical conclusion.
Game Features (9)
The game features are a mixed bag. The wild symbol does not multiply payouts in normal spins and appears only on two of the reels. This is a drawback. However it plays an important role in the free spins round by being an attractive multiplier and expanding across rows as well. This makes the free spins round quite remunerative. The Gamble Game is available. The major disappointment is the absence of a bonus game on the second screen.
Betting Options (8)
The betting options are such that Dance of the Masai is suited only for low rollers. Even with the maximum line bet of 1.00 credits the highest fixed jackpot of pays out only 5000.00 credits. The betting range varies from 0.01 to 25.00. This will not attract high rollers at all.
There is no progressive jackpot and this will disappoint many players. However the fixed jackpot payouts are quite attractive, at least in coins. This compensates to a great extent for the absence of the progressive jackpot.